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Inbound Marketing Agency SmartBug Media Hires Veteran Marketer Hansen Hunt

February 25, 2016

Leading HubSpot Partner Adds Senior Consultant and Wind Power Marketing Expert to Its Nationally Recognized Team

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - February 25, 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 Hansen Hunt as a Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant. Hunt 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.

Hunt brings more than 11 years of marketing experience in the B2B and B2C spaces to SmartBug. He spent the last three years with UpWind Solutions, a leading provider of wind energy services in the United States. As Marketing Manager for UpWind, Hunt managed all facets of the marketing department, including strategy, branding, and inbound marketing efforts, and helped position the company as an industry leader. In his first two years with UpWind, Hunt helped grow the number of engaged, qualified leads by 600 percent.

Hunt continues to serve as co-leader for the San Diego HubSpot User Group, or HUG. Since moving into that role in 2013, he has helped the group grow from 15 members to more than 1,300, making it the largest HUG in the world.

"I'm excited to be moving from an in-house marketing position to working with and helping multiple clients succeed through inbound marketing strategies," says Hunt. "I'm a believer of the inbound methodology and wanted to work for an organization that shares the same core values as mine. I've always had a lot of respect for SmartBug and its team members, which I'm proud to now be a part of."

Hunt holds a bachelor's of arts degree in international business and development from Whittier College. He refers to himself as a "craft beer evangelist with an insatiable travel bug" and has visited a brewery in more than 30 countries. Born and raised in San Diego, Hunt calls Mexico his second home and spends much of his free time exploring the food/drink culture south of the border.

"Hansen brings a proven track record of marketing expertise to SmartBug and an insatiable desire to deliver great inbound marketing campaigns," says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "His experience with and dedication to inbound strategies is impressive and will serve our clients well. We are excited to have him 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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