In less than three weeks, Santa Barbara will be bustling with the best-of-the-best in affiliate marketing. While the warm California beaches are a definite draw, CJ University is the main reason for this influx of industry professionals.Each year CJU offers the ultimate affiliate networking and education experience. But don't just take our word for it. Read on to hear from past and future attendees as to why CJU is the can't-miss affiliate marketing event of the year.
1) Form New Connections
With about 1,000 attendees, CJU is one of the best ways to ignite connections with top advertisers, publishers, agencies, and other affiliate marketing experts.
"CJU is an insightful event that provides the perfect opportunity to strengthen existing partnerships as well as to develop new partnerships!" – Lisa Nicholson, Marketing Manager - Affiliate Programs, Sandals & Beaches Resorts
"There is no better event than CJU for networking, connecting with new and existing partners, and just getting deals done." – Adam Viener, Chairman & Founder, Imwave Inc.
2) Reconnect with Longtime Partners
One of the most important parts of an affiliate program is maintaining relationships. CJU allows an annual opportunity to reconnect face-to-face with your key affiliate partners.
"With over 10 years of CJU under our belt, we look forward to the whole event. From the amazing networking and catching up with old friends, to learning about the latest trends. We think it's the best event!" – Howard Schaffer, VP of Partner & Merchandising, Offers.com
3) Soak Up Insights @ Engaging Sessions
Learn from industry experts about the latest and greatest in affiliate, what's working and what's not, and what changes and trends to plan for.
"I have attended a lot of affiliate marketing events and I can honestly say that CJU is truly THE BEST! It is structured and organized to maximize meetings, close deals with current and new partners, hearing great topics of discussion…and just having a great place for a meet and greet. This is a 'class act'…from the chosen venue to the speakers and discussions…to the activities and most importantly…the people! I look forward to coming every year. This is definitely one event you don't want to miss!" – Beth Baratte, Director of Sales & Merchant Partnerships, Dealmoon
4) Score Hands-On CJ Support
Our Solutions Lounge offers ample opportunity to sit down with CJ's Enterprise Operations, Compliance, and Product teams to view live demos of new features, troubleshoot technical issues, or brainstorm new ideas.
"I am looking forward to hearing about what's next on partner roadmaps. Innovation can be a challenge for any number of reasons, but I always walk away from CJU reinvigorated about the future, not just for Staples, but for our industry as a whole." – Rob Rouillard, Digital Marketing Manager, Staples.com
5) Bask in Seaside Fun!
From the sunset Welcome Party on the Santa Barbara sand and the DJ-hosted After Party, to the (not so) high-stakes casino and tantalizing late-night food trucks, time spent at CJU is expertly balanced between work and play.
"The location is the best. At what other conference can you have a surf lesson that doubles as a meeting with a partner?" – Lee Anne Grant, VP Business Development, ShopStyle
For these reasons and more, you won't want to miss out on the best affiliate marketing event of the year.
For those of you already registered, start planning your schedule in CJ Universe. You can also download the mobile app by searching for CJU 2015 in the App Store.
We look forward to connecting with you here at the beach!