Commission Junction Chosen More Than Twice as Often as Any Other Affiliate Provider
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jun 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Commission Junction, a division of ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) and the leading global provider of affiliate marketing solutions, announced today that for the fifth year in a row, it remains the affiliate provider of choice among more online retailers in the 2010 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide than any other provider. Of the retailers on the list who work with a third-party affiliate provider, 63% of them choose Commission Junction - more than twice as many as choose any other player in the affiliate space.
"We're thrilled that this year's results continue to support what Commission Junction has known all along: technology, experience, and expertise drive results," said Kerri Pollard, General Manager of Commission Junction. "Our Top 500 dominance illustrates that our clients get amazing results with our 'platform + publishers + people = performance' approach."
Commission Junction also commands the greatest number of the list's largest online retailers who have third-party affiliate programs, including 64% of the top 100. The significance of this is simple: revenue. According to Internet Retailer, the 100 biggest merchants on their list generate 86% of all sales for the entire 500.
A closer look at the Top 500 shows that Commission Junction's approach applies equally well across all online retailer categories. This translates into Commission Junction working with more of the top retailers in every category than any other third party provider.
"We're grateful to our merchants and our affiliate partners for the trust they put in us year after year to drive revenue and profit growth," said Pollard. "We look forward to 2010 being another successful year for Commission Junction and our great clients."
To see the hundreds of programs that enjoy success in the Commission Junction Network, as well as to learn more about CJ's affiliate solution, go to http://www.cj.com/2010internetretailertop500.
About Commission Junction
Commission Junction (http://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 clients.
About ValueClick, Inc.
ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) is one of the world's largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. ValueClick's performance- based solutions allow customers to reach their potential through multiple online marketing channels, including affiliate and search marketing, display advertising, lead generation, ad serving and e-mail technology, and comparison shopping. ValueClick brands include Commission Junction, ValueClick Media, Mediaplex, PriceRunner and Smarter.com. For more information, visit http://www.valueclick.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that market demand for online advertising in general, and performance based online advertising in particular, will decline or will not grow as rapidly as predicted, and the risk that legislation and governmental regulation could negatively impact the Company's performance. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by ValueClick, including, but not limited to: its annual report on Form 10-K filed on February 26, 2010; recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q; and other current reports on Form 8-K. ValueClick undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
SOURCE: Commission Junction
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