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

Winners will be announced on Thursday, 15th October 2020 at our virtual Golden Link Awards event.  


View the 2019 winners here



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

Grant Arnott

Power Retail

Managing Director

Jenn Thomas

IAB Australia

Head of Marketing and Memberships

Mike Chin

Rakuten Advertising

Senior Vice President,
Client Services – Retail