One city. Two shows. Five days.
New York, NY - July 22, 2014
From August 10th to August 14th, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will have a crew in New York City for the Affiliate Summit East conference and LeadsCon NY.
On Sunday, August 10th, the CommissionSoup division will be hosting Meet Market Table #13 from noon until 6:00pm at the New York Marriott Marquis for the Affiliate Summit East conference. The conference continues on Monday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 12th and we are looking forward to the show and connecting with some of our partners.
We'll continue our stay in New York on Wednesday, August 13th as well as Thursday, August 14th when the LeadsCon NY conference kicks off at the New York Marriott Marquis. Contact us today if you're in the area or attending either show so we can setup a time to meet!
Annual Employee Golf Outing a Success
Madison, SD - May 16, 2014
The annual employee golf outing for Bulldog Media Group, Inc. was held at the Madison Country Club on Friday, May 16th. Employees and their spouses participated in the late afternoon scramble and dinner that followed.
The mixed teams enjoyed the beautiful afternoon on the course followed by dinner at the clubhouse and the awarding of various prizes for longest drives, longest putt, and more.
CommissionSoup at Affiliate Summit West 2014
Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2014
Affiliate Summit West 2014 is at the Paris Las Vegas on January 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2014. The CommissionSoup affiliate network will again be hosting a table (#625) in the Meet Market on Sunday, January 12th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
CommissionSoup has seen many changes in the industry and even the Affiliate Summit show since they first exhibited as one of about a dozen booths back in 2005. Now entering their 14th year in business, CommissionSoup is looking forward to this Affiliate Summit show as it kicks off the new year and provides great opportunities to meet with current and potential partners, as well as visit about the latest in the industry.
If you would like to setup a time to meet with one of our attending representatives, please contact your account representative or contact us here. Also be sure to stop by our Meet Market Table #625 on Sunday, January 12th between 12:00pm and 6:00pm.
13 Highlights of 2013
Madison, SD - December 31, 2013
As a new year approaches, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and its employees reviewed 13 highlights of 2013.
Recognized some outstanding employees for their dedication and years of service to Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Lucas Muller celebrated ten years with the company, while Katherine Gunderson and Tyler Hansen celebrated their five year anniversaries!
Received recognition as one of the top ten Affiliate Marketing Services for 2013 by TopTenReviews.com for CommissionSoup.
Traveled to many great conferences and visited with many of our clients at shows across the United States including New York, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Omaha, San Francisco, Sioux Falls, & New Orleans.
Completed a floor-to-ceiling and exterior renovation of our corporate offices.
Hosted some of our wonderful partners at our annual Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Invitational Pheasant Hunt.
Enjoyed the growth and accomplishments of our 13th successful year in online marketing and working with many wonderful partners and staff.
Gave back to our community by donating to the Angel Tree in sponsoring local children, volunteering at the local high school during their renovation, participating in Miracle Treat Day and giving to the Children's Miracle Network, and donating funds to the renovation at the local baseball diamond.
Continued our long-term relationships with many of our partners and worked exclusively with some of them marketing their programs.
Welcomed new employees Lexi Bohlander and Ian Mackenzie!
Partnered with Dakota State University to host, provide tours, and present to various classes and students.
Continued making revisions and enhancements to our original founding website, CreditSoup.com.
Made additional upgrades to our technology, both software and hardware, to keep us continually learning, moving forward, and on the cutting-edge.
Maintained the importance of continued learning and professional development by providing opportunities for all of our staff throughout the year through conferences, seminars, classes, books, and more.
For Bulldog Media Group, Inc., so many wonderful things happened in its 13th year in business and they are are looking forward to their 14th year in 2014!
Angel Tree Recipients Sponsored by Employee Fund
Madison, SD - December 20, 2013
Employees recently selected a number of children from the local Angel Tree to bless this holiday season by purchasing their desired gifts with funds from the Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employee Fund.
After selecting the angels, employees shopped, wrapped and delivered the gifts to the local drop-off site.
The Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employee Community Fund was established to enhance the quality of life of the people who live, work, and play in our community. In addition to monetary contributions to the fund, employees contribute time and labor to various selected projects, when needed. Previous projects have included sponsoring multiple scholarships to incoming freshmen at Dakota State University, assisting the Madison High School library during their move following the high school renovation, contributing to the teener field renovation at Baughman-Belatti park, as well as staining fixtures and lightpoles in downtown Madison.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employee Gathering & Recognition
Madison, SD - December 16, 2013
Employees of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and their significant others gathered earlier this month for an employee appreciation outing that included dinner, music, games, and the recognition of Katherine Gunderson and Tyler Hansen, who recently celebrated 5 years with the company.
President Darin Namken spoke at the event thanking Gunderson and Hansen for their years of service and commitment to the organization and added that both have been a great asset over the past 5 years.
Gunderson is a Senior Account Representative with the CommissionSoup division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Hansen is Graphic Designer and primarily works in the Infusion Strategies division.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Open House & Ribbon Cutting
Madison, SD - November 12, 2013
An open house and ribbon cutting will be held at Bulldog Media Group, Inc. in Madison, SD on Wednesday, November 13th. As they approach their 14th year in business, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has recently renovated their corporate offices after purchasing the building this Summer.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host an Open House from 3:30 to 5:00pm at their corporate offices at 114 North Egan Avenue in Madison, SD. A ribbon cutting will be held at 5:15pm with the local Chamber of Commerce.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. continues to be a leader in online marketing providing performance-based solutions thru their affiliate network, CommissionSoup. Additional marketing opportunities are provided for lead generation and data management with their Infusion Strategies division, while their RewardsRunner division provides direct to consumer marketing opportunities with it's cashback shopping site.
One Week Until Ad:Tech New York
New York, NY - October 30, 2013
Ad:Tech New York is just one week away!
More than 225 exhibitors and over 9.000 attendees are expected to fill the expo floor at the Javits Center in New York City on November 6th and 7th. This is the ninth year in a row that Bulldog Media Group and CommissionSoup will be travelling to the New York Ad:Tech, which showcases products, tools, technologies, and more in the area of digital marketing.
CommissionSoup representatives Katherine Gunderson and Charlie Moore are preparing for the event and finalizing meetings. Bulldog Media Group president Darin Namken and Division Development Director Scott Delzer have plans as well to attend the conference and meet with partners and potential clients.
To schedule a meeting or for more information about CommissionSoup and Bulldog Media Group, please contact us.
Advantage South Dakota Group Hears from Bulldog Media Group
Madison, SD - October 9, 2013
Employment recruiters on a two-day tour of East River communities heard from local Madison businesses about their personnel needs and what they could offer employees. The participants met with management from organizations that included Madison Community Hospital, Manitou-Gehl, Dakota State University, FirstLine Funding Group and Bulldog Media Group at the headquarters of East River Electric Power Cooperative.
Julie Gross, executive director of the Lake Area Improvement Corporation, helped organize the Madison stop for a job opportunities showcase sponsored by Advantage South Dakota. The Advantage South Dakota group held the Tuesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 2nd bus tour to demonstrate the economic and employment opportunities available in the James River Valley.
Tammy Miller, CEO at Madison Community Hospital, described the local hospital as a small, 25-bed facility which is independent from larger South Dakota health-care organizations. Miller stated the hospital, which is currently constructing a new facility on the south side of Madison, presently employs about 200 individuals and every staff member, from housekeepers to doctors, perform important duties.
Miller told the recruiters that the health-care industry across the nation faced looming shortages of medical personnel.
Dr. David Borofsky, DSU president, told the recruiters that "...there is a lot happening at DSU at this time." Borofsky said that the university planned to purchase the current hospital property located on the north side of the campus. Borofsky stated there were a number of staff positions currently open at DSU.
Kim Kringen from FirstLine Funding Group in Madison said the commercial finance company has continued to grow since it was created in 2009 as a division of First Bank & Trust, and was presently looking to expand its operations into the North Dakota oil fields. According to Kringen, FirstLine Funding Group employs staff ranging in age from college students to seniors and provides flexible working hours. The business' current personnel needs include a receptionist, personnel in document management and collections, as well as Spanish-speaking employees.
Dustin Williams, plant manager of Manitou-Gehl, said the Madison manufacturing plant currently employs 275 individuals for a company that sells about half of its products domestically and exports the other half to customers around the world. Williams told the group that Gehl was seeking a purchasing agent and was also employing workers in shop positions, such as assemblers, welders and laser cutters.
Camelyn Sims of Bulldog Media Group said the online marketing company started over 13 years ago with one website but currently operates multiple websites, and partners with companies across the US, as well as abroad. Sims stated that Bulldog Media Group was currently seeking individuals with skills in web and software development. According to Sims, over a third of their employees have worked at Bulldog Media Group for 10+ years.
Other communities that the Sioux Falls recruiters were scheduled to visit included DeSmet, Milbank, Webster, Aberdeen, Redfield, Huron, Mitchell, Chamberlain, Freeman and Yankton.
On the Road Again...
Madison, SD - September 16, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has had representatives travelling to various conferences, shows, and clients over the last month and continues to have a full agenda ahead.
A few of the places we've visited include Philadelphia, New York, and Santa Barbara where we've been able to meet with many of the partners we've developed relationships with over the past 13 years. Also, in the next couple of months, we have representatives going to New Orleans, St. Louis, and New York.
If you plan to attend FinCon 13 or Ad:Tech New York, please let us know as we will have representatives at both of those conferences and it would be great to schedule a time to meet.
Businesses Expand Downtown
Madison, SD - June 25, 2013
A couple of businesses in downtown Madison are preparing to expand... downtown.
The former Montgomery’s Furniture and Radio Shack building on North Egan Avenue in downtown Madison has been purchased by Power Promotions and Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has occupied the upper level of the building for almost 11 years and looks forward to remaining downtown.
Power Promotions is currently located across the street and will be able to maintain a downtown presence while expanding their business. The additional space will allow them to expand both their inventory and services. Power Promotions is owned by Scott and Deanna Backus and is planning to move into their new location in September.
Some renovations are planned for both levels of the building with a grand opening for both businesses in the Fall.
Assistance for the purchase of the building comes from an economic development loan from the Lake Area Improvement Corporation. The funds used to assist both businesses are from the USDA.
The arrangement is good for both businesses, as well as the Madison Downtown and Beyond taskforce whose mission is to enhance the vitality of the Madison area through retail opportunities and downtown economic development.
Employees Go Back to School
Madison, SD - June 13, 2013
Volunteers from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. spent time on Friday, June 7th moving books and arranging the new library at Madison High School.
Madison High School began a major renovation project in 2012 that included the addition of a new library, which replaced the previous high school, as well as middle school library. Moving and arranging the libraries was a large undertaking, so when Bulldog Media Group, Inc. employees contacted the school district in March to see how they could help, assisting with the library move seemed like a great opportunity.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employees Donate to Renovation
Madison, SD - June 6, 2013
Renovations have been underway at the baseball diamond at Baughman-Belatti Park in Madison, SD for just over a year. To assist in the funding of the project, employees from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. donated $500 from their Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employee Fund. That donation was then matched by Bulldog Media Group, Inc. for a total contribution of $1000 towards the renovation.
The renovation plan consists of three phases including new dugouts, lighting, a scoreboard, equipment storage shed, and mowing equipment; as well as a concession stand and restrooms, a sprinkler system, and outfield fence readjustment. The first phase of the renovation is complete and employees from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. recently visited the updated facility to check out the improvements.
Annual Golf Outing Held
Madison, SD - May 24, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. employees and their spouses gathered on Friday, May 17th at the Madison Country Club for the company's annual golf outing. The weather cooperated with a beautiful afternoon for the scramble. Teams were comprised of individuals with various levels of play and roles in the company, allowing for a great team-building atmosphere and enjoyable setting.
Golfing was followed by a dinner on the patio and recognition of pin prize winners.
Big Omaha Focuses Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Omaha, NE - May 7, 2013
Big Omaha kicks off it's fifth conference on May 8th, 2013 focusing two-and-a-half days on innovation and entreneurship. Bulldog Media Group, Inc. President Darin Namken is looking forward to attending the event on May 8th, 9th, and 10th in Omaha at the Kaneko.
Big Omaha is part of The Big Series, the nation's most ambitious events on innovation and entrepreneurship. Other conferences include Big Des Moines and Big Kansas City.
Employee Conference Highlights Technologies, Websites, and More
Madison, SD - May 2, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. held a one-day conference for employees at their corporate headquarters in Madison, SD on May 1st. Company President Darin Namken opened the event with an overview of the day, company highlights, and a look ahead. Other presenters throughout the day included Scott Delzer, Joel Molascon, and Camelyn Sims.
Various sessions provided all departments with an in-depth look at some of the technologies, offers, and business processes. Roundtables were also held with discussions on social media, mobile, new technologies, marketing and more.
Joel Molascon was recognized for his recent 13th anniversary with the company and the festivities concluded with dinner at a local restaurant.
Bulldog Media Group Attends LeadsCon
Las Vegas, NV - March 11, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. representatives will be in Las Vegas for LeadsCon on March 19th and 20th at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. The two-day conference brings together some of the best people and companies in the vertical media and engagement advertising.
Bulldog Media Group In Its 13th Year
Madison, SD - February 27, 2013
In January, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. entered its 13th year in business, which marked its 13th year being a leader in marketing credit cards and other financial products.
“We were actually getting into business when a lot of people were getting out back in 2000 during the ‘dot com bubble’,” stated president Darin Namken. “We saw a need that we knew we could meet and things really took off for us from there. In establishing ourselves, we established partnerships and relationships that have lasted years, which has a lot to do with having over a third of our employees having been with our company for more than 10 years. While we have really remained resilient, we’ve seen many businesses, competitors, and clients come and go over the years for various reasons, including legislation, but we just look forward to the challenge ahead and the opportunities to succeed. ”
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has continued to meet changing needs and demands by providing many different marketing avenues through its divisions: the CommissionSoup affiliate network, Infusion Strategies, and The RewardsRunner Network. The company was initially founded as CreditSoup, Inc. but underwent a corporate name change in 2009.
Bulldog Media Group Recognizes Employee's 10th Year
Madison, SD - January 31, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host a company reception to recognize Lucas Muller today for his 10th anniversary with the company. Muller, the Senior Graphic Designer in the company, has spent his career creating and designing graphics, looks, logos, and images not only for the business, but also for community and charitable organizations.
Muller was also recognized at the beginning of the month during a company outing.
CommissionSoup Receives Top Ten Ranking
Madison, SD - January 17, 2013
CommissionSoup has been ranked as one of the top ten Affiliate Marketing Services for 2013 by TopTenReviews.com. We are especially proud of this ranking as it did not require those ranked to be an advertiser of the site as many rankings do.
Here are a few network features that were omitted, or added, since our network was reviewed.
We do offer an alternative to payment by check. You can request direct deposit payment by contacting your Account Representative.
The default for all of our reporting displays in HTML. You can also receive reporting output in CSV, Tab, Pipe or Excel formats.
API Reports are available. You can access API reporting by contacting your Account Representative.
We do provide an offer feed. You can access our offer feed by contacting your Account Representative.
Bulldog Media Group Hosts Employee Gathering and Recognition
Sioux Falls, SD - January 7, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. employees and their spouses attended a hockey game on Friday night where the Sioux Falls Stampede took on their rivals, the Sioux City Musketeers. A few of the group's attendees were selected from the skyboxes to participate in entertainment on the ice. The group also recognized employee Lucas Muller for his upcoming 10 year anniversary with the company.
FinCon12 Wrapped Up
Denver, CO - September 12, 2012
CommissionSoup had a great time at FinCon12, and met a lot of wonderful people! Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us at Table #7. Congrats again to all of this year’s Plutus Award winners.
Bulldog Media Group Exhibits at FinCon12
Denver, CO - July 26, 2012
FinCon12, a Financial Blogger Conference, takes place September 6 - 9, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Representatives from Bulldog Media Group, Inc.'s CommissionSoup and Infusion Strategies divisions will be exhibiting at table #7 during the conference.
FinCon is designed to provide 'real world' connections for people who enjoy new media and finance, as well as peer education in current consumer financial trends and new media tactics and trends. Sessions, panels, workshops, exhibits, and social events pack the 4-day conference.
To learn more or register, visit www.financialbloggerconference.com. To meet up with Bulldog Media Group in Denver, contact us today.
RewardsRunner attends Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition
Chicago, IL - June 5, 2012
RewardsRunner will be joining the more than 7500 expected at this year's Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. With 175 speakers and 570 exhibitors, the conference will be covering topics including social media, mobile commerce, e-marketing, web merchandising, improving back-end operations, boosting conversions and profitability, and more.
The event is being held a the McCormick Place West from June 5-8.
CommissionSoup, Affiliate Summit, and Texas!
Austin, TX - May 1, 2012
Is anything better than CommissionSoup, the Affiliate Summit, and Texas? We're about to find out as representatives from the CommissionSoup Affiliate Network head to Austin, Texas for the first Affiliate Summit Central. The sold-out event will be held at the Hilton Austin on May 15th and 16th, 2012.
"We have participated in many Affiliate Network conferences throughout the years, but are excited for the new opportunity of a Texas show and to see the dynamics of the show, exhibitors, and attendees that come to Austin," stated Scott Delzer as he prepares for his travels.
Bulldog Media Group at Affiliate Summit West 2012
Las Vegas, NV - December 28, 2011
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host Meet Market Table #4 at the Affiliate Summit West 2012 on Sunday, January 8th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm in the Forum Ballroom at Caesar's Palace.
Scott Delzer, Lisa Robson, and Katherine Gunderson will be representing Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and its divisions, CommissionSoup and Infusion Strategies, at the conference in Las Vegas.
In addition to being available on Sunday, January 8th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Meet Market Table 4, they will also be available on Monday, January 9th and Tuesday, January 10th.
Contact us or your representative today to schedule a time to catch up and explore new opportunities for 2012.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Annual Holiday Open House
Madison, SD - December 1, 2011
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host its annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 8th, 2011. Area businesses and partners are invited to join us for hors d'oeurves and refreshments from 5 - 7pm at our corporate office.
Every year our staff looks forward to welcoming those in the community and those we partner with that are able to attend. This year, we also look forward to acknowledging 5 years of service from CommissionSoup Account Coordinator Amy Brown. Brown has held many roles and responsibilities during her years with Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and her dedication and service are greatly appreciated.
Happy Holidays to all of those who are unable to attend.
Destination: AdTech New York
New York, NY - October 12, 2011
New York City is the destination for representatives from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. who will be attending the Ad:Tech conference from November 8th thru 10th, 2011.
For the past 7 years, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has attended or exhibited at the New York Ad:Tech conference as it has proven to be a great show for connecting with partners as well as locating and developing new relationships.
Representatives from each division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be attending including Lisa Robson and Katherine Gunderson for CommissionSoup; Scott Delzer and Kristin Sanford for Infusion Strategies; and Darin Namken and Todd Knodel for The RewardsRunner Network and Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
The event will be held at the Javits Convention Center and the convention hours begin on Tuesday, November 8th at 2:00pm with the exhibit hall opening on Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00am.
Affiliate Summit East Travel Planned
New York, NY - June 15, 2011
CommissionSoup.com is looking forward to another upcoming trip to New York for Affiliate Summit East. Beginning on Sunday, August 21st, CommissionSoup representatives Scott Delzer and Kristin Sanford will host a table in the Meet Market from 12pm to 6pm. Delzer and Sanford will then remain in New York for the rest of the show August 21st through the 23rd. They will be meeting and visiting with partners and are currently scheduling visits. Please contact your account representative or CommissionSoup if you will be in the area.
The Affiliate Summit brings together affiliates, affiliate program managers, networks, vendors, and more for a conference that highlights the latest trends and information for affiliate marketing.
Delzer and Sanford will not only be representing our CommissionSoup.com Affiliate Network, but also Infusion Strategies and have insight into other Bulldog Media Group, Inc. opportunities.
Darin Namken to be Keynote Speaker
San Francisco, CA - March 18, 2011
Darin Namken of Bulldog Media Group will be one of the Keynote Speakers at the 2011 Performance Marketing Leadership Summit. On Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA, Namken will speak on the topic of Diversification in the CPA Network Advertising Market.
Namken, Co-Founder and President, has built Bulldog Media Group, Inc., founded in 2000, into a $15-million powerhouse which includes the affiliate network, CommissionSoup; the lead generation and data management division, Infusion Strategies; and the media buying and other marketing solutions through The RewardsRunner Network™ division.
“The success of Bulldog Media Group has been that diversification is our growth strategy, we are constantly looking for new markets, products and services in the field online marketing,” stated Namken . “As technology, social media and political laws and regulations change we must change and adapt our strategies to ensure quality results to our advertising partners,” he added.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with C-Level Performance Marketing executives and advertisers in this open and honest forum regarding the issues we all face in today’s Cost per Action environment. Come for the speakers, come for the panels, come for the networking, but do not miss this event.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. to Attend Ad Tech San Francisco
San Francisco, CA - March 11, 2011
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be attending the Ad Tech San Francisco conference and exhibition taking place April 12 - 13, 2011 at the Moscone Center.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc.. will be present at booth #2412 Tuesday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our booth is a meeting spot for teaching, learning, closing deals, creating partnerships and finding new opportunities.
Ad Tech, the largest digital marketing tradeshow and conference in the world, will introduce brand marketers and merchants to Bulldog Media Group, Inc's online marketing solutions.
If you will be attending Ad:Tech, schedule a meeting with a Bulldog Media Group representative to learn about the numerous programs, partnerships and benefits of working with the best. Visit www.BulldogMediaGroup.com to learn more.
About Bulldog Media Group:
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. is a privately held company, founded in 2000 as CreditSoup, Inc. We provide our business partners with online marketing solutions through CommissionSoup, our CPA affiliate network; Infusion Strategies, our Lead Generation and Data Management division; as well as media buys and other complete marketing solutions through our sister company, The RewardsRunner Network™.
RewardsRunner.com™ Announces the Christmas Shopping Spree Winner…Pam Carney
Madison, SD - February 17, 2011
A Smithfield, VA resident received a generous $1000 cash giveaway. On December 9, 2010, Pam Carney was notified that she was the winner of the RewardsRunner.com Black Friday shopping spree giveaway of $1000 CASH.
Upon her notification Carney stated, “I was very shocked to receive the winning black friday sweepstakes check! I didn’t join to enter the sweepstakes, it was due to RewardsRunner.com™ offering me 12% cash back on Kohl’s orders”.
RewardsRunner.com™ is a cash back shopping site that rewards its members every time they shop. Sign up, Shop, Earn, it’s that simple. Shop thousands of sales, discounts and deals at hundreds of the best stores and earn cash back on purchases.
Carney added, “I want to thank RewardsRunner so much! It made my Christmas very nice!”
The RewardsRunner Network is a division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. which provides our business partners with online marketing solutions through CommissionSoup, our CPA affiliate network; Infusion Strategies, our Lead Generation and Data Management division; as well as media buys and other complete marketing solutions through The RewardsRunner Network™ division.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. gears up for the Ad:Tech San Francisco Show
San Francisco, CA - January 19, 2011
Ad:Tech is an interactive advertising and technology conference that will be held on April 11 – 13, 2011 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. This conference offers attendees a highly efficient “one-stop” opportunity to reach out and touch every type of technology employed in digital marketing today.
For the past 6 years Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has had a presence at this tremendous conference. “Each year we look forward to meeting and catching up with current vendors, colleagues and friends while exploring more opportunities to expand and grow with new partnerships” states Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group. Representatives from each division will be on site to assist anyone looking to work with Infusion Strategies, CommissionSoup and RewardsRunner.com.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be exhibiting at booth #2412 on Tuesday, April 12th from 10am – 6pm and Wednesday, April 13th from 10am to 4pm.
Bulldog Media Group earns Heartland Hiring Incentive
Madison, SD - January 13, 2011
Bulldog Media Group of Madison received a $2,900 hiring incentive from Heartland Consumers Power District.
Madison Mayor Gene Hexom gathered with representatives from Heartland and the Lake Area Improvement Corporation in December to present the incentive.
"It is great to be in growth mode. We are optimistic about 2011 and anticipate even more positions being added to Bulldog Media Group," said Bulldog Media Group President Darin Namken. "The commitment of Heartland to the community and local companies with this program is a true testament of their forward thinking and investment in the future."
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. was established in 2000 as CreditSoup, Inc. The company has expanded to include three divisions specializing in different online marketing channels. In 2001, the performance-based affiliate network CommissionSoup was launched; and in 2009, Infusion Strategies officially took over the data management, lead generation and customer acquisition efforts.
A new division, The RewardsRunner Network, an online shopping solution that rewards customers for every purchase made at RewardsRunner.com, was established in 2009. Heartland awarded a HELP loan to Bulldog Media Group for $93,750 to facilitate this expansion, including the purchase of necessary software and equipment.
Bulldog Media Group's growth in the Infusion Strategies and RewardsRunner divisions has led to the addition of eight new full-time positions since the end of 2008. Five of these new employees qualified the company for a Heartland incentive.
"Their growth says a great deal about the management and employees of a company that promotes and markets credit cards in today's regulatory climate," said Russell Olson, Heartland's manager of community and economic development. "Madison is fortunate to have Bulldog Media Group as a resident business, and Heartland is happy to reward their expansion efforts."
Heartland Consumers Power District is a non-profit, public power utility located in Madison.
Bulldog Media Group at Affiliate Summit
Las Vegas, NV - December 29, 2010
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. representatives will be attending Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas on January 9th and 10th, 2011. Kristin Sanford, a Strategic Sales Associate for the Infusion Strategies division, will be packing her trip to Las Vegas with stops at the meet market and exhibit hall, as well as partner meetings. If you would like to schedule a visit with us, please contact us, your account representative, or call us at 866.309.7687.
The Affiliate Summit brings together affiliates, affiliate program managers, networks, vendors, and more for a conference that highlights the latest trends and information for affiliate marketing.
As a representative for Bulldog Media Group, Inc., Sanford will also be able to visit with exhibitors and attendees on behalf of CommissionSoup, the affiliate network division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Hosts 8th Annual Holiday Social
Madison, SD - November 23, 2010
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host the 8th annual Holiday Social on December 2, 2010 at the corporate office in Madison, SD. The Holiday Social allows for business partners and community members to learn about the field of online marketing and the services that Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides as well as to get acquainted with the current staff.
Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will introduce several new 2010 additions to the staff as well as announce visions of growth for 2011 and beyond.
Kristin Sanford joined the Infusion Strategies team as the new Strategic Sales Associate. With 4 years of sales and marketing experience, Sanford will be using her enthusiasm and experience to distinguish her client’s needs and develop strategic marketing opportunities. As Strategic Sales Associate of Infusion Strategies, Sanford will analyze our current partnerships to develop ways to expand our affiliations while cultivating new alliances within the industry.
Charlie Moore joined the Bulldog Media Group, Inc family as Marketing Manager. With over 15 years of sales, marketing, and customer relations experience, Moore will be responsible for the overall marketing, public awareness, and perception of Bulldog Media Group, Inc and each of its divisions.
Two new web application developers were added to provide additional technical support and development for The RewardsRunner Network, Dan Buresh and Steve Wolterstorff. Buresh and Wolterstorff bring additionally advanced experience, education and knowledge to the company and the RewardsRunner division that will greatly impact future development.
Along with new staff members, will be the acknowledgement of longevity awards.
Scott Delzer, Infusion Strategies Division Development Director, has recently celebrated 10 years with Bulldog Media Group. Since joining Bulldog Media Group, Inc. he has served in a number of roles including e-Business Product Manger, e-Marketing Account Executive, and CommissionSoup Manager. Delzer has been with this company during all the changes, growth, and diversification and has always brought forth ideas for change and an attitude that ‘change is good’. “The growth and success of our company is largely dependent on having strong and capable staff members such as Delzer”, stated Namken. “We are thankful for the years of service he has with, and continues to give, Bulldog Media Group.”
Also celebrating a milestone is Lisa Robson, CommissionSoup Division Development Director. Robson began as a Client Service Associate and then was promoted to Quality Control Manager in December of 2006 and then again to Division Director in March of 2008. “Her promotions are a tribute to her work ethic and contributions to this company”, stated Camelyn Sims, Operations Manager. “Robson’s willingness to go the extra mile to make her department successful is truly amazing”.
About Bulldog Media Group, Inc:
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides a wide range of online marketing services to help marketers reach targeted consumers and better monetize their online audience. We specialize in online marketing through a variety of platforms including lead generation, data management, email marketing, an affiliate network, and display advertising to provide flexible and complete solutions with exceptional campaign performance.
Infusion Strategies names new Strategic Sales Associate
Madison, SD - October 8, 2010
Infusion Strategies names Kristin Sanford as their new Strategic Sales Associate. Sanford combines a passion for seeing businesses grow through the successful implementation of a client specific strategy with 4 years of sales and marketing experience to Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Sanford will be using her enthusiasm and experience to distinguish her client’s needs and develop strategic marketing opportunities.
As Strategic Sales Associate of Infusion Strategies, Sanford will analyze our current partnerships to develop ways to expand our affiliations while cultivating new alliances within our industry.
Prior to signing on with Infusion Strategies, Sanford’s experience in sales and marketing displayed her enthusiasm for facilitating business’ growth through the completion of a well-designed and thought-out strategy. Her ability to develop and implement successful strategies for her clients is attributed to her strength of building relationships with her clients and fully understanding the company's needs and goals.
Infusion Strategies, a division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc., provides strategic direction and comprehensive solutions through their lead generation, data management, and customer acquisition services. Infusion Strategies provides the solution of combination of opportunities to acquire, monetize, or maintain current or potential customers.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. to exhibit at Ad Tech
New York, NY - October 6, 2010
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be attending the Ad:Tech New York conference and exhibition taking place November 3rd and 4th, 2010, at the New York City Javits Center.
Bulldog Media Group will be present at booth #1638 Wednesday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, November 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our booth is a meeting spot for teaching, learning, closing deals, creating partnerships and finding new opportunities.
Ad:Tech, the largest digital marketing tradeshow and conference in the world, will introduce brand marketers and merchants to Bulldog Media Group's online marketing solutions.
If you will be attending Ad:Tech, schedule a meeting with a Bulldog Media Group representative to learn about the numerous programs, partnerships and benefits of working with the best. Visit www.bulldogmediagroup.com to learn more.
About Bulldog Media Group:
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. is a privately held company, founded in 2000 as CreditSoup, Inc. We provide our business partners with online marketing solutions through CommissionSoup, our CPA affiliate network; Infusion Strategies, our Lead Generation and Data Management division; as well as media buys and other complete marketing solutions through our sister company, The Rewards Runner Network™.
2010-2011 Scholarship Winner Announced
July 27, 2010
In 2002 Bulldog Media Group, Inc. established a scholarship fund to be awarded annually to new High School graduates planning to attend Dakota State University. The $1,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors from schools of which employees at Bulldog Media Group are alumni.
This year we have awarded our eighth annual scholarship to Kelsey Warns of Madison, SD.
Kelsey is planning to attend Dakota State University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading and/or Math. While attending Madison High School Kelsey was active in many activities and honored by many organizations for her involvement and leadership characteristics. Congratulations, Kelsey!
In August 2009, CreditSoup, Inc. changed its corporate name to Bulldog Media Group, Inc. when new divisions, Infusion Strategies and The RewardsRunner Network, were launched. Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides online marketing solutions through CommissionSoup, our CPA affiliate network; Infusion Strategies, our Lead Generation and Data Management division; as well as media buys and other complete marketing solutions through The RewardsRunner Network™ division.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Continues to Grow
Madison, SD - May 3, 2010
With the recent addition of two new successful divisions comes the need for more staff. The last couple of months have brought on new changes and new faces within Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
Bethany Lembcke, joined the Infusion Strategies division as an Email Marketing Assistant while The RewardsRunner Network™ added Zach VanWyk as a Technology Assistant and Justin Saufley as an Account Representative.
“These positions were expected from the beginning,” stated Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group, “As we experience more success, more staff are needed to fill the needs of our partnerships as they continue to grow. More staff positions are still anticipated. Ten years in business and there are no signs of slowing down any time soon.”
In addition to adding new staff, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Web Production Manager, Joel Molascon. “Joel is one of those employees you look to replicate, but never can. In recognizing his 10 years with the company, his dedication is evident; but even more commendable is his positive attitude and contribution,” commented Camelyn Sims, Operation Manager.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides our business partners with online marketing solutions through CommissionSoup, our CPA affiliate network; Infusion Strategies, our Lead Generation and Data Management division; as well as media buys and other complete marketing solutions through The RewardsRunner Network™ division.
RewardsRunner™ Commercial Takes a Gold ADDY® Award
Sioux Falls, SD - March 6, 2010
The RewardsRunner™ commercial produced by Fresh Produce won an ADDY® from the South Dakota Advertising Federation at the 44th Annual ADDY Awards.
Fresh Produce took home a gold award in the Audio/Visual Sales Presentation category for creating the RewardsRunner™ presentation. The Annual South Dakota ADDY® Awards Competition is the first of a three-tiered national competition conducted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The ADDY® Awards Competition is the industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
Advertisers from across the state gathered on March 6, 2010 at the Historic Orpheum Theater, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to celebrate and honor the best creative work in South Dakota.
“We are very proud of the RewardsRunner™ presentation and the creativity of the Fresh Produce team” said Mike Waldner, Division Development Director of The RewardsRunner Network™. “Fresh Produce exceeded our expectations and produced a quality product that has served RewardsRunner™ well.”
RewardsRunner.com™ is a cash back online shopping site which connects customers to our merchants' products, services, and valuable online information. Merchants use The RewardsRunner Network™ to get more traffic to their online sites and build brand awareness for themselves and their products. The RewardsRunner Network™ is a perfect partner to help merchants locate new revenue sources and to create loyalty among their current customer base. Our cash back rewards make us an attractive primary channel for our members who enjoy getting cash back for shopping at their favorite stores. With our extensive product listings and ability to cross market within other Bulldog Media Group, Inc. divisions, our partners benefit from targeted multi-channel marketing opportunities.
Bulldog Media Group Wins Growth and Achievement Award
Madison, SD - February 1, 2010
On January 28, 2010, during its annual meeting, the Lake Area Improvement Corporation (LAIC) announced that Bulldog Media Group, Inc. was the recipient of the LAIC 2009 Growth and Achievement Award. The management team of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. was present to accept this award.
During the last 10 years, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has built its company in the Madison community through continued growth and diversification. Major changes and opportunities took shape in 2009 when CreditSoup, Inc. underwent a name change to become Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and officially launched two new divisions, Infusion Strategies and The RewardsRunner Network™. The addition of the new divisions has created growth opportunities, not only in the addition of staff, but for the company’s initiatives overall, which led to the recognition received.
Under the direction of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. President, Darin Namken and with input and resources from Dwaine Chapel of the LAIC and Russ Olson of Heartland Consumers Power District, The RewardsRunner Network™ has become a reality. The RewardsRunner Network™ has an online cash back shopping site and is estimated to bring in an additional 25 employees to Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and the Madison community over the next couple of years.
President of Bulldog Media Group, Inc., Darin Namken states, “There is no better place to be located, our strong Midwestern work ethics and abundance of talented individuals makes Madison the perfect place for our business to grow.”
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Madison, SD - December 21, 2009
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. is celebrating 10 years in business! Operations began for CreditSoup, Inc. in a small home office. Fast forward ten years to a company who has undergone a name change, occupies 6,000 square feet of office space, employs a staff of 25, and continues to lead the field of online marketing.
"It’s been 10 years. Long and difficult at times and full of challenges, but very fulfilling", states Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. "The growth and success that has come over these 10 years will continue as we strive to improve on everything we do."
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. is comprised of three divisions allowing them to provide complete online marketing solutions. CommissionSoup is a successful performance-based affiliate network. Promoting new and well-known products through their strong base of affiliates, CommissionSoup and their qResults system continues to be the backbone of Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
The Infusion Strategies division manages the lead generation, list management, and customer acquisition efforts. Formerly under the CommissionSoup umbrella, the addition of enhanced technologies, key personnel and marketing strategies has lead to a separation and new division under the leadership of long time employee, Scott Delzer.
The newest division, The RewardsRunner Network™, will reward customers for every purchase made online through RewardsRunner.com or a RewardsRunner Network™ branded site. This cash back shopping network of sites will make shopping an individualized experience for its members; proving to be both enjoyable and profitable for online shoppers.
With the expansion of new divisions also comes the expansion of a new product, The RewardsRunner™ Prepaid Card, which is owned and operated by Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Namken stated, "Our financial experience and marketing expertise makes this a perfect match and we look forward to great success with this product."
Namken states, "Looking back on where we started and how far we have come, only makes us more excited about where we are headed."
Bulldog Media Group Hosts 7th Annual Holiday Social
December 11, 2009
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. hosted the 7th annual Holiday Social on December 3, 2009 at the corporate office in Madison, SD. The Holiday Social allows for business partners and community members to learn about the field of online marketing and the services that Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides as well as to get acquainted with the current staff.
Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. had several announcements regarding a new name, new divisions, new staff, and new products. Mike Waldner, Division Development Director, is launching The RewardsRunner Network™ with www.RewardsRunner.com in beta testing expecting a full launch before Christmas. Infusion Strategies is under the management of Scott Delzer and consists of the List Management, Lead Generation and Customer Acquisitions portions of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Lisa Robson directs the operations of our longest running division, CommissionSoup, our successful CPA Affiliate Network. Camelyn Sims oversees all of the divisions as the Operations Manager of Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
With the addition of new divisions came the decision to change the corporate name from CreditSoup, Inc. to Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Looking to the values and roots of the co-founders, Darin Namken, Todd Knodel and Chad Ekroth; being family-orientated and having a strong belief in a solid education and solid community presence, the name was inspired by the bulldog mascot of the Madison Central School District and ‘Media Group’ encompasses the whole media company.
Two very new employees were added to the staff, Eric Backstrom has been hired as the Marketing Manager and Autumn Rasmussen has joined the RewardsRunner™ division as a Strategic Marketing Coordinator. "We are very excited about the experience and professionalism that these two individuals possess," stated Namken. "We will be putting their intelligence to good use."
Namken continued with announcements by stating "The newest product we will be marketing will be our own prepaid card…The RewardsRunner Prepaid Card." He stated, "Our financial experience and marketing expertise makes this a perfect match and we look forward to great success with this product."
"In January 2010 Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will celebrate 10 years in business," declared Namken. "As one of the longest running Online Marketing Company’s, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has made great strides in this field and with the help of great employees and business partners we are excited about the challenges and opportunities that are ahead for the next 10 years."
The evening continued with good food, good drinks and good conversation.
CreditSoup, Inc. Announces Name Change and Launches New Divisions
August 26, 2009
Our mission at CreditSoup, Inc. is to achieve and maintain a position of unparalleled excellence within the online marketing industry. In order to more accurately reflect our company's broad initiatives in online marketing, we are changing our corporate name to Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
Along with a new name, we have added the new divisions of The RewardsRunner Network™ and Infusion Strategies. The RewardsRunner Network™ has been in research and development for some time and is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2009. The RewardsRunner Network™ will reward customers for every purchase made online through RewardsRunner.com™ or a RewardsRunner Network™ branded site. This online shopping solution connects and builds relationships with customers while creating new revenue sources for its partners.
Infusion Strategies will formally organize the lead generation, data management, and customer acquisition efforts that have been operating under the CommissionSoup umbrella. The addition of key personnel, enhanced technologies, and additional marketing strategies has led these services to experience substantial growth. The new division will allow these opportunities to be available to other partners to provide strategic direction and comprehensive solutions to their marketing efforts.
Camelyn Sims will continue as the General Operations Manager of all the divisions under the Bulldog Media Group umbrella. Long time employee Scott Delzer will head up the Infusion Strategies division. Lisa Robson will lead the direction of CommissionSoup, our successful affiliate marketing division. The RewardsRunner Network™ will be under the supervision of Mike Waldner, who joined the company in 2008 to develop and manage this division.
As research began for a new corporate name, CreditSoup, Inc. looked to its company values and roots for insight. Being a family-oriented company that believes in a solid education and a solid community presence, the name was inspired by the bulldog mascot of the Madison Central School District and ´Media Group´ encompasses the whole media company.