Cyber Week 2022 Recap

This year’s Cyber Week 2022 was predicted to be a fluctuating shopping season, but many retailers still met, or exceeded, last year’s numbers. Overall, among the top categories on the Rakuten Advertising Network, the sales for home goods, luxury, jewelry, and travel ranked the highest for this season.
AfroTech 2022


This past month in Austin, Texas, the Black Employee Alliance ERG represented Rakuten at AFROTECH™ Conference.
Publisher Spotlight: Partake

Grow With Optimism Spotlight: Partake

We had the pleasure and privilege of sitting down with the Founder and CEO of Partake, Denise Woodard.

Singles’ Day 2022 Recap

Now that Singles’ Day 2022 has come and gone, we can reflect on the click trends from across the globe. Our live data feed ran through November 12th and compared live click trends in 2022 with click trends from 2021.

Domestic Travel is Recovering to Pre-Pandemic Levels

After years of pandemic-driven slowdowns, the travel industry is predicted to make a full recovery as consumers are already planning trips for 2023.

New Report – Evolving Channels & Customer Acquisition

Economic headwinds have struck global markets - with sky-high inflation and supply chain issues putting a strain on spending habits, shaping how consumers explore, discover and purchase.

Insights: Holiday Consumer Shopping Data

Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is now upon us, and we have the insights to make sure you’re prepared for what’s to come. Shoppers are gearing up to spend their money on holiday gifting and retailers are ready to give them the best deals.
Marketing Strategies

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.’ Similar claims were made in 2020, and the ‘like never before’ label applied to 2021.

DealMaker Canada 2022 Recap

Rakuten Advertising held DealMaker Canada in person for the first time in three years on October 13th, 2022 with the theme “doing business shouldn’t be this much fun.”

The Power of Context – A Messaging-First Society

Messaging is an endemic, global behavior across social and demographic groups – it’s an undeniable truth. As such, those behind advertising campaigns need to treat messaging platforms as a key facet of a successful media plan.

Rakuten Advertising Wins Big at the GPMA’s

Twenty-five years ago, Rakuten Advertising were the pioneers leading the way in a new landscape of digital advertising. We broke new ground with affiliate. We outperformed in programmatic and influencer marketing. And we did it globally.  

E-commerce & Jewelry: New Buyer Insights & Holiday Trends

As small and mid-size jewelry brands build their online presence and prepare their inventories to meet holiday demand, it’s essential they understand who their target audience is, how they behave and the strategies that will get them to convert.