The Rakuten Advertising Golden Link Awards will bring together advertisers, publishers and agencies from across Asia-Pacific to celebrate excellence and innovation in the performance marketing, retail and e-commerce industry. 

Award Categories:

  • Advertiser of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • *NEW* Best New Publisher
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year (Advertiser)
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year (Publisher)
  • Best Creative Strategy & Execution
  • Best International Strategy
  • Best Multi-Channel Performance
  • Campaign of the Year
  • Innovation Award

View full description of award categories

Winners will be announced on Thursday, 21st October 2021 at our virtual Golden Link Awards event.  


The Golden Link Awards’ judging panel will consist of four industry experts across the Asia-Pacific region. The judges selected will share our passion for performance marketing and our mission to drive the industry forward.

All judges will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). We will treat all answers as ‘for judges’ eyes only’ with the exception of the nominee’s name, company and photo, as we will showcase these during the virtual event.

Meet the Judges

Charlotte McEleny

The Drum Asia

Publisher, APAC

Nathan Brown

Global Marketplace

Chief Executive Director

Jenn Thomas

IAB Australia

Head of Marketing and Memberships

Mike Chin

Rakuten Advertising

Senior Vice President,
Client Services – Retail