Apogee reaches for the highest point of integrity in performance marketing by advocating for merchants and affiliates and teaching each to value the other.
Founded in 2009 as Greg Hoffman Consulting, Apogee is an affiliate program management agency focusing on physical products from proven ecommerce stores.
Greg was already a successful affiliate manager when he struck out on his own and and started his own agency. With several small programs on the ShareASale and Commission Junction networks, he began his expansion. The first milestone was the 2009 signing of Flirty Aprons, now Flirty Home. Jen Hoffman assisted as the business manager, helping to keep the cash flowing and taxes paid.
More milestones were soon reached. New clients brought new opportunities. Speaking engagements at industry events became common, as did recognition from peers and industry leaders. The agency was voted Best OPM/Agency by industry members at what was, at the time, the most popular affiliate marketing forum in the world five years in a row beginning in 2010.
Greg Hoffman Consulting won its first prestigious Pinnacle Award, OPM/Agency of the Year, at Affiliate Summit in January 2014.
The agency added a key player when Daniel M. Clark joined the team in 2014 as Tech Manager, later CTO. Daniel brought a strong focus on network tools with regard to automation and client reporting.
Throughout 2014, the mission would be defined and refined. The agency would advocate for ethical behavior and integrity in an industry where far too often, those things are lacking. The agency would stand up for affiliates and merchants alike, believing there is never a need to favor one at the expense of the other. Advanced network tools would be used to ensure accurate tracking and level playing fields for everyone involved.
In 2015, with an expansion of the client roster and a new vision of the future, Greg Hoffman Consulting leveled-up. Apogee was born.
Greg would go on to win his first individual Pinnacle Award, Affiliate Marketing Advocate, in January 2016.
2017 saw another addition to the team: Christen Evans, another Pinnacle Award winner. Christen's mastery of all things social added a dimension to the agency that had an immediate and dramatic impact for clients.
To this day, Flirty Home remains a successful, satisfied Apogee client—a reminder that long term success in a volatile industry is possible when an agency supports its clients and its affiliates with integrity.
What's an Apogee?
1 : the point in the orbit of an object (such as a satellite) orbiting the earth that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth; also : the point farthest from a planet or a satellite (such as the moon) reached by an object orbiting it.
2 : the farthest or highest point : CULMINATION • Aegean civilization reached its apogee in Crete."Apogee." Merriam-Webster.com.