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About

The second-annual Awin + ShareASale ThinkTank US was a success, filled with packed meeting schedules, exceptional insights and ample networking. Occurring on June 3 -5, 2019, at the Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel, our 2019 event brought together 250+ top advertisers, agencies, publishers and bloggers across our networks for three jam-packed days of education, program guidance, ample networking… even a little fun!  View our highlights below, or click to read the event recap blog.

Agenda

Monday, June 3, 2019

Registration Open
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Happy Hour
Sponsored by Groupon
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote: The Future of Retail
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Break
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 1: Awin Report 2019 - Celebrating Digital Diversity
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Session 2: Awin Talks - Live
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Session 3: Innovations Panel
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Break
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

1:1 Partner Meetings
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Network Awards Dinner
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Session 4: Industry Insights Panel
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Break
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Roundtables
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:1 Partner Meetings
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Awards

The ThinkTank Network Awards returned for the second year running, offering an evening of live music, drinks and dinner, compelling conversation, and most importantly, celebrations by all. This year's Network Awards ceremony recognized 12 partners across 10 categories, and introduced two new awards voted on live by attendees throughout the event - Advertiser Choice of Publisher and Publisher Choice of advertiser. To read more on our winners and nominees, click here

Advertiser of the Year
Jane

Publisher of the Year
BuzzFeed

Agency Team of the Year
Acceleration Partners

Blogger of the Year
Urban Tastebud

Most Original Performance Marketing Campaign
decluttr + RevLifter

Campaign Strategy of the Year
allbirds + American Media, LLC

Global Campaign of the Year
Viator, A Trip Advisor Company

Industry Disruptor
Global Savings Group

Advertiser Choice of Publisher
RevLifter

Publisher Choice of Advertiser
HP

Attendees

ThinkTank US 2019 was privileged to welcome 250+ top advertisers, agencies, publishers, bloggers and industry experts across Awin at ShareASale at our event. Please find some of those attendees below.

Advertisers + agencies

Acceleration Partners
AIM
Apogee
Booking.com
Dailysteals
Deluxe
Etsy
Gen3
HP
Jane
Layla
Missguided
Nectar
PrettyLittleThing
Smarter Chaos
Sun Basket
TIDAL
The Hut Group
Under Armour
Viator


Bloggers + publishers

American Media
Button
BuzzFeed
Conde Nast
Coupon Cause
Ebates
Everyday Savvy
Giving Assistant
Global Savings Group
Honest & Truly
Honey
Increasingly
J goode designs
Wild and Free
NMPi
No Time for Flashcards
Rewardstyle
Slickdeals
Today
Urban tastebud

Speakers

We are thrilled to showcase our esteemed collective of speakers for ThinkTank US 2019. Their main sessions provided attendees with knowledge that strengthens and grows the attendee’s affiliate channel activity by offering a look in to their individual thoughts, insights and expertise in the industry.

Adam Ross
Awin

Chris Johnson
Groupon

Gary Kibel
Davis & Gilbert, LLP

Jessica Seib
Buzzfeed

Kevin Edwards
Awin

Kim Westwood
Shopping Links

Maryellen Garasky
Jane.com

Matt Wool
Acceleration Partners

Mike van Geldorp
Monotote

Morgan Chemij
HP

Rachel Honoway
Performance Marketing Association

Rob Davinson
Awin

Sri Sharma
Increasingly

Tijs van Santen
Button

Toby Sharpe
Intelligent Interfaces

Roundtables

Our roundtables are the perfect chance for intimate discussions with industry experts and other attendees. With numerous topics to choose from, these small focus groups enabled attendees to contribute on shared concerns or questions and to generate actionable takeaways. ThinkTank US 2019 had 23 roundtables in total, which ranged across a wide breath of topics and target audiences.

Sponsors

Thank you to our ThinkTank US 2019 sponsors, who provided many of the fun attendee perks available throughout the conference.

AP

Swag Bag Insert

Affiliate Summit

Networking Lounge

FMTC

Headshot Station

Groupon

Welcome Happy Hour

Indi

Swag Bag Insert

Piggy

Awards Dinner Signature Cocktail

RevLifter

Awards Dinner Table

TripAdvisor Rentals

Awards Dinner Table

UpSellit

Chair Massages

Viator

Awards Dinner Table