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Announcing the Commerce Awards for Publishers 2020

Posted 2 months ago by Celeste Buckley

Skimlinks is delighted to announce the return of the Commerce Awards for Publishers!

The CAPS are the only industry awards that recognize excellence in commerce content. Awards across 17 categories will celebrate the incredible work of publishers who create engaging commerce content that supports their readers’ shopping journeys. Commerce plays an increasingly vital role in publishers’ revenue streams, and we’re proud to recognise our clients’ valuable contributions to the space.

Held via Zoom webinar at 5pm EST on September 17 2020, the awards will be an interactive, live-streamed celebration to remember. We promise it will be the most thrilling Zoom call you’ll attend this year. We’re delighted to welcome our parent company Connexity to the awards. Connexity acquired Skimlinks in May of this year.

We have expanded our award categories to reflect the shifts in content produced in 2020. In addition to our traditional awards, such as Best Beauty Article and Best Fashion Article, we’ll also recognize publishers who have produced more 2020-specific content, such as Best Face Mask Article and Best Give-Back Article.

This year we have 17 award categories, and publishers can self-submit for 12 of these. The remaining five awards will be decided by Skimlinks’ proprietary data.

The award submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts from across the affiliate space. This year we are delighted to welcome back:

  • Max Willens, Platforms Reporter, Digiday
  • Rakhee Jogia, VP Publisher Partnerships International, Rakuten Advertising
  • Paul Stewart, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, AWIN
  • Jodi Ford, Enterprise Account Director, Content / Media, CJ.

New to the panel is Vern Rodriguez, who brings a wealth of experience as Director of Media Development at Impact.

The judging panel will select the winners of the following awards:

  • The Best Beauty Article Award
  • The Best Fashion Article Award
  • The Best Homeware Article Award
  • The Best Face Mask Article Award
  • The Best Earth Day Article Award
  • The Best Give-Back Article Award
  • The Best Editorial Brand Award
  • The Best Black Friday 2019 Article Award
  • The Best Evergreen Article Award
  • The Best Technology Article Award
  • The Best Holiday Campaign Award
  • The Best Streaming Article Award

Skimlinks’ own proprietary data will determine the winners of the following awards:

  • The Best Newcomer Award
  • The Fastest Growth Award
  • The Best Global Strategy Award
  • The Industry Champion Award
  • The Best Merchant Diversification Strategy Award

The awards will be co-hosted by Skimlinks’ CEO Sebastien Blanc and Connexity’s CEO Bill Glass. Publishers are invited to reach out to their Account Managers to RSVP, and to enter their submissions here.

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