December 31, 2009

Update: More states considering advertising tax

Author : Tom Rathbone

Several states are considering an advertising tax that would have devastating effects on the affiliate marketing industry, including Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota and Tennessee.

Although each state is drafting its own language and terms, this legislation all has one common thread in their attempt to define their resident affiliates as having a sales presence or “nexus” for out of state merchants in order to collect sales tax for purchases made within that state.

The Performance Marketing Association is leading our industry’s efforts to address, challenge and stop this legislation on a state-by-state basis. For more information about the advertising tax, what it might mean for your business and how you can join the fight against it, visit the PMA site at

Meet our newest team member – Nicole Mueller

Author : Tom Rathbone

Nicole Mueller is an Affiliate Account Director at PartnerCentric, where she uses her vast knowledge of internet marketing, her analytical skills and her deep relationships within the affiliate industryto grow and optimize the affiliate channel for several PartnerCentric clients. She specializes in managing internet marketing campaigns for strategic partners with challenging growth initiatives and financial targets.

Nicole began her internet marketing career in 2004 when she joined Performics as a Program Manager managing affiliate, paid search, natural search and comparison shopping programs for large retailers such as Cabela’s, all nine divisions of RedCatsUSA and Crate & Barrel. Following Performics, she joined Experian as an Internet Marketing Specialist in their corporate communications group where she supported all seven business units at Experian, including

For the past three years, Nicole has been an Affiliate Marketing Manager at Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) where her primary responsibility was to manage the affiliate program. During her time at SHC, she was also involved with the affiliate and search programs for both and

Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and holds a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University.

Born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Nicole still resides there with her husband, Jay, and her new baby girl, Katie. She also has an 11-year-old Bengal cat named Rodman. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, taking long walks with her family, yoga, cooking and swimming.

December 30, 2009 Launches Commission Junction Pay-Per-Call Program

Author : Tom Rathbone is happy to announce the launch of it’s Commission Junction Pay-Per-Call program!  Not only can you promote online, but now you can promote them offline too with the use of Ring Revenue Tracking, Commission Junction and 800 numbers.

To participate in the pay-per-call program, you will need to sign up for a pay-per-call publisher account on the pay-per-call platform.  To do so, just visit and fill out the appropriate information.  January is a great time to start promoting remodeling for housing, so sign up and get started fast!  If you need help with anything at all, don’t hesitate to contact Dan Fink

December 17, 2009

Puritan’s Pride offers coupon deals for new year

Author : Tom Rathbone


Puritan’s Pride has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing high quality vitamins. As a Puritan’s Pride affiliate, you may earn up to 12% commission with our tiered commission structure.

Puritan’s Pride is now offering several coupons for your customers in the new year. If you’re not already an affiliate for Puritan’s Pride, register today to join the affiliate program.

Free Shipping on orders $75 or more at Puritan’s Pride
Coupon Code: TAPFS75
Start Date: Dec. 30, 2009
End Date: Jan. 3, 2010

$10 off $100 or more at Puritan’s Pride
Coupon Code: TAPNY10
Start Date: Jan. 4, 2010

$15 off $150 or more at Puritan’s Pride
Coupon Code: TAPNY15
Start Date: Jan. 4, 2010
End Date: Jan. 10, 2010

20% off Plus Free Shipping over $75 at Vitamin World

Author : Tom Rathbone

20% off Vitamin World Brand Items
Save an additional 20% on Vitamin World Brand Items, including Precision Engineered, Herbal Authority, and American Health. No Code Needed. Some exclusions apply. See site for details. Valid 12.17.09 to 12.20.09

Free Shipping over $75
Free Shipping over $75 at Vitamin World! No Expiration

Please log into your Linkshare account to grab the text links for the promotions.


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eBay Partner Network Is Finalist for Pinnacle Awards

Author : Tom Rathbone

The eBay Partner Network was named today as a finalist in the Exceptional Merchant category for the fourth annual Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards. The Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards honor leaders in affiliate marketing for innovation, vision and influence. This year’s Pinnacle Awards will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at Affiliate Summit West 2010 in Las Vegas.

eBay Partner Network was nominated for Exceptional Merchant along with and PartnerCentric supports the eBay Partner Network with a three-member team that is devoted to providing affiliate outreach, service and support to the eBay Partner Network.

The eBay Partner Network is one of the largest and most lucrative affiliate programs in world. Offering one of the most robust tool sets including cuts RSS feeds, a comprehensive API and detailed reporting, it’s no wonder ePN has almost 100,000 affiliates

December 16, 2009

New Year’s Resolution: To Promote More Programs!

Author : Tom Rathbone

If you’re an affiliate, your New Year’s Resolution likely involves your online business and getting more customers, traffic and sales through your affiliate marketing efforts. We at PartnerCentric have a suggestion.Check out our full list of affiliate programs to see if any of the brands we manage are a good fit for you and your customers.

We manage some of the top performing affiliate programs for some of the biggest brands in the industry, and our team of affiliate program managers are ready to help you succeed through superior support and service.

Check out our list of programs, and if you would like an affiliate program manager to contact you directly to answer questions before you sign up as an affiliate, fill out our contact form and indicate which programs you are interested in joining as an affiliate.

It’s time to make the most of your affiliate marketing efforts so that 2010 will be your best year yet.

December 11, 2009

PartnerCentric has a winner for the $100 Visa Card drawing at Affiliate Convention

Author : Tom Rathbone

Congratulations to Pete Sokoloff, “The Bossman” at, who has won a $100 VISA Gift Card for entering our New Affiliate Contest at Affiliate Convention last week in Los Angeles . Thanks to every affiliate who entered the contest. We met so many great publishers at the convention and we look forward to working with you.

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December 10, 2009

VivaSwag owner wins our New Affiliate Contest

Author : Tom Rathbone

Congratulations to Pete Sokoloff, “bossman” at, who has won a $100 VISA Gift Card for entering our New Affiliate Contest at Affiliate Convention last week in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles based Viva Swag promotes products that have been pre-screened by Viva Swag personal shoppers. Viva Swag searches for the hottest trends and the biggest brand names with the best products and prices available and promote them on

“We developed Viva Swag as an entertaining medium which saves the shopper time, money and frustration,” states the website. “Ours is a “best of the best” concept. You can have confidence that when you see a product on our pages and click through to buy it, all the homework you would do has been done.”

PartnerCentric sponsored the New Affiliate Contest while exhibiting at Affiliate Convention, and PartnerCentric representatives met scores of great affiliates who were looking for top performing affiliate programs to promote. For a full list of the affiliate programs managed by PartnerCentric, and to join the programs as an affiliate, visit