CJ Affiliate Announces CJU16 “CJ You Awards” Finalists

Winners Presented at CJU16 in September

SANTA BARBARA, CA, September 1, 2016—Finalists for the coveted CJ You Awards were announced today by CJ Affiliate by Conversant™, host of the annual CJ University (CJU) conference in Santa Barbara, California. Award recipients will be announced on the evening of Wednesday, September 14, at the CJ You Awards Dinner. Each year, these awards are presented to recognize advertisers, publishers, agencies, and partners chosen for their outstanding performance or contribution to the network.

"We applaud our finalists," says Waleed Al-Atraqchi, president of CJ Affiliate. "They are all top performers and their achievements demonstrate the potential for those who invest in the affiliate space. I'm proud of the role we play—we provide a global platform and outstanding service—to set them up for success."

With the overarching theme of "Transformation through Innovation" CJU16 will focus on what's next for this dynamic industry. The jam-packed three-day conference will explore major industry trends and how CJ's refocus on innovation will lead the affiliate marketing space.

The CJ You Awards Dinner, hosted at Santa Barbara's The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, will reveal several exciting surprises. In addition to a few new awards, including International Advertiser of the Year and International Publisher of the Year, an undisclosed live entertainment act promises to delight all in attendance.

2016 CJ You Awards Finalists:

New Advertiser of the Year

Highest total commissions paid.

  • Bank of America
  • Barclaycard US
  • Barnes & Noble

New Publisher of the Year

Highest total commissions earned.

  • Couponbox.com
  • Kiip
  • Time Inc.

International Advertiser of the Year (New)

International advertiser with best year-over-year growth.

  • Argos
  • Anonymous
  • Booking.com
  • LUISAVIAROMA.COM

International Publisher of the Year (New)

International publisher with best year-over-year growth.

  • digidip
  • Global Savings Group
  • Groupon Coupons

Financial Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • American Express Company
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

Retail Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Dell
  • Gap Inc.
  • The Home Depot

Travel Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Booking.com
  • Choice Hotels International
  • Hotels.com

Financial Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Credit Sesame
  • LendingTree
  • Money Under 30

Retail Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • CouponCabin
  • Giving Assistant
  • Yazing

Travel Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Groupon Coupons
  • HomeToGo
  • TopCashback (USA) Inc.

Agency of the Year

Growth based on client sales, publisher votes, and CJ relationships fostered and delivered.

  • Gen3 Marketing
  • JEB Commerce
  • OPMpros.com

Innovator of the Year – Advertiser

Most creative use of new ideas, methods, or technologies to shape the affiliate world.

  • FedEx Office
  • HSN
  • QVC, Inc.

Innovator of the Year – Publisher

Most creative use of new ideas, methods, or technologies to shape the affiliate world.

  • LinkHaitao
  • MagicLinks
  • Time Inc.

Strategic Partner of the Year

Excellence in accelerating customer success via collaboration with CJ to deliver innovation to the marketplace.

  • Invoca
  • Payoneer
  • VIVnetworks.com

About CJ Affiliate by Conversant
CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction) is a leading global affiliate marketing network, specializing in pay-for-performance programs to drive results. Our network helps to create connections amid millions of online consumers daily by facilitating equitable, lucrative relationships between advertisers and publishers. Many of the world's most recognized and specialized brands run their affiliate programs on CJ's platform. For more information, please visit www.cj.com.

About CJ University (CJU)
CJ University, commonly referred to as CJU, is an annual conference that provides unique networking and information sharing opportunities for the fast-growing affiliate marketing industry. It is designed to empower all stakeholders in affiliate marketing—including senior marketing leaders, affiliate experts, and leading publishers—with tools, insights, and ideas to propel their businesses. For more information, please visit www.cjuniversity.com.

About Conversant, Inc.
Conversant® is a leader in personalized digital marketing. Conversant helps the world's biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people. We offer a fully integrated personalization platform, personalized media programs and the world's largest affiliate marketing network—all fueled by a deep understanding of what motivates people to engage, connect, and buy. For more information, please visit www.conversantmedia.com.