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Inbound Marketing Agency SmartBug Media Hires Veteran SaaS Marketer Katie Gutwein

May 13, 2016

Leading HubSpot Partner Adds Senior Consultant to Its Nationally Recognized Team

--(Marketwired - May 13, 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 Katie Gutwein as a Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant. Gutwein 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.

Gutwein brings almost 10 years of marketing and sales experience to SmartBug. In the 18 months leading to her hire, she served as Content Marketing Manager at SpringCM, a Chicago-based Software-as-a-Service company. In her role, she managed SpringCM's HubSpot platform, owned the company's inbound strategy, and helped bridge the gap between sales and marketing.

Previous to her time at SpringCM, Gutwein spent five years as Director of Marketing and Social Media at KBK Communications, an inbound marketing agency that works with medical manufacturers and distributors. She developed KBK's inbound marketing program and implemented HubSpot for all of the agency's clients.

"I'm beyond excited to join a team that is passionate about helping their clients' businesses grow through inbound," says Gutwein. "SmartBug is also fiercely dedicated to continuing education -- both for themselves and for their clients. I know I'm going to learn a lot, and I can't wait to share that knowledge with my clients."

Gutwein started her career in sales with the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC/ESPN Radio Networks. A 2006 graduate of Valparaiso University, Gutwein is an avid runner and triathlete and considers herself a health nut. She lives in suburban Chicago with her husband and twin baby daughters.

"Katie's significant inbound and HubSpot experience will be valuable for our clients," says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "We are excited to have her as part of the SmartBug team."

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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