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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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The Rakuten Advertising Golden Link Awards bring together advertisers, publishers, and agencies to celebrate excellence and innovation in affiliate marketing! The 2024 Golden Link Awards will take place at the Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, California on May 29th during Optimism 2024 and will be hosted by America’s Got Talent finalist and comedian Preacher Lawson.

We have added 2 new categories to the 2024 award list including Best Agency Partnership and Best Rakuten Collaboration, allowing our agency and Rakuten Rewards partnerships to shine. Read through the full award descriptions prior to submitting your nomination to ensure your entry stands out from the rest! Be sure to check out last year’s winners!

The 2024 Golden Link Award Categories:

  • OPM/Agency of the Year
  • Best Agency Partnership *New*
  • Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration
  • Best Rakuten Collaboration *New*
  • Best Multi-Channel Performance
  • Best Influencer Strategy
  • Best Global Strategy
  • Best Use of Data-Driven Marketing
  • Best Cause-Based Campaign
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Advertiser of the Year, Publisher’s Choice *voted on by peers*
  • Publisher of the Year, Advertiser’s Choice *voted on by peers*
  • Affiliate Manager/Team of the Year (Advertiser)
  • Affiliate Manager/Team of the Year (Publisher)
  • Rakuten Advertising Account Team/Manager of the Year (Advertiser)
  • Rakuten Advertising Account Team/Manager of the Year (Publisher)

Submit your nomination today!

Key dates to note:

  • Nominations Close: March 18th, 2024
  • Finalists announced: April 1st, 2024
  • Choice awards open: April 1st, 2024
  • Choice awards close: May 3rd, 2024
  • The Golden Link Awards Ceremony: May 29th, 2024

Winners will be announced at our Golden Link Awards ceremony during Rakuten Optimism 2024. Registration is now live, register now to secure your spot at THE networking event of the year.

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