SmartBug Media is a marketing and advertising firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California. It seeks to differentiate itself as one of the leading digital marketing firms globally and recently won the HubSpot 2018 Global Partner of the Year award.
SmartBug’s core expertise lies in inbound strategy, design, web development, public relations, and marketing automation experts. Combined, its team holds over 260 HubSpot certifications. The firm states that it doesn’t use interns or any form of outsourced work — everything is done in-house. It adds that the team has assisted businesses in growing revenue and top-line growth through targeted leads, conversions, and an enhancement in reach and loyalty.
Currently, the firm employs 72 full-time staff under the leadership of Ryan Malone, the founder and CEO. The verticals it specializes in are banking and financial services, data processing hosting, medical wellness, manufacturing, and technology software.
The management team at SmartBug pride itself on hiring only the best and brightest. Most of its strategists have over a decade of experience and are hired from organizations such as HubSpot, Deloitte, and more.
In total, SmartBug has won 61 Marcom awards, 32 AVA Digital awards, 7 comparably awards, and is #1995 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies.
SmartBug reviews on HubSpot are a perfect 5 out of 5 with 235 past and current clients giving feedback. Its Glassdoor rating is similarly positive with an impressive 4.7 (out of 5) rating from employees with 95% saying they would recommend the firm to a friend and 100% stating that they approve of the CEO.
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