CJ Affiliate by Conversant Announces 2016 “CJ You Awards” Winners

Awards Dinner at CJU16 Honors Affiliate Marketing Achievements

SANTA BARBARA, CA, September 15, 2016—Last night at the annual CJ University (CJU) conference, CJ Affiliate by Conversant™ announced winners of the 2016 CJ You Awards. The award ceremony took place during an evening banquet at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort's Plaza Del Sol, located in Santa Barbara, CA.

The annual awards recognize advertisers, publishers and agencies chosen for their outstanding network performances. The CJ You Awards Dinner included a few new accolades, including "International Advertiser of the Year" and "International Publisher of the Year" and category-specific honors. Plus, as entertainment, CJ Affiliate staff surprised attendees with a lively dance battle competition.

"The contributions, from both the finalists and tonight's winners, have truly elevated the affiliate channel within the digital marketing space," said Waleed Al-Atraqchi, president of CJ Affiliate. "It is an honor to celebrate these individuals at CJU16."

2016 CJ You Awards Winners:

New Advertiser of the Year: Bank of America
Highest total commissions paid.

New Publisher of the Year: Time Inc.
Highest total commissions earned.

International Advertiser of the Year (New): LUISAVIAROMA.COM
International advertiser with best year-over-year growth.

International Publisher of the Year (New): Groupon Coupons
International publisher with best year-over-year growth.

Financial Advertiser of the Year: American Express Company
Best year-over-year growth by category.

Retail Advertiser of the Year: The Home Depot
Best year-over-year growth by category.

Travel Advertiser of the Year: Booking.com
Best year-over-year growth by category.

Financial Publisher of the Year: LendingTree
Best year-over-year growth by category.

Retail Publisher of the Year: Giving Assistant
Best year-over-year growth by category.

Travel Publisher of the Year: HomeToGo
Best year-over-year growth by category.

Agency of the Year: Gen3 Marketing
Growth based on client sales, publisher votes and CJ relationships fostered and delivered.

Innovator of the Year – Advertiser: FedEx Office
Most creative use of new ideas, methods or technologies to shape the affiliate world.

Innovator of the Year – Publisher: MagicLinks
Most creative use of new ideas, methods or technologies to shape the affiliate world.

Strategic Partner of the Year: VIVnetworks.com
Excellence in accelerating customer success via collaboration with CJ to deliver innovation to the marketplace.

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
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 one of 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.