Affiliate Marketing Industry Shake Up – Forge Corporation Ltd. Appoints New USA Branding & Sales Director

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International performance marketing firm Forge Corporation Ltd. has appointed Jim Kukral and Wade Tonkin to executive roles in the United States as VP of Branding & Marketing and Director of Sales.

Forge Corporation, a global performance marketing management firm based in South Africa, announced today the appointment of two executives to their staff in the USA. Jim Kukral, formerly of KowaBunga! Technologies, will join Forge as the VP of Branding & Marketing. Wade Tonkin, who also comes from KowaBunga!, will join the firm as Director of Sales in the USA.

Both Kukral and Tonkin spent the previous 3-4 years working at KowaBunga! Technologies in similar roles, helping the firm grow from a small privately held company to a publicly traded firm during that time.

“With both Jim Kukral and Wade Tonkin now at Forge, we’ve put the final pieces together to dramatically shake up the global performance marketing consulting landscape,” said Jonathan Miller, CEO of Forge Corporation, Ltd. “Both Jim and Wade are regarded as top experts in our industry, and we couldn’t be happier to have them. Big things are in store for Forge in the next few months with these additions.”

As VP of Branding & Marketing, Kukral will be responsible for all internal and external communications, and will be tasked with launching a myriad of blog related programs and ventures. As Director of Sales, Tonkin will leverage his years of experience in the affiliate marketing industry to help online merchants obtain a return-on-investment from their performance marketing efforts.

About Jim Kukral

Jim Kukral knows the online marketing industry from all sides. He is the publisher of, a thought-shaping group blog focusing the billion dollar industry of online revenue generation. He has been blogging since 2001 and has participated and or created over 30 professional blogs in his career. Jim has written professionally for and, and has been featured in Revenue Today magazine and

Jim spent the last 3 years working as the Brand Manager for KowaBunga! Technologies as Brand Manager and Director of Email Marketing. He has a degree in Public Relations from The University of Akron and lives in Cleveland, OH with his wife and 2 children.

About Wade Tonkin

Wade Tonkin is an affiliate marketing pioneer, having created and launched a program for in 1999. Since that time, Wade has helped propel the industry by educating and proving the performance marketing model to thousands of merchants and affiliates. Wade is based in Seattle, WA, and lives with his wife and 2 children.

About Forge Corporation Ltd.

Founded in 2003 by Jonathan Miller, well known affiliate marketing strategist, consultant and public speaker, Forge Corporation Ltd. (headquartered in South Africa) is a leading provider of performance marketing solutions that benefit both advertisers and publishers.

Forge enables advertisers to distribute online advertising through thousands of targeted websites, newsletters and other online publishers. These relationships are driven by two patented technology ad networks: OfferForge South Africa and OfferForge USA. OfferForge advertisers pay only for performance, which could be measured in sales, leads, visitors, impressions, subscribers or even new unique customers.

The ForgeConsult consulting division specializes in developing and executing affiliate marketing strategies to assist advertisers in reaching consumers more effectively such as affiliate recruitment and affiliate program management.


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