CJU20 Series 1 Preview

9 Sep, 2020
Written by Ali Davis

For over 20 years, we’ve hosted our annual client conference, CJU, in sunny Santa Barbara, California, USA. This year, we’re excited to bring the affiliate marketing event of the season into the comfort of your own homes and offices.

At the CJU20 Digital Series, we'll be serving up education and hands-on learning (with a dash of fun!) so you can continue to learn, grow, and feel connected to your favourite community of marketers.

CJU20 Digital Series 1

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

9am – 11am PDT (5:00pm - 7:00pm BST / 6:00pm - 8:00pm CEST)



Here’s what we have in store for #CJU20digital Series 1: 

CJU20 CEO Keynote

9:00am - 9:30am PDT (5:00pm - 5:30pm BST / 6:00pm - 6:30pm CEST)

The CJU20 Digital Series kicks off with a keynote from Mayuresh Kshetramade, CEO of CJ Affiliate. Mayur will reflect on recent events that have had a profound impact on the marketing industry and how the affiliate channel and CJ specifically has responded to help brands meet changes to consumer demand. He will share what we’ve done to deepen partnerships with our clients and how we are positioned to lead them through the rest of the year and into 2021.


Beyond COVID-19: Strategies for Program Resilience

9:30am – 10:15am PDT (5:30pm - 6:15pm BST / 6:30pm - 7:15pm CEST)

This is a panel discussion with:

  • Siobhan Williamson - EU Group Director, Business Operations, CJ Affiliate

  • Sam Richards - Senior Director,

  • Lauren Emde - Affiliate Marketing Associate, Walgreens

  • Angus Drummond - Commercial Director, VoucherCodes

  • Ed Camargo - Managing Director, NMPi

The emergence of a global pandemic has underscored the need for a business plan that can react quickly to unexpected shocks. In this panel, you will learn how fellow marketers responded to abrupt changes in their businesses, the strengths and skill sets they’ve developed through the process, and a look into how they are thinking about their businesses’ future in the months ahead.



10:15 - 10:30 PDT (6:15pm - 6:30pm BST / 7:15pm - 7:30pm CEST)

We’ll take a short break for everyone to get some water, walk the dog, or whatever it is they need to do!


Discovery Lab Trainings

10:30 am – 11:00 am PDT (6:30pm - 7:00pm BST / 7:30pm - 8:00pm CEST)

Next up: two Discovery Lab training sessions designed for you to gain actionable takeaways from CJ experts.

Pick one of the Discovery Labs below:


Diversification: 3 Ways to Drive Long-Term Growth

ADVERTISERS | 10:30 am – 11:00 am PDT (6:30pm - 7:00pm BST / 7:30pm - 8:00pm CEST)

Presented by:

  • Steven Coyle - Client Development Director, CJ Affiliate
  • Victoria Prince - Client Development Director, CJ Affiliate

The recruitment of new, diverse publishers is critical to get your brand in front of more customers throughout the path to purchase. Over a five-year period recruited publishers generate 60% of a program’s revenue. This training lays out three strategies to diversify an advertiser program to expand reach and achieve long-term growth—and how CJ’s new publisher recruitment tool, Partner Discovery, makes that possible.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to reach new audiences by looking beyond the “traditional” publisher promotional methods
  • Why upper funnel reach via influencers and review sites are an important part of diverse programs
  • Ways to effectively manage incentives to influence consumer behaviour


How Successful Publishers Win New Advertisers

PUBLISHERS | 10:30 am – 11:00 am PDT (6:30pm - 7:00pm BST / 7:30pm - 8:00pm CEST)

Presented by:

  • Dirk Mieth - Director, Publisher Development, CJ Affiliate
  • Owen Kauppila - Sr. Client Development Manager, CJ Affiliate

Curious to know what the most successful publishers do to secure a new partnership? This training shares what advertisers really need to hear before saying “yes” and examines the most common obstacles. Delivered by members of the CJ Publisher and Client Development team who have been in “the room where it happened.”

Attendees will learn:

  • Why “talking the talk” is so critical when speaking to prospective advertisers
  • Successful ways to hone and communicate your affiliate elevator pitch to reach the widest array of potential partners
  • The critical, attention-grabbing elements of any communication you send to advertisers


We hope to see you online for CJU20 Digital Series 1! Content will be recorded and shared at a later date.

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