The esteemed USPA judging panel have come together to make the difficult decision as to who will take home this year’s trophies for their outstanding work across the partnership marketing space. With less than three weeks to go until the ceremony takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, we can now reveal the shortlisted finalists in the running to take home the gold on April 3rd.

As well as awarding businesses and campaigns that have driven excellent results across the affiliate, performance, and influencer spaces, new categories such as Partnership for Good, Best Partnerships Team, Best Affiliate & Partner Marketing Agency, and Best Influencer Marketing Agency will reward the holistic growth we’re continuing to see across the partnership marketing space.

With 10 new categories added to the roster this year, and crowd favourites returning such as the One To Watch award, the USPAs are keeping up with the pace of change and development across the industry as a whole.

Let’s hear from this year’s judges

After independently judging each category, and then coming together to discuss their views at the virtual judging day event, our diverse judging panel applied care, and attention to detail when scoring and weighing up each entry.

Luca Kim, Global Performance Partnerships & Influencer Marketing Leader at Neo Media World, was overjoyed to take part in the judging process again. Reflecting on the judging day, she said, “It was such a great experience. This year's entrees were wonderful!”

She adds, “The collaboration and healthy discussions with the judges on judging day were very engaging. I loved hearing different perspectives from different corners of the industry! Thank you so much for organising this event – I know a lot of work goes into this, and you all have executed this flawlessly!”

Another judge who enjoyed the experience is Kelly Rodeck, Lead of US New Client Development at Capital One. After sitting on the USPA judging panel, she shared, “Each panel session was coordinated seamlessly and efficiently by the Hello Partner team. The panel conversations were invigorating and sparked so much awe and respect for all involved - judges and submissions alike.”

A word from our platinum partners

Rakuten Advertising and will be joining us as our platinum partners at the USPAs, as both believe in the importance of celebrating the industry with our awards.

Anthony Capano, Managing Director, North America at Rakuten Advertising, believes that the affiliate industry is continuously evolving, and it's important to acknowledge the efforts put in by its members.

He continues, “The USPAs hold a special place in Rakuten Advertising's heart, as they recognise the contributions made by the industry's dedicated professionals. These awards go a long way in giving the affiliate channel the recognition it deserves. We want to thank Hello Partner and the judges for their efforts and support in organising such a prestigious event.”

Chief Marketing Officer at, Cristy Garcia, also recognises the importance of the US Partnership Awards. She says, “As a Platinum Sponsor, we can’t wait to celebrate the exciting and innovative work being done by brands, creators, publishers, and all other players in the partnership economy as we drive growth together through productive partnerships.

“The awards ceremony gives well-deserved recognition to those people and companies shaping the industry and helping to drive it forward.

“We look forward to celebrating the winning partnership strategies, campaigns, content and platforms once again alongside our colleagues and peers in this crazy fast-moving and inspiring industry.”

Take your seat at the table

The awards ceremony will take place amongst the buzz of PI LIVE Miami, taking centre stage on the second evening of the three-day event. There’s good news for those attending the conference, as we’re offering 20% off of a USPA seat for PI LIVE attendees!

Enjoy a three-course banquet, live entertainment from our actor host Steven Michael Quezada, and be the first to congratulate the deserving winners on their accolades.

Book your seat now, and save extra when you book a full table.

We can’t wait to enjoy the celebrations and celebrate the award winners on April 3rd at the Hyatt Regency, Miami.

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