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SmartBug Media Certified as a Great Place to Work

July 13, 2017

IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartBug Media, a leading inbound marketing agency assisting businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty, today announced the agency was certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. SmartBug Media earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at

SmartBug Media is HubSpot's highest rated agency and has received recognition for nine Impact Awards, including People's Choice, Client Campaign of the Year, Client Growth Story of the Year and Happiest Customers in North America. The Great Place to Work® certification is SmartBug Media's first employee-driven recognition. "When I started SmartBug, I wanted a place where we could live our values: 1) Get it done, 2) Stay curious, 3) Have fun, 4) Innovate, always and 5) Rock it," Says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "I wanted a place where communication was at the core, where employees could take pride in the job they do and where memories weren't only something to make after hours. It's a tall order, but this certification, made possible by those that work here, is an amazing testament to the notion that we're on-track to do something amazing for both the employees and our clients."

The surveys, completed by SmartBug Media employees, resulted in a 90 percent confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.56. "We applaud SmartBug Media for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work's Certification Program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace - critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with SmartBug Media should take into account as an indicator of high performance."

SmartBug Media employees were surveyed on topics that ranged from communication to rewards to leadership. "According to our study, 96 percent of SmartBug Media employees say it is a great workplace," says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Great Place to Work Certification & List Production. Great Place to Work states that cultures of high-trust result in higher innovation, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

About SmartBug
For ten 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. SmartBug also has the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner –3,558% and 14,500% ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.