The 2023 YAPAs

Introducing the Yelp Advertising Partner Awards, our first-ever awards program to honor and showcase the most outstanding, innovative, and results-oriented work from advertising partners like you.

Winners announced!

Thank you to our advertising partners for all your amazing submissions this year.

Meet the 2023 Winners

Partner of the Year

Winner: iCatch Marketing
Finalists: Champions Group, Leadhub, Ad Leverage

Partner of the Year

Winner: VIIRL
Finalists: Champions Group, Leadhub, Ad Leverage

Best in Core Values

Winner: Three D Media
Finalists: Ad Leverage, Cybertegic, Data Genomix, 1SEO

Best in Client Service

Winner: Blue Corona
Finalists: Custom Marketing Solutions, Everdean Marketing, Phoenix Online Advertising, Shane Arts

Best in Innovation

Winner: 1SEO Digital Agency
Finalists: Blue Corona, Iron Fist Consultants, NZ Design Marketing, VIIRL

Best in Lead Generation

Winner: Leadhub
Finalists: Data Genomix, Ferocious Media, Ideology Studio, SlveX

Best in Verticalization

Winner: Champions Group (HVAC & Plumbing)
Finalists: Blue Corona, Ferocious Media, Ideology Studio

Best in Verticalization

Winner: DeMarketing (Contractors & Roofing)
Finalists: Blue Corona, Ferocious Media, Ideology Studio

Best in Verticalization

Winner: Legal Lead Pros (Lawyers)
Finalists: Blue Corona, Ferocious Media, Ideology Studio

Prizes For Winners

Up to 40 Finalists and 8 Winners will receive some or all of the following prizes.


Winners get a personalized trophy that features the name of their business, category they won, and year of the award.

Promotional Assets

Winners and Finalists will receive digital assets that can be used to share and promote their achievement across multiple platforms.

Gift Cards

Winners get a DoorDash gift card to help celebrate their victory. Partner of the Year also gets a $100 Visa gift card to recognize an employee of their choosing.

Partner Summit

Winners receive two guaranteed invitations to the next Partner Summit. Finalists get one guaranteed invite.


Winners and Finalists will get a bag full of goodies and Yelp Advertising Partner Awards swag.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When will Winners be announced?

We will be announcing Finalists in October and Winners in November. Participants will be notified via email when the announcements are made.

When is the client voting period for the Best in Client Service Award?

The client voting period will open on September 1 and end on September 30.

What do I need to know about the Best in Client Service Award?

Partners, if you were nominated for Best in Client Service, your clients have the opportunity to support you in the month of September by casting a vote in your favor! Client voting is open to ANY of your clients, whether or not they are currently advertising on Yelp.

The quantity of votes will NOT be a sole determinant in who wins this award. Rather, the results of client voting will be an additional consideration for our judges to take in account when selecting finalists and a winner for this award.

What’s the deadline for submitting an entry?

Entries must be submitted by August 31.

Can I enter to win multiple award categories?

Yes. Each partner may submit an entry for up to 4 categories, be a Finalist for up to 3, and be a Winner for up to 2.

Who will be judging the entries?

Entries will be evaluated by a cross-functional panel of leaders from across the Yelp organization.

Do I have to meet a minimum revenue requirement for consideration?

Yes, advertising partners must have booked the minimum monthly revenue (based on Yelp data) indicated for each category below for at least 3 consecutive months by August 1, 2023 to be eligible for that category.

  • Best in Core Values: $10k/month
  • Best in Client Service: $10k/month
  • Best in Innovation: $10k/month
  • Best in Lead Generation: $20k/month
  • Best in Verticalization: $20k/month
  • Partner of the Year: $50k/month
When will I receive my award and prizes if I win?

Prizes and awards will be sent out by or before the end of the year.