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Revised CreditSoup.com Launched

Bulldog Media Group is excited to announce the launch of the new CreditSoup. Our team has been working tirelessly to revamp usability and features of the old website and we are quite proud of the results.

The new website will make it even easier for consumers to gain access to a full range of financial programs for all credit scores. CreditSoup also has a variety of improved features such as a Free Credit Score, Credit Card Match, and Loan Match all designed to help the consumer find the offer that best matches them and their needs.

We continue to enhance and evolve our CreditSoup's information, tools, and programs using the knowledge and expertise we have gained over the last 18 years, in addition to feedback, best practices, and current industry developments, to enable customers to make more informed financial decisions. To see what all the buzz is about for yourself, check out www.CreditSoup.com.

Employees Make Contributions throughout the Community

The experience, talent and dedication of the Bulldog Media Group staff is not only appreciated within the office walls, but throughout the community as well.

Employees are active, engaged, and often found volunteering in the community on various civic boards, with the fire department, at the ball fields, in their churches, and in the schools. They are quick to lend a hand and to see a need. So in November, when they met to discuss different community needs, they decided to donate almost $2300 to different causes throughout the community.

One of the causes receiving support is the local Domestic Violence Network, which is currently raising funds for a new shelter. Additional funds were donated to local kids in need as well as a group of students who will be participating in the Global Leadership Summer - Future in Food program.

Also, in November, a new sign welcoming visitors into town was installed that was created, designed and paid for by the employees of Bulldog Media Group. Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rosie Jamison, spoke to the employees as they posed for a picture with the sign, “This is a tribute to what you do every day. It shows you think that this community is worth something, and you did something about it.”

Robert Langdon Joins Bulldog Media Group

Bulldog Media Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Langdon to our team!

As the previous President and Co-Founder of Nationwide Card Services, Inc., Robert brings with him more than 10 years of experience in the affiliate marketing industry within the credit vertical. Robert served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Card Services since he co-founded it 2001. Then in 2007, Robert became the VP General Manager of Bankrate’s Memphis, Tennessee operations after Bankrate, Inc. purchased Nationwide Card Services.

Robert joins Bulldog Media Group, Inc. as a Client Development Manager working with new opportunities and client relationships as Bulldog Media Group continues to grow and expand as they approach their 17th year in the performance marketing industry.

Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group, stated “We are excited to have Robert joining our team. To have someone with his expertise & track record in this industry really adds to providing quality service to our clients.”

Affiliate Summit East

Bulldog Media Group, Inc. and its CommissionSoup division are looking forward to attending Affiliate Summit East at the Marriott Marquis in New York from July 31st to August 2nd. CommissionSoup will be hosting Meet Market table #907 from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, July 31st and meeting with clients and partners on Monday and Tuesday at their Meeting Room.

During their 16 years in the industry, Bulldog Media Group has seen steady growth with their CommissionSoup affiliate network as they've provided trusted and experienced marketing solutions to many financial partners. This year's growth has been fueled by those developed partnerships, as well as the recent re-launch of their CreditSoup.com site and additional product offerings.

CreditSoup.com has evolved over the years and recently went thru a major design update, as well as the addition of new features and functionality. New sections were added to CreditSoup.com to benefit consumers by providing them with their free credit score and information about their score, as well as a credit card matching section that can assist consumers in finding them the right credit card options.

In addition to the free services and added benefits these features provide for consumers, these updates allow programs to have better placement with targeted consumers. As the marketing efforts for CreditSoup.com take off, more consumers will find they have more information available to them to make informed choices and merchants will have engaged and targeted visitors to their programs.

Supporting the Community One Cause at a Time

Employees have supported the community throughout the year with their individual volunteer work, as well as collaboratively through donated funds toward Miracle Treat Day, labor and funds for the ECCO project, and funds for the proposed new animal shelter.

Police Chief Justin Meyer and Madison’s animal control officer Russ Klosterman recently visited with the employees of Bulldog Media Group about the proposed new animal shelter.

In addition to discussing the current condition of the 40-50 year old shelter, employees learned about the volume of animal-related calls the city receives annually, the proposed location and plan details for the new shelter, and about a donation of up to $25,000 in matching funds currently available.

Employees presented Chief Meyer with a $500 donation towards the project that will be counted towards the current matching campaign.

A Busy August with Travels and Supporting our Community

The month of August has been filled with travels and conferences, as well as supporting our community as schools get back in session. Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has had employees travelling throughout the month of August to visit a number of our partners as well as connect with some at conferences.

The Affiliate Summit East 2015 was held on August 2nd thru the 4th at the NY Marriott Marquis in New York City and representatives from the CommissionSoup division were there to host a Meet Market table and then meet with partners throughout the conference. LeadsCon NY quickly followed at the NY Hilton on August 25th and 26th and our crew has just returned from that trip.

Our 15th year in business has been marked with many great celebrations and our continued support of our community. Some of the events we've participated in have been our annual company golf outing, providing financial support and manual labor for the landscaping of a local ECCO home, participating in supporting the Children's Miracle Network thru Miracle Treat Day, supporting our local Dakota State University athletics thru the DSU Steak Out, and participating in the Drive for Your School event.

Things don't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

A Busy Start to 2015 with New Opportunities and Travel

The start of our 15th year in online marketing has been a busy one for Bulldog Media Group and our divisions with many new opportunities, as well as travels to various marketing conferences.

In January, CommissionSoup attended Affiliate Summit West at the Paris in Las Vegas where they hosted a table in the Meet Market. The conference provided a great opportunity to visit with others in the industry about exciting opportunities for the new year, as well as meet with many of our partners.

Representatives from the Infusion Strategies division will be attending the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) in San Jose, CA on March 3rd through the 5th. SMX is entirely devoted to search marketing, one of the biggest areas of digital marketing.

Also in March, Bulldog Media Group will be attending LeadsCon Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel and Casino on March 3rd and 4th. The performance marketing conference showcases many of those in the vertical media and direct-response marketing industry.

Contact us today to learn more about some great opportunities for 2015 or to setup a time to meet with us at the conferences.

One city. Two shows. Five days.

From August 10th to August 14th, CommissionSoup team members will be in New York City for the Affiliate Summit East conference and LeadsCon NY.

On Sunday, August 10th, CommissionSoup will be hosting Meet Market Table #13 from 12:00pm 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 and Thursday, August 14th as the LeadsCon NY conference begins also 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!

Employees Support Great Causes and Enjoy Annual Outing

The month of May is a busy time of year for many and it’s no exception for the employees of CommissionSoup.

Employees recently attended a meeting for the Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employee Community Fund and have chosen to participate in some great causes to benefit their local community. One of the causes receiving support from the employees is the Locate Madison Schools project, which was initiated by Leadership Madison participants Lisa Robson, CommissionSoup’s Division Development Director, as well as Paul Lambert, Darin Spilde, Amanda Palli, and Ann Pierson. A $1000 donation will be made in support of this project with plans to place signage in and around the city to assist visitors with locating the various schools throughout town.

Employees also volunteered for some community service work to provide labor to stain the new Warming House and Picnic Shelter that is located at Memorial Park. This building was constructed in 2013 due to the efforts of another Leadership Madison group which consisted of CommissionSoup Senior Account Representative Katherine Gunderson, as well as Kristine Whitethorn, Ray Johnson, and Carrie Callies. Employees are currently working with the city to schedule completion of this effort.

CommissionSoup employees also recently participated in the Bulldog Media Group, Inc. annual golf outing for employees and their spouses. The mixed teams enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at the Madison Country Club golf course, which was followed by dinner at the clubhouse and the awarding of various prizes.

CommissionSoup at Affiliate Summit West 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

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

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

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.

One Week Until Ad:Tech New York

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.

CommissionSoup Attends FinCon '13

St. Louis, Missouri was the location of FinCon 2013 and CommissionSoup representatives were there meeting partners, attending sessions and events, and exhibiting.

FinCon is a four day conference designed to bring together the best of the financial blogging community for networking and learning. Returning for her second year at the event, representative Katherine Gunderson stated "FinCon13 was great! We connected with long-time partners, reconnected with people from FinCon 12, and met some amazing new people this year. I am still in awe of this conference and the tight-knit community that it represents."

The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on October 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th.

On the Road Again...

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.

Bulldog Media Group Attends LeadsCon

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

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.

CommissionSoup Receives Top Ten Ranking

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.

http://affiliate-marketing-services-review.toptenreviews.com

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.

APIs from CommissionSoup

CommissionSoup has two APIs available to make affiliate marketing easier for you.

Reports API: You can access your reports through the CommissionSoup Reports API. Reports can be pulled in several different formats including HTML, comma, tab, and pipe delimited text.

Offers API: You can access the information needed to display offers on your website through our CommissionSoup Offers API. Access all of your offers by pulling them in multiple formats. You can pull offers in XML format and develop your own markup and style, or you can pull offers in HTML format and choose from several of our available layouts. Also, if you prefer, the Offers API can be implemented on your website via JavaScript or iframe.

To start using either the Offers API or Reports API, contact your account representative or CommissionSoup Customer Service.

Bulldog Media Group Hosts Employee Gathering and Recognition

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

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

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.

CommissionSoup, Affiliate Summit, and Texas!

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.

CommissionSoup in Vegas for Affiliate Summit

CommissionSoup representatives Lisa Robson, Katherine Gunderson, and Scott Delzer will be heading to Las Vegas for the Affiliate Summit West 2012. On Sunday, January 8th they will be hosting Meet Market table #4 in the Forum Ballroom at Caesar's Palace from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

They will also be available at the conference on Monday, January 9th and Tuesday, January 10th. Contact your representative today to schedule a time to catch up and explore new opportunities for 2012.

CommissionSoup heads to AdTech NY

New York City is the destination for representatives from CommissionSoup who will be attending the Ad:Tech conference from November 8th thru 10th, 2011.

For the past 7 years, CommissionSoup 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.

Division Development Director for CommissionSoup, Lisa Robson, as well as Katherine Gunderson and Kristin Sanford will be meeting with prospective and current partners during the event and are looking forward to the show.

CommissionSoup's parent company, Bulldog Media Group, Inc., as well as its other divisions will also be represented. Scott Delzer, Division Development Director of Infusion Strategies; and founders Darin Namken and Todd Knodel for The RewardsRunner Network and Bulldog Media Group, Inc. are also planning to attend.

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

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

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

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™.

Bulldog Media Group at Affiliate Summit

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.

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