LinkConnector Launches an Affiliate Marketing Program for PhotoWorks
LinkConnector announces the launch of PhotoWorks, an Internet Retailer Top 500 Merchant, in its Affiliate Marketing Network
CARY, NC — April 10, 2008 — LinkConnector (http://www.linkconnector.com/), a leading Affiliate Marketing Network with progressive solutions for merchants and affiliates, announced today the launch of the PhotoWorks’ affiliate marketing campaign. PhotoWorks, American Greetings’ online personal photo publishing company and photography community, has teamed up with LinkConnector to offer affiliates an opportunity to ramp up their revenue stream while benefiting from many of the unique advantages of the LinkConnector Network.
“We chose LinkConnector for their advanced affiliate communications tools and the benefits they offer through their Naked Link Technology®,” said Sally Babcock, senior vice president of marketing for AG Interactive’s Digital Photography group, a division of American Greetings. “We also value the level of hands-on support the LinkConnector team provides with their Co-Managed account services. This enables us to maximize our sales and traffic through the affiliate marketing channel.”
An Internet Retailer Top 500 Web site, PhotoWorks allows users to share and store their digital photos, host personalized Web pages and Storefronts, build photo communities and use their digital images to create high-quality photo-personalized books, gifts, prints and more.
By partnering with LinkConnector, PhotoWorks now offers its affiliates the benefit of LinkConnector’s intuitive reporting (including 10 advanced reports), state of the art tracking technology and exceptional customer service. PhotoWorks pays out 15 percent of initial online sales to its affiliate partners and offers both a Naked Link Program as well as a standard, traditional Affiliate Program upon request.
The addition of PhotoWorks to LinkConnector’s merchant portfolio marks the inclusion of another Internet Retailer Top 500 Merchant, according to the 2007 edition of Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide to Retail Web Sites. While there are tens of thousands of retail web sites operating in the United States, the Top 500 e-retailers in 2006 accounted for 61 percent of all online sales.
LinkConnector is an Affiliate Marketing network, helping merchants and affiliates increase online sales. LinkConnector is redefining affiliate marketing with its ground-breaking technologies like Naked Link Technology®, Affiliate Connections™, Pending Sale functionality, and Virtual Affiliate™ tracking. Naked Link Technology gives merchants a way to boost their organic rankings while they promote their site on LinkConnector’s Network. Affiliate Connections provides affiliates with a quick and dynamic system to determine optimal promotions for their sites. LinkConnector’s Pending Sale functionality opens up pay-per-sale campaigns to any merchant who begins their sale process online. Virtual Affiliate tracking allows merchants to track, in real time, virtual affiliates such as organic search engines. Equipped with LinkConnector’s new technologies, merchants and affiliates can take their affiliate marketing efforts to new levels of success.
Affiliates join free at http://www.linkconnector.com/affiliatejoin.htm.
For a limited time, Merchant set up fees are waived. To join for free, visit http://www.linkconnector.com/merchantjoin.htm.
About AG Interactive
AG Interactive (AGI), a subsidiary of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), is a global leader in licensing and creating original self and social expression products for online, instant messaging and mobile platforms. To create its premier content, the company leverages one of the world’s largest creative studios and digital library of award-winning expressive content as well as an extensive international distribution capability. AGI attracts more than 40 million unique visitors per month in 18 countries to its popular websites AmericanGreetings.com, BlueMountain.com, Egreetings.com, PhotoWorks.com and Webshots.com, as well as through Instant Messaging or online partnerships with AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!. The company has one of the largest online subscription services with over 3.7 million paying subscribers. For more information, visit http://www.aginteractive.com.
PhotoWorks(R), Inc., an American Greetings company, is an Internet-based personal publishing company and photography community. The company’s web-based services allow PC and Mac users to share and store their digital photos, host personalized My Share Web pages, sell one-of-a-kind products through My Storefront, join photo communities, and create hardbound photo books, customized greeting cards, calendars, prints and other photography-sourced products. Formerly known as Seattle Film Works, PhotoWorks has a 30-year national heritage of helping photographers share and preserve their memories with innovative and inspiring products and services. More information on the Company is available at http://www.photoworks.com.
PhotoWorks(R) is a trademark of PhotoWorks, Inc.
To join the PhotoWorks LinkConnector affiliate program, visit: https://www.linkconnector.com/affiliateprogram.htm?mid=22243.
Jackie Lane Bates
Maloney & Fox