A Record Number of New Clients Join the Commission Junction Affiliate Marketing Network
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - September 16, 2008 - Commission Junction, a division of ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) and the leading global provider of affiliate marketing solutions, today announced a record number of new clients as the company kicks off its Commission Junction University (CJU) networking and educational event taking place this week in Santa Barbara, California. As the affiliate marketing industry's premier networking and educational event, CJU brings together more than 700 affiliate publishers and marketers with nationally prominent brands.
Among the marketers in attendance at CJU will be some of the new clients who joined the Commission Junction affiliate network in the first half of the year through June 30, 2008. New additions to the network include JetBlue Airways, Borders, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Iomega, Callaway Golf Interactive, The Knot, ULTA, Smashbox, Freshpair, PC Universe, Charlotte Russe and Decorative Product Source.
According to Michael Stromer, Director of Interactive Marketing at JetBlue Airways, "We selected Commission Junction as our affiliate marketing provider of choice because of their wealth of knowledge and experience working with best-in-class marketers in this space, their exceptional account management team and their attentiveness to their partners' individual needs." The New York-based airline is known for its low fares, award-winning service and free TV.
"We attribute the record number of new clients – nearly double the number that have joined the other two major affiliate networks combined – to the fact that we invest the time to deliver complete strategic and tactical plans and forecasts to our prospective clients," said Shannon Jessup, Director of Business Development for Commission Junction.
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.