CJ Affiliate Announces the "CJ You Awards" Winners at the 19th Annual CJU Conference

Sep 14, 2018
Written by CJ

SANTA BARBARA, CA – September 14, 2018 – CJ Affiliate™, the affiliate marketing arm of Conversant®, announced today the winners of the 2018 CJU You Awards.

In their 19th year, the CJ You Awards recognize advertisers, publishers and agencies for their achievements in affiliate marketing. The winners were recognized last night at an awards ceremony as part of the annual CJU (CJ University) conference, which took place at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, located in Santa Barbara, CA.

2018 CJ You Awards Winners

Advertiser of the Year: Lifelock
Advertiser with the best year-over-year growth.

Publisher of the Year: Ziff Davis
Publisher with the best year-over-year growth

Agency of the Year: PMX Agency
Agency with the best growth based on client sales, publisher votes and relationships fostered and delivered within the CJ network.

Best Use of Data: RevLifter
High Commendation: Dell
Company that harnessed both data and technology to gain a competitive advantage and deliver success within an affiliate program. 

Best Content Strategy: Future Publishing
Company with the best success with or as influencers or commerce content sites.

Best Recruitment & Activation Strategy: Barnes & Noble
High Commendation: Belk
Company with the best strategy for recruiting and growing new relationships.

Best Cross-Channel Strategy:, Walgreens
High Commendation: Wickfire
Companies that tapped new channels to drive growth in their affiliate program.

The Collaboration Award:, PayPal, and TopCashback
High Commendation: Ashford and SMZDM
Companies whose collaborative effort resulted in a successful campaign or program strategy.

Global Excellence Award: IHG, BorderX Lab - The Beyond App
High Commendation: Autodesk Inc, Qatar Airways
Company with the most effective and well-executed global strategy or affiliate program.

“CJ Affiliate is proud to recognize advertisers, publishers and agencies for their innovative use of affiliate marketing,” said Waleed Al-Atraqchi, President, CJ Affiliate. “As more advertisers and publishers use the affiliate channel to drive consumer engagement, the CJ You Awards winners are demonstrating what successful, best-in-class affiliate programs and partnerships look like.”

As a celebration of all the winners and finalists, CJ Affiliate surprised CJU attendees with a live performance from Kaba Modern, a hip-hop dance crew which made it to the Top 3 of “America’s Best Dance Crew” in 2008.

About CJ Affiliate 
CJ Affiliate™ (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

About CJU (CJ University) 
CJU, officially known as CJ University, 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

About Conversant
Conversant® is the digital media arm of Epsilon and a leader in personalized digital marketing. We help 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 networks—CJ Affiliate™—all fueled by a deep understanding of what motivates people to engage, connect and buy. For more information, please visit

CJ Affiliate™ is a trademark of Conversant LLC and Conversant® is a registered trademark of Conversant LLC.

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