European Golden Link Awards 2022

Rewarding excellence and innovation across our European network, our Golden Link Awards have become a key event and celebration for our affiliate network.

European Golden Link Awards We’re pleased to announce that entries for our third annual awards are now open and will close on the 29th of April 2022. Entries are open to all advertisers, publishers and agencies as well as our client services and network development teams. Entrants can be based anywhere across our global network, but submissions should only relate to activity within European with the exception of our International category.

This year, we’re launching two new categories – Best Managed Affiliate Programme: Exchange and Advisory level specifically for our smaller brands and the Social Impact Award which aims to showcase brands and publishers using the affiliate channel to make a real and positive difference to the world. You can view the categories below and read more about them here.

We’re very excited to be hosting in-person events once again and this year’s awards will be held in the afternoon after Dealmaker Europe on the 9th of June 2022. The ceremony will be held cocktail-style and is included in your Dealmaker Europe ticket. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with the best and brightest advertisers, publishers and agencies in the industry and celebrate with your Rakuten Advertising team.

2022 Award Categories

  • Best Advertiser & Publisher Collaboration
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year: Advertiser
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year: Publisher
  • Best Managed Affiliate Programme: Complete & Complete Lite
  • Best Managed Affiliate Programme: Exchange & Advisory *New for 2022*
  • Best International Strategy
  • Innovation Award
  • Social Impact Award *New for 2022*
  • Network’s Choice of Advertiser
  • Network’s Choice of Publisher

Dates for Your Diary

  • Nominations Close: April 29th, 2022
  • Finalists announced: May 16th, 2022
  • Choice awards open: May 16th, 2022
  • Choice awards close: May 27th, 2022
  • Awards Ceremony: June 9th, 2022

Please visit our Dealmaker Europe website for more information and to make your nominations here.

If you’d like to enter our North American Golden Link Awards, please visit our US Dealmaker and Golden Link Awards website here.

If you have any questions, please contact


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