Rakuten LinkShare’s Strong First Quarter Results Signals Continued Growth of Performance Marketing Industry Company Offers Migration Program for Advertisers and Publishers on Google Affiliate Network Business Wire NEW YORK -- April 24, 2013 Rakuten LinkShare today announced continued growth across its global performance marketing network for the first quarter of 2013. The affiliate network spans the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia with plans to expand into additional markets in 2013. Highlights of the quarter include: *An increase in same store sales in the US by 26 percent year-over-year. *The United Kingdom also saw double digit growth at 29 percent year-over-year. *Over 100 new brands signed with the company around the world including Fab in the US, Florsheim in Canada, iceonline.com.au in Australia and Tommy Hilfiger in Japan. Also, in January the company was ranked the number one performance marketing network for the second consecutive year according to an independent, industry wide survey of leading advertisers, publishers and agencies conducted by media entity mThink. “For the past 17 years, we’ve seen the performance marketing industry evolve into a thriving sales channel that is expected to reach $4.5 billion by 2016 according to industry analysts,” said Yaz Iida, chief executive officer, Rakuten LinkShare. “The strong growth of our company, the success of advertisers and publishers in our network, and our ranking as the top performance marketing network demonstrate the vibrancy of this market segment and Rakuten LinkShare’s role in it.” Underscoring its commitment to the success of advertisers and publishers that rely on performance marketing to drive sales and find new customers, Rakuten LinkShare also announced that it is offering Google Affiliate Network advertisers migration assessments and assistance at no charge in light of Google’s announcement that it is shutting down its affiliate network. The company’s in-depth experience and approach to migrations will enable advertisers and publishers to continue to drive sales and reach other objectives without any gaps in momentum. The migration program includes an in-depth assessment of the advertiser’s current program on Google Affiliate Network, strategic partnership and trend analysis and recommendations for future growth. “Rakuten LinkShare has been a great partner for several years.The company’s proven capability to add new and diverse advertisers in an efficient manner enables us to deliver value to consumers,” said Jacqueline Edwards, vice president of client services, Next Jump, Inc. “Further, the account management services coupled with networking opportunities help us stay on top of industry trends and opportunities.” Advertisers needing more information about affiliate program migration can call +1 855-776-0507. About Rakuten LinkShare Corporation Rakuten LinkShare Corporation provides online retailers and other businesses with expert online marketing services and solutions. Rakuten LinkShare’s cost per action (CPA) affiliate network, search marketing services, lead generation campaigns and retargeting solutions can acquire new customers, increase revenue and drive overall results while achieving target return on ad spend. Rakuten LinkShare clients are Fortune 500 and other prominent companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, American Express, Avon Products, and The Body Shop. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, London, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, please visitwww.linkshare.com. About Rakuten Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4755), is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Selected by Forbes as 7th among the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2012, Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit http://global.rakuten.com/corp/. Additional Resources Check out the LinkShare Blog Follow us on Twitter @LinkShareblog Contact: Rakuten LinkShare Scott Allan, 646-943-8231 email@example.com or Blanc & Otus Kathy Keating, 617-451-7355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rakuten LinkShare’s Strong First Quarter Results Signals Continued Growth of Performance Marketing Industry
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