A Record Number of New Clients Join the Commission Junction Affiliate Marketing Network
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 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. Get more information on the benefits of affiliate marketing (www.cj.com/affiliatemarketingbenefits).
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 Meridien, 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.
For more information on the benefits of affiliate marketing, go to www.cj.com/affiliatemarketingbenefits.
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.
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 29, 2008; 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.
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SOURCE: Commission Junction