The Forbes 30 Under 30 lists for 2023 have just been released, and we are thrilled to see that three individuals working in the partnership marketing space have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to their marketing and advertising space. This is extremely exciting for the partnership marketing space, as its growth, adaptation, and value is being recognised.

Co-Founders of Grovia, Ian Brodie and Rob Schab, have been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 marketing and advertising list for their excellent entrepreneurship. The pair met at university, and in 2020, launched Grovia, a recruitment platform for brands to find partners, affiliates, and influencers to boost their marketing initiatives. Their business was acquired by Acceleration Partners in May this year, and has an impressive client base that includes names such as Flexjobs, Ledger, and Freshworks.

Faique Moqeet, Founder of Hamster Garage and Swipehouse, is also thrilled to be recognised on the list, saying, “more than anything, having someone from the affiliate and partner marketing space on this list speaks of the growing importance of the channel.”

Forbes reported that Faique left his job at Airbnb to co-found affiliate marketing agency Hamster Garage with partner Imran Shamim – jump forward to now, and Airbnb is Hamster Garage’s client! The company acquired Swipehouse, an influencer marketplace with over 20,000 creators, in October 2021, branding out into a focus on creator brand partnerships.

This mainstream recognition is beyond positive for the partnership marketing space, and long may this continue! Hello Partner will be releasing its own series of accolade lists throughout 2023, exclusive to the partnership marketing space, so ensure that you’re signed up to our newsletter to be notified.

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