We are posting the IAB’s Code of Conduct on behalf of the Affiliate Marketing Council. Commission Junction UK are signatory of this agreement and fully committed to ensure our publishers adhere to these rules. Please read the below correspondance so you are aware of the recent changes to regulations.
The IAB’s Affiliate Marketing Council thought it would be timely to update you on the collective approach being taken by the eight member networks of the Affiliate Marketing Council on voucher code policy as well as the latest version of the IAB AMC’s voucher code, code of conduct.
As you’re hopefully aware last year saw a tightening of the voucher code, code of conduct and as an affiliate who makes use of voucher codes the Council wanted to ensure you’re fully aware of the changes as well as secure your commitment to the code in 2011.
We are delighted that CJ alongside Argos and Egg have been shortlisted for the Revolution Awards in the ‘Best Use of Affiliate Marketing’ category. To see the full list of finalists click here.
Egg and Argos are both fantastic programmes and we are delighted to count them as clients. The award ceremony will take place in a few months and we can’t wait.
This is very encouraging news on A4U Award deadline day. Fingers crossed for those as well.
ValueClick is one of the world’s largest integrated digital marketing companies, and we have some job vacancies and new job roles at CJ and two of our sister companies, VCMedia and PriceRunner.
At CJ we have three job roles available for a Account Manager, Publisher Development Manager and a Sales Executive.
VCMedia is a digital advertising company that offers a complete range of advertising solutions for advertisers and publishers. They are also looking for a Sales Executive to join their team.
Finally PriceRunner, one of Europe’s most comprehensive shopping sites for price and product comparison, are looking for a Sales Executive, PPC Manager and Head of Paid Search/SEM Director.
Opportunities at ValueClick are not limited to the vacancies shown here. So please don’t be shy about contacting us, even if the above roles are not the right fit for you. As an innovative company, we are always on the lookout for exceptional people who can help us grow and expand into new areas.
To find out more and view the full job descriptions of the above roles, check out our Econsultancy Job adverts here.
The time has come again for the first instalment of this year’s advertiser training. If you would like to attend either of these courses please email me at email@example.com
Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing – this course is suitable for merchants or agency staff with less than six months affiliate marketing experience.
Details: Thursday 10th March, 9.30am-1.30pm, Commission Junction Offices, with Breakfast provided
- Basics of a programme
- How to best utilise the CJ interface
- Publisher Business Models – a detailed analysis
- How to best communicate with affiliates
- Top 10 things that you should be doing on your programme
Intermediate Guide to Affiliate Marketing – this course is suitable for merchants or agency staff with between six months and two years affiliate marketing experience
Details: Thursday 17th March 9.30-1.30pm, Commission Junction Offices, with breakfast provided
- Strategy Planning
- Identifying, attracting and retaining the best affiliates for your programme
- Exploiting seasonality
- A creative approach
- What to do when it isn’t working
Anyone is welcome to attend but spaces for each course go quickly. Let me know if you wish to attend on firstname.lastname@example.org
We released a press release yesterday showing how we were able to sign eight premium brands to our affiliate network in the space of three months. These eight brands were Qatar Airways, Garmin, Fenchurch, Past Times, Cheapflights, iSUBSCRIBE, Club Med and TJ Hughes.
For more information and comments from the Affiliate Manager of iSUBSCRIBE and the Ecommerce Project Manager of TJ Hughes click here.
From all at the CJ office we hope you had a good new year and are now fully recovered, thanks to that extra bank holiday! Thanks to all our affiliates for your hardwork during 2010 and on to more success in 2011 with all we have planned.
We have four job opportunities available withValueClick’s daughter companies - Pricerunner and Commission Junction.
PriceRunner currently has two positions available in their teams; these are for a Channel Development Manager in their Sales team and a Client Services Assistant in their Operations team.PriceRunner is an internationally acclaimed shopping comparison website that provides consumer s with easy access to impartial and comprehensive buying information on a wide variety of products.
As well as these job opportunities with PriceRunner, Commission Junction also has two jobs available, we are looking for a new Account Manager and Publisher Development Manager to join us. CJ is a global leader in the online channel of affiliate marketing. We drive quality results, deliver superior service and develop sustainable relationships for advertisers and publishers through our performance-based solutions. For more information on these two jobs see our LinkedIn profile.
If you feel you or someone you know would be right for one of these jobs email us on email@example.com to get the full details and apply.
Last Thursday CJ held another affiliate day, this time for travel affiliates to improve and create relationships in the run up to Christmas and January, which are known for being the busiest time for travel and holiday bookings.
We had over 50 meetings scheduled in one day, giving travel merchants the opportunity to work with publishers they may not have in the past and discuss possible promotions for the upcoming months.
A meeting in action
After a successful day and lots of positive feedback from the affiliates who attended we will be planning another travel affiliate day early next year.
Here we have a review by Matthew Cheng, eCoupons.com on Cyber Monday and how retailers can take advantage of this sale period.
‘Cyber Monday’ and ‘Black Friday’ are common sales periods before Christmas that have predominantly only been promoted in America. These sale events are now becoming more common in the UK and Worldwide. UK retailers can capitalize on this trend by utilizing these sale phrases to amplify media coverage and consumer awareness of their sales.
Amazon.com was one of the last online retailers to embrace ‘Cyber Monday’ in America, with its first ‘Cyber Monday’ branded sale in 2008. This year Amazon has brought out ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ campaigns in the UK, Germany and Canada. Amazon.de announced it would host its first ‘Cyber Monday’ in Germany on November 29th to coincide with ‘Cyber Monday’ in America, and Amazon.co.uk announced their plans to have ‘Black Friday’ deals between November 22nd to 26th (also to coincide with the dates for Black Friday in America). In addition, other US based retailers with global operations, such as Adobe and Apple are also hosting ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ sales in the UK.
This afternoon we launched our Christmas Microsite which can be found at www.cjblog.co.uk/christmas.
This microsite allows publishers to view all of our advertiser’s Christmas offers and promotions, and we will update the site to promote January Sales information as soon as this is available.
We are also running a competition where the entrant can win £50 per week of CJ merchant vouchers or gift cards up until Christmas. To enter our competition all you have to do is submit a Christmas themed photo of your team and the best one each week will win. The first week we will be giving away a £50 Hotel Chocolat gift card. Click here to see more competition details and to see the CJ’s Christmas Photo effort.
The site will be updated daily with all Christmas CJ merchants offers. Take a look and we hope it helps to bring you a profitabe Christmas!