And the winners of the Partner Challenge are…

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    Have you ever wondered how Storyblok supports the growth and success of our agency partners? Wonder no more because you are about to find out the names of the 6 Storyblok Certified Agency Partners who have won $10K each, a dedicated marketing budget to realize their co-marketing projects with Storyblok. In addition, we have decided to award 9 more Certified Partners with a $7K marketing budget each and team up with a total of 15 agencies to tell our stories and shape the future of digital storytelling together.

    The $1.5M Partner Fund

    In July of 2022, Storyblok announced the launch of our $1.5M Partner Fund. This fund enables us to support the growth and success of our agency partners and develop co-marketing activities that encompass a best-of-breed, headless architecture as the foundation to allow agencies to create and scale better content experiences for their clients. The money is to be distributed to partners through multiple initiatives, including a $5K budget that every Storyblok Certified Partner can use to highlight thier collaboration with Storyblok in any way they want: events, guerilla marketing, content development, ad campaigns, etc.

    The Partner Challenge

    An important element of the Partner Fund is our exclusive Partner Challenge, where we encouraged our Certified Partners to submit their most creative co-marketing ideas for the chance to double their dedicated budget to $10K. We are happy to tell you that we had an astounding number of idea submissions and decided to award not one, but 15 ideas: 6 with a $10K and 9 with a $7K marketing budget each.

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    We appreciate everything our partners have done to help us get where we are today, and so we as a partner team and Storyblok as a whole would like to pay those good deeds forward to all of our partners, both old and new. We want to build a strong and long relationship with our agency partners, which is why we decided to award not 1 but 6 of our Certified Partners with a $10K budget for their creative co-marketing ideas. Our goal was to award partners in all of our key regions: APAC, BENELUX, DACH, FRANCE, NORDICS, and Noth America. Without further ado, here are their names:

    • Revium: an Australian-based digital agency that solves complex business challenges and creates experiences that engage.

    • iO: an end-to-end agency with offices in the Netherlands and Belgium that shapes & executes strategic, creative, technological, and marketing ambitions of today and tomorrow.

    • Virtual Identity: a German agency that helps brands transform business challenges into digital opportunities by offering effective digital solutions.

    • Pickbeam: a modern French web development agency that focused on maximizing companies' business potential thanks to performant, scalable, and secure websites.

    • Made People: a Swedish, platform-independent, artisan e‑commerce agency working with top-performing brands, mostly within fashion and lifestyle.

    • Sparkhound: a full-service consulting firm located in the USA that primarily services mid-market companies with Managed IT, Infrastructure, Automation, Digital Transformation, and Contact Center Ops.

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    We loved the ideas submitted by our Certified Partners so much, that we decided to choose 9 runner-ups and award them with a $7K marketing budget each. Congratulations go to the following agencies: Hide & Seek, Touchwonders, TOWA, EBCONT, Nouvelle Vague, Ultro, Nordic Web Team, Conspire Agency & Lift Interactive.

    Co-marketing ideas

    The ideas our partners shared were truly creative and we cannot wait to see them become reality, which will be made possible by the awards they each have won. Some of their ideas, which will become our joint future marketing initiatives, include a Jamstack academy, a dedicated campaign to attract international tourism and destination industries, a B2B experiential event in Vienna, mindblowing online campaigns, creative webinars, fun video content, and much more.

    We want to thank all of our Certified Partners for their participation in the Storyblok Partner Challenge. Most importantly, we want to congratulate all the winners and express our gratitude for their dedication and commitment to shaping the future of digital storytelling with us.

    Find out more about our Partner Fund and all of our partner benefits by visiting our Partner Playbook page and downloading our Partner Playbook

    Are you interested in taking advantage of similar Storyblok partner initiatives? You can do so by becoming a Certified Storyblok Partner.