CJ Affiliate Announces CJU17 “CJ You Awards” Finalists

Winners Announced in September at CJU7

SANTA BARBARA, CA, August 30, 2017—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 13, 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.

"Congratulations to all our finalists," said Waleed Al-Atraqchi, president of CJ Affiliate. "Each of these nominees represent businesses that have dedicated themselves to, and have seen the value of, our network. CJ Affiliate is honored to partner with each of these clients and proud to help them drive success.”

With the overarching theme of "Reach. Grow. Innovate." the jam-packed conference will explore major industry trends, offer strategies around reaching global audiences and growing affiliate programs, and highlight innovative solutions that enable these endeavors.

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 Technology & Service Advertiser and Publisher of the Year, an undisclosed live entertainment act promises to keep the ceremony exciting.

2017 CJ You Awards Finalists:

New Advertiser of the Year

Highest total commissions paid.

  • DIRECTV NOW
  • GNC
  • Torrid

New Publisher of the Year

Highest total commissions earned.

  • Left Travel Inc.
  • The Motley Fool
  • Wandertooth Media

International Advertiser of the Year

International advertiser with best year-over-year growth.

  • Booking.com
  • HomeAway
  • mytheresa.com

International Publisher of the Year

International publisher with best year-over-year growth.

  • HomeToGo
  • Malltail | Mallree
  • TopCashback

Financial Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • American Express Company
  • Barclaycard
  • Citi

Financial Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • CompareCards by LendingTree
  • Credit Sesame
  • The Points Guy

Retail Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Walgreens

Retail Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Honey
  • LinkHaitao
  • Spring

Travel Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Booking.com
  • HomeAway
  • TripAdvisor

Travel Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • CouponCabin.com
  • ShopBack
  • Tripping.com

Technology & Services Advertiser of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • GoDaddy
  • Intuit/Quickbooks
  • Vistaprint

Technology & Services Publisher of the Year

Best year-over-year growth by category.

  • Groupon Coupons
  • Wirecutter, A New Tork Times Company
  • Ziff Davis

Agency of the Year

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

  • Gen3 Marketing
  • OPMpros.com
  • PartnerCentric
  • PMX Agency

Innovator of the Year – Advertiser

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

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hotels.com
  • Samsung
  • Walgreens

Innovator of the Year – Publisher

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

  • MEREDITH
  • The Daily Dot
  • SMZDM

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 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.

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