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The 2018 Shortlist

We are delighted to unveil the 2018 International Performance Marketing Awards Shortlist; recognising the very best in global performance marketing and celebrating innovation, creativity and success within the industry.

Click on the tabs below to reveal the shortlist of potential winners for each category.

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General Awards

Best Full Service Affiliate Network »

  • ACCESSTRADE by Interspace for new affiliate world
  • Awin
  • BitterStrawberry The largest Performance Network
  • CJ Affiliate by Conversant
  • Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network
  • Tradedoubler
  • TradeTracker
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Best SaaS Platform »

  • AccuRanker–fastest and most accurate rank tracker
  • Affise Performance Marketing Platform
  • Ingenious Technologies for belboon
  • Radius by Impact
  • Shoptimised - Full Control Over Product Feeds
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Best CPA Network »

  • ACCESSTRADE by Interspace,The Best CPA Network
  • Admitad
  • BitterStrawberry – Your Mobile Performance Network
  • Cpamatica Affiliate Network
  • Optimise Media
  • StoreFront by Interspace,the real affiliate
  • Webgains gives you the edge
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Best Performance Marketing Technology »

  • Button: Unlocking The Fastest Growing Channel
  • HasOffers Firehose by TUNE
  • MarinOne & Marin Truepath – Marin Software
  • Partnerize Partner Management Platform
  • Productsup - Feed Management Software
  • Radius by Impact - Best Performance Marketing
  • RevLifter The Go to Solution for Incentivisation
  • Trackonomics: Big Media's Affiliate Comeback
  • TradeTracker
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Best Performance Marketing Agency »

  • Acceleration Partners
  • Forward3D
  • Harbingers #GameChangers
  • Merkle | Periscopix
  • Oban International delivering performance globally
  • Optimus Performance Marketing
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Industry Choice of Network »

  • Admitad
  • Awin
  • CJ Affiliate by Conversant
  • Kwanko
  • Optimise Media
  • Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network
  • Webgains gives you the edge
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Industry Choice of Technology »

  • Affise Performance Marketing Platform
  • Button: Unlocking Mobile,The Fastest Growing Channel
  • Partnerize Partner Management Platform (PMP)
  • Radius by Impact
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Industry Choice of Agency »

  • Acceleration Partners
  • ACCESSTRADE by Interspace,for industry
  • Optimus Performance Marketing
  • PartnerCentric
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Campaign-Based Awards

Best Paid Search Campaign »

  • Merkle | Periscopix: Making Paid Search real-time with the power of Tweets
  • NMPi: Unleashing Google Shopping for Harvey Nichols
  • NMPi: Winning back the East Midlands from Trainline.com
  • SF Meble – A visionary Client, a visionary Google
  • Smarter Ecommerce GmbH: Whoop! and Robert Dyas
  • The Future Of Search Ads - Akbank & Hype
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Best Paid Social Campaign »

  • Baking A Difference with Macmillan & Ayima
  • JIVR | Bike – innovative campaign in Social Media
  • Marin Software - Buyagift
  • Merkle | Periscopix: Driving in-app registrations for reed.co.uk
  • Merkle: Planting the seed in the vegan skincare market
  • Wavemaker: Cinderella will go to the ball
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Best Influencer Marketing Campaign »

  • AIM & PlateJoy's Influencer Growth
  • IMA #PreparewithNIVEAMEN
  • MagicLinks & CJ: Express Extended Size Launch
  • Scrunch for Youfoodz Summer Campaign
  • The Blogger Programme and Oath for BA Holidays
  • The Goat Agency: Formula E
  • TopCashback Beauty Influencer Campaigns
  • Very, Awin and Vouchercloud
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Best Use of Data »

  • Battle of the Telco’s, Vodafone, Wavemaker, GumGum
  • CJ Affiliate and NMPi: Hitting the Back of the Net for Fanatics
  • CJ and DISH: Quality Customers for the Long-Term
  • Liverpool FC & NMPi in partnership with Webgains
  • Lovehoney and Forward3D
  • PacSun and Rakuten Marketing Prospecting
  • RevLifter & Figleaves - Finding the Perfect Match
  • Wavemaker: Vodafone Business – Just Dwell on it
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Best Use of Programmatic »

  • Liverpool FC & NMPi in partnership with Webgains
  • Merkle: Using Personas to drive performance
  • Optimise Media for Unibet
  • Wavemaker: Have I Not Got Fake News For You
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Best Industry Collaboration »

  • CJ Affiliate, TUI and Mediacom: Integrated Affiliate Success
  • Ensight for Vodafone by Wavemaker and Flashtalking
  • Webgains & Affilired - Affiliate Advertiser Optimisation
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Regional Awards

USA - Best Managed Affiliate Programme »

  • adidas US Affiliate Programme: Acceleration Partners
  • CJ Affiliate and NordVPN: How a Non-Native is Seizing the US VPN Market
  • HP & Awin
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USA - Best Performance Marketing Campaign or Strategy »

  • Aarki: Billionaire Casino Campaign for Huuuge
  • AIM and Garage & Dynamite
  • Button & Boxed: Building Smarter Acquisition
  • CJ and Hotels.com: Mutually Rewarding Partnerships
  • Gymshark & Awin
  • PrettyLittleThing & Awin
  • Sam’s Club and Rakuten Marketing Affiliate
  • Scotiabank, Ratehub.ca and Share Results
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LATAM - Best Managed Affiliate Programme »

  • Clickbus, Awin and Social Miner
  • Experiencias Xcaret: Summer 2017 – Summer 2018
  • Sephora & Awin
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MENA - Best Performance Marketing Campaign or Strategy »

  • Latitude & flynas – Bridging offline payment data
  • Optimise Media for Al Tayyar Travel Group
  • Sun and Sand Sport Affiliates & TradeTracker
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APAC - Best Managed Affiliate Programme »

  • ACCESSTRADE by Interspace for CITIBANK
  • Commission Factory and Catch
  • Dell Australia Affiliate Campaign Managed by APD
  • Rakuten Marketing & MATCHESFASHION.COM
  • ZALORA & Partnerize – Enabling Successful Partners
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APAC - Best Performance Marketing Campaign or Strategy »

  • Lane Crawford and Forward3D
  • Nike Hong Kong and Forward3D
  • Optimise Media for Expedia
  • Optimise Media for Woolworths Rewards
  • RevLifter & Vision Direct - Personalising Eyewear
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Western Europe - Best Managed Affiliate Programme »

  • Carphone Warehouse Group & Awin
  • CJ Affiliate and TUI: Using Affiliate to Navigate a Rebrand
  • Coolblue and Partnerize
  • Direct Line Group & Partnerize: Revolutionising the channel
  • Figleaves and Rakuten Marketing
  • TUI Benelux & TradeTracker
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Western Europe - Best Performance Marketing Campaign or Strategy »

  • Battle of the Telco’s, Vodafone Wavemaker & GumGum
  • Made.com & Awin
  • NMPi: Winning back the East Midlands from Trainline.com
  • Tesco Bank & Optimise
  • Three stripes, One channel - adidas and Partnerize
  • Transavia & TradeTracker
  • TUI & Vouchercloud
  • Very, Vouchercloud & Awin
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Eastern Europe - Best Managed Affiliate Programme »

  • Born2Be/Awin
  • CJ Affiliate, VIVnetworks.com and Footshop: Taking on Eastern Europe in Style
  • Optimise Media Poland: Showmax
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Eastern Europe - Best Performance Marketing Campaign or Strategy »

  • Awin: Steal Alert in Zalando Lounge
  • Optimise Media Poland: Super-Pharm
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Best Managed Global Affiliate Programme »

  • Awin & Etsy
  • CJ Affiliate and Cyberlink: Using Content as the Fuel for Global Expansion
  • Harman & TradeTracker
  • NET-A-PORTER & Rakuten Marketing
  • Optimus Performance Marketing & Leisure Pass Group
  • Optimus Performance Marketing and Crocs
  • Uber's Global Programme: Acceleration Partners
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Dates for your calendar

  • 04.04.18 Entries opened
  • 10.07.18 Earlybird entries closed
  • 02.08.18 Final entry deadline
  • 04.09.18 Shortlist announced
  • 04.09.18 Voting for ICOP opened
  • 26.09.18 Voting closed

  • 15.10.18 Awards ceremony

Industry testimonial

“The global Performance Marketing Awards offers a unique opportunity to recognize the top performers in the industry in an objective and independent manner. They categories have been well thought out and will highlight and recognize the best in the business on a global level for the first time.”

Robert Glazer, Founder & Managing Director
— Acceleration Partners