Commission Junction Affiliate Marketing Network Announces CJYou Award Winners
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - September 23, 2008 - Commission Junction, a division of ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) and the leading global provider of affiliate marketing solutions, today announced the winners of its CJYou Awards, which were presented at the annual Commission Junction University (CJU), the industry's premier networking and educational event that takes place every September in Santa Barbara, California. The award winners are advertisers, publishers and agencies representing national and international brands who were chosen for their outstanding network performance metrics. For more information on the 2008 CJYou award winners, go to www.cj.com/affiliatemarketingawards.
Formerly called the Horizon Awards, the CJYou Awards were introduced this year to reflect the emphasis that Commission Junction places on network performance metrics (the company was the first affiliate marketing network to publish earnings per click, or EPC, metrics) and to enable its clients to nominate advertisers and publishers for the qualities they value in one another as partners.
"We saw an opportunity to create awards that reflected what is important to our clients and partners and to recognize them for measurable performance metrics," said Kerri Pollard, General Manager of Commission Junction. "But most importantly, we wanted to give our clients the opportunity to participate in the process. We sincerely appreciate our clients taking the time to nominate their partners and we offer congratulations to all the CJYou award winners for demonstrating true excellence in affiliate marketing."
2008 CJYou Award Winners for Affiliate Marketing Excellence
Rookie of the Year, Advertiser
Abe's of Maine
Awarded to a new advertiser who has achieved the highest total revenue
Rookie of the Year, Publisher
Awarded to a new publisher who has achieved the highest total revenue
Advertiser of the Year
Yahoo! Affiliate Program
Awarded to an advertiser who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth
Publisher of the Year
Awarded to a publisher who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth
People's Choice, Advertiser (tie)
Chosen by the publisher community and awarded to an advertiser who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in supporting publisher needs
People's Choice, Publisher
Chosen by the advertiser community and awarded to a publisher who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in delivering value to an advertiser's affiliate program
Innovator of the Year
Awarded to an advertiser or publisher who demonstrates the most successful use of emerging technologies
Agency of the Year
iMarketing LTD Inc.
Awarded to an agency that has excelled at fostering relationships between its clients and Commission Junction
Jim Jessup, Director of Marketing for the Yahoo! Affiliate Program, which won the Advertiser of the Year Award, said, "We've had a tremendous year in terms of the overall growth of the channel but when you consider all the great brands in the Commission Junction network, being recognized as Advertiser of the Year is really an honor. We could not have achieved this without the dedication of our incredible publishers and the hard work of our account team at CJ."
About Commission Junction
Commission Junction (www.cj.com) provides advanced performance marketing solutions that help marketers increase online leads and sales. By facilitating strategic relationships between advertisers and publishers, Commission Junction leverages its proven expertise in affiliate marketing and search marketing to drive measurable results for clients.
About ValueClick, Inc.
ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) is one of the world's largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. ValueClick's performance-based solutions allow customers to reach their potential through multiple online marketing channels, including affiliate and search marketing, display advertising, lead generation, ad serving and e-mail technology, and comparison shopping. ValueClick brands include Commission Junction, ValueClick Media, Mediaplex, PriceRunner and Smarter.com. For more information, visit www.valueclick.com.