2023 Golden Link Award Finalists!

We are honored to announce the 2023 Golden Link Award finalists! A huge congratulations to everyone nominated. Rakuten Advertising is thrilled to announce that the Golden Link Awards will be held in person this year at our annual DealMaker event in La Quinta, California on May 1st.

We will be hosting the Golden Link Award Ceremony on the first night of the three-day DealMaker event on May 1st. Seating is limited, so make sure to register for DealMaker and select the Golden Link Award session.

The event will be hosted by comedian Christi Chiello, a stand-up comedian in New York City and you won’t want to miss it! Christi has been featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Comedy Central Stand Up, TruTV’s Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack & Comedy Knockout, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, Chris Gethard Presents & IFC’s Comedy Crib.

The Golden Link Choice Awards are now open! The Choice Awards are arguably the most coveted of all the awards since they are voted on by the peers of the finalists. Don’t miss the opportunity to let your vote count – vote now!

2023 Golden Link Award Finalists:

OPM Agency of the Year:

  • Advertise Purple
  • AMDX
  • DMI Partners
  • Gen 3 Marketing
  • Neo Media World
  • Ovative Group

Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration:

  • Estee Lauder & 55Haitao
  • GameStop & CNET
  • Hilton & Siteplug
  • HOKA & Hearst Magazine
  • Kiehls & Dealmoon
  • Nordstrom & Rakuten Rewards

Best Use of Data-Driven Marketing:

  • Chase Bank
  • Citi Credit Cards & Retail Bank Program
  • Dyson
  • Vans
  • Wells Fargo

Best Multi-Channel Performance:

  • PSD Underwear
  • Camp Chef
  • ClearBags
  • Eagle Creek
  • Mac of All Trades
  • O’Neill

Best Influencer Strategy:

  • Coach
  • JanSport
  • Saks x Collective Voice
  • Sephora x Magiclinks
  • Tory Burch x Shoplooks

Best Global Strategy:

  • H&M
  • Microsoft
  • TopCashback
  • Udemy

Best Cause-Based Campaign:

  • Blackhawk Network –
  • Green Living Offers
  • Partake Foods

Advertiser Affiliate Team/Manager of the Year:

  • Anna Kim | Shiseido and Cle De Peau Beute
  • Cole Haan Team
  • Macy’s Affiliate Team
  • Kelly Reilly and Cara Browning | Urban Outfitters
  • Lauren Barrentine | Hilton Hotels
  • Taylor Brisch and Justin Long | Finish Line/JD Sports

Publisher Affiliate Manager/Team of the Year 

  • Bailey Valente | Buzzfeed
  • Capital One Shopping Account Team
  • Danielle Almeida | Klarna
  • Mike Herrera | CompareCredit
  • Shoplooks Affiliate Team

Advertiser of the Year – Vote Now!

  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bluemercury
  • Indochino
  • Macy’s
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Psycho Bunny
  • Sam’s Club
  • Wells Fargo

Publisher of the Year – Vote Now!

  • Affirm
  • Capital One Shopping
  • Dealmoon
  • LaunchPotato
  • Rakuten Rewards
  • Savings United
  • Shoplooks
  • Soxy
  • TopCashBack

We also have to give an enormous shoutout to our esteemed panel of industry judges. Every year, these judges read through every nomination to select a winner:

  • Matthew Wood – Founder of Hello Partner and PerformanceIN
  • Peter Figueredo – Partner & Head of Client Services for House of Kaizen and Affiliate Benchmarks
  • Tricia Meyer – Executive Director of the Performance Marketing Association

We’re excited to see you in Palm Springs this year at the 2023 Golden Link Awards where we announce the winners!

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