Freelancer.com Buys Warrior Forum for $3.2 Million

Freelancer.com, a job outsourcing marketplace, has purchased the Warrior Forum for $3.2 million, according to TechCrunch.

warrior-forumIn an announcement to forum members, founder Allen Says stated that he started the Internet marketing forum in 1997 and it has grown to over 730,000 members.

I’ve never been active over there, but I see that I joined in January 2010. I think I must have gotten a Google Alert that there was a mention of Affiliate Summit there.

When I logged in this morning, it says “You last visited: 03-23-2012 at 11:12 PM”.

Oh well, I’ve updated my avatar and signature there, in case I magically re-discover an interest in forums.

Good luck Freelancer.com and Warrior Forum.

Juicy J to Perform at Affiliate Ball During Affiliate Summit East 2014

The Affiliate Ball, the official party on the Monday of Affiliate Summit East 2014, has confirmed that Juicy J will be performing at the event.

Juicy J

Juicy J is known as one half of the group, 3-6 Mafia, and he has had tremendous success with his recent collaboration with Katy Perry on the #1 hit single, “Dark Horse”.

Other big songs that have featured Juicy J include “Bandz A Make Her Danceā€ with Lil Wayne and 2Chainz; “Bounce It” featuring Trey Songz and Wale; “Double Cup” featuring Jeezy, Ludacris and The Game; and his Oscar winning track for best original song with Three 6 Mafia, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”.

You can RSVP now at AffiliateBall.com.

The Affiliate Ball is taking place at The Copacabana, which is just a block away from the New York Marriott Marquis, where Affiliate Summit East 2014 is taking place.

Past Affiliate Ball artists have included: Busta Rhymes, Big Boi of Outkast, Nelly, Too Short, Doug E Fresh, Three 6 Mafia, Mixmaster Mike of the Beastie Boys, B Real of Cypress Hill, Ice-T and Coco, and many others.

Sponsorships and reserved tables are still available. Contact info@affiliateball.com, or call Darren at 818 825-3972.

Take Action Now on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

American law firm Davis & Gilbert and Canadian law firm Gowlings have teamed up to share important information on Canada’s “opt-in” anti-spam law that takes effect on July 1, 2014.

No Spam!It is essential for marketers to be on top of Canada’s “opt-in” anti-spam law (the CASL).

While certain provisions phase in after July 1, 2014, advertisers that use “Commercial Electronic Messages” (CEMs) should immediately take steps to comply, since they may be unaware that their existing email marketing lists may no longer be compliant with Canadian law.

The CASL is one of the more stringent anti-spam laws ever enacted, according to this new alert, and it applies to CEMs sent from or accessed in Canada.

Steps to take to be in compliance with the CASL include…

  • Confirming or re-opting-in users in Canada;
  • Methods to obtain expressed consent for receiving future CEMs;
  • Systems to remove people who withdraw consent or did not provide it originally; and
  • Methods of adjusting to new regulations as they are issued and take effect.

Read the alert on the CASL from Davis & Gilbert and Gowlings.

Billoid Invoicing Solution Launches for HasOffers Software

Web and mobile application and services startup Zendri recently launched Billoid, an invoicing solution for the HasOffers platform.

billoidBilloid was developed in conjunction with the HasOffers team and enables networks and agencies to streamline their billing process.

Billoid generates custom advertiser invoices and simplifies the process of generating and filling in tax forms or contracts with advertisers and affiliates.

The service looks like a helpful solution for networks.

More details at billoid.com/hasoffers.

Affiliate Summit East 2014 Booths are Sold Out

All Affiliate Summit East 2014 booths are now sold out. We’re compiling an Affiliate Summit East 2014 Booth Waitlist for companies interested in exhibiting.

Affiliate Summit booths are sold outAffiliate Summit East 2014 is taking place August 10-12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.

This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

Meet Market tables have been sold out for a while. However, there are a few tables in the exhibit hall still available, as well as some other sponsor opportunities.

Get on the Affiliate Summit East 2014 Booth Waitlist.