At the 2023 US Partnership Marketing Awards (USPAs), which took place on April 3 in Miami, Chicago-based performance marketing agency Hamster Garage won the Bronze award in the category of “Best Affiliate & Partner Marketing Agency - Small.” Hamster Garage was one of six agencies to make the shortlist for this category, along with BDBCreative, Beyond13, eAccountable, Klay Media, and Strand Marketing.
Hamster Garage was started in 2019 by co-founders Faique Moqeet and Imran Shamim, who had the vision of creating a leading performance marketing agency that would be able to write the playbook for the world’s top brands. Their first client was Airbnb, where Moqeet had previously worked as part of the Global Host Growth team. Since then, the agency has continued to work with a number of industry-shaping brands such as Uber, Canva, and Brex. Hamster Garage works with clients like these to launch and scale full-fledged partner programs, providing expertise across various corners of partner marketing like affiliates, influencers, podcasts, brand partnerships, product integrations, native advertising, content placements, email marketing, and custom client solutions. In 2021, the company also acquired Swipehouse, a YC-backed influencer marketplace that helps connect brands and creators. Within a constantly-evolving industry, Swipehouse is meant to enable influencer partnerships at scale.
The agency prides itself on its dedication to innovative and efficient strategies that have helped its clients achieve significant growth in building and maturing their programs. Although Hamster Garage is still relatively new to the partnership marketing space, it has already achieved some incredible results. Across a number of programs for clients that have raised a combined total of over nine billion dollars, it has over 40,000 partner relationships across programs and sees an impressive 300% efficiency rate typically. Clients span a number of different verticals, including software as a service (Saas), retail, and fintech, and range in size from emerging startups to established enterprise accounts.
Hamster Garage is honored and grateful to have been recognized by the USPAs and is excited about what the future holds. CEO Moqeet reflects, “We’ve had some big wins this year, but we’re still such a young company and are just getting our feet wet in the partnership space. If we’re still the same company we were six months ago, we’re doing something wrong, but so far, our growth has been amazing. I’m proud of our team and thankful to our clients for this award.” 2023 has already been a particularly exciting year for Hamster Garage, with not only this recognition from the USPAs but also exciting new clients, including Uber, SoloSuit, and VEED, as well as new team members. The agency hopes to build off of this momentum by continuing to scale the partnership marketing programs of leading global brands.
About Hamster Garage
Hamster Garage is a performance marketing agency based in Chicago, specializing in launching and scaling comprehensive partner programs for top brands. With innovative strategies and a focus on efficiency, Hamster Garage has achieved significant growth for its clients in various industries. For more information, visit www.hamstergarage.com.