Merion Station, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 2006
It was announced today that NetFree Direct, LLC has received thousands of consumer visits during the company’s first two weeks of operation for its new rewards site NetFreeCity.com. The site allows consumers to obtain popular gift cards, PlayStation and other game consoles, digital cameras, flat screen TV’s, desk top PC’s, laptop’s and mobile phones such as the RAZR and other electronics free of charge by opting into the company’s Web site.
In 1999, as many of the dot-coms crashed, a new form of consumer marketing was taking hold on the Internet. Web marketers, hungry to drive sales on e-commerce sites, launched affiliate networks that represented leading advertisers such as BMG, Blockbuster, NetFlix, Discover Card and hundreds of others in what is known as "affiliate marketing."
As affiliate networks grew, they provided savvy marketers with the opportunity to earn big commissions by generating sales for advertisers through the marketing of free gift sites online.
Part of the appeal of this type of marketing lies in its simplicity: It lets anyone with a presence on the Web promote and sell goods online and get paid a commission by the advertiser for sales generated. This opportunity affords nearly limitless venues for promotion and marketing, access to an instant sales force of thousands and no out-of-pocket media costs for advertisers.
One example is NetFree Direct LLC, which owns and operates the rewards site NetFreeCity.com. Through the site, consumers obtain gifts such as $300 gas cards redeemable at gas stations nationwide, PlayStation and other game consoles, flat-screen TVs, computers, digital cameras and other popular electronics by opting into the company's Web site and completing advertisers' surveys, subscriptions and free trial offers.
“Since NetFree Direct's inception, NetFreeCity.com has delivered thousands of customers to hundreds of well-known brands,” said Charles “Chuck” Seidman, NetFree’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “NetFreeCity.com connects consumers with marketers through advertising campaigns including Web, search engine and e-mail programs, plus traditional marketing channels such as print, radio, direct mail and direct-response television marketing," says Mr. Seidman.
Mr. Seidman states that “Advertisers sponsor Net FreeCity.com by offering commissions for each sale. The company is essentially hired by advertisers to drive Web traffic to their sites. Rather than paying for advertising to persuade people to log on to clients' sites, NetFree provides special online offers and incentives, such as the free gas card and other popular rewards."
“Once an advertiser's offer is completed, NetFreeCity.com uses these commissions to pay for the gifts and ship them to its members free of charge. Typically, a variety of offers are presented. Some require a purchase, while others are free trials or subscriptions that can be canceled without obligation."
Mr. Seidman states “the company success has been so dramatic that his rewards site and company name has been almost exactly duplicated by a competitor seeking to capitalize on NetFree Direct’s success,” according to Mr. Seidman who further says, “Of course we can’t do anything about someone basically copying the site, but using the same company name will have to be dealt with in the proper venue." Mr. Seidman ends by saying, "The copying of ones efforts is the finest form of flattery."
About NetFree Direct, LLC
Founded in 2006, NetFree Direct is a leader in online customer acquisition for advertisers including BMG, Citibank, Blockbuster, Video Professor and more. NetFree Direct sends thousands of profitable customers per month to Fortune 1000 companies and other consumer brands on a pay-for-performance basis. The company utilizes a number of customer acquisition methods including exclusive website placement, email marketing, co-registration, and lead generation and many offline channels including Print, Radio, Catalog, Package Goods, Inserts and Direct Mail.
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