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Inbound Marketing Agency SmartBug Media Hires Veteran HubSpotter Austin Shepard

May 18, 2016

Leading HubSpot Partner Adds Senior Consultant to Its Nationally Recognized Team

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) -  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 Austin Shepard as a Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant. Shepard will play a lead role in executing inbound and content marketing strategies to help a portfolio of clients to exceed their sales and marketing goals.

Shepard comes to SmartBug after 1½ years as a Senior Marketing Manager at TSL Marketing in Boston. At TSL, he strategized and implemented comprehensive inbound marketing campaigns using the HubSpot platform.

Before his time at TSL, Shepard worked for HubSpot as a Program Coordinator, primarily in the company's Partner Services department. In this role, he developed, implemented, and optimized the HubSpot Partner Custom Match program, and consulted with HubSpot partners to find and deliver qualified customer leads for one-time and retainer-based inbound-related services.

"I'm really excited about the SmartBug Media team and getting to know our clients," says Shepard. "I love developing cohesive and lasting inbound strategies, and at SmartBug, I'm really looking forward to learning from an impressive group of peers."

A 2003 graduate of Pomona College, Shepard's other work experience includes being a Group Training Specialist for Apple Retail and a Senior Television Producer for He lives in Boston and enjoys painting, spending time with his Boston Terrier, Sir Harry, and gardening in his spare time.

"Austin brings significant inbound marketing and HubSpot experience to SmartBug," says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "That knowledge will serve our clients well. We are thrilled to have Austin on board."

About SmartBug
For more than seven years, SmartBug Media has been helping businesses increase sales leads, close more customers, and enhance the reach of their brands. SmartBug is one of a handful of HubSpot Diamond partners in the world and is the highest rated agency in the history of the HubSpot ecosystem. We also boast the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner—3,558% and 14,500% ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign.

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