Commission Junction, "a global leader in the online marketing channels of affiliate marketing and managed search", does not use affiliate marketing itself.

Here's an excerpt from their FAQ:

How can I promote Commission Junction and get credit for referrals to your program?

Question:
How can I promote Commission Junction and get credit for referrals to your program?
Answer:
Commission Junction discontinued its referral program several years ago and we do not currently have or anticipate reinstituting an active referral program for publishers anytime in the near future.

What does it say when one of the "global leaders" in affiliate marketing doesn't use affiliate marketing themselves? It says to me that they don't believe in their own product.

How embarrassing is that?