Revised CreditSoup.com Launched
Madison, SD - April 27, 2017
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
Madison, SD - November 10, 2016
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
Madison, SD - September 6, 2016
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.”
Supporting the Community One Cause at a Time
Madison, SD - December 3, 2015
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
Madison, SD - August 27, 2015
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.
Annual Employee Golf Outing a Success
Madison, SD - May 16, 2014
The annual employee golf outing for Bulldog Media Group, Inc. was held at the Madison Country Club on Friday, May 16th. Employees and their spouses participated in the late afternoon scramble and dinner that followed.
The mixed teams enjoyed the beautiful afternoon on the course followed by dinner at the clubhouse and the awarding of various prizes for longest drives, longest putt, and more.
13 Highlights of 2013
Madison, SD - December 31, 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
Madison, SD - December 20, 2013
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. Open House & Ribbon Cutting
Madison, SD - November 12, 2013
An open house and ribbon cutting will be held at Bulldog Media Group, Inc. in Madison, SD on Wednesday, November 13th. As they approach their 14th year in business, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has recently renovated their corporate offices after purchasing the building this Summer.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host an Open House from 3:30 to 5:00pm at their corporate offices at 114 North Egan Avenue in Madison, SD. A ribbon cutting will be held at 5:15pm with the local Chamber of Commerce.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. continues to be a leader in online marketing providing performance-based solutions thru their affiliate network, CommissionSoup. Additional marketing opportunities are provided for lead generation and data management with their Infusion Strategies division, while their RewardsRunner division provides direct to consumer marketing opportunities with it's cashback shopping site.
One Week Until Ad:Tech New York
New York, NY - October 30, 2013
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, MO - October 22, 2013
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.
Advantage South Dakota Group Hears from Bulldog Media Group
Madison, SD - October 9, 2013
Employment recruiters on a two-day tour of East River communities heard from local Madison businesses about their personnel needs and what they could offer employees. The participants met with management from organizations that included Madison Community Hospital, Manitou-Gehl, Dakota State University, FirstLine Funding Group and Bulldog Media Group at the headquarters of East River Electric Power Cooperative.
Julie Gross, executive director of the Lake Area Improvement Corporation, helped organize the Madison stop for a job opportunities showcase sponsored by Advantage South Dakota. The Advantage South Dakota group held the Tuesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 2nd bus tour to demonstrate the economic and employment opportunities available in the James River Valley.
Tammy Miller, CEO at Madison Community Hospital, described the local hospital as a small, 25-bed facility which is independent from larger South Dakota health-care organizations. Miller stated the hospital, which is currently constructing a new facility on the south side of Madison, presently employs about 200 individuals and every staff member, from housekeepers to doctors, perform important duties.
Miller told the recruiters that the health-care industry across the nation faced looming shortages of medical personnel.
Dr. David Borofsky, DSU president, told the recruiters that "...there is a lot happening at DSU at this time." Borofsky said that the university planned to purchase the current hospital property located on the north side of the campus. Borofsky stated there were a number of staff positions currently open at DSU.
Kim Kringen from FirstLine Funding Group in Madison said the commercial finance company has continued to grow since it was created in 2009 as a division of First Bank & Trust, and was presently looking to expand its operations into the North Dakota oil fields. According to Kringen, FirstLine Funding Group employs staff ranging in age from college students to seniors and provides flexible working hours. The business' current personnel needs include a receptionist, personnel in document management and collections, as well as Spanish-speaking employees.
Dustin Williams, plant manager of Manitou-Gehl, said the Madison manufacturing plant currently employs 275 individuals for a company that sells about half of its products domestically and exports the other half to customers around the world. Williams told the group that Gehl was seeking a purchasing agent and was also employing workers in shop positions, such as assemblers, welders and laser cutters.
Camelyn Sims of Bulldog Media Group said the online marketing company started over 13 years ago with one website but currently operates multiple websites, and partners with companies across the US, as well as abroad. Sims stated that Bulldog Media Group was currently seeking individuals with skills in web and software development. According to Sims, over a third of their employees have worked at Bulldog Media Group for 10+ years.
Other communities that the Sioux Falls recruiters were scheduled to visit included DeSmet, Milbank, Webster, Aberdeen, Redfield, Huron, Mitchell, Chamberlain, Freeman and Yankton.
On the Road Again...
Madison, SD - September 16, 2013
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.
Businesses Expand Downtown
Madison, SD - June 25, 2013
A couple of businesses in downtown Madison are preparing to expand... downtown.
The former Montgomery’s Furniture and Radio Shack building on North Egan Avenue in downtown Madison has been purchased by Power Promotions and Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has occupied the upper level of the building for almost 11 years and looks forward to remaining downtown.
Power Promotions is currently located across the street and will be able to maintain a downtown presence while expanding their business. The additional space will allow them to expand both their inventory and services. Power Promotions is owned by Scott and Deanna Backus and is planning to move into their new location in September.
Some renovations are planned for both levels of the building with a grand opening for both businesses in the Fall.
Assistance for the purchase of the building comes from an economic development loan from the Lake Area Improvement Corporation. The funds used to assist both businesses are from the USDA.
The arrangement is good for both businesses, as well as the Madison Downtown and Beyond taskforce whose mission is to enhance the vitality of the Madison area through retail opportunities and downtown economic development.
Employees Go Back to School
Madison, SD - June 13, 2013
Volunteers from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. spent time on Friday, June 7th moving books and arranging the new library at Madison High School.
Madison High School began a major renovation project in 2012 that included the addition of a new library, which replaced the previous high school, as well as middle school library. Moving and arranging the libraries was a large undertaking, so when Bulldog Media Group, Inc. employees contacted the school district in March to see how they could help, assisting with the library move seemed like a great opportunity.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employees Donate to Renovation
Madison, SD - June 6, 2013
Renovations have been underway at the baseball diamond at Baughman-Belatti Park in Madison, SD for just over a year. To assist in the funding of the project, employees from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. donated $500 from their Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Employee Fund. That donation was then matched by Bulldog Media Group, Inc. for a total contribution of $1000 towards the renovation.
The renovation plan consists of three phases including new dugouts, lighting, a scoreboard, equipment storage shed, and mowing equipment; as well as a concession stand and restrooms, a sprinkler system, and outfield fence readjustment. The first phase of the renovation is complete and employees from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. recently visited the updated facility to check out the improvements.
Bulldog Media Group Attends LeadsCon
Las Vegas, NV - March 11, 2013
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
Madison, SD - February 27, 2013
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.
Bulldog Media Group Recognizes Employee's 10th Year
Madison, SD - January 31, 2013
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host a company reception to recognize Lucas Muller today for his 10th anniversary with the company. Muller, the Senior Graphic Designer in the company, has spent his career creating and designing graphics, looks, logos, and images not only for the business, but also for community and charitable organizations.
Muller was also recognized at the beginning of the month during a company outing.
Bulldog Media Group Hosts Employee Gathering and Recognition
Sioux Falls, SD - January 7, 2013
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.
Tis the Season
November 30, 2012
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RewardsRunner attends Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition
Chicago, IL - June 5, 2012
RewardsRunner will be joining the more than 7500 expected at this year's Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. With 175 speakers and 570 exhibitors, the conference will be covering topics including social media, mobile commerce, e-marketing, web merchandising, improving back-end operations, boosting conversions and profitability, and more.
The event is being held a the McCormick Place West from June 5-8.
Destination: AdTech New York
New York, NY - October 12, 2011
New York City is the destination for representatives from Bulldog Media Group, Inc. who will be attending the Ad:Tech conference from November 8th thru 10th, 2011.
For the past 7 years, Bulldog Media Group, Inc. 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.
Representatives from each division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be attending including Lisa Robson and Katherine Gunderson for CommissionSoup; Scott Delzer and Kristin Sanford for Infusion Strategies; and Darin Namken and Todd Knodel for The RewardsRunner Network and Bulldog Media Group, Inc.
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.
Recent Updates on RewardsRunner.com
August 4, 2011
RewardsRunner.com recently completed an extensive set of updates on their website. The updates, which were published last week, were the first of many in the works. This first phase focused on enhancing the users’ experience and highlighting merchants and their offers, while increasing the speed of the site.
A major part of the build centered on improving the member’s experience. When a user registers to become a member, their registered home page now has the same look and feel as when they first experienced the site. The registration process was also shortened to a one page process, making it more efficient for the users.
For the merchants, we added a couple new tabs to our members’ registered home page. So in addition to being able to feature and highlight merchants in the “Most Popular” tab, we added a “Recent Offers” tab, which features the most recently added offers and updates every time a new offer is added. A “New Store” tab was also added to highlight new RewardsRunner.com merchants.
The offer pages were also reformatted to create a better experience for the user and a better call-to-action for the merchants.
The many layout, backend, and design changes have enhanced the efficiency, experience, and overall look of the site. RewardsRunner.com will continue this rebuild process throughout 2011 with more changes to come to continue enhancing the overall experience for the user and the merchant.
Darin Namken to be Keynote Speaker
San Francisco, CA - March 18, 2011
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
San Francisco, CA - March 11, 2011
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™.
RewardsRunner.com™ Announces the Christmas Shopping Spree Winner…Pam Carney
Madison, SD - February 17, 2011
A Smithfield, VA resident received a generous $1000 cash giveaway. On December 9, 2010, Pam Carney was notified that she was the winner of the RewardsRunner.com Black Friday shopping spree giveaway of $1000 CASH.
Upon her notification Carney stated, “I was very shocked to receive the winning black friday sweepstakes check! I didn’t join to enter the sweepstakes, it was due to RewardsRunner.com™ offering me 12% cash back on Kohl’s orders”.
RewardsRunner.com™ is a cash back shopping site that rewards its members every time they shop. Sign up, Shop, Earn, it’s that simple. Shop thousands of sales, discounts and deals at hundreds of the best stores and earn cash back on purchases.
Carney added, “I want to thank RewardsRunner so much! It made my Christmas very nice!”
The RewardsRunner Network is a division of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. which provides 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 The RewardsRunner Network™ division.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. gears up for the Ad:Tech San Francisco Show
San Francisco, CA - January 19, 2011
Ad:Tech is an interactive advertising and technology conference that will be held on April 11 – 13, 2011 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. This conference offers attendees a highly efficient “one-stop” opportunity to reach out and touch every type of technology employed in digital marketing today.
For the past 6 years Bulldog Media Group, Inc. has had a presence at this tremendous conference. “Each year we look forward to meeting and catching up with current vendors, colleagues and friends while exploring more opportunities to expand and grow with new partnerships” states Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group. Representatives from each division will be on site to assist anyone looking to work with Infusion Strategies, CommissionSoup and RewardsRunner.com.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be exhibiting at booth #2412 on Tuesday, April 12th from 10am – 6pm and Wednesday, April 13th from 10am to 4pm.
Bulldog Media Group earns Heartland Hiring Incentive
Madison, SD - January 13, 2011
Bulldog Media Group of Madison received a $2,900 hiring incentive from Heartland Consumers Power District.
Madison Mayor Gene Hexom gathered with representatives from Heartland and the Lake Area Improvement Corporation in December to present the incentive.
"It is great to be in growth mode. We are optimistic about 2011 and anticipate even more positions being added to Bulldog Media Group," said Bulldog Media Group President Darin Namken. "The commitment of Heartland to the community and local companies with this program is a true testament of their forward thinking and investment in the future."
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. was established in 2000 as CreditSoup, Inc. The company has expanded to include three divisions specializing in different online marketing channels. In 2001, the performance-based affiliate network CommissionSoup was launched; and in 2009, Infusion Strategies officially took over the data management, lead generation and customer acquisition efforts.
A new division, The RewardsRunner Network, an online shopping solution that rewards customers for every purchase made at RewardsRunner.com, was established in 2009. Heartland awarded a HELP loan to Bulldog Media Group for $93,750 to facilitate this expansion, including the purchase of necessary software and equipment.
Bulldog Media Group's growth in the Infusion Strategies and RewardsRunner divisions has led to the addition of eight new full-time positions since the end of 2008. Five of these new employees qualified the company for a Heartland incentive.
"Their growth says a great deal about the management and employees of a company that promotes and markets credit cards in today's regulatory climate," said Russell Olson, Heartland's manager of community and economic development. "Madison is fortunate to have Bulldog Media Group as a resident business, and Heartland is happy to reward their expansion efforts."
Heartland Consumers Power District is a non-profit, public power utility located in Madison.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. Hosts 8th Annual Holiday Social
Madison, SD - November 23, 2010
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will host the 8th annual Holiday Social on December 2, 2010 at the corporate office in Madison, SD. The Holiday Social allows for business partners and community members to learn about the field of online marketing and the services that Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides as well as to get acquainted with the current staff.
Darin Namken, President of Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will introduce several new 2010 additions to the staff as well as announce visions of growth for 2011 and beyond.
Kristin Sanford joined the Infusion Strategies team as the new Strategic Sales Associate. With 4 years of sales and marketing experience, Sanford will be using her enthusiasm and experience to distinguish her client’s needs and develop strategic marketing opportunities. As Strategic Sales Associate of Infusion Strategies, Sanford will analyze our current partnerships to develop ways to expand our affiliations while cultivating new alliances within the industry.
Charlie Moore joined the Bulldog Media Group, Inc family as Marketing Manager. With over 15 years of sales, marketing, and customer relations experience, Moore will be responsible for the overall marketing, public awareness, and perception of Bulldog Media Group, Inc and each of its divisions.
Two new web application developers were added to provide additional technical support and development for The RewardsRunner Network, Dan Buresh and Steve Wolterstorff. Buresh and Wolterstorff bring additionally advanced experience, education and knowledge to the company and the RewardsRunner division that will greatly impact future development.
Along with new staff members, will be the acknowledgement of longevity awards.
Scott Delzer, Infusion Strategies Division Development Director, has recently celebrated 10 years with Bulldog Media Group. Since joining Bulldog Media Group, Inc. he has served in a number of roles including e-Business Product Manger, e-Marketing Account Executive, and CommissionSoup Manager. Delzer has been with this company during all the changes, growth, and diversification and has always brought forth ideas for change and an attitude that ‘change is good’. “The growth and success of our company is largely dependent on having strong and capable staff members such as Delzer”, stated Namken. “We are thankful for the years of service he has with, and continues to give, Bulldog Media Group.”
Also celebrating a milestone is Lisa Robson, CommissionSoup Division Development Director. Robson began as a Client Service Associate and then was promoted to Quality Control Manager in December of 2006 and then again to Division Director in March of 2008. “Her promotions are a tribute to her work ethic and contributions to this company”, stated Camelyn Sims, Operations Manager. “Robson’s willingness to go the extra mile to make her department successful is truly amazing”.
About Bulldog Media Group, Inc:
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides a wide range of online marketing services to help marketers reach targeted consumers and better monetize their online audience. We specialize in online marketing through a variety of platforms including lead generation, data management, email marketing, an affiliate network, and display advertising to provide flexible and complete solutions with exceptional campaign performance.
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. to exhibit at Ad Tech
New York, NY - October 6, 2010
Bulldog Media Group, Inc. will be attending the Ad:Tech New York conference and exhibition taking place November 3rd and 4th, 2010, at the New York City Javits Center.
Bulldog Media Group will be present at booth #1638 Wednesday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, November 4th 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'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 Rewards Runner Network™.
2010-2011 Scholarship Winner Announced
July 27, 2010
In 2002 Bulldog Media Group, Inc. established a scholarship fund to be awarded annually to new High School graduates planning to attend Dakota State University. The $1,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors from schools of which employees at Bulldog Media Group are alumni.
This year we have awarded our eighth annual scholarship to Kelsey Warns of Madison, SD.
Kelsey is planning to attend Dakota State University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading and/or Math. While attending Madison High School Kelsey was active in many activities and honored by many organizations for her involvement and leadership characteristics. Congratulations, Kelsey!
In August 2009, CreditSoup, Inc. changed its corporate name to Bulldog Media Group, Inc. when new divisions, Infusion Strategies and The RewardsRunner Network, were launched. Bulldog Media Group, Inc. provides 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 The RewardsRunner Network™ division.
RewardsRunner™ is Growing by Leaps and Bounds
Madison, SD - May 3, 2010
The RewardsRunner Network™ has recently added more staff to its division. Zach VanWyk joined The RewardsRunner Network™ as a Technology Assistant and Justin Saufley came on board as an Account Representative. As recent college grads, they are anxious to be part of this exciting new adventure and look forward to growing professionally with RewardsRunner.com.
“Bringing on these two men have added a sense of enthusiasm to our division”, stated Mike Waldner, Division Development Director. “At this rate we will outgrow our current facility very soon, which is a good thing. Growth is what we expected when we started this division and we are proving ourselves to be right once again.”
RewardsRunner.com is a cash back shopping site that can assist in jump-starting your online strategy. We focus on building relationships to understand your goals and help you achieve success with our unique marketing strategies.
RewardsRunner™ Commercial Takes a Gold ADDY® Award
Sioux Falls, SD - March 6, 2010
The RewardsRunner™ commercial produced by Fresh Produce won an ADDY® from the South Dakota Advertising Federation at the 44th Annual ADDY Awards.
Fresh Produce took home a gold award in the Audio/Visual Sales Presentation category for creating the RewardsRunner™ presentation. The Annual South Dakota ADDY® Awards Competition is the first of a three-tiered national competition conducted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The ADDY® Awards Competition is the industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
Advertisers from across the state gathered on March 6, 2010 at the Historic Orpheum Theater, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to celebrate and honor the best creative work in South Dakota.
“We are very proud of the RewardsRunner™ presentation and the creativity of the Fresh Produce team” said Mike Waldner, Division Development Director of The RewardsRunner Network™. “Fresh Produce exceeded our expectations and produced a quality product that has served RewardsRunner™ well.”
RewardsRunner.com™ is a cash back online shopping site which connects customers to our merchants' products, services, and valuable online information. Merchants use The RewardsRunner Network™ to get more traffic to their online sites and build brand awareness for themselves and their products. The RewardsRunner Network™ is a perfect partner to help merchants locate new revenue sources and to create loyalty among their current customer base. Our cash back rewards make us an attractive primary channel for our members who enjoy getting cash back for shopping at their favorite stores. With our extensive product listings and ability to cross market within other Bulldog Media Group, Inc. divisions, our partners benefit from targeted multi-channel marketing opportunities.