COVID-19 Resources

Helpful articles, reports, and updates all in one place to guide your marketing strategy and help you best meet consumer needs during this historic time.

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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 and performance across four sectors and 20 categories. We developed this lookback report to highlight how the affiliate channel responded to market impacts from March to October 2020 as individuals and businesses moved from crisis response towards recovery.
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Peak Shopping 2020: Experts Weigh in on a Prolonged Pandemic Peak Season

Junction Live host and Global VP of Marketing at CJ Affiliate, Nicole Ron is joined by Jessica Spira from Ziff Media Group, Amar Shah from Affirm, ...

Valentine's Day in the Time of Covid

Valentine’s Day in these wild, modern times is a very important shopping event for retailers. Read on for CJ’s take on what shoppers will be looking ...

CJ Affiliate’s 2020 Year in Review

It’s hard to believe 2020 is now in the rear-view mirror - 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 ...

2020 Q4 Peak Shopping Benchmarks

In a year of disruption and change, it feels familiar to focus on and anticipate the collective experience that is the winter peak shopping season. ...

2020 Holiday Intelligence Report

To overcome the economic impact of the Coronavirus, affiliate programs this year have had to pivot to meet demand. The million-dollar question for ...

Digital Mojito: Affiliate publishers in conversation...

With Covid-19 impacting business the world-over, CJ Affiliate caught up with Josh Littler, co-founder of digital marketing agency and affiliate ...

Nov 12, 2020
CJU20 Digital Series: How COVID-19 Will Reshape Q4 Peak Shopping 2020

There are many new factors for publishers to consider heading into the peak shopping season and this session recording from the CJU20 Digital Series ...

How COVID-19 Will Reshape Peak Shopping 2020: A Primer for Publishers

It goes without saying that the pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of life in 2020. The affiliate industry is no exception, and with Q4 already ...

CJ's Peak Trading Checklist: Get Started Now

The peak trading period is a 'make or break' time for retailers, and this year it will be impacted by the offline-to-online shopping shift brought ...

Reignite Brick & Mortar with Site to Store Offers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no denying that brands with a strong brick and mortar presence have been severely impacted by stay-at-home ...

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 ...

Match Your Amazon Links to New Retailers with FMTC

Data feed aggregator, FMTC, has been a staple in affiliate since 2007 when they set out to solve a big problem they saw in the industry. Publishers ...

Jun 2, 2020
Why Brands Should Still Have a Content and Influencer Strategy Right Now

What’s going on with your content and influencer strategy these days? I'm here to tell you that you should still have one (we'll get into why below) ...

How Amazon Commission Cuts Present a Prime Opportunity for Publishers

With the announcement of widespread changes to the Amazon Associates Programme, including 66% cuts to affiliate commissions on average, there is an ...

Consumer research: Brands should continue advertising during Covid-19

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

Brands Shouldn’t Press Pause on Advertising Efforts During Pandemic, Study Finds

Epsilon-Conversant and CJ Affiliate found that the majority (62%) of consumers don’t think brands should stop advertising during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 14, 2020
Majority (62%) of consumers don’t think brands should stop advertising during coronavirus

Half (48%) of global consumers have received a marketing message in the past two weeks that they felt was poorly timed or inappropriate, new research from Epsilon-Conversant and CJ Affiliate has revealed.

Apr 9, 2020
Amazon Removes Third-Party Vendors From Its Affiliate Program

Starting at the beginning of this month, affiliate networks such as Skimlinks and Sovrn (which acquired VigLink) can no longer send traffic to Amazon and get a cut of transactions, according to sources at many affiliate networks and publishers.

Apr 6, 2020
Affiliate Marketing: The Adaptable and Accountable Channel

CJ Affiliate president Mayuresh Kshetramade takes a look at the unique capabilities that exist only in affiliate, which make this channel adaptable, yet accountable, during moments of uncertainty.

Apr 6, 2020
How the Performance Marketing Industry is Responding to Coronavirus

 A run-down of some of the leading companies and experts in performance marketing on raising awareness of the global pandemic and supporting partners during this distressing time.

Apr 1, 2020