London -- November 18, 2009 -- Affiliate network LinkShare is seeing strong online retail success announcing a series of high-profile customer wins achieved in the past few months. Some of the companies launching new affiliate campaigns with LinkShare include high street shoes and accessories retailer, Faith; designer fashion stores, Jigsaw & Fenn Wright Manson; luxury fashion boutique, Matches; watch and accessories retailer, Fossil and handbag & accessories designer Radley.

Over the past year online shopping has proved to be a significant revenue generating stream for traditional high street brands and more and more retailers are turning to affiliate marketing to help them reach and target new audiences. This Christmas, consumer spending online is expected to reach new records, brands need to concentrate on perfecting their online offering to boost online sales as well as complimenting their performance offline.

Commenting on partnering with LinkShare Talin Vartevanian, Head of eCommerce at Faith Shoes, says, “We were looking for a network to expand the reach of the Faith affiliate program. LinkShare works closely with us building new partnerships with good quality content sites to add to our existing portfolio. These sites allow us to showcase the Faith brand and product range whilst aligning our affiliate activity with the new website, offering an improved online shopping experience. We are looking forward to a busy couple of months over the festive and New Year’s sales period, and with LinkShare’s continued support are expecting our affiliate channel to grow considerably.”

Rob Short, Online Marketing Manager at Matches, also comments, “We were impressed with LinkShare’s proven track record of increasing sales and also the exposure it is able to offer its customers online. Given that research continues to show that purchasing decisions are increasingly influenced by a wide range of online sources, teaming up with LinkShare is a natural progression for Matches to compliment its high end designer offering offline and to exceed targets in the run up to Christmas.”

Liane Dietrich, UK Managing Director at LinkShare said of the new wins, “We are delighted to announce the launch of so many high profile affiliate marketing campaigns. There is a lot of noise online and brands are continually looking to break through and encourage the right type of consumer to interact with their and online offering. The number of new customers we have signed up demonstrates not only the strength of LinkShare’s network but the value we add to our customer’s sales and performance too.”

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About LinkShare UK
LinkShare is a leading provider of full-service online marketing solutions specialising in the areas of Affiliate Marketing, Search (SEM) and Lead Generation. As the online marketing industry continues to evolve at a fast pace, advertisers and publishers are turning to LinkShare for technology innovation, experience and a passion for driving results.

Launched in late 2006, LinkShare is one of the UK’s fastest growing affiliate marketing networks, with a unique network of quality publishers. LinkShare has partnered with some of the UK’s leading brands from the retail and travel sectors such as AVON, Coast, French Connection, Goldsmiths, House of Fraser, Jigsaw, Karen Millen, LEGO, Liberty, Radisson, Speedo and Uniqlo. LinkShare is dedicated to bringing future technology to today’s market and to enabling both advertisers and publishers to create tracking links through new channels and with new rich media options. Uniquely in the affiliate market, LinkShare’s patented tracking technology has never relied on pixels or cookies to track transactions.

Superior service combined with technology innovation allows advertisers and publishers to acquire and retain new customers, increase revenue and drive results. Advertisers can increase their online sales by leveraging LinkShare's massive performance marketing network along with expert consultative services and patented technology.

LinkShare was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, London and Tokyo. LinkShare is a division of Rakuten, Inc.

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Penny Mather
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Published on: 5:21PM on 19th November 2009