The annual Rakuten LinkShare Golden Link Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, and the finalists have been announced.
Here are the awards and finalists:
- Best New Advertiser: Aveda, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Lacoste, Sam’s Club
- Best New Publisher: Groupon, LivingSocial, SavingStar.com, TopCashBack, Wondermall
- Most Innovative (Advertiser or Publisher): Costume SuperCenter, Dealsplus, MyRegistry, Starbucks, Walmart
- Affiliate Manager of the Year (Advertiser): Ryan Diehl – Best Buy, Adam Stark – BH Cosmetics, Jesse Morgan – Magazines.com, Lindsay Chastain – Sephora, Aldo Bukit – Walmart
- Affiliate Manager of the Year (Publisher): Dave Youngers – Affinity Solutions – Upromise Mall, Shannon McGill – Cartera Commerce, Nathan Fenster – DealMoon.com, Jennifer Goodwin – Eckim, Lisa Kennedy – Savings.com
- OPM Agency of the Year: AffiliateTraction, Blue Moon Works, JEB Commerce, OPM Pros, Schaaf-PartnerCentric
- Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration: Chase & Slickdeals, Estee Lauder & Dealmoon, Macy’s & Brad’s Deals, Neiman Marcus & ShopStyle, Smashbox & Brad’s Deals
- Best International Strategy: Bobbi Brown, Dealmoon, Eckim, MatchesFashion.com, Neiman Marcus
- Best Search Marketing Program: Intermix, Magazines.com, Magellan’s, Smartwool, Vera Bradley
- Best Display & Retargeting Campaign: Bare Necessities, Chase, Samsonite, Wine.com
- Rising Star (Advertiser): Coastal.com, Country Outfitter, FarFetch, Paula’s Choice, Shoemall
- Rising Star (Publisher): Collinson Latitude (Core8/ICLP), GoodShop, LustreLife, Set That, Who What Wear
- Advertiser’s Choice: Brad’s Deals, Cartera, Dealmoon, Ebates, Eckim, ID.me, Mr. Rebates, Offers.com, PromoCodesForYou, PurseBlog, RetailMeNot, Savings.com, ShopStyle
- Publisher’s Choice: 1-800Flowers, Best Buy, BH Cosmetics, Blair, Country Outfitter, Farfetch, JCPenney, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Paula’s Choice, Vision Direct
I was tapped as a judge this year, and I am in the process of making my selections.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and finalists.