Publishers who are vying to answer consumer need for the best information and access to prices, deals and sales online are viewed as some of the top sites in the industry according to this year’s a4uAwards shortlisted Publisher of the Year Award.
Quidco, VoucherCodes.co.uk, TopCashback and ShopStyle are all in the running for the coveted award, alongside Skimlinks which scored a hat trick in last year’s awards for its simplified affiliate marketing technology.
The award, which is ironically sponsored by another key shopping destination site, eBay, is one of five Awards in this year’s a4uAwards line-up which are judged by the Affiliate Marketing community through the channel's hub affiliates4u.com in a two-stage open nomination and voting process.
Matthew Wood, founder & organiser of the annual a4uAwards, says:
“These five awards are the truest reflection of what’s happening in our industry as they are voted entirely by those working in it. Sometimes contentious, there’s always a few surprises each year and it looks like this year will be no exception!”
The shortlist for Best Affiliate Marketing Network includes Affiliate Window, affilinet, AffiliateFuture, Commission Junction, LinkShare and Paid On Results, whilst Affiliate Window and its newly-embraced buy.at team also feature in the Best Account Manager at a Network category shortlist.
Elsewhere, the industry’s view on who performs the top account management role includes a range of individuals who although may not hold the actual job title of Account Manager, are very much seen as the first point of call for Publishers. In the running are Anne Budden and James Little from Affiliate Future, Helen Collins from affilinet, Darren Newmark from LinkShare and Aga Marchewka, Chantal Williams and Julie Wood from the Digital Window teams.
The shortlists for the five community choice awards are:
Publisher of the Year
eConversions / VoucherCodes.co.uk
Affiliate Manager: In-House or at an Agency
Daniel Austin – R.O.EYE
Naomi Brown – Firebox
Karen Clayton – Azam
Joanna Halstead – i-level
John Jupp – Affiliate Program Advice
Joshna Patel – Red Letter Days
Hannah Swift – Existem-am
Chris Worthy – R.O.EYE
Best Account Manager at a Network
Anne Budden – AffiliateFuture
Helen Collins – affilinet
James Little – AffiliateFuture
Darren Newmark – LinkShare
Aga Marchewka – buy.at
Chantal Williams – Affiliate Window
Julie Wood – Affiliate Window
Affiliate Marketing Blog of 2010
eBay Partner Network Blog
Best Affiliate Marketing Network
Paid On Results
The final round of voting opens to affiliates4u.com members on Monday March 22, with the winners announced at this year’s a4uAwards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on June 9, 2010.