The Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards are most prestigious, competitive honor for the leaders in the affiliate marketing space. Award winners are recognized because they are innovative leaders with vision and influence. Nominations were open for anybody to make, and then the nominations were voted on by the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board to determine the finalists and winners. Here are the finalists for the Pinnacle Awards at Affiliate Summit West 2018: Affiliate of the Year Business Insider Greg Kim/Slickdeals Ziff-Davis Affiliate Manager of the Year Adam Riemer Greg Hoffman Mike Nunez Affiliate Network Employee of the Year (* new category *) Chad Waite/AvantLink Mark Walters/Awin Tiffany Tse/ShareASale Exceptional Merchant of the Year HP Jane.com Snake River Farms Affiliate Marketing Advocate Pat Grady Robert Glazer Sarah Bundy OPM/Agency of the Year Acceleration Partners Apogee PartnerCentric Tool/Service of the Year Mediarails PerformanceMarketingJOBS.com Slack The Pinnacle Awards are open to all attendees of Affiliate Summit West 2018, and will be presented prior to the keynote from Brian Kelly, CEO of The Points Guy. By the way, I was going to make a video featuring dogs, guitar, a horse head, and other awesome stuff, but when I got setup to film it, I realized my tripod was broken, so you get a picture of my dog using me for a pillow while I wear glasses for the first time.