Posts Tagged ‘call cards’

Ad It Up. Part 2

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Right ad, right time
Jim Jorgensen is AllAdvantage’s co-founder and CEO. This former accountant has been around the startup block a few times. In 1989, Jorgensen co-founded the Discovery Zone indoor-playground chain. Within five years the company, sitting on a market valuation of $1.4 billion, was snapped up by Viacom. From there, he launched a 24/7 help-desk operation for home PC users, a company that failed miserably. (more…)

Ad It Up. Part 1

Friday, July 1st, 2011

AllAdvantage.com has 3 million users frantically recruiting friends willing to be force-fed ads in order to make money online. Just don’t call it a pyramid scheme.

Internet entrepreneurs are forever obsessing about strategies that will keep their customers coming back. AllAdvantage.com, a fast-growing startup with more than 3 million members after its first eight months, has come up with a new solution: Put them all on your payroll. Last November alone, the company sent checks to its members totaling more than $8 million.

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