TRADE SECRETS Mastermind by Advertisers for Advertisers

The ADSUM event was born for the purposes of creating a “secret sanctuary” so to speak, for advertisers by advertisers to leverage the mastermind concept.

ADSUM’s Main Goals are to


Provide advertisers with the opportunity to learn insider trade secrets from “best-in-breed” advertisers…


Create an environment that connects success-bound advertisers like yourself with senior decision makers of some of the biggest vendors in the industry…


Bring other advertisers together in order to leverage and share each other's resources to help create instant success without risking your own money and wasting time by creating them yourself...


ADSUM Founder, Nate Lind

Here's a little story about how ADSUM came to be and why… In May 2016, I’m in Key West, on an 80 ft yacht, and with all my industry friends. By all accounts, I should be having the time of my life. But I’m not. Because I’m in the middle of shaking things up in my industry. Up until then, I’d just been doing my own thing, but now I’m pushing our industry in a new direction, one that I believed would help it mature out of the wild west that it was at the time. But I have this sinking feeling, that my pushing might fail and that I might ruin a lot of friendships.

This was the idea: My industry is made up of advertisers, affiliates, and vendors. I’m an advertiser, I sell products directly to consumers. When I’d go to marketing events it was the affiliates that were put on a pedestal - the affiliates were the ones wined and dined. What bothered me was that the entire industry eats off of the advertiser’s plate, including the affiliates.




So my idea was to gather all the advertisers at one grand event to share war stories - and let the industry wine us and dine us for once because of how much money we generate for them. Sounds pretty good right? Balancing the scales for advertisers. Call me crazy, I saw it as fighting an injustice. But it was a major change - I was trying to balance a shift in power and money - so I got push back from the industry. Some liked the idea. Others hated it. It’s how I learned the truth of that quote that sorta goes “Good ideas at first, are ridiculed. Second, they are violently opposed. Third, they are accepted and everyone wonders why it hasn’t happened before.” It’s true, people resist change.


So this is why I had the sinking feeling on that yacht in Key West.


But I went ahead with the idea, and this is why Adsum, the event, was born. By the time we announced it, a month later, the outpouring of interest was so large, that we had to find a bigger venue. All of the top sponsorships sold out in 72 hours. Our first event went amazing and this year will be the second, and of course, we’re making it even better.

ADSUM Community Awaits You

The advertiser who stands alone is vulnerable to rogue counterparties that think they hold all the power. Truth is, YOU, the advertiser hold all the power, you’ve just never experienced that.

We as advertisers are the creators. We are why the Industry exists in the first place.

Without our offers: processors have nothing to process, networks have nothing to broker and affiliates have nothing to promote. We must stop taking all of the risk and settling with short-term profits simply because we feel powerless and don’t see any other way to do business.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain at ADSUM. Take advantage of this opportunity before it’s too late because there’s only so many tickets to go around. There will be connections made and alliances formed. I don’t want you to be the one marginalized because you thought you could go it alone.


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