Commission Junction Announces CJYou Award Finalists

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – September 13, 2011 - Commission Junction, a division of ValueClick, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCLK) and the leading global provider of performance-based marketing solutions, today announced the finalists of its CJYou Awards, which will be presented Wednesday, September 21st in Santa Barbara, California at the annual Commission Junction University (CJU). The award finalists include top performing advertisers and publishers, as well as people’s choice, innovators and agencies that have had some significant accomplishments this past year.

“At this year’s CJU, we are focusing on how THE Network Effect touches each one of us. The results of this select group of clients benefit everyone in the network. Recognizing our clients for their past years’ accomplishments is something I sincerely look forward to all year long.” said Kerri Pollard, President of Commission Junction. “We always have an amazing time at the CJYou Awards Dinner. It truly is remarkable to see so many clients celebrating, in true red carpet style.”

2011 CJYou Award Finalists for Performance Marketing Excellence

Rookie of the Year, Advertiser: Awarded to a new advertiser who has achieved the highest total revenue:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Garmin
  • Groupon

Rookie of the Year, Publisher: Awarded to a new publisher who has achieved the highest total revenue:

  • Lauder Media
  • Social Growth Technologies
  • SocialVibe

Advertiser of the Year: Awarded to an advertiser who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth:

  • H&R Block
  • hotels.com
  • Norton

Publisher of the Year: Awarded to a publisher who has achieved the largest year-over-year increase in revenue and greatest percentage of growth:

  • David Ning (MoneyNing.com & CouponShoebox.com)  
  • SelectAware.com
  • TrialPay

People's Choice, Advertiser: Chosen by the publisher community and awarded to an advertiser who demonstrates the best partnership qualities and excellence in supporting publisher needs:

  • Yahoo!
  • Groupon
  • BuySeasons (BuyCostumes.com & Celebrate Express)  

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:

  • ShopAtHome.com
  • Savings.com
  • Shop Smart Holdings Inc. (aka Brad’s Deals)

Innovator of the Year: Awarded to an advertiser or publisher who demonstrates the most successful use of emerging technologies:

  • hotels.com
  • TrialPay
  • Savings.com

Agency of the Year: Awarded to an agency that has excelled at fostering relationships between its clients and Commission Junction:

  • RevUpNet
  • Schaaf-PartnerCentric
  • Gen3 Marketing

About Commission Junction

Commission Junction facilitates and supports equitable, lucrative relationships between advertisers and publishers. Many of the world’s most widely recognized and highly specialized brands run their pay-for-performance programs on CJ’s platform. Whether you choose to manage your own relationships or have us manage them for you, CJ has everything you need to get started and get results.

About ValueClick, Inc.

ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) is one of the world's largest digital marketing companies. Through a unique combination of data, technology and services, ValueClick increases brand awareness and drives customer acquisition at scale for the world's largest advertisers, and maximizes advertising revenue for tens of thousands of online and mobile publishers. ValueClick's brands include Commission Junction, ValueClick Media, Greystripe, Mediaplex, Smarter.com, CouponMountain.com, Investopedia.com, and PriceRunner. The Company is based in Westlake Village, California, and has offices in major advertising markets worldwide. For more information, please visit www.valueclick.com.

 

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This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that market demand for on-line advertising in general, and performance based on-line advertising in particular, will not grow as rapidly as predicted, and the risk that legislation and governmental regulation could negatively impact the Company's performance. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by ValueClick, including, but not limited to: its annual report on Form 10-K filed on February 28, 2011; recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q; and other current reports on Form 8-K. ValueClick undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.