Hosted by PerformanceIN and Talking Influence, the US Affiliate Awards takes place on September 7 at the legendary Sony Hall in the heart of New York City.
Created to reward exceptional partnerships that nurture customer value, creativity, and growth, the USPAs will focus on affiliate marketing across the board, encompassing affiliate, influencer and performance-based partnerships.
The team enjoyed bringing together the expert judges who would combine their expertise to identify the deserving winners of these brand new awards.
They’re still looking for a few more people to join the panel, so if you’re keen to attend, here are a few of the judges you’ll be joining…
Heidi RumpfSenior Manager, Affiliate Marketing at Footlocker:
Heidi is a marketing professional who has worked in the affiliate space for the past six years and spent the last three years at Foot Locker. She specializes in affiliate and influencer marketing and has led the transition since 2019 and launched more than 15 affiliate programs.
George “Geo” YuhbaHead of Partnerships at Carrot:
An industry expert with almost two decades of experience, George is passionate about sharing his expertise through education, training and mentoring. Working primarily on the network side of the industry, he founded and heralded the affiliate side of affiliate marketing.
Alexis CaldwellPerformance Marketing and Partnerships Leader at Forbes:
A 15-year veteran of digital marketing and #startuplife, Alexis works closely with all major affiliate networks, serves on industry advisory boards, and has close ties to thousands of online retailers, publishers, and technology partners, so she always keeps her finger on the pulse. joint marketing. Alexis has also featured as an online shopper for CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS and various other media outlets.
Luca WhoNeo Media World Director of Affiliate and Performance Partnerships:
Luca has nine years of partnership experience split between the network, agency and brand side. He has led global partnership programs for leading brands in the fashion, consumer electronics, financial services, automotive, luxury and subscription industries. Luca is proud to be a marketer that leverages technology to deliver meaningful data-driven experiences with human-centric authenticity.
Norman YuenVice President Accounts at Riddle & Bloom:
Norman Yuen is an experienced marketing and brand strategist at Riddle & Bloom. He oversees multiple brand partnerships, including Amazon and Comcast, while guiding the development of the agency and its team. His previous work includes his time at Johannes Leonardo, Mullen, and Modernista, where he has partnered with Coca-Cola, Gray Goose, Cadillac, Zappos, TripAdvisor, and more.
Erin KerrSenior Account Manager, Strategic Brand Partnerships at FlipGive:
With a career spanning over a decade, Erin is no stranger to affiliate marketing. Working in agencies and now a publisher has given him a unique set of skills: data analysis and a love for it. Moreover, she has been nominated on various occasions for her work over the years. She has had the chance to grow and manage brands in various industries such as travel, skincare and B2B.
Zehra BidarMarketing Manager for Affiliates and Partnerships at The Walt Disney Company:
Zahra currently leads shopDisney.com’s affiliate marketing strategy and growth. As a performance marketing leader creating and optimizing marketing campaigns and programs for Global Fortune 100 brands, Zahra has over 15 years of experience blending innovative thinking with an analytical approach to attract, win and engage customers.
Jacob HuangCorporate Affiliates on Snapcommerce:
Jacob is a passionate performance marketer who has been in the space for over a decade. His previous experience includes leading partnerships at Savings.com, Slickdeals and most recently Snapcommerce. He is remembered as a great mentor and will now lend his knowledge to the panel of judges for the USPAs.
A big part of getting the best of the best recognized is hiring a panel of judges who can fairly evaluate the industry and provide unbiased feedback. You can still apply to be considered for the panel, so feel free to contact the team.