WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2007--Commission Junction, a division of ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) and the leading global provider of advanced affiliate marketing solutions, announced today the winner of its Web Services Developer Contest. Stephan Helbig, founder, director and chief software engineer of nexMedia Ltd. (http://nexmedia.de
) topped the field of contenders and was awarded Adobe's Studio 8.
"I was eager to be a part of the Web Services Developer Contest because I love to be on the forefront of new developments," said Helbig. "The competition was fierce and I feel honored to have won this advanced development contest."
The contest, announced at Commission Junction University 2006, was created by Commission Junction for tech-savvy advertisers and publishers. Contestants were challenged to use Commission Junction's new Web Services tools (http://webservices.cj.com/
) to build applications that link Adobe's Dreamweaver with Commission Junction's technology. Helbig won the contest for creating a powerful product search application that he calls Agumbo (http://agumbo.com/
). This product performs popular product searches throughout Commission Junction's global network. Helbig has plans to productize Agumbo under the name AutomaticOnlineShop (http://automaticonlineshop.com/
"Commission Junction is passionate about offering our clients the tools they need to succeed," said Tom Vadnais, president of ValueClick U.S. and general manager of Commission Junction and Mediaplex. "Web Services opened up a whole new world to our clients, allowing both advertisers and publishers to customize their experience in our network, the CJ Marketplace. Launching our Web Services in conjunction with the Developer Contest was exciting; we have a talented group of clients and it was amazing to see them rise to the challenge. Stephan created an exceptional application and we look forward to celebrating his and others' future successes with Web Services."
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.
About ValueClick, Inc.
ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) is one of the world's largest integrated online marketing companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and significant revenue for publishers. Through its individual brands, ValueClick's performance-based solutions allow advertisers and publishers to reach their potential through all online marketing channels, including display advertising, affiliate marketing, lead generation, search, e-mail, and comparison shopping. ValueClick brands include Commission Junction, HiSpeed Media, Mediaplex, PriceRunner, ValueClick Media, and Webclients. For more information, please visit www.valueclick.com
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SOURCE: ValueClick, Inc.