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The ROI of a Lifetime

People often say to me that Affiliate Summit is like a family reunion – they look forward to seeing the friends they’ve come to know during their time in the industry. But sometimes, the relationships that blossom at Affiliate Summit become more than friends.

Cover of issue 40 of FeedFront magazineOnce such story started at a ShareASale “Under the Stars Party” at the New York Marriott Marquis, during Affiliate Summit East 2014, between David and Catherine.

At the party, ShareASale was giving away branded martini shakers. David had gotten one and didn’t feel like carrying it around, so he hid it under a table. When he returned to the table to retrieve it at the end of the night, Catherine was standing there. This is when the two first met.

There was an instant connection.

After two years of dating, David brought Catherine back to the New York Marriott Marquis for a drink to relive that moment. With help from the hotel management and frequent Affiliate Summit speaker Sean Steinmarc, David led Catherine to the same table in the same spot where they met.

The table where David and Catherine met at the New York Marriott Marquis - photo credit: Sean Steinmarc

After some small talk, David commented, “Wouldn’t it be funny if there was a martini shaker under this table?”

David checks for a cocktail shaker - photo credit, Sean Steinmarc

They both laughed as David bent down to have a look. Sure enough, there was a ShareASale martini shaker with something rattling inside.

David find a cocktail shaker and a ring - photo credit: Sean Steinmarc

After opening the lid, David revealed an engagement ring and asked Catherine to marry him. She said yes!

David Vogelpohl wedding

On August 12, 2017, David and Catherine tied the knot (that’s them on the cover of issue 40 of FeedFront magazine during the first dance). Congrats!

The post, The ROI of a Lifetime by Shawn Collins, was originally published on the Affiliate Marketing Blog.

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