2024 Golden Link Awards: Winners Revealed!

Our inaugural Rakuten Optimism Golden Link Awards were held in Carlsbad, California on May 29th, 2024. Hosted by comedian Preacher Lawson, the event brought together some of the best and brightest in the performance and digital marketing industries. We celebrated their outstanding achievements, their collaboration, creativity, and innovative partnerships that have set new standards in our industry!

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2024 Golden Link Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2024 Golden Link Awards, an event to recognize the best and brightest in the affiliate and digital marketing industries. The Golden Link Awards, a highlight of the 2024 Rakuten Optimism event on May 29th, 2024, and hosted by comedian Preacher Lawson, marked a night of celebration and achievement. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and express our hope for their continued success in their affiliate and digital marketing endeavors.

  • Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration: JPMorgan Chase & NerdWallet
  • OPM/Agency of the Year: Group M / Mindshare
  • Best Agency Partnership: Princess Cruise Lines & JEBCommerce
  • Best Rakuten Partnership: Sephora
  • Best Multi-Channel Performance: Blackhawk Network –
  • Best Influencer Strategy: Shop Premium Outlets & Mavely
  • Best Global Strategy: 24S & Shoplooks
  • Best Use of Data-Driven Marketing: Wells Fargo
  • Best Cause-Based Campaign: Sienna Naturals
  • Affiliate Advertiser Manager of the Year: Rachael Langerud, Coty
  • Affiliate Publisher Manager of the Year: Matt Ellis, The Motley Fool
  • Rakuten Advertising Advertiser Team of the Year: Chase Account Team
  • Rakuten Advertising Publisher Manager of the Year: Jacee Tyler
  • Advertiser of the Year: Neiman Marcus
  • Publisher of the Year: Capital One Shopping
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Todd Jirousek

Thank you again to our esteemed panel of judges who share our passion for performance marketing and our mission to drive the industry forward.

  • Tricia Meyer – Executive Director of the Performance Marketing Association
  • Jim Nichols – Founder of Exclamation Marketing Solutions and Board Member of the Performance Marketing Association
  • Jade Mayberry – Head of North American Affiliate & Performance Partnerships Marketing at dentsu and Board Member of the Performance Marketing Association.

Thank you to all our attendees for being part of this memorable event and congratulations once again to all our winners!

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