Rakuten LinkShare today announced the finalists for its annual Golden Link Awards. This year’s winners will be announced at the upcoming Rakuten LinkShare Symposium New York being held June 25-26 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The annual awards recognize the best and brightest advertisers and publishers in the Rakuten LinkShare network who are driving innovation, excellence and results in the performance marketing industry. Among the 13 award categories, highlights of this year’s nominees include best new advertiser, best new publisher, and international advertiser of the year. Nominees include:
Best New Advertiser: FreshDirect, Starbucks® Store, Sundance Catalog, Teambuy.ca, Tirebuyer.com/.
Best New Publisher: Couponology, CouponTrade, Eckim
International Advertiser of the Year: ASOS, NET-A-PORTER.COM, Sierra Trading Post, Teambuy.ca/.
The complete list of 2012 finalists for the Rakuten LinkShare Golden Link Awards can be found here. The wide range of advertisers and publishers among the nominees reflects the breadth and depth of the performance marketing industry.
“Having earned a nomination and being named a finalist in the best new publisher category speaks to our commitment to the industry as well as Rakuten LinkShare,” said George Bousis, CEO, CouponTrade, Inc. “It’s great to be recognized for the success we’ve had in the Rakuten LinkShare network to date and we’re just getting started as we build strong partnerships with the best brands in online retail.”
Rakuten LinkShare Symposium New York will bring together more than 500 of the industry’s leading advertisers, publishers and agencies. Rakuten LinkShare Symposium attendees gain valuable industry information while meeting their online performance marketing partners face-to-face to plan new ways to grow revenue and commissions. The awards will be presented at a special luncheon ceremony hosted by comedian Michael Ian Black putting a spotlight on achievements and success in the Rakuten LinkShare network.
“Every year the nominees represent truly outstanding companies that are dedicated to the performance marketing channel,” said Yaz Iida, chief executive officer, Rakuten LinkShare. “The Rakuten LinkShare network continues to far outpace overall e-commerce and these companies and brands are a key part of that success as they build long-term profitable partnerships that deliver value to consumers.”
About Rakuten LinkShare Corporation
Rakuten LinkShare Corporation (linkshare.com) provides e-commerce businesses with a vast, high quality pay per action marketing network, along with expert consultative services and patented technology. Rakuten LinkShare's cost-efficient pay per action (PPA) affiliate marketing network, search marketing programs and lead generation campaigns acquire new customers, increase revenue and drive results. Rakuten LinkShare clients are Fortune 500 and prominent companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, American Express and Avon Products. Rakuten LinkShare was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, London and Tokyo.
Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ:4755), is one of the world's leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 employees and partner staff worldwide. For more information, visit global.rakuten.com/group.
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