Who We Are

Every role at East 5th Avenue is filled by a highly experienced professional who is passionate about Affiliate Marketing

The East 5th Avenue Difference

Amber and Alona joined their opposite and complementary skill sets to start East 5th Avenue in 2016.

East 5th Avenue started as a high-end affiliate management agency that has served many companies, though the agency is no longer serving new clients. In the first three years alone, East 5th Avenue generated over 8 million leads and hundreds of millions in revenue for companies across myriad industries; they were behind some of the biggest affiliate launches including The Truth About Cancer and Dr. Mark Hyman's The Broken Brain.

Clients included:

Dr. Izabella Wentz, The Truth About Cancer, Organifi, Dr. Mark Hyman, Energy BluePrint, Agora Financial, Laissez Faire, Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet, Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil, Beekeeper’s Naturals, Venus Factor, Nano Towels, Evolving Wisdom, The Tapping Solution, Mindable, and TrueGenics among many others.

Everything we teach at East 5th Avenue is a result of trial and repetition. We then created products and services — we wished we had during our trial and repetition phases — that are necessary to running a successful high-volume affiliate marketing agency.

Alona Rudnitsky, Co-Founder

East 5th Avenue took the methods they developed as well as tested and created the Affiliate Accelerator™, a 16-week advanced affiliate manager certification program. Within the program, they teach the top skills, techniques, strategies, scripts, and templates needed to build, grow, or scale in-house affiliate programs. Using the Affiliate Accelerator™, East 5th Avenue has trained over 500 affiliate managers across a variety of industries.

However, training is only one component of a successful affiliate marketing program – finding the right talent to train is just as important. With Alona’s extensive background in hiring and recruitment, East 5th Avenue began helping their consulting clients find talent. To determine a systematic approach, Amber and Alona asked hundreds of affiliate managers to take a series of personality and skill tests to create a tested system that helps find and develop entry level talent into top performers.

Then to help solve additional problems in affiliate marketing including difficulty finding new partners, expensive events, limited practice and training opportunities, and lack of community, East 5th Avenue created a virtual affiliate mastermind, The Traffic Tribe. It’s an affordable, all-inclusive, elite, connection, and ROI focused community for businesses looking to start or scale their affiliate revenue stream with warm leads. For those in the health & wellness, personal development, finance, or education space, this is your community. Meet new affiliate partners, learn from industry thought leaders, and make deals on a bi-weekly basis, all from the comfort of your own home and at a reasonable price – a fraction of what it would cost to attend events or join expensive masterminds.

Amber’s laser focus on sales and her networking superpowers in tandem with Alona’s efficiency and ability to lead and grow an agency team, enabled them to cultivate change in the partnership marketing space. Together they offer everything needed to make partnership marketing a viable marketing channel for every business.

Co-Founders Background

East 5th Avenue Formed From Amber And Alona Their Complimentary Talents.

Amber Spears is a global leader, keynote speaker, highly sought after consultant, and one of the top leaders in the affiliate and partnership arena.

Amber has spoken or been a keynote on stages like: Traffic and Conversion, Affiliate Summit East, Spark Live, Affiliate World, Mindshare, Facebook, and many others.

Amber is a two-time award winning industry leader, named a “Top Marketer” by Digital Marketer, was in the film “Millionaire Within Her,” and has been featured on many top podcasts including:

7 Figure Entrepreneur, Strategic Profits, Digital Marketer, Hustle and Flowchart, Affiliated, and others, and is almost always asked to come back for repeat episodes and appearances due to her practical marketing advice, openness, and sense of humor.

She has been called The Affiliate Marketing Guru, The Queen of Affiliate Marketing, and probably her most favorite nickname… Lady Gaga of Affiliate Marketing. She’s still not sure exactly what it means but it feels awesome to be compared to a superstar.

Amber is the co-founder of East 5th Avenue, a world class affiliate management education and marketing company. In the last few years, the agency has generated over 8 million leads, and over 8 figures a year for a number of clients.

On the education side, East 5th Avenue has trained over 500 companies and helped them generate over $320 million from their training methods.

Amber is also the founder of the Mimosa Mastermind, helping 7-9 figure entrepreneurs and brands increase their reach and revenue with relationships.

Alona Rudnitsky Is The Co-Founder Of East 5th Avenue

Alona Rudnitsky is the co-founder of East 5th Avenue. For nearly two decades, Alona has focused on building data-driven marketing teams, rooted in scalability, and accustomed to achieving long-term strategic objectives and increased profitability. In 2006, she grew and nurtured her first marketing agency, Helix House, to the Inc. 5000 list, expanding it across three offices with approximately 150 employees. Additionally, she’s owned and operated four multi-million-dollar marketing agencies and a suite of 8-figure direct response health products. She has also been named in “35 entrepreneurs under 35”, featured in Business Leaders magazine, and rated #1 agency in Arizona 7 years in a row.

As the co-founder of East 5th Avenue, Alona is committed to helping clients implement and run robust and profitable partnership marketing programs. In her role at East 5th Avenue, she remains laser focused on helping clients set both tactical and strategic affiliate marketing objectives; nurturing strong systems required for scaling with hundreds of partners; concentrating on efficiency in order to reduce wasted time and money for clients; and overseeing the organization’s programs, specific to recruiting and training affiliate marketing program managers.

Alona is passionate about building strong foundations, enabling teams to carry out marketing goals and objectives with clarity. She approaches building, scaling, and implementing processes and systems with clients’ potential for profitability and their bottom-line top of mind.

Meet Our Leadership Team

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10 Years in Affiliate Marketing Expertise in Sales, Building Relationships, and Affiliate Marketing Channels.

Amber Spears
Co-Founder

15 Years of Marketing Agencies and Team Building Expertise in Teams, Systems and Processes and Structuring Affiliate Channels.

Alona Rudnitsky
Founder/Managing Partner

10 Years in Corporate Marketing Expertise in Marketing, Events, and Coordination.

Alla Zaytseva
Events and Sponsorship Director

12 Years in Direct Response Marketing Expertise in Multi-Channel Marketing

Bianca Shaffer
Marketing Director

Hired 300+ Affiliate Marketing Team Members over 7 Years Expertise in Finding Top Talent

Marina Grant
Recruiting Director

Worked with 400+ Affiliate Training Students Expertise in Student Success

Samantha Jeremie
Training Programs Director

Affiliate Manager, Trainer, and Funnel Optimizer Expertise in Sourcing and Improving Top Offers

William Gill
Publishing Manager

6 Years of Evergreen and Launch Affiliate Experience Expertise in Building Affiliate Channels

Tyler Lajoi
Business Development Director

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