FREESHOP PRESIDENT AND CEO TIMOTHY CHOATE TO KEYNOTE AT INTERNET.COM'S AFFILIATE SOLUTIONS '99 CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK DECEMBER 2, 1999(Westport, CT - November 3, 1999) - FreeShop President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Choate will keynote internet.com's Affiliate Solutions '99 at the New York Marriott Marquis on December 2, 1999, internet.com announced today. FreeShop is one of the Web's top destination sites and is a leader in affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Solutions '99 explores affiliate marketing, a type of Internet advertising pioneered by Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN), and utilized by industry leaders BarnesandNoble.com (Nasdaq: BNBN), CDNow.com (Nasdaq:CDNW), eToys, Travelocity, Music Boulevard, Reel.com and American Greetings. The event is co-sponsored by Refer-it.com, Commission Junction, Nexchange, CompuBank, iMediation, and presented by internet.com, the E-business and Internet Technology Network (http://www.internet.com). The event will include panel discussions, workshops, exhibits and a networking reception.
"There are thousands of affiliate marketing programs available on the Web. Affiliate Solutions '99 assembles the collective expertise of the leading players in the field to explore this next evolution in online advertising -- an industry that analysts predict will be a multibillion-dollar business on the Web," said Refer-it.com founder James Marciano.
Choate is a renowned industry expert in online direct marketing and an e-commerce pioneer with more than 10 years of management experience in the Internet and computer industries. FreeShop.com's network of sites has been ranked as one of the top destinations on the World Wide Web, ranking 42nd on the list of most visited Web properties, according Media Metrix. FreeShop's Associate Program has been tremendously successful, gaining widespread popularity among Web site owners who earn commissions by linking to free and trial offers on FreeShop.
Other speakers confirmed for the event include representatives from e-commerce giants such as Pro-Flowers.com, Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), Fogdog Sports, CompuBank, Ecommerce Exchange, NextCard and leading affiliate software solution providers.
To register for Affiliate Solutions '99 or review a full conference program, visit http://seminars.internet.com.
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