The Partnership Economy

The Partnership Economy explores the power of partnerships through candid conversations and stories with industry leaders. Our hosts, David A. Yovanno, CEO and Todd Crawford, Co-founder, of, unpack the future of partnerships as a lever for scale and an opportunity to put the consumer first.


Heidi Solchenberger, Sr Manager of Affiliate Marketing & Partnerships at Foot Locker, on personalization and how to reach your target customer
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Richard Lane, UK Lead of eBay Partner Network, on ensuring value and relevancy through partnerships
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Melissa Feemster, Co-Founder of Team Bespoke, on how to survive the holiday season
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In this conversation with Melissa Feemster, Co-Founder of Team Bespoke, she talks about planning, marketing, and partnerships. Hear about Team Bespoke’s plans moving into the holiday season, some best practices, top-of-mind thoughts, things that keep Melissa up at night, and interesting industry developments.

Episode Outline

[00:41] Introducing Melissa

[03:11] Heading into the holidays

[07:25] Q4 planning

[08:07] Gift guide best practices

[09:42] Top-of-mind thoughts

[11:12] What keeps Melissa up at night?

[15:49] Interesting industry developments

[21:55] Melissa’s mentors.

Melissa’s Mentors

Steve Denton

Yaz Iida

Adam Weiss

Liz Curtis

Deanna Madigan

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LinkedIn (Dave Yovanno)

LinkedIn (Todd Crawford)

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Published Dec 6, 2021 at 3:00pm
Steffen Daleng, CMO of Booktopia, on building a brand consumers love
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Michael McNerney, Publisher at Martech Record, on the big shifts in the affiliate industry
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Nilla Ali, SVP Commerce at Buzzfeed, and Bryce Widelitz, Former Sr Director of Commerce at CNN, on the evolution of commerce content
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