ValueClick Announces Executive Promotions
Online Advertising Leader Taps Internal Veterans for Key Executive Positions
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2008--ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK), one of the world's largest integrated online marketing companies, recently announced several executive appointments across three divisions.
The company has appointed eight-year veteran Kerri Pollard to General Manager of Commission Junction, the world's largest affiliate marketing services provider. Pollard originally joined affiliate marketing solutions provider BeFree in 1999 prior to its acquisition by ValueClick and subsequent merger with Commission Junction in 2003. During her tenure with BeFree and Commission Junction, she managed the teams responsible for advertiser and publisher client development, and introduced such initiatives as the CJ Performer™, a program that facilitates strategic relationships between top-performing publishers and key advertisers. In her most recent role as Vice President of Client Development-East, Pollard managed the East Coast account teams responsible for Commission Junction's top-performing advertiser and publisher clients. In her new role as General Manager, Pollard will oversee the operations of Commission Junction's U.S. offices located in Santa Barbara, CA; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; and Westlake Village, CA.
ValueClick also announced the promotion of Ann Hoey to General Manager of Mediaplex. Mediaplex offers marketers, agencies and publishers advanced tools for managing their display advertising and email programs. In 2000, Hoey came to Mediaplex from Levi Strauss & Co. Since that time, Hoey has held a number of management positions at Mediaplex, most recently serving as Vice President of Operations, responsible for account management, technical support, marketing, finance, product management and analytics. In the role of General Manager, Hoey will have responsibility for all operations of the division.
In another recent announcement, Sean Quick was named General Manager of Mediaplex Systems, a leading provider of agency management software used for financial, production and media management systems. A nine-year veteran of Mediaplex, Quick has held a number of management positions including Product Manager, Director of Technical Services and, most recently, Senior Director of Product Management. Quick's strong product management and product marketing leadership was evidenced in the releases of Mediaplex's MOJO Mail, MOJO Publisher, MOJO SEM and the 2007 introduction of Mediaplex's Channel Performance Suite, which integrated all of the products so that marketers can deploy, track and analyze all of their online marketing programs in one unified system.
About Commission Junction
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.
Mediaplex, the technology division of ValueClick, provides intelligent technology solutions and services that help advertisers, agencies and publishers manage their interactive and traditional advertising programs. Mediaplex's superior service and integrated solutions allow customers to achieve the greatest return on investment across a variety of marketing activities, including third-party advertising, email management and delivery, publisher ad management, financial and media management and digital advertising management. For more information, please visit www.mediaplex.com.
About Mediaplex Systems
Mediaplex Systems provides intelligent technology solutions and services that help media agencies, and marketing services companies, manage their traditional and interactive advertising programs. These agency management solutions offer the only web-based marketing services focused solutions in the industry for agency management of all production and financial functions, providing for a quick implementation and delivering comprehensive functionality that's easy to use. The media management solutions streamline and accelerate the planning and buying management of local TV and radio, national TV and radio, print media, out-of-home media, and interactive media.
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 email technology, and comparison shopping. ValueClick brands include ValueClick Media, Commission Junction, Mediaplex, Smarter.com, Coupon Mountain and PriceRunner. For more information, please visit 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 on-line advertising in general, and performance based on-line advertising in particular, 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 March 1, 2007; 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.
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SOURCE: ValueClick, Inc.