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SmartBug Media is Named to the Fastest Growing Private Companies List by the Orange County Business Journal

October 12, 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  SmartBug 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, announced today that it was named to the Orange County Business Journal's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies: Small Companies as number 19.


The Fastest Growing Private Companies list ranks Orange County-based companies with rapid sales revenue growth from June 2015 through June 2017 and is separated into three categories—Small, Midsize, and Large—with a total of 157 companies making the combined lists.

"Being part of the Fastest Growing Private Companies list for the Orange County Business Journal proves that we are on the right track," says Ryan Malone, founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "Revenue is an output that would not be possible without hard work, happy clients, and an incredibly talented team. 2017 has been an amazing year for our agency and we look forward to seeing what is next as we continue to build on this momentum."

Companies in the "Small" category needed a minimum revenue of $300,000 for the 12 months through June 2015 and a minimum of 15 percent revenue growth for the two-year period. According to the outlet's editor, the companies ranked in the 2017 lists grew sales by a combined 90 percent versus last year's 66 percent.

In addition to the Fastest Growing Private Companies List, SmartBug Media was ranked in the Inc. 5000 list, in the top 21 percent, with a three-year revenue growth of over 391 percent. The agency has also been recognized as a Premier Google Partner, HubSpot's highest-rated agency, a certified Great Place to Work, and the recipient of nine Impact Awards.

About SmartBug Media

For 10 years, SmartBug Media has been helping businesses increase sales leads, close more customers, and enhance the reach of their brands. SmartBug Media 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 Media also boasts the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner: 3,558 percent and 14,500 percent ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign, respectively. SmartBug Media is also a certified Great Place to Work and an Inc. 5000 company. You can learn more about SmartBug Media at