2019 golden link award finalistsWe are honored to announce the 2019 Golden Link Award finalists! A big congratulations to everyone nominated! The ceremony will take place on June 11th in the ballroom at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge


1. Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration

  • Dyson & Slickdeals
  • Estee Lauder Companies & TopCashBack
  • Chase Credit Card & Intuit (Mint & Turbo)
  • LELO & Buzzfeed
  • Macy’s & Honey
  • Neiman Marcus & Ebates

2. Best Global Strategy

  • ASOS
  • Beyond App – BorderX Lab
  • FitFlop
  • Microsoft
  • NET-A-PORTER
  • Udemy

3. Best New Advertiser

  • Deckers Brands
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • JOANN
  • PopSockets
  • Swanson
  • Tory Burch
  • Urban Outfitters

4. Best New Publisher

  • Fit Event Inc.
  • Global Savings Group
  • Highsnobiety (Titel Media GmbH)
  • Jetblack
  • Lemoney
  • Ziff Davis – Mashable

5. Affiliate Manager of the Year (Advertiser)

  • Ava Steir – Bobbi Brown
  • Devon Yanofsky – Sephora
  • Jessica Byus – Boden
  • Rachel Brown – Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Taylor Brisch & Jessie Taylor – Finish Line

6. Affiliate Manager of the Year (Publisher)

  • Danielle Gregory – Yieldify
  • John Szendiuch – Honey
  • Kristy Simonitis – Go Cash Back
  • Lauren Makiyevskiy – Giving Assistant
  • Lissette Alvarez – JoinPiggy
  • Moe Poonja – Credit Karma

7. Best Influencer Strategy

  • Cat Cora
  • FitFlop
  • Hinted
  • rewardStyle
  • ShopStyle

8. Most Innovative Campaign

  • Lancome
  • Metziahs
  • ShopStyle
  • Tailored Brands
  • The Honest Company

9. Best Use of Data-driven Marketing

  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Coursera
  • Nordstrom
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo & Credit Karma

10. OPM/Agency of the Year

  • Affiliate Marketing Dynamics
  • Blue Cherry Group
  • Blue Moon Digital
  • OPM Pros
  • Team Bespoke

11. Best Multi-Channel Performance

  • Bally
  • Bluemercury
  • Foot Locker Brands
  • Peter Thomas Roth Labs
  • Spartan Race

12. Publisher’s Choice

  • ASOS
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Dyson
  • Finish Line
  • Hulu
  • Macy’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Sephora

13. Advertiser’s Choice

  • 55Haitao
  • Beyond/BorderX Lab
  • Buzzfeed
  • Cartera Commerce
  • Groupon
  • Honey
  • Mr. Rebates
  • TopCashBack

14. Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Andre Colantuono – Be Frugal
  • Herschel Thompson – Bloomingdale’s
  • Julia Stanley – Foot Locker
  • Mike Chin – Macy’s
  • Sherry Hsieh & Andrew Stein – CheapOAir.com (Fareportal Brands)

The Golden Link Choice Awards are also 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!

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Also, an enormous thank you to our panel of industry judges. Every year, these judges read through every nomination to select a winner:

  • Melissa Campanelli – Editor-in-Chief and Content Director for Total Retail; Co-Founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • Chris Trayhorn – CEO and Founder of mThink
  • Pippa Chambers – Editorial Consultant for AdNews
  • Peter Figueredo – Partner & Head of Client Services of House of Kaizen and Affiliate Benchmarks
  • Tricia Meyer – Executive Director or the Performance Marketing Association
  • Susan Borst – Vice President of the IAB

Need another reason to attend?

It’s official, comic Nicole Byer will host the Golden Link Awards at DealMaker New York! Nicole Byer is an actress, comedian and writer, Nicole hosts the baking show Nailed It which is currently on Netflix and has a sitcom called Loosely Exactly Nicole. On top of the podcast she hosts called Why Won’t You Date Me she has also been seen on MTV’s Girl Code, 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Chelsea Lately.

Tickets to attend the Golden Link Awards are $175 and can be added on to your DealMaker New York registration. Click here to modify your registration or email events@mail.rakuten.com.

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