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CJ'ers Celebrate Black History Month 2020

Black History Month is celebrated in the UK and parts of Europe in October. During the month, we celebrate the history, achievements, significance ...

Oct 30, 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 ...

PerformanceIN 50: CJ’s Kate Knight and Aayush Bagadiya Recognised

The annual PerformanceIN 50 list has been released for 2020, recognising CJ Affiliate’s Kate Knight and Aayush Bagadiya. PerformanceIN.com’s list ...

Oct 22, 2020
Webravo: Affiliate publishers in conversation...

Born from a business trip to California, USA during a particularly bad year of wildfires, Green Friday is just one example of Webravo's focus on ...

Oct 21, 2020
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 ...

Making the Most of Affiliate in Google’s Messy Middle

As marketers, we're all too familiar with the 'funnel'. Originally introduced way back in 1898, it's evolved a few times over the last century, but ...

Craft the Perfect Investment Proposal & Get Brands to Say 'Yes!'

Now we're in Q4 and with a new year quickly approaching, advertisers are in the thick of planning for peak shopping seasons. Layer on a global ...

CJU20 Digital Series Encore for Europe Preview

The thing that makes us most excited about hosting a digital CJU? The ability to spread the magic further and wider, including more of our global ...

Sep 24, 2020
CJU20 Digital Series 2 Preview

No need to pack a bag or board a plane to Santa Barbara—our highly-anticipated annual client conference, CJU, is combined with the comforts of home ...

Sep 21, 2020
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 ...

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 ...

Sep 16, 2020
CJU20 Series 1 Preview

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 ...

Sep 9, 2020
Associate Spotlight: Client Development Director Jason Codrington Wears All the Hats

London-based Client Development Director, Jason Codrington, has only been with CJ for a little over a year and a half, but he's about to go down in ...

Sep 7, 2020
New Advertisers Launched in Q2 of 2020

Do you believe in too much of a good thing? We certainly don't. In Q2 of 2020 we launched 166 global advertisers in the CJ Affiliate network and ...

Sep 7, 2020
Your Questions About Recruitment, Answered

In a year when business growth is more important than ever before, recruiting new publishers into your affiliate program is a no-brainer. We truly ...

Major Service Provider Increases Return & Efficiency with CJ's Affiliate Customer Journey Reporting

A global home and business services brand leveraged CJ’s Affiliate Customer Journey reporting to diversify media partners which resulted in increased ...

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 ...

Consumer Electronics Brand Sees Big Growth from Recruitment & Activation

A new-to-affiliate consumer electronics advertiser leverages CJ Affiliate to recruit and activate publishers to grow revenue internationally, ...

Announcing the CJU20 Digital Series

We're taking the best of CJU out of the venue and into your home! The CJU20 Digital Series is a virtual event featuring three half-days of thought ...

Aug 12, 2020
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 ...

Upsellit: Affiliate publishers in conversation...

At just over halfway through the year, 2020 has been... different. CJ Affiliate caught-up with Rich Greenwell, Upsellit's Commercial Director to ...

Jul 10, 2020
Steps Towards a More Equitable and Inclusive CJ Affiliate

If you follow CJ Affiliate on social media, you may have seen the statement we shared in response to the social justice movement that’s currently ...

Jun 16, 2020
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
Product Discovery, Improved! CJ's New Product Search API

It’s an ongoing mission at CJ to improve everyday operations for our advertisers and publishers and to provide richer data sets to optimize ...

Behind the Scenes with the Team that Keeps the CJ Network Fraud-Free

We tend to make a lot of analogies to describe CJ's Network Quality team: they're network watchdogs, the internet police, or affiliate detectives.  ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Network & Consumer Trends Report

To help advertisers and publishers determine how to best respond to consumer needs in the current market, CJ created the weekly updated COVID-19 ...

IAB: UK affiliate spend grows by 8.4%

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 ...

May 6, 2020
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 ...

CJ Shortlisted for 12 Performance Marketing Awards

CJ Affiliate has been shortlisted for 12 Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) in 2020. The UK based awards celebrate excellence within performance ...

Mar 12, 2020
The 10 Core Principles of Managing a Global Affiliate Programme

Global expansion remains one of the most popular strategies for driving growth within the affiliate channel. During my nine years in the industry, ...

Partner Marketing vs Affiliate Marketing: Setting the Record Straight

Partner marketing is affiliate marketing. Playful semantics do not change what is true and what has been true for the last 20+ years - this industry ...

Use Situational Commissioning to Create Data-Driven Affiliate Strategies

For advertisers and publishers alike, data-enriched insights can lead to better business results and stronger, more creative partnerships. Last year, ...

Dec 19, 2019
Podcast: What happens when an affiliate programme suddenly closes?

Affiliate marketing is built on relationships. Relationships between publishers, advertisers, networks and consumers themselves. But what happens ...

Dec 18, 2019
CJ Affiliate is Ranked #1 by the IR Top 1000

CJ has been recognised as the #1 Affiliate Marketing Vendor by Internet Retailer with the highest number of IR Top 1000 clients choosing CJ as their ...

Dec 10, 2019
Convenience arms race as tools and content help brands win during 'Peak Week'

New research from CJ Affiliate has found that sales via browser tools like Honey and Piggy have increased by 349% year-on-year. As retail brands face ...

Video: The Consumer Megatrends Shaping the Peak Retail Season

Watch this on-demand presentation to understand the consumer shopping trends that will shape the peak retail period leading up to 2020. Recorded live ...

Autodesk Leverages CJ Affiliate for Successful APAC Expansion

CJ Affiliate helps drive successful expansion into the Asia Pacific region for world leader in design software.   Results at a Glance: The Autodesk ...

Nov 13, 2019
Video: Measuring Affiliate Customer Value. The What. The Why. The ROI.

Watch this on-demand video presentation, filmed live at PI: Live in London, for insight on understanding - and measuring - affiliate customer value. ...

Nov 5, 2019
Report: Affiliate Marketing is Incremental

To prove affiliate’s incrementality, CJ leveraged its powerful audience insights to compare affiliate customer behaviour, versus non-affiliate ...

CJ Affiliate wins 2 International Performance Marketing Awards in 2019

CJ Affiliate has won two awards at the International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) 2019. The affiliate network won Best Managed Affilitate ...

Christmas to offer salvation for brands suffering from poor summer sales

New report reveals Christmas sales could see double or triple revenue and orders growth, but marketers need to streamline the whole customer journey ...

Mayur Kshetramade Named President of CJ Affiliate

As you may have already heard, as part of data company Epsilon, CJ Affiliate was recently acquired by Publicis Groupe and will now operate under the ...

Aug 9, 2019
Leveraging the Network Effect for Global Expansion

Publishers and advertisers are constantly on the lookout for methods of increasing their sales or leads. From CJ Affiliate’s perspective - there are ...

Global Savings Group: Affiliate publishers in conversation...

With almost a decade working in the affiliate industry, CJ Affiliate caught up with Gabriel Akin, director of business development and marketing UK ...

May 28, 2019
How will voice technology reshape the affiliate ecosystem?

  "Hey Google, please tell me how my affiliate programme did last week." "Sure, let me look into that for you." "Last week, your affiliate programme ...

May 17, 2019
CJ Affiliate and Debenhams crowned Best Managed Affiliate Programme

Alongside Debenhams, CJ Affiliate has won the Best Managed Affiliate Programme award at the Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) 2019.   The network ...

Fanatics and NMPi Leverage Dynamic Data via Paid Search to Grow Revenue through Affiliate

Fanatics, the leading e-commerce partner for the world’s top sports brands, leverages data through CJ Affiliate and publisher NMPi to dynamically ...

May 1, 2019
Affiliate economics: Why supply and demand fails for affiliates

I love the affiliate industry and the people in it. Their drive and creativity are part of what has kept me working in this channel for the last ...

Affiliate Network versus SaaS: Weighing Up Cost, Recruitment, and 'The Network Effect'

Over the last 20 years, affiliate marketing has evolved substantially in terms of the number of publishers and service providers available to brands. ...

Financial Services Brand Grows Lead Quality & Incremental Sales with CJ

A well-known financial services brand leveraged CJ Affiliate’s VIP Influencer Campaigns to connect with targeted influencers to grow lead quality and ...

Fortune 500 Retailer Drives Incremental Revenue using CJ Customer-Level Omni-Channel Insights

A Fortune 500 retailer drives significant, incremental revenue by leveraging CJ’s Affiliate Customer Insights to understand offline consumer ...

Jan 31, 2019
IHG Leverages CJ to Shift Consumer Perception and Increase Direct Bookings

With an increasing cost of sale due to consumer booking behaviour shifting to a reliance on third party vendors, InterContinental Hotels Group looked ...

Jan 31, 2019
Lucky Brand Increases Traffic & Engagement through CJ's VIP Influencer Campaigns

Premium denim and apparel company, Lucky Brand, leverages the CJ Affiliate VIP Influencer Campaigns to connect with key influencers to drive ...

Lifestyle Blogger Sees Revenue Growth through Audience Expansion

Lifestyle blogger Jo-Lynne Shane gained new advertisers, increased publisher commissions, and boosted ad sales revenue after a CJ Content-Certified ...

Online Design Marketplace Connects with Influencers to Drive Targeted Traffic

An online design marketplace increased brand engagement and sales by employing CJ's Content Solution and the VIP Influencer Campaign to drive ...

Finance Content Publishers Forge New Relationships, Increase Revenue

Finance content publishers Debt Roundup and Frugal Rules established new, relevant relationships leading to a year-over-year increase in revenue ...

Outdoor Apparel Retailer Increases Revenue During Critical Holiday Sales Season

An outerwear retail company increases YOY sales during the ever-important Thanksgiving sales week by leveraging CJ’s Affiliate Customer Insights to ...

Specialty Retailer Increases NTF Customers & Revenue, Maintain ROAS

A woman's specialty retailer increases new-to-file (NTF) customers—and revenue—while maintaining return on ad spend (ROAS), by tracking and analyzing ...

CJ Affiliate wins three International Performance Marketing Awards in 2018

CJ Affiliate has won three awards at the International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) 2018.   The affiliate network won the Industry Choice of ...

Retailers see 3x sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday when messaging begins in September

New research reveals that when UK consumers receive promotional messages in September, they are three times more likely to buy products and services ...

The upside of GDPR: Three benefits for marketers

Continuing a series of short articles on the positive aspects of GDPR, I’d like to explore the benefits I think marketers are going to see from the ...

May 25, 2018
GDPR: Solutions to Gain Consent for Advertisers and Publishers

Watch this on-demand webinar for actionable solutions to gaining GDPR compliant consent for digital advertising.   With IAB Europe, IMRG, Conversant ...

May 21, 2018
GDPR: Short-term pain, long-term gain

In the run-up to the implementation of GDPR, most headlines have focussed on the negative aspects of the regulation - specifically for marketers, ...

May 17, 2018
CJ Wins 3 Performance Marketing Awards

CJ Affiliate has won three awards at the Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) 2018: Best Account Management Team, as well as Best Paid Search Campaign ...

How do the GDPR and ePD affect digital advertising?

Join digital advertising experts for this podcast series, discussing the effects of the GDPR and ePD on the industry, with a special focus on ...

The Consent Tool: Gain GDPR and ePD compliant consent for digital advertising

We've launched a free tool for advertisers and publishers to gather GDPR and ePD compliant consent from consumers for digital advertising - and it's ...

Mar 28, 2018
­­Conversant’s Approach to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Understanding the GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become enforceable on 25th May, 2018, with a goal of harmonising data ...

Mar 5, 2018
Black Friday period: European consumers spending more than ever

Across Europe, early data from CJ Affiliate shows that the 2017 Black Friday period has been stronger than ever, with revenue increasing by over 50%, ...

What do consumers want from retailers this Christmas?

With the majority (92%) of consumers’ shopping purchases expected to be influenced by offers and promotions this Christmas, it's essential for ...

Nov 21, 2017
The modern CMO: Dream versus reality

Ambition is a trait shared by most senior marketers. In this infographic, we take a look at some of the results from Conversant's latest report into ...

Nov 13, 2017
Just 15% of CMOs know consumers well enough to build relationships

...Yet 61% aspire to do exactly that. A new report reveals that while 61% of senior marketers’ top digital marketing strategy is to build customer ...

Nov 7, 2017
CJ wins three International Performance Marketing Awards in 2017

CJ Affiliate has won three awards at the International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) 2017.   The network won the Industry Network of Choice ...

GDPR and Conversant: How we have, and will continue to prepare

Both Conversant and CJ Affiliate by Conversant support the principle of GDPR – to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals in the EU ...

Oct 10, 2017
65% of consumers fed up with irrelevant brand communications

A new report reveals that 65% of consumers say companies, retailers, or brands send them too many irrelevant communications.   Further, the research ...

Global affiliate revenue growth up 16% during winter holiday period

Affiliate revenue in CJ’s global network of publishers and advertisers is up 16% year-on-year, with an average 4% increase in the number of orders, ...

CJ Affiliate wins two Performance Marketing Awards

CJ Affiliate has won two awards at the Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) 2017: Best Managed Affiliate Programme alongside TUI, and Best Retail ...

Affiliate marketing ROI: Affiliate customers spend 58% more

New data reveals that customers referred via affiliate marketing spend more per order and per year, plus make a greater number of orders.   Released ...

Apr 19, 2017
Debenhams and CJ Affiliate launch exclusive affiliate programme

British multi-national retailer Debenhams has today joined CJ Affiliate's network. The network will now serve Debenhams’ affiliate marketing activity ...

Mar 13, 2017
Six affiliate publisher types: Selecting the right content partner

Partnering with the right content publishers can ensure the success of an affiliate programme, so understanding these six affiliate publisher types ...

Heightened European consumer adoption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday period

European adoption of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping period is strong and expanding, according to new data gleaned from CJ Affiliate ...

Dec 21, 2016
75% of businesses say personalised communication is essential

Yet only 12% of businesses are equipped for it. In terms of personalised communication to prospects and customers, there’s a wide gap between current ...

Nov 22, 2016
Going global with affiliate

There are many ways to go about international expansion within the affiliate channel. Which route to take is dependent on a number of variables based ...

CJ’s Placements Marketplace: Making it easier to partner and earn with affiliate

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely experienced the long and arduous process of either searching for paid placement opportunities or, as a ...

Aug 31, 2016
Bringing influencers into your affiliate strategy

At CJ, we’re passionate about bringing influencers into your affiliate marketing strategy. It’s something we really believe in but we’re realistic ...

Introducing Affiliate Customer Insights

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our most advanced service offering yet: Affiliate Customer Insights. Originally unveiled in September of ...

Jun 1, 2016
CJ Affiliate by Conversant wins again at the Performance Marketing Awards (PMA)

We are delighted to announce that CJ, a leading global affiliate network and part of Conversant, won two awards at the Performance Marketing Awards ...

Apr 28, 2016