The Rakuten Advertising Golden Link Awards will bring together advertisers, publishers and agencies from across the United States to celebrate excellence and innovation in the performance marketing, retail and e-commerce industry. Nominations are closed. View the finalists here

Award Categories:

  • Best New Advertiser
  • Best New Publisher
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year (Advertiser)
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year (Publisher)
  • OPM Agency of the Year
  • Advertiser and Publisher Collaboration
  • Best Use of Data-Driven Marketing
  • Best Multi-channel Performance
  • Best Influencer Strategy
  • Best Global Strategy
  • Most Innovative Campaign
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Advertiser's Choice Award
  • Publisher's Choice Award

Read the full award descriptions. 

Read the award rules.

Choice Awards are open until September 24th. Vote now!

Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 7th 2021 at our virtual Golden Link Awards event.  

View the 2019 winners here



The Golden Link Awards’ judging panel will consist of industry experts across the United States. 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

Peter Figueredo

House of Kaizen

Head of Client Relationships

Tricia Meyer

Sunshine Rewards/Helping Moms Connect


Chris Trayhorn


CEO and Founder