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SmartBug Media Continues to Expand Its Talented Team With Hubspot Veteran Dolly Howard

April 2, 2013

Inbound Marketing Expert Joins the California Digital Marketing Agency as Inbound Marketing Consultant


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 2, 2013 -- SmartBug Media, a premier inbound marketing agency helping businesses generate leads, increase awareness and build brand loyalty, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Dolly Howard, who joins the firm as an Inbound Marketing Consultant and Account Manager. In her new position, Howard will play an integral role in creating and executing inbound marketing and content marketing activities including blogging, social media marketing, SEO and marketing automation for numerous SmartBug Clients.

“I love working with clients from many different industries and taking an in-depth look at what marketing initiatives make most sense and SmartBug Media allows me to do that,” said Howard. “Coming from HubSpot, SmartBug Media stood out as one of the best HubSpot Partners and was recommended time and time again to customers. When I had the chance to leave HubSpot and work with SmartBug Media, I jumped at the opportunity and never looked back.”

Howard comes to SmartBug Media from HubSpot, where she served as an Inbound Marketing Consultant for professional and enterprise clientele. During her time there, Howard increased lead conversion by 60 percent for a bed and breakfast client, increased leads from four to 130 for one local company in just six months time through conversion path strategy and authored countless monthly blog posts for the HubSpot Academy. Within this role, Howard also lead a webinar on leveraging Facebook for B2B and B2C marketing, which had more than 300 HubSpot customer registrants. Howard brings more than five years of inbound marketing experience to SmartBug, with proven skills blogging, social media marketing, lead nurturing campaigns, SEO, SEM, Google Adwords campaigns, email marketing and more. A creative at heart, Howard is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and holds an Inbound Marketing Certification from the HubSpot Academy. The Texas-native and former State-champion cheerleader, plans to add her brand of pep and spirit to her work at SmartBug Media.

"We are thrilled that Dolly has chosen to bring her talents to SmartBug," said SmartBug Media founder and chief executive officer, Ryan Malone. “Her inbound marketing expertise, knowledge of Hubspot and strong consulting and account management skills will further enhance the reputation for high quality and performance we enjoy in the market.”

The SmartBug Media team is comprised of a distinguished group of marketers who achieve proven results for clients. The agency was named in the top one percent of inbound marketers by HubSpot, and boasts the highest ROI of any agency on Hubspot’s website. For additional information about SmartBug Media, please visit