Attendees include UNIQLO, Elemis and Sweaty Betty

14th April 2010: Leading affiliate marketing network, LinkShare, is holding its annual UK Symposium on 20th April 2010. The exclusive annual event is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and will bring together merchants and affiliates providing them with the opportunity to discuss industry developments and build new partnerships.

Taking place in four global locations each year, San Francisco, London, Tokoyo and New York, LinkShare’s Symposium is a key date in the Affiliate Marketing calendar. This year LinkShare’s speakers and thought-leaders will present key ideas and practical guidance that can be used to develop business plans and help brands tap into new audiences. Attendees include a number of high profile names including UNIQLO, Elemis, Sweaty Betty, MyVoucherCodes, Skimlinks, Affiliates4U, MYLA and Designers Guild.

Changing consumer behavior, social networking and mobile e-commerce now makes the job of every marketing manager more exciting and challenging than ever, and the Symposium will provide strategic insight to help companies keep up with these trends. The agenda for the day includes discussions on:
• Engagement and social media
• Targeted affiliate marketing
• Emerging issues and technologies

There will also be a ‘partnership spotlight’ session offering several LinkShare partners the chance to provide advice and key learnings from their own affiliate marketing campaigns. The afternoon’s DealMaker session is a chance for hosts to hold a number of one-to-one meetings, a format which has proven to be extremely productive at previous events.

Commenting on this year’s Symposium, Liane Dietrich, MD, and LinkShare said: LinkShare’s Symposium provides the perfect platform for companies and individuals to put faces to names within the industry and pick up new ideas regardless of whether they’re an affiliate, merchant or agency. The event brings together specialists from many areas both nationally and internationally and is a fantastic opportunity to discuss upcoming trends and most importantly to understand how best to target and market consumers.

If you think there is an executive in your company or a valued partner who would be eligible for admission and would benefit from attending the event, please submit their name and contact information to ukevents@linkshare.com.

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About LinkShare UK
LinkShare is the world's largest affiliate network with over a decade of affiliate marketing experience. LinkShare's client service is unique to the UK market and our UK partners are able to benefit from our global affiliate relationships, leading advertiser and publisher tools and the international experience the UK team offers.

Since launching in the UK in 2006 LinkShare has partnered with some of the UK’s leading brands such as AVON, Coast, Elemis, French Connection, Hamleys, House of Fraser, Kurt Geiger, LEGO, Oasis, Radisson Edwardian, Speedo, T.M.Lewin, Topman, The White Company and UNIQLO.

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.

Links
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Twitter – LinkShareUkBlog

Press Contacts:
Chloe Wilkinson
Hotwire PR
linkshare@hotwirepr.com
020 7608 2500

Penny Mather
Marketing Manager – LinkShare
pmather@linkshare.com
020 7031 0958

Published on: 1:20PM on 14th April 2010