Venture Forge, an exclusive Amazon marketplace agency, is delighted to announce its triumph at the Amazon Ads Partner Awards, winning the prestigious 2023 EMEA Challenger Award against tough competition from across the Amazon world.

On 23rd October, the 2023 Amazon Ads Partner Awards celebrated the top 30 finalists at a gala dinner at the Lighthouse at Pier 60 in New York. This year’s event, which attracted over 500+ entries from 26 countries, proved to be more competitive than ever.

Celebrating and rewarding “outstanding work by Amazon Ads Partners who deliver on performance and growth for their clients”, this is the first year that submissions for the Amazon Ads Partner Awards have been extended to all of Amazon’s global regions – and as a result, the number of entries more than doubled! So to win out of hundreds of entries and a shortlist of 30 of the best partners is an incredible achievement for the Venture Forge team, placing them in the top 1% of Amazon Marketplace agencies across the globe. 

Founded by ex-retailers, Venture Forge has firmly established itself as the UK’s most valued, trusted and respected Amazon partner for brands across the globe. 

In securing the EMEA Challenger award, the agency has been recognised for its work in pushing their clients brand, ZENB, a gluten-free yellow-pea pasta to prominence on Amazon. The innovative strategy and campaign created for ZENB led to a remarkable 355% increase in sales, placing the product in the No. 2 slot on Amazon’s best-seller list. 

Venture Forge’s recent successes don’t stop there. This year has seen the agency achieve several account acquisitions and renewals, highlighting their ongoing commitment and drive to support established brands grow on Amazon marketplace, even amidst economic challenges. 

Notably, Venture Forge’s growth in Q4 includes securing a partnership with Crafters Companion and renewing contracts with household names such as Strand, a supplier of Kodak batteries, and Eddie Hall, winner of the World’s Strongest Man title.

The Amazon Ads Partner Awards recognises partner agencies and providers who consistently deliver innovative solutions, and exceptional advertising campaign results that ran between May 2022 and April 2023. Winning the EMEA Challenger Award highlights Venture Forge’s vast retail expertise and experience on Amazon. 

Reflecting on this outstanding achievement, Andrew Banks, CEO of Venture Forge, says “Being presented with this award is a testament to our team’s passion, innovation, and commitment to Amazon Advertising success for our clients. We’re honoured to be recognised by Amazon. Our focus has always been to ensure success for our clients. We’re proud of the results we’ve achieved, and this award highlights our dedication”.

With this recognition from the Amazon Ads Partner Awards, Venture Forge looks to the future with optimism. The agency remains committed to crafting innovative strategies, driving growth, and assisting brands in navigating the Amazon marketplace. 

Venture Forge Challenger Winner's Badge from Amazon Ads Partner Awards

About Venture Forge:

Founded in 2018 by Andrew Banks, former Head of E-Commerce at Matalan, Venture Forge is the UK’s most valued, trusted and respected Amazon partner for brands across the globe, working with major brands from Strix, Kodak and Crafters Companion. 

Boasting a cumulative experience of over 20 years with major Amazon brands, the team at Venture Forge brings a wealth of expertise to the table. They are specialists in amplifying consumer brand sales, revenue, and market dominance on Amazon.

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