About the event 

The wait is over! It’s been a long two years not being able to work together face-to-face, but now, DealMaker USA is back and in person!

Come to Austin this June to connect, learn, grow, deal and, dare we say, party with 1,000 of the best (and best-performing) professionals from our tight-knit group of advertisers and publishers. It turns out networking doesn’t have to feel like work. Start building close relationships that close big deals—without a zoom call in sight.

 

Event Agenda

Monday, June 27, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

THE VENUE

The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, TX 78735

Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, Texas, the 4,000 acre newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. 

Be sure to book from this link or call (512) 329-4000 and mention Rakuten Advertising's DealMaker USA event to receive our special room rate of $255/night plus taxes and fees. This rate will be available until the room block sells out or through Friday, June 3, 2022. Don't delay on booking your room, the block will sell out!

*All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card at the time of booking. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to the arrival date will be subject to a one night room and tax cancellation fee. 

About The Attendees

Rakuten Advertising has spent two decades building a close community of publishers, advertisers, and innovative marketing leaders, and DealMaker is where we bring them all together.  Meet representatives from hundreds of companies, make connections, and find out how much fun doing business can be. 

 

With DealMaker, it’s not just easy to find and build rewarding relationships, it’s a total blast! Through our event community, you can view the event agenda, see who's sponsoring, and schedule 1:1 meetings with other deal-makers to ensure you have a jam-packed networking schedule by the time you arrive on-site at the event.

 

Over 4,000 meetings take place at DealMaker each year. Opportunities abound.

Advertisers and Publishers who attended DealMaker Scottsdale 2020 did better in the network!

  • Attending advertisers represented nearly half of US network revenue, an increase of 4% year-over-year, and showed a collective 10.2% year-over-year boost in net sales.
  • Attending US publishers represented 75% of our Platinum Publisher base, a top designation. Overall, attending publishers saw revenue growth of 4.36% year-over-year.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN LINK AWARDS

The Rakuten Advertising Golden Link Awards will be taking place on June 27, 2022. This is a ceremony aimed at celebrating and recognizing industry-leading advertisers, publishers and agencies within the Rakuten Advertising Network. 

This will be a night to remember with delicious food, laughter inducing entertainment, and a high energy atmosphere as the winners are announced. The event will begin at 6pm with a cocktail hour followed by a sit down dinner, entertainment and the awards beginning at 7pm. Dress attire is semi formal.

Atsuko Okatsuka

Stand-up comedian

Actor

Writer

SEE BIO

The Golden Link Choice Awards are now open! Help us honor your favorite advertiser and publisher brands by voting today. Voting closes June 3rd so don’t miss out on getting your voice heard! 

The coveted Advertiser and Publisher Choice awards seek to recognize an Advertiser and Publisher that is excelling across our North American affiliate network. Nominations were submitted during our Golden Link Awards submission process and the winner will be determined by a network-wide vote. Please vote for your winner via the form below.

Keynote Speaker

 

Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the global morning dance and wellness move-ment in 28 cities and five continents with a community of almost half a million people around the globe. She is a successful entrepreneur with the title of co-founder of both THINX underwear and Daybreaker under her belt.

Join us first for a keynote presentation followed by a 30 minute Daybreaker party. Doing business shouldn’t be this much fun!

Community Building 101

To create community, Radha says you first need to take a look inward at your values, interests, and your abilities, instead of looking outward. Once you have a good sense of your values, interests, and abilities (your VIA), you start to build your community around these attributes. Join Radha for an inspiring keynote to learn how you can set up your community in both business and in life. There is no better place to springboard off of this session than in the built in community already surrounding you at DealMaker.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your brand! Maximize your exposure at DealMaker USA 2022 by sponsoring the event. Take a look here to see how you can make a splash or reach out to our team to develop a bespoke opportunity. When you’re ready, we’re available at events@rakuten.com.

 

Rakuten Advertising sponsors do better! On average, sponsors outperform the Rakuten Advertising network year-over-year. 

Sponsor Testimonials
"I found the day very useful it was great to see the brands and account team we always speak to in person. Great insights shared and attendees were very open to learning about new ways to market and how they can become though leaders within their space. Great event and will 100% sponsor again."
-Daniella Gregory, Global Partnerships Director at Yieldify
"The sponsorship package was amazing - set us up for a great conference and make it super easy for retailers to find us and meet us. The event attracted an extremely high calibre of attendee - and looking forward to being a regular attendee at all future Dealmaker events!"
-Simon Bird, Co-Founder at RevLifter

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Health PROTocols

We're looking forward to safely gathering together in person! While on site, health protocols will be top priority. 

Our COVID-19 event policy is as follows:

- In order to unmask, attendees are required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, which means that the attendee have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster doses, if eligible, per CDC guidance. Any attendees that do not show proof of vaccination will be asked to mask unless eating or drinking. 

- Attendees will be asked to use CLEAR to verify vaccination status. If necessary, as an alternative, individuals may present their vaccination record in person for manual inspection at on-site registration.

We also encourage our guests to take care of one another! Ways you can do this include receiving a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending the event and/or wearing a face covering as well as frequently washing your hands. Ticket refunds will be given to any guest who is not able to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions or illness.