Commission Junction, a ValueClick company, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Forster as UK Country Manager. Jonathan's role will be to lead the continued UK growth of the world's most successful affiliate marketing company. He will also assist local managers across Europe to roll out clients' programmes.
The appointment heralds an aggressive phase of recruitment to satisfy the business' needs, with Jonathan appointing at least a further eight personnel to support Commission Junction in the UK over the next quarter.
Jonathan Forster joined ValueClick in 1999 where his role as Director of Sales included building a network of publisher sites for its European operations, contributing to its present level of over 5,000 European websites. As Head of Search, Jonathan later became responsible for the development and execution of search strategies from an advertiser and media owner perspective.
It is with such extensive media experience that makes him the ideal candidate to head up the Commission Junction division, ensuring that advertisers and publishers maximise their online success with the multiple distribution channels that ValueClick offers.
"Jonathan is hugely talented and is the ideal person to lead the CJ UK business to the next level," commented Carl White, European managing director, ValueClick. "His prior roles at ValueClick have been instrumental in helping to build the UK business. His appointment is the first step of a major expansion plan in the UK and across Europe."
"I am delighted to accept this position with Commission Junction," said Jonathan Forster. "We have seen great developments within the company over the course of 2004 and I look forward to building the businesses of our advertiser and publisher partners."
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ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) is the single-source provider of media, technology and related services that enable advertisers, agencies and publishers to reach consumers in all major online marketing channels, through our three business units:
Commission Junction (www.cj.com) provides advanced performance marketing solutions that help marketers increase online leads and sales. By facilitating strategic relationships between advertisers and publishers, Commission Junction leverages its proven expertise in affiliate marketing and search marketing to drive measurable results for its clients.
ValueClick Media provides a wide range of online marketing solutions - including Web Marketing, Email Marketing and Search Marketing - to create awareness, build brands, deliver targeted visitors, generate leads, drive sales, and grow customer relationships.
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Published on: 12:00AM on 7th June 2004