SAN FRANCISCO – NakedSword has merged its formerly standalone affiliate program into gay affiliate network GunzBlazing. According to spokesmen for both operations, the merger offers affiliates of both entities more options for moneymaking.
“NakedSword (NSFW) has been the leading consumer gay porn brand for a decade,” NakedSword Chief Executive Officer Tim Valenti said. “We’ve always had tremendous success marketing our site to consumers, so now we’re able to devote ourselves to affiliate marketing. After years of fine-tuning our approach, we now have the tools in place to partner with webmasters in a multitude of different ways.”
GunzBlazing (NSFW) President Brian Randall added, “I’m excited to add one of the most recognizable consumer brands in the industry to our portfolio. Nakedsword.com is an excellent site for our affiliates to promote. They can now market the movies of some of the leading producers in the gay biz using GunzBlazing’s powerful range of tools and receive top payouts per trial join. It’s a definite win for everybody involved, from NakedSword’s lineup of studio partners to affiliates.”
The merger is part of an overall strategy of consolidation for strength and efficiency in marketing as well as content creation and presentation. Parent company AEBN (NSFW) has been repositioning a number of its properties following acquisition of NakedSword, GunzBlazing and Raging Stallion Studios (NSFW) earlier this year.
Webmasters who become affiliates of NakedSword via GunzBlazing may choose between two competitive payout options: up to $40 per trial join or 60-percent revenue share. GunzBlazing offers a suite of affiliate tools including a banners, self-updating and static trailer players, image and video galleries, iFrame tools, multiple RSS products and downloadable content archives. NakedSword’s interactive video clip player—which serves free previews of new releases in an iTunes-like interface—is available from within GunzBlazing’s affiliate admin area.