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Rakuten Marketing Announces Winners of 14th Annual Golden Link Awards

 NEW YORK, NY, Jun 29, 2016 / Marketwired/ – Rakuten Marketing, the global leader in omnichannel marketing, today announced the winners of its 14th annual Golden Link Awards. The winners were named at a ceremony emceed by celebrity comedian Loni Love, bringing together more than 350 leaders in the performance marketing industry.

The Golden Link Awards recognize the top advertisers, publishers and agencies in the Rakuten Marketing performance marketing network across 14 categories. The Rakuten Marketing 2016 Golden Link Award winners are:

“The Golden Link Awards allow us to recognize and celebrate stand-out innovations and successes in affiliate marketing,” said Adam Weiss, SVP and GM, Rakuten Affiliate Network. “We value our clients and work hard to empower them with technology and relationships to meet and exceed their advertising goals. This year’s winners are a true testament to the power of strategic affiliate programs aimed at bringing value to consumers, and we are pleased to honor their achievements.”

The judging panel for the Golden Link Awards is composed of industry influencers, who select winners based on nominations from staff and clients. 2016 judges include:

  • Chris Trayhorn, Founder and CEO, mThink
  • Melissa Campanelli, Editor-in-Chief/Content Director, Total Retail; Co-Founder, Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • Pippa Chambers, Online Editor, AdNews Australia
  • Peter Figueredo, Partner and Head of Client Services, House of Kaizen | Affiliate Benchmarks
  • Sucharita Mulpuru, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

More information about the Golden Link Awards can be found at:

About Rakuten Marketing

Rakuten Marketing is the global leader in omnichannel marketing, delivering its vision of driving the omni experience — marketing designed for a streamlined customer experience. Offering an integrated strategy that combines consumer centric insights with e-commerce expertise, Rakuten Marketing’s omnichannel services include Rakuten Affiliate Network (formerly LinkShare), Rakuten Display, Rakuten Search and Rakuten Attribution.

Operating as a division of Rakuten Inc. (4755: TOKYO), one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, Rakuten Marketing is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. Follow us on Twitter or learn more at