Voting for the Performance Marketing Awards’ (PMAs) Industry Rising Star Award is now open, and PerformanceIN can reveal the lineup of budding performance pioneers to have made the grade for 2018.

Sponsored by Affiliate Future, the Industry Rising Star award shines the spotlight on the next generation of marketers entering the performance advertising space. The coveted accolade recognises natural talent, working ethic, enthusiasm, and the early showings of a prosperous career in results-driven marketing.

The shortlisted have been selected by the PMAs’ panel of judges, and following the voting stage – which requires members of the industry to select the candidate they believe is most deserving – the 12 finalists will be invited to a Dragons’ Den-style interview on the judging day (February 21).

The public vote will be the final stage of the process, which aims to give credibility to their entry, looking to verify their work within the performance marketing industry and give testimony to their professional relationships.

The candidates shortlisted for the Performance Marketing Awards’ Industry Rising Star Award 2018, are:

Belinda Aylward – Rakuten Marketing, Strategic Client Services Manager, Display
Chris Maddern – Button, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer
Craig Dempsey – Fetch, Account Director
Vernall – Smarter Click, Client Services Manager
Fred Maude – NMPi, Performance Manager
Guy Vernon – Wavemaker, Digital Account Director
Jade Bassett – Direct Line Group, Senior Affiliate Consultant
Katy Lee –, Senior Account Manager
Kenda Macdonald – Automation Ninjas, CEO
Lisa Gardiner – TopCashback, Partnerships Manager
Nuria Boj – CJ Affiliate by Conversant, Senior Account Manager
Sophie Strong  - Wavemaker, Team Red Digital Manager

Vote for your Industry Rising Star here

Save the date…

For all other categories and new for 2018, PerformanceIN is excited to bring you the official pre-networking event of the awards, the Shortlist Networking Drinks in early March, following the shortlist announcement on February 28.

The event will be held in a central London location, where members of the shortlisted companies for 2018 will be treated to drinks and aperitifs and, of course, the chance to rub shoulders with those the judges have deemed to be the best in the industry.

Each shortlisted company and PMA sponsors will receive two free tickets to join and will receive a link to RSVP at the end of the month.