Some of you may have noticed that I don't have any significant revenue generating advertising on this site remaining largely ad-free was a conscious choice as I consider this blog more of a labor of love. I am still a member of an ad network called Commission Junction that I use for other sites I manage though. I was there today and out of curiosity I ran a search and could not believe my eyes when I found this:
Curiosly, this ad came up under the category of "Business-to-Business"; also referred to as "B2B". It turns out that as a political party, this is completely legal. Just as it is completely legal for 527 Organizations. Since this is in fact a legal and legitimate fundraising device for a party or an interest group, my question is this...
Why the hell isn't the DNC as well as every Liberal/Progressive 527 Organization and/or Interest Group doing this in order to take advantage of the growing power of the Blogosphere and the Netroots?
It seems to me that one of the biggest problems the Democratic Party is always suffering from is a failure to play with every card in the deck. If this type of network marketing style fundraising is in fact legal, then it strikes me that every single website/blog owner could earn a little bit of money while helping to raise a lot more money for those groups and causes that they wish to support. Would that not further empower the netroots as a greater force for progressive change? I know I would certainly make a point of adding some quality text or even banner ads for the DNC and many causes that I support.
It is my hope that this gets picked up and/or read by some of the bigger blogs and politicos out there in cyberspace. This should really get "looked into" and if it is a viable and legitimate fundraising device, then every liberal/progressive cause, party and interest group should consider this as a means of fundraising and marketing.
Side Note: If you are said liberal/progressive cause, party and/or interest group, I'm available for hire (I work cheap) as an internet marketing fundraising and promotions specialist. If your cause is grounded in justice, I can help! /end shameless begging and self promotion.
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