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Irvine-Based Inbound Marketing Agency SmartBug Media Hires HubSpot Consulting and SEO Veteran Paul Schmidt

March 23, 2015

Leading Inbound Marketing Agency Adds Senior Consultant to Its Nationally Recognized Team

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - SmartBug Media, a leading inbound marketing agency assisting businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Paul Schmidt as a Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant. Schmidt will play a lead role in in executing inbound and content marketing activities strategies to help a portfolio of clients exceed their sales and marketing goals.

Schmidt comes to SmartBug with five years of inbound marketing experience, including the past two years with HubSpot as a Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant. His accomplishments with HubSpot included:

  • Hosting five webinars with the HubSpot Academy
  • Presenting on social media strategy at the #INBOUND14 conference
  • Designing marketing playbooks and leading consulting services for media/publisher clients
  • Onboarding more than 200 companies with inbound success training
  • Collaborating with the HubSpot marketing team to improve the blog's SEO strategy

"I'm excited to be working with SmartBug so that I can be an extension of our clients' marketing teams," says Schmidt. "My passion lies in building out search, social, lead gen, and inbound marketing campaigns to help clients grow. I'm thrilled to be joining SmartBug's rock-star team of experienced consultants."

Schmidt earned an MBA in marketing from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston, and he is HubSpot-, HubSpot Design-, and INBOUND-certified. Outside of work, Schmidt enjoys homebrewing IPAs, playing four-mallet marimba, and eating carne asada burritos.

"Paul is a sharp, dynamic marketer," says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "The experience he brings to our team continues our strategy of arming our clients with marketing veterans to achieve their business goals through inbound and content marketing. We're excited to have Paul on board."

About SmartBug

SmartBug Media is a nationally-recognized and full-service inbound marketing agency that helps companies utilize inbound and content marketing to increase leads, customers and revenue. A HubSpot Gold Partner and top-ranked agency, SmartBug Media boasts the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner -- 3,558% and 14,500% ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign. SmartBug Media invests heavily in marketing talent, agency processes, content and creative to consistently exceed customer expectations. For a free inbound marketing consultation or to learn more about SmartBug Media, visit or call 949-236-6448.