ValueClick’s Commission Junction, one of the world’s leading affiliate marketing companies, announced the winners of the 2006 CJU Awards at Commission Junction University UK, held in London on 12 July.

The winners were selected from Commission Junction’s UK base of advertiser and publishers, with the awards recognising excellence in three categories: ‘Outstanding individual personal contribution to affiliate marketing’; ‘Exceptional performance in affiliate marketing’; and, lastly, ‘Innovation in affiliate marketing’.

Each category awarded one advertiser and one affiliate the accolade, and the winners are:

* Personal contribution to affiliate marketing:
these awards are presented to an individual who has demonstrated an enthusiastic commitment to affiliate marketing, their company is a market leader and they are dedicated to building a strong community among online marketers.
ADVERTISER - Pete Norwood, New Media Affiliates Manager, TUI UK
Pete has shown he can foster excellent relationships with the affiliate base, and under his direction TUI’s programs have grown significantly.
PUBLISHER - Duncan Jennings, Managing Director, eConversions
This super-affiliate has achieved a great deal in a short space of time. He is always willing to challenge the status quo, whilst being an advocate for pay-for-performance marketing.

* Exceptional performance in affiliate marketing:
presented to companies who have proven to have exceptional performance in the Commission Junction network over the last 12 months.
ADVERTISER– (Paul Lewis, Senior International Marketing Manager)
This company has made great strides in affiliate marketing – that this has been achieved in this sector with an untraditional business model is even more impressive. The speed with which the program has grown is can be put down to the dedication of Paul and his team.
PUBLISHER– Traffic Junction Ltd (Michael Edwards, Managing Director and Ben Flux, Operations Director)
Another super-affiliate, they are driven to making relationships successful by understanding client needs and sharing their plans accordingly. Traffic Junction generates substantial incremental traffic using a varied suite of technologies to manage paid search campaigns.

* Innovation in affiliate marketing: honouring clients for their support to Commission Junction and for their commitment to developing new technologies to facilitate the growth of the affiliate industry.
ADVERTISER– eBay (UK) Ltd (Cian Weeresinghe, Affiliate Manager and Kate Wylie, Affiliate Marketing Executive)
The eBay team has produced a number of key tools to enhance their affiliate marketing program, making their offering even more unusual and effective. The needs of publishers are clearly understood and technologies are designed and delivered to extend the capability, and significantly improve the effectiveness of their affiliate program.
PUBLISHER– Clicks2Customers (Vinny Lingham, Co-founder)
An innovative, well known publisher company, who repeatedly shows their expertise by delivering exclusive search marketing tools. Their co-founder Vinny travels the globe as an affiliate marketing ambassador, sharing his expertise with others.

Alison Guise, UK Country Manager for Commission Junction and Mediaplex said “This is the first year we have held awards at Commission Junction University UK, and the high calibre of winners truly demonstrates the importance of internal ambassadors for affiliate marketing within companies. It also shows how the market is shaped by those affiliates and advertisers who continue to push the technological boundaries.”

Paul Lewis, Senior International Marketing Manager at said “It’s a great honour to have won the ‘Exceptional performance in affiliate marketing award’, especially considering the quality of other successful affiliate programs that run on the Commission Junction network. The affiliate program is one year old, and its growth is testament to the hard work put in by our publishers, by Commission Junction for supporting and working closely with, and from the Ancestry team who have been able to introduce successful affiliate technology and tracking, ensuring further the foundations of a great program with continuing growth into 2007.”


Contact Details

ValueClick Europe
Lisa Artemis
PR Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 8785 5835

About ValueClick:
ValueClick Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) is one of the world’s largest integrated online marketing companies. Through its individual brands, ValueClick offers comprehensive and scalable solutions that deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and revenue for publishers. ValueClick provides advertisers and publishers with performance-based solutions through all online marketing channels. Brand offerings include:

* vcmedia - online advertising network and ad sales for advertisers and publishers
* Commission Junction - affiliate marketing
* – the UK’s most comprehensive and independent price comparison website
* Mediaplex - intelligent technology for digital marketing, including adserving, email marketing and paid search bid management.
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Published on: 12:00AM on 24th July 2006