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SmartBug Media Earns “Best Company Culture” Award from Comparably

February 26, 2019

This Honor, the Seventh from Comparably in 2018, Demonstrates SmartBug’s Commitment to a Positive, Inspirational Workplace

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 26, 2019SmartBug Media—a leading intelligent inbound marketing agency that assists businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, and PR—today announced that it has earned a Top 50 Best Company Culture award for Small/Mid-Size Businesses in the United States by Comparably.  

Founded in 2016, Comparably is a compensation, culture, and career-monitoring site that aims to increase workplace transparency. According to the company, Best Company Culture award winners were chosen based on anonymous employee feedback. Nominations were not required, nor were any participation fees.

Employees were asked more than 50 questions across several core culture categories, including compensation, leadership, professional development, work-life balance, and perks and benefits. Nearly 10 million ratings were given by employees from 50,000 companies across the United States over a year-long period (Nov. 26, 2017–Nov. 26, 2018).

Among similarly sized companies, SmartBug Media ranked in the top 5 percent for leadership and compensation. According to the results, SmartBug Media’s employees look forward to working with one another, believe the atmosphere at the company is positive, and are extremely optimistic about the company’s future.

“Again, we are thrilled to be recognized by Comparably for our company culture,“ said Ryan Malone, CEO and founder of SmartBug Media. “From day one, our culture has been based on the idea that employees should work with people whom they respect and admire both personally and professionally. This honor provides more evidence that our business model and work culture are paying off.”

This is the seventh Comparably award earned by SmartBug Media in 2018, having previously won Best CEOs for Women (Small/Mid-Size Companies), Best Managers (Small/Mid-Size Companies), Best Companies in Los Angeles, Best CEOs in Los Angeles, Happiest Employees (Small/Mid-Size Companies), and Best CEOs in the United States (Small/Mid-Size Companies).

To see the full list of award-winning companies and to learn more about the methodology used to determine winners, visit Comparably’s blog.

About Comparably

Comparably is one of the fastest-growing compensation, culture, and career monitoring sites in the U.S. With the most comprehensive and uniquely structured data—segmented by gender, ethnicity, age, location, tenure, company size, equity, title/department, and education—the platform gives employees a more accurate picture of their worth and allows them to anonymously rate their companies, CEOs, and workplace experiences. Since its launch in 2016, Comparably has accumulated more than 5 million ratings from employees across 45,000 U.S. businesses. For more information on Comparably, go to For highly cited workplace culture and compensation studies, including Comparably's annual Best Places to Work and Best CEOs lists, visit  

About SmartBug Media

SmartBug Media is a globally recognized intelligent inbound marketing agency assisting businesses in growing revenue by generating leads, increasing brand awareness, and building customer loyalty through content marketing, sales enablement, web development, marketing automation, and public relations.

As HubSpot’s 2018 Global Partner of the Year, SmartBug is the highest-rated HubSpot partner in the world. The company has not only been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies twice, but it has also won several Great Place to Work® awards. With more than 100 awards for client work in 2018 alone—and a team with a combined 550 marketing certifications—SmartBug is fully dedicated to delivering client success and an unparalleled agency experience. For more information about SmartBug Media, visit

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