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Hello. We're SmartBug Media!

At SmartBug, we're innovators, problem solvers, and go-getters committed to seeing our clients succeed. Discover how we got our start and how we continue to rock it for you, our clients, in every aspect of your strategy and growth across the entire customer lifecycle.

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Lifecycle Solutions, Tailored Strategy

In 2007, SmartBug® was founded on the notion that full service digital solutions should be executed by top-tier strategists with a proven track record of customer success. As we've matured, our strategy has evolved to solve our customers' greatest challenges across the entire customer lifecycle. Thanks to our remote-first culture, we've recruited the best and brightest talent from around the world to deliver exceptional and measurable results.


Technical Experts
Located Worldwide

Over the last 17 years, we've grown our team to nearly 300 award-winning subject matter experts from Montreal to Mexico City, New York to Nashville, Seattle to San Diego, and everywhere in between. As we've expanded our reach, we continue to refine our technical expertise and marketing savvy to keep our full lifecycle solutions firing on all cylinders.

Introducing: SmartBug Media!

In 2007, Ryan Malone founded SmartBug Media, a digital agency built for client solutions across the entire customer lifecycle. With an emphasis on remote-first work, the vision for a new kind of company culture emerged: to create an environment where people have a challenging career and intellectual respect for their colleagues—plus the time and freedom to make memories with the ones they love.

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SmartBug Media Named Top 1 Percent of Inbound Marketers

By 2010, SmartBug had established its reputation as a leader in the inbound marketing space. In June of that year, HubSpot named SmartBug in the top 1 percent of inbound marketers. SmartBug also ranked 20th out of HubSpot's more than 3,000 customers on the company's list of all-stars, which includes the 100 most successful inbound marketing performers.

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SmartBug Media Named a Fastest-Growing Company

In 2017, and for the seven years following, SmartBug was named to the Inc. 5000 as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In 2017, SmartBug Media ranked in the top quarter of participants with a three-year revenue growth of over 391 percent. By 2020, the company had grown to 100+ SmartBugs.

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SmartBug Media Named HubSpot Global Partner of the Year

In 2019, SmartBug Media won HubSpot's Global Partner of the Year award for its standout success the previous year. This important marker in the company's history reaffirmed SmartBug's marketing savvy, assisting businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, and sales enablement.

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SmartBug Media Named 2021 HubSpot Partner of the Year

In 2021, for the second time, SmartBug Media received recognition as HubSpot's Partner of the Year. SmartBug received this honor for selling more HubSpot to its clients than any other agency in North America, demonstrating its power as one of the most strategic and creative marketing agencies in the world. 

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SmartBug Media Acquires Worth eCommerce

In 2021, SmartBug Media made its first acquisition in company history, bolstering its B2C and B2B e-commerce offerings. The same year, SmartBug earned the coveted Klaviyo Master Elite Partner designation, expanded its technical savvy in e-commerce platform Shopify, and welcomed 40+ new SmartBugs to the team. 

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SmartBug Media Acquires Chair10 Marketing

In 2023, SmartBug continued to evolve its service offerings by acquiring Chair10 Marketing, a Seattle-based performance marketing agency and leader in the paid media space. As a result of the acquisition, SmartBug affirmed its position in the market as a full service digital marketing agency with comprehensive solutions across the entire customer lifecycle.

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SmartBug Media Acquires Globalia, Inc

In October 2023, SmartBug acquired Globalia Inc., a Canadian digital agency known for its deep systems integration, implementation, and digital transformation capabilities. As a result, SmartBug solidified its position as the world’s largest, deepest, and most decorated HubSpot partner in North America and welcomed more than 70 new SmartBugs to the team.

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SmartBug Careers

Ready to take the next big leap in your career? We'd love to hear from you. Explore our open roles to get started.

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Fueled by Happy, Healthy SmartBugs

As we continue to build, we get stronger. It's the very essence of our Healthy SmartBug initiative: to build a happy, healthy, safe, and resilient atmosphere where all of us thrive. And when our team of SmartBugs thrives, our clients' success soars. Our core values keep us accountable to our clients and to one another.

Rock it for the customer. Just do it! Innovate, be flexible, and stay open-minded. Show resiliency. Be positive, fun, and contributory. Pursue growth and learning. Build belonging.
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All Systems, Grow.

Today, we're better positioned than ever before to support your customers with comprehensive solutions for sales, revenue operations, marketing, and more. Our growth as a company is a direct result of an unwavering commitment to our customers' success.

For five consecutive years (2019-2024), SmartBug has been named to the Adweek 100: Fastest-Growing Agencies List. In 2023, SmartBug Media® was named to the Inc. 5000 List for the seventh year in a row. In 2024, SmartBug was ranked No. 140 on Inc. magazine’s list of the Pacific region’s fastest-growing private companies. To date, we've won more than 200 awards for outstanding client outcomes. And as HubSpot's deepest and most decorated partner, we're just getting started.

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