March 8, 2023
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.
March 6, 2023
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.
February 14, 2023
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.
January 30, 2023
Know Your Dates: 2023 Retail Marketing Calendar
2022 was undoubtedly another year of plot twists – but this can be positive. If you flip the switch you’ll see the challenges as opportunities, and the Rakuten Advertising team is here to help. We've put in the groundwork to prepare you for the busiest shopping peaks of the year.
January 24, 2023
Shake up your 2023 strategy with advanced affiliate tech
For advertisers and publishers to be successful this year, they will need to change their thinking and how they run their affiliate programs. Taylor Swift said, “this is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” While some see change as scary, we at Rakuten Advertising view it as an opportunity.
January 24, 2023
Publisher Spotlight: Linkby
As part of our Publisher Spotlight series, Rakuten Advertising recently connected with Geoffrey Lee, Head of Singapore and Indonesia at Linkby. We discussed how Linkby helps brands connect with publishers in multiple markets including Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and the US.
December 7, 2022
Outthink to Outperform: 2023 Affiliate Trends
It’s hard to believe that another year is ending with many people looking back on the year that was and forward to what’s to come. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, 2023 promises to be another year that keeps everyone on their toes.
December 6, 2022
Cyber Week Round-Up 2022
Another Cyber Week has been and gone, and while many anticipated that performance would be down this year, data from our affiliate network shows that people throughout Asia-Pacific (APAC) are still spending big.
November 23, 2022
New & Notable Publishers: November 2022
This month, our new and notable publishers show brands how to form their own shopping communities, offer their products as part of employee wellbeing and benefits and create SEO-optimised Beauty content with aesthetic imagery. Introducing the new and notable publishers of November 2022: Beauty Space, Beny and BigGo.
November 21, 2022
Singles’ Day 2022 Recap
Singles’ Day 2022 has come and gone. While China’s e-commerce giants, Alibaba and JD.com, chose not to disclose their sales figures this year—for the first time since Singles’ Day’s inception—our in-house analysts have closely monitored and uncovered trends from across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
November 17, 2022
Publisher Spotlight: PokitPal
In the newest edition of our Publisher Spotlight series, Rakuten Advertising talks tech and spec with Gary Cobain, CEO of PokitPal, to discuss how PokitPal’s card-linked rewards platform has evolved.
November 3, 2022
Avoid FOMO this Peak Shopping Period
November is finally here, bringing with it the start of a retail sales bonanza. However, with a looming recession, some in the industry predict it to be ‘the bleakest Black Friday yet.’