Class Action Lawsuit Against EWA Network For Not Paying Affiliates

EWA Network Class Action Lawsuit

Karma lives up to her name, even online.

According to the DeBlasio Donnell Litigation Blog:

  On April 18, 2013, the law firm of DeBlasio & Donnell LLC filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against Eagle Web Assets, Inc. and other defendants, including Ryan Eagle and Harrison Gevirtz, on behalf of an affiliate marketer, individually and as the representative of a class of similarly situated persons, who provided affiliate marketing services through the Eagle Web Assets Private Network.  The complaint seeks money damages, class certification and other equitable relief on behalf of an affiliate marketer and members of a class of persons who provided affiliate marketing services through the EWA Private Network but who have not been paid in full for their services.  A copy of the complaint can be viewed by clicking here.  Class Action Complaint.

For all the noobies who don’t know the “inside” of the Affiliate Marketing Industry, it’s pretty fucking ugly.

I know many people who got stiffed by EWA, so its nice to see something being done to hold someone accountable to this mess.

What is your take on all this guys?

Syrians Send Their Condolences To Boston

Syrians send their condolences to Boston

The Syrians send their condolences to Boston in wake of the recent bombings.

Perspective eh?

Google Makes Move To Protects Advertisers & Pulls Ad Blocking Applications From Play Store

Google Removes Ad Block Apps Burrilliance

Google pulled 4 apps from the Google Play Store that enabled Android users to block ads from appearing in apps on their smartphones. Among the apps pulled were AdBlocker, AdBlock Plus, AdAway & AdFree1. They were removed on the grounds that they had violated Google’s Developer Distribution Agreement, which states developers will “agree that you will not engage in any activity with the Market, including the development or distribution of Products, that interferes with, disrupts, damages, or accesses in an unauthorized manner the devices, servers, networks, or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Android users, Google or any mobile network operator. ”

Till Faida, the co-founder of AdBlock Plus, told TechCrunch that “Users should have a right to control what kind of content they want to allow on their devices just like you can deactivate JavaScript or Flash in your browser if you choose to do so.” While we agree that users do have the right to control the content on their devices, often that content is supported by advertising. The only way it exists is through the support of advertisers. Many people seem to forget that Google is an advertising company, and their clients across all of their products are advertisers. Maintaining control of advertising on Android devices is crucial to the cross-platform adoption of their clients & ultimately the success of their organization as a whole. This move is undoubtedly a factor of future scale for Google, as advertising is something that will always scale. It will be there after market saturation, and it will always be extremely valuable.

This is certainly a bold move by Google, and does bring into question whether Google will support advertisers over developers, but many of those developers are also advertisers in some capacity. By freeing up more ad spend on Android devices they only create a greater monetary opportunity for developers. This move also will absolutely not hurt user experience, as some have questioned. Instead, user experience will only continue to become more competitive than ever. The apps & mobile web properties that find the best user flows & least obnoxious methods will ultimately win out.

This needed to happen, its all about freemium as a means of getting the views & installs. Its good to see Google looking out for the advertisers. As well as the Developers getting money from the ads. What do you think?

WhatRunsWhere Launches First In-App Ad Tracking Service

App tracking Android

[Press Release] San Diego – Giving advertisers and agencies the ability to track competitors’ use of in-app advertising for the first time, WhatRunsWhere (www.whatrunswhere.com), the service that already enables tracking of online and mobile ad campaigns, today launched a data gathering tool for the Android platform.

Using WhatRunsWhere’s new in-app capability, advertisers can now collect data from more than 20,000 Android apps. The data will provide crucial intelligence about where competitors’ ads are running, which specific ads are running there, who is selling those ads, and other information to help advertisers develop their own cost-effective mobile advertising campaigns.

“This is a significant development, not only for WhatRunsWhere, but the entire Android app market,” said Max Teitelbaum, co-founder and COO of WhatRunsWhere.  “Until now, apps have been an informational black hole for marketers seeking to implement effective campaigns. Advertisers and agencies were buying ads blind, with no real performance history data showing what types of ads had worked in what apps. Now, with the introduction of WhatRunsWhere’s in-app tool, advertisers can develop intelligent strategies for deploying their mobile ad dollars, leading to a greater return on investment.”

“The universe of Android-based devices continues to grow at an astounding rate,” Teitelbaum added.  “The ability to effectively reach audiences across Android phones, tablets and other devices represents an enormous opportunity for advertisers.”

In September 2012, Google announced that it had activated more than 500 million Android devices globally, with 1.3 new devices activated daily.  And Opera Mediaworks reported in February 2013 that Android had “emerged late in the year as the leading mobile phone OS as measured by impression volume.”

The in-app launch follows WhatRunsWhere’s August 2012 entry into the mobile ad space with its acquisition of the UK startup Mobile Ad Spy, a company specializing in global mobile ad intelligence gathering technology.

About WhatRunsWhere

WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. WhatRunsWhere also allows users to see what is happening on any online publisher: who is advertising there, who is selling the inventory, and what ads are running. With data from multiple countries and actionable insights from the data, WhatRunsWhere allows users to quickly dissect competitive online advertising campaigns, resulting in reduced risk and a higher ROI.

The Crazy Affiliate Marketing Industry

Cost Per Acton FTW

The Affiliate Marketing Industry is full of so much drama, it’s like working in a rich kids High School. This shit is better then a mexican novella hahaha.

No wonder there are so many Feds fucking with our shit.

  • Partner Weekly Investigated By The Arkansas Attorney General For Pay Day Loans
  • Acquinity Shut down all their email submit offers
  • Smiley Media exited the Coregistration business
  • CX Digital Went Down The Shitter, Members Created LeadCola and it literally is the Shitter
  • Cyberplex owner of CX Digital Firesale of assets
  • True.com filed bankruptcy and owed around $100 Million
  • Acai Marketer Brian Weiss was shot to Death
  • Acai lawsuits to 10 big affiliates by the FTC
  • ZeekRewards $600 million Ponzi Scheme was shut down by the SEC
  • Adteractive went under and nobody was paid out
  • Jesse Wilms lost everything to the FTC along with $359 million settlement
  • Essociate screws a lot of affiliate networks over with there patent
  • Boris Mizhen from Leanspa and Nutraslim fudge packed by the FTC for reportedly $25 Million
  • Affiliate Paying bought, purchased, biased reviews were finally exposed
  • Where the hell is Market Leverage?
  • Copeac settles with FTC for $1.3 Million and disappears
  • Azoogle Ads – Kinetic Social – Refuses to pay their settlement plan – Still Fucking Stupid
  • EWA – Dead  Blam Ads – Dead – Affiliates got stiffed, Fake AM’s scandaled revealed
  • CPA Tank, Wolf Storm Media Split From EWA Umbrella
  • AKMG got bought out by Neverblue, Neverblue Parent Company filed Bankruptcy, GlobalWide Media bought Neverblue
  • Jar Media – Adshore Media – Where the fuck now?
  • Ads4dough Settled with FTC for 1 Million
  • Clickbooth Settles With FTC For $2 Million
  • Medaiwhiz sold out to Matomy Media
  • Cutting Edge Media Closes

Jesus, so much chaos in this Billion dollar industry. Whats next?

Instagram disables Twitter integration

Twitter Instagram Disabled - Burrilliance

Instagram disabled its Twitter-cards integration this Wednesday — the panels that Twitter uses to display images within a Twitter stream.

Twitter said in a post on its website that users are experiencing difficulties viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Photos are displayed “using a pre-cards experience,” and that when you click on Instagram links within Tweets, the photos appear off center or cropped.

The New York Times and others report that Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed that the company has removed the option to send pictures to Twitter and that Instagram plans to cut off the ability to embed pictures on Twitter.

Speaking at the LeWeb technology conference, Systrom said he wants better integration between the Instagram app and the Instagram website:

“We wanted to make sure we direct users to where the content lives originally, so they get the full Instagram experience,” Instagram CEO Kevin System said, “It’s just about where do you go to interact with that image? We want that to be on Instagram.com because it has a better user experience currently.”

Instagram, which is now owned by Facebook inc., rolled out web pages for its users last month. When someone clicks on an Instagram link in a photo, they will now be directed to the user’s Instagram web page to view the photo.

Photo posting to Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr will not be affected by these changes.

The dust-up is the latest between Twitter and Instagram since Facebook announced it would buy Instagram for approximately $1 billion this year (which comes out to about $750 million after taxes). Twitter and Instagram were once aligned against Facebook, but now are rivals.

Last month, Twitter said it would let users add photo filters to pictures uploaded to Twitter — part of a greater effort to compete with Instagram. We will see what the two social media giants will do moving forward into the next year.