The Golden Link Awards will bring together more than 350 people representing leading Advertisers, Publishers and Agencies to celebrate excellence and innovation in the performance marketing industry. The annual Rakuten Marketing Golden Link Awards will be held the on Wednesday, June 22 during Symposium New York. The award ceremony and networking dinner will take place on the Red Hook waterfront at Liberty Warehouse. All finalists receive a free ticket to the awards ceremony!
Advertiser’s Choice: 55Haitao, Brad’s Deals, Coupons.com/Quotient, Ebates, Groupon, Retail Me Not, Shop Your Way, ShopStyle
Publisher’s Choice: 1800Flowers.com, Bloomingdale’s, Farfetch, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Swiss Watch International, Topshop
Best New Advertiser: Carters, Jet.com, Lord & Taylor, Sweaty Betty, UNIQLO
Best New Publisher: COOLS.com, CouponBox, Jak & Jill, Jet.com, Time Inc.
Affiliate Manager of the Year (Advertiser): Matthew Gordon - GameStop, Sara Koura - Walmart, Andrea Morgan - Sephora, Simone Parchment - MATCHESFASHION, Kana Roberts - Microsoft
Affiliate Manager of the Year (Publisher): Rose Blackmore - Dealmoon, Tom Brownhill - TopCashBack, Patrick Cronin - Upromise by Affinity Solutions, Carla Galvan - DealAM/55Haitao, Jennifer Goodwin - Quotient/Coupons.com
Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration – Optimization: Chase & Credit Karma, GiftsForYouNow.com & Brad's Deals, Kohl's & Coupons, Neiman Marcus & The Enchanted Home, Saks OFF Fifth & Groupon
Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration – Innovation: 55Haitao & OshKosh, Macy's & Ebates, rewardStyle & Starwood Hotels, ShopStyle & Farfetch, The Body Shop Canada & UpSellIt
Rising Star Advertiser: AHAVA, Anthropologie, Aveda, Birchbox, Sixt Car Rental
Rising Star Publisher: Giving Assistant, Honey Science Corporation, Keep.com, Project September, Shop Your Way
Lifetime Achievement Award: Craig & Bret Cassata - Mr. Rebates, Jeanine Cillo - Chase Bank, Kristen Mitchell - Hudson's Bay Company, Adam Stark - BH Cosmetics, Paresh Vadavia - OPM Pros
OPM Agency of the Year: Blue Moon Digital, eAccountable, Eight Horses, JEB Commerce, OPM Pros
Best Multi-channel Performance: Lacoste, Magazines.com, Smartwool, UNIQLO, Vans
Best Influencer Monetization: A Ross Girl, Diana Elizabeth, SHEFinds, The Enchanted Home, Windy City Blogger Collective
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