Shortlisted for the Industry Rising Star Awards

Since Belinda Aylward, our Strategic Account Manager of the Display Client Services Team joined Rakuten Marketing just over a year ago, she has become an indispensable member of Rakuten Marketing and surpassed expectations. Due to her hard work and dedication, we’re very proud to announce that Belinda has been shortlisted for Industry Rising Star in the Performance Marketing Awards 2018.

Industry Rising Star will be awarded to an individual under 35, who joined a performance marketing-driven company within the last six years and looks set to take the industry by storm. In order to make the shortlist, Belinda had to undergo a two-step judging process which includes a Dragon’s Den style interview and industry nominations. The final stage of the process is a public vote from clients, partners and peers which will go towards determining the winner of the accolade.

Belinda is a programmatic advertising expert who specialises in social media strategies – managing a portfolio of tactics that range from organic through to paid campaigns for high-profile brands such as Bally, Hunter and Signet Jewelers. These are set to drive brand awareness and presence, new customer acquisition, and loyal customer retention which Belinda manages with remarkable proficiency. Belinda does not only do her job to the highest of standards – exceeding all personal and team performance goals and records – but also inspires others to better themselves –taking new recruits under her wing and showing them the ropes.

“Belinda is a joy to work with. You would never be able to tell Belinda’s journey in adtech is just starting. Coming from the SSP side of the programmatic landscape, she has moved into the demand/buy side with great ease. She just gets tech and product! She knows social strategy like the back of her hand and she has a great eye for detail –making her ten times more effective than your average Strategic Account Manager when advising clients on how to manage their programmatic spend. If you want someone who cares about a brand, gets things done and has fun whilst doing it, she is definitely my top choice! She has set the bar incredibly high and should be very proud of what she has achieved in less than a year at RakutenMarketing.” – Rakhee Jogia, Regional Director, Display, Rakuten Marketing

Seeing as Belinda is such a worthy candidate for this award, we’d love to see her take home Industry Rising Star. To vote for Belinda, simply fill in this quick form with your vote here.

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on the 24th April, alongside the four other awards which Rakuten Marketing are shortlisted for.