How Using Video Conferencing Calls with Publishers Led to Impressive Year Over Year Growth on CJ Affiliate Network

Publisher Management with Video Calls
Publisher Management with Video Calls

Hello there. Thank you for checking out this post. We wanted to share a really exciting strategy our agency, Experience Advertising, used to grow one of our client’s affiliate programs on the CJ Affiliate Network . Below, are the growth charts of an ecommerce client of our agency that was launched on the CJ Affiliate Network in May of 2020. The revenue growth trajectory in the account has been picture perfect. This was accomplished through a few effective affiliate management techniques, including using video conference calls to work more closely with publishers:

1. Very proactive affiliate/publisher recruiting on CJ’s network (the best affiliate/publisher database in the industry). We use our proprietary affiliate recruiting processes on the account to convert a high percentage of the offers we send to relevant publishers. We primarily focus on recruiting targeted, relevant publishers for our clients.

2. Sending frequent affiliate/publisher newsletters with promotions from the brand. All affiliates love to share promos with their audience, so this is a very important aspect in increasing overall participation and traction in the affiliate program, as well as increasing traffic and sales over time.

3. Setting up Zoom Chats with Publishers – we completed several (5 per week on average) video conference calls with publishers of all sizes about working closer with the brand. These video calls were very well received in general by the publishers, and very effective at engaging them and discussing strategies like doing product reviews and ways to promote to their audiences. These calls are fun and in our opinion the best way to build the relationship with publishers in your affiliate program.

Here are the revenue, clicks and items sold charts from the client’s CJ Affiliate account:

CJ Affiliate Program Revenue Growth Chart
CJ Affiliate Program Revenue Growth Chart

As you can see revenue, clicks, and number of items sold are all trending up nicely over time, exactly what you want to see in your affiliate program. This is only possible with a very proactive approach to recruiting new publishers on the network and implementing intensive affiliate management techniques like: frequent newsletter sending with promos, sending personalized emails to publishers asking for calls, and having video conference calls with publishers.

If you’re agency isn’t using these affiliate management strategies, contact us for a free evaluation by an expert, not a salesperson. If your inhouse affiliate managers need support, we do that as well. We are experts is ramping up your affiliate/publisher recruiting, maximizing CJ’s network, and implementing conversion rate optimization strategies to ensure your affiliates always perform as well as they can, so your affiliate program gains traction.

Thanks for taking a look and feel free to contact us if you’re looking to grow your current affiliate program or launch a new affiliate program.

CEO and Founder

Evan is the CEO and Founder of Experience Advertising. He has more than 20 years experience and background with ecommerce website marketing. His skill sets include: search engine marketing, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, conversion rate optimization, and other traffic driving and community building strategies.