Industry Updates

How to Navigate (and Thrive!) in a Privacy-First World

New technologies and policies that set higher standards for user privacy and data protection have driven sweeping changes in the online advertising ...

Finance 2021 Outlook: Fortune Favors the Bold

As the financial services vertical further expands—including credit cards, bank accounts, online banking, insurance, tax fintech and much more—CJ ...

Google's Plan to Stop Cross-Site Tracking

In a bold privacy-first move, Google recently announced plans to cease cross-site tracking. On March 3rd, citing privacy concerns and an interest in ...

2021 Date Shifts Offer Up a New Take on Tax Season

The traditional peaks of tax season have gone out the window in 2021. While the IRS usually announces the e-file date at the end of January—or at ...

Conversations for Change: Addressing the Need for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Affiliate

How can affiliate marketing make better progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion? This engaging discussion from the CJU20 Digital Series brought ...

CJ Affiliate’s 2020 Year in Review

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly on the other side of 2020—a year that challenged us all beyond what we thought conceivable. In March, alongside the ...

Travel Sector Outlook: Road to Recovery in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt and the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector has been among the worst affected. Due ...

How CJ’s Technical Architecture Strategy Ensures the Lights Stay On

On one of the most critical shopping days of the year, CJ’s disaster recovery plan kicked in due to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud ...

COVID-19: A Look at Affiliate Performance in Turbulent Times

Since the start of the pandemic, CJ has published the COVID-19 Network & Consumer Trends Report, an interactive view into consumer shopping trends ...

Unexpected Announcements from Apple—Here's The Scoop

Hot off of the press! Apple just made some surprise announcements. Here are the changes they announced and what they mean for the affiliate channel: ...

The Results are In! Announcing the 2020 CJ Ambassadors

It’s that time of year, pandemic or not—our fourth annual CJ Ambassador Program has come and gone, bringing us a new class of CJ Ambassadors! This ...

Button Weighs In: What Apple’s IDFA Opt-In Overhaul Means for Affiliate

Apple has been at it again, this time announcing updated tracking prevention and privacy measures that impact mobile ad targeting and in-app ...

Finance & COVID-19: Credit Card Trends & Recommendations from Q2 2020

As we continue through the second half of 2020 and the world adjusts to the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, the full economic impact is ...

An Extended Tax Season: How Publishers Can Meet New Demands

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 tax filing deadline for US residents has moved from the normal April 15 deadline to July 15.

Brands Shift Search Budget to Affiliate and See Major Success with TM+ Publishers

As brands revisit marketing strategies to best meet consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, budget has shifted from more expensive channels to ...

UK Affiliate Spend Grows by 8.4% According to IAB UK Study

New research from IAB UK and PwC reveals affiliate spend in the UK by advertisers increased by 8.4% in 2019, compared with 2018. This reflects the ...

Consumer Research: Brands Should Continue Advertising During COVID-19

Right now, during this global pandemic, the majority of consumers do want to receive advertising from brands, but many—including just over half of US ...

How Amazon Commission Cuts Present a Prime Opportunity for Publishers

With the announcement last week of widespread changes to the Amazon Associates Program, including 66% cuts to affiliate commissions on average, there ...

Amazon Pull-Back from Affiliate Offers Prime Opportunity for Advertisers

Amazon’s widespread cuts to their affiliate program went into effect this Tuesday, April 21, creating waves across the ecommerce and affiliate ...

COVID-19: Where Does Affiliate Marketing Fall in the New World Order?

Junction Live host and VP of Marketing at CJ Affiliate, Nicole Ron, is joined by Kelly Merkel, CJ's VP of Publisher Development, and Paul Tibbitt, ...

How Affiliate Marketing Responds to Customer Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

In this historic time of disruption and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to help customers meet their rapidly changing needs.  The ...

An Update from CJ Affiliate’s CEO Regarding COVID-19

I want to take a moment to recognize this unprecedented event that is affecting all aspects of lives all over the world.  Speaking on behalf of all ...

Skimlinks Boosts Transparency for CJ Advertisers to Create Deeper Partnerships

Although CJ Affiliate and Skimlinks have been longstanding partners, we were thrilled when they wanted to take our relationship to new heights by ...

Announcing the 2019 CJ Ambassadors

It’s that time of year—our third annual CJ Ambassador Program has come and gone, bringing us a new class of CJ Ambassadors! This annual initiative ...

Seek to Understand Content Commerce with Sarah Bundy at CJU19

In advance of moderating a highly anticipated CJU panel session on content commerce, we asked Sarah Bundy from global performance marketing agency, ...

Technologies Taking Flight with Simon Bird

On the heels of raising $2.8m in seed funding, RevLifter’s Simon Bird prepares to take the stage at CJU19 to showcase the newest technologies ...

CJ Affiliate and Debenhams Crowned Best Managed Affiliate Program

Alongside Debenhams, CJ Affiliate has won the Best Managed Affiliate Program award at the Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) 2019. This article ...

Announcing the 2018 CJ Ambassadors

The second annual CJ Ambassador Program has come and gone, and a new class of CJ Ambassadors has emerged! This annual initiative allows individual ...

Nexus Tax Law in South Dakota Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Recent U.S. Supreme Court nexus tax law decision has no immediate impact on CJ or our clients.  On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ...

What Google’s Recent Ad Blocking Means for CJ

In an effort to provide an improved experience for website visitors, Google recently launched an ad blocker on its Chrome browser for ads that don’t ...