Marketing Strategies

Outperform With Full-funnel Affiliate Strategies

Some would have you believe that affiliate marketing is a bottom-of-the-funnel, last-click strategy for pushing out your latest discounts – technically, that’s not true. Affiliate is a channel proven to help increase conversions and a fantastic way to reach savvy shoppers. But it’s also so much more than that.
Marketing Strategies

RAIC Insights: Mapping the customer journey with RevLifter

The Rakuten Advertising International Collective (RAIC) aims to showcase the strategies and steps that will elevate your affiliate thinking, giving you the tools to outthink the market and deliver campaigns that outperform for your business. In our latest post, Simon Bird, CEO and Co-founder of RevLifter reveals how to correctly map the customer journey and […]

Audience Engine: Making personalisation and segmentation simple

We recently sat down with Kyle Fish, Lead Product Manager, Affiliate at Rakuten Advertising, to get the low-down on his team’s latest work set to revolutionise the industry, Audience Engine.

New & Notable Publishers: April 2023

This month, our new and notable publishers specialise in identifying consumer needs and providing in-demand content, inspiration, cashback and commissions down under. Introducing our new publishers of April 2023: NZ Herald, Sitchu and Top Cashback Australia.

Angus Sladden joins Rakuten Advertising as Vice President of Client Services

Rakuten Advertising is pleased to announce that Angus Sladden, a veteran of the affiliate marketing industry in Australia, has joined the company as Vice President of Client Services. In his new role, Angus will lead the client services team, ensuring that Rakuten Advertising's clients receive top-tier support and best-in-class, data-led affiliate strategies.

Real-World Insights: Trending in Australia

Good news, Australians love to shop online. Whether it's to find, research or buy products, online shopping continues to beat out brick-and-mortar for the majority of Aussies. But how Aussies shop online is moving in new directions.

Publisher Spotlight: Beny

As part of our Publisher Spotlight series, Rakuten Advertising sat down with Tom Brown, CEO and co-founder of Beny, to discuss how the innovative app can help drive incrementality for advertisers.

Affiliate Reporting Tools that Make Campaigns More Successful

Being able to demonstrate return-on-investment (ROI), track and report on activity is one of the first things we’re taught to do as marketers. However, it’s no longer enough to merely report on performance.

Platinum Agency Partner: The Thoughtful Agency

The Thoughtful Agency, a full-service digital agency based in Australia, has been named as Rakuten Advertising’s first Platinum Agency Partner in Asia-Pacific for delivering comprehensive, industry-leading solutions for their clients through the Rakuten Affiliate Network.

Product Update: Affiliate Forecasting

Do you ever find yourself asking, "what would happen if we changed our base commission rate" or how would increasing commission spend affect your program performance? Our Affiliate Forecasting tool removes the guesswork for you. Launched in late 2021, the pioneering solution has received an exciting update.

Announcing the Rakuten Advertising 2023 Preferred & Platinum Agency Partners

Our Agency Support team is consistently striving for success - from our award-winning customer support teams to our innovative technology, this team supports the success of our agency partners. The Agency Services Program provides our affiliate agency partners with innovative tools and solutions to fuel consistent growth for their clients.

New & Notable Publishers: February 2023

This month, our new and notable publishers series features three publishers in the comparison, content and influencer space. They focus on helping brands connect with the right audience, create compelling content and drive exceptional results. Introducing the new and notable publishers of February 2023: Metapic, Realry and VGV Media Asia.