SOURCE: Petz Enterprises, Inc.

February 01, 2007 16:22 ET® "Stolen NASCAR" Viral Video Steals the Show at Affiliate Summit West!

LAS VEGAS, NV and TRACY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 --® ( stole the show at the just-concluded 2007 Affiliate Summit West ( when Todd Taylor,'s Director of Affiliate Marketing and a featured speaker, demonstrated how a viral video about a "stolen" NASCAR racer hit the media, posting more than $1.8 million in TV time as well as astronomical numbers of YouTube and Internet visits.

According to Mr. Taylor, "The success of our viral video commercial produced as an experiment for YouTube last summer has led to primary sponsorship of the Justin Philpott Racing Team's 2007 Whelen Series NASCAR entries. Carrying through our NASCAR sponsorship theme, 17-year-old champion driver Justin Philpott appeared at our expo booth posing for photos and signing autographs alongside his newly completed 2007 race car."

Mr. Craig Petz, Vice President of Market of Petz Enterprises, Inc., whose is the fastest growing online consumer tax preparer, added, "Affiliate Summit was an ideal showcase for us to meet online merchants and demonstrate the power of viral marketing. The Internet marketing community is getting the message, with 40% more attendees than anticipated visiting us on the expo floor and sitting in on our keynote presentation."

" joins industry leaders Intuit ( and H&R Block ( providing complete online preparation and filing of tax returns, calculation of any refund, and quick response from the IRS. Instead of waiting until April 15th, users can complete their returns right now, and by selecting Direct Deposit users can get their money in only a few days."

About Online Tax Service is the consumer brand of Petz Enterprises, Inc. delivers online tax preparation, electronic filing, professional assistance and representation in all 50 states. is a full-service online tax center featuring federal and state preparation, tools, and resources to help taxpayers manage their tax burden with greater confidence and ease. For more information visit

About Petz Enterprises, Inc.

Petz Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) is a leading provider of tax preparation and electronic filing solutions for the professional and consumer markets, helping to automate and simplify federal, state and local tax compliance. PEI's Crosslink® line of professional tax software products enable tax practitioners and service bureaus to accurately prepare and file large volumes of individual tax returns. Founded in 1974, Tracy, CA-based PEI is dedicated to serving the need of the professional tax community and individual taxpayers worldwide. For more information, visit

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