Marketing Strategies

Time to Fix Your Affiliate Buying Funnel #1:  The “Blown Out Umbrella”

In the competitive affiliate advertising landscape, it’s critical for a brand to have a program that carries the customer from awareness to the finish line of conversion—from the top of their customer journey or buying funnel to the magic moment they click “buy now.”
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Insights

Publisher Spotlight: Linkby

Linkby is a market-first ad tech platform for publishers and advertisers. Read our latest spotlight and hear first-hand how Linkby is helping brands optimize PR alongside the affiliate channel to deliver outstanding results for brands.
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Insights

US Report: The Year of the Empowered Financial Consumer

Explore key findings from our 2024 consumer finance survey of 15,000 US consumers on financial behaviors, highlighting the impact of FinFluencers, how and where consumers are looking for their next financial service, and strategic affiliate marketing insights that will bring financial brands to the forefront of consumer minds.
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Events

2024 US Golden Link Awards Finalists

We are honored to announce the 2024 Golden Link Award finalists! A huge congratulations to everyone nominated. Rakuten Advertising is thrilled to announce that the Golden Link Awards will be held in person this year at Optimism in May 2024!
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Marketing Strategies

The Affiliate Marketing Shopper Part 2: Loyalty Shoppers

We recently performed a comprehensive 18-month study, surveying 15,000+ online shoppers on their habits when buying online, with a focus on online coupons and rewards, cashback sites, budget planning, and online shopping behaviors. In the second part of our three-part series, we explore the loyalty and reward shopper and what they really value.
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Events

US Golden Link Awards 2024 | Nominations Now Open!

The 2024 US Golden Link Award nominations are officially open! Help us honor the best and brightest in affiliate marketing by submitting a nomination today. The Golden Link Awards will take place at Optimism 2024, register today to secure your spot to Optimism and the Golden Link Awards!
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Publisher Spotlight: Skimlinks

Publisher Spotlight: Skimlinks. Dunia Silan SVP of Revenue

Skimlinks, a Taboola company, is the leading commerce content solution provider for publishers and advertisers. Read our latest spotlight and hear first-hand how Skimlinks is helping brands optimize the conversion journey to deliver outstanding results for brands.

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GA4 and Affiliate Marketing: How to Navigate Changing Attribution Models

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Uncover the seismic shift in analytics as GA4 takes the stage, altering the game for the affiliate marketing industry. Our latest blog post explores the repercussions of GA4's move from a last-click to a data-driven attribution model. Discover how Rakuten Advertising navigates these changes, offering reliable methodologies, additional tools, and collaborative solutions.

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Publisher Spotlight: Editorialist

Publisher Spotlight: Marissa Grossman, Editoralist

The Editorialist fuses personal styling, content, and shopping in one seamless digital experience with proprietary technology, e-commerce tools and luxury fashion content. Read our latest spotlight and hear first-hand how the Editorialist is reinventing the way brands and retailers reach the right shopper.

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The Affiliate Marketing Shopper Part 1: Couponers

We recently released a comprehensive 18-month study, surveying 15,000+ online shoppers on their habits when buying online, with a focus on online coupons and rewards, cashback sites, budget planning, and online shopping behaviors. In the first part of our three-part series, we unveil the prominence of coupons in the ever-evolving landscape of shopper preferences.

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Publisher Spotlight: 55Haitao

Publisher Spotlight: Josephine Nieh, 55Haitao

55Haitao is China's largest loyalty publisher, and their offering goes beyond cashback. Read our latest spotlight and hear first-hand how 55Haitao is helping brands enhance their value proposition and achieve incrementality through strategic approaches.

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Publisher Spotlight: Lyst

Publisher Spotlight: Karla Stevens, Lyst

Lyst is one of the world’s biggest and most intelligent shopping platforms. Read our latest spotlight and hear first-hand how Lyst is helping brands engage with shoppers in unique and innovative ways.

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