Today we announced that Magic Johnson delivering this year's keynote address at CJU14. This is so exciting for us, not only because we here at Conversant are big basketball fans, but because we share so much in common with Magic.
His spirit of entrepreneurialism and unrelenting energy are what we strive for and encourage in our affiliate partners, and he truly understands and embodies the Power of Personal. Magic Johnson's marketing savvy is self-taught. He has built his brand from the ground up over decades. He has refined and mastered the art of engaging with his customers and fans as individuals—delivering a personalized message that supports his brand and drives his growth.
In an announcement made today, Kerri Pollard said, "I'm looking forward to hearing the wisdom that he can impart on us at this year's CJU event. We are fired up by what is sure to be our best CJU yet."
Magic truly is magic. He's one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, with the tremendous strategic perspective, energy and tenacity that embody the affiliate business. We are absolutely thrilled to have him kick off our CJU event this year. His participation will help us make CJU a one-of-a-kind experience that reinforces our loyalty and commitment to our partners and the business magic that great affiliate marketing can create for brands and publishers alike.
This year's event will bring:
More than 900 attendees including more than 50 IR500 advertisers and 190 CJPerformers
Intimate networking events that provide the ideal setting to cultivate new relationships and build on existing partnerships
Opportunities to network face-to-face with current and potential partners to develop Q4 plans and outline strategies for 2015 (for example, did you know that more than 50 percent of advertisers have built their highest performing programs at CJU, and publishers who attend CJU have experienced three-fold growth)
Expert-led learning sessions at CJU that offer the opportunity to learn best practices and develop forward-thinking strategies that align with the direction the industry is headed
We're also excited for CJU to return to the fabulous Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort in downtown Santa Barbara. This is a gorgeous location and it perfectly complements the sessions, parties, events and rock star attendee roster. We'll gather September 9-11, 2014.