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 public relations – today announced that HubSpot has recognized the agency as the North American Q2 Impact Award winner of the Inbound Growth Story Award and the Graphic Design Award.
The HubSpot awards are announced quarterly and include five areas: Sales Enablement, Integrations Innovation, Inbound Growth Story, Website Design, and Graphic Design. SmartBug Media is a HubSpot Diamond partner, their highest-rated agency, and the winner of 10 additional HubSpot Impact Awards, including Happiest Customers in North America, Best Growth Story and Best New Client Onboarding.
The Inbound Growth Story Award "celebrates agencies' inbound marketing success by highlighting a client's rapid growth with inbound marketing practices." SmartBug Media was the North America 2018 Q2 winner, as they helped The Arbor Company "transform its marketing and digital presence with HubSpot and become a trailblazer for using inbound marketing in the senior living industry." The winning strategy included inbound marketing, paid media, GDD and HubSpot implementation that resulted in a revenue ROI of 971 percent.
The Graphic Design Award recognizes an agency for creating stunning graphic design work for a client. SmartBug was the North America 2018 Q2 winner, creating new website designs for American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) that included custom templates within HubSpot CMS and a sample course offer for their Health & Wellness certification. The design focused on maximizing the conversion rate and resulted in a 140 percent increase in purchases.
The HubSpot Agency Partner Client Impact Awards represent the "best inbound work" across the five categories. "It is always an honor for our agency to win a HubSpot Impact Award – a real proud moment," said Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "Being a best-in-class showcases the amazing work that our teams deliver and the amount of attention that is given to our client's campaigns. We are lucky to have such amazing employees and clients and we look forward to what the rest of 2018 will bring."
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, Inc. 5000 company, and the winner of 36 MarCom Awards in 2017, 32 AVA Digital Awards in 2018 and named by Comparably as a Best Company in Los Angeles and as having a Best CEO in Los Angeles.