Strategic global focus, reach and support are just some of the USPs that make Rakuten Marketing one of the most sought-after marketing platforms around. The affiliate network allows advertisers to tap into a global ecosystem of publishers. Furthermore, managing director of international Anthony Capano has been spearheading the acceleration of Rakuten Marketing’s international footprint while supporting both advertisers and publishers looking to grow globally. Rapid growth in France and Germany, plus consistent double-digit growth in the UK has led to 31% year-on-year growth in gross merchant sales across Europe this year. These results are a testament to hard work, resilience and innovation, making them a worthy winner of this award.