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SmartBug Media® Named HubSpot 2020 Impact Award Winner

February 11, 2021

SmartBug wins HubSpot Impact Award 2020 Grow Better: Marketing Category, Growth-Oriented Campaigns That Incorporate Strategies Beyond Standard Inbound

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SmartBug Media® Wins 49 MarCom Awards for Its Industry-Leading Client Work

January 22, 2021

SmartBug won 49 MarCom Awards for excellence in digital marketing and public relations in a wide variety of categories for client work across a diverse spectrum of industries.

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SmartBug Media® Founder Ryan Malone Named One of America’s Top 10 CEOs on Comparably’s List

December 19, 2020

SmartBug earned spots on Comparably’s “Best Company Culture,” “Best CEOs,” and “Best Companies for Women” lists in the small to mid-size companies categories.

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SmartBug Media® Ranks 11th Nationally on Comparably's List of the “Best Companies for Work-Life Balance”

October 21, 2020

SmartBug ranked 11th nationally in Comparably’s “Best Companies for Work-Life Balance” awards in the small to mid-size companies category, reinforcing the success of its remote workforce model and the core elements of its workplace culture.

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SmartBug Media® Named to the Adweek 100: Fastest Growing List for Second Year in a Row

October 14, 2020

SmartBug was named to the Adweek 100: Fastest Growing list for the second year in a row, joining a select group of successful agencies worldwide covering more than 20 different agency specializations.

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SmartBug Media® Named 16th Fastest Growing Mid-Size Company in Orange County by Orange County Business Journal

October 2, 2020

SmartBug was named the 16th fastest growing private company in Orange County, California by the Orange County Business Journal, which includes prominent companies whose annual sales grew rapidly from mid-2018 to mid-2020 during a period of economic uncertainty.

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SmartBug Media® Earns HubSpot Advanced CMS Implementation Certification

September 22, 2020

SmartBug has been named a HubSpot Advanced CMS Implementation Certified partner, joining an exclusive group of providers designated by HubSpot as partners of choice for advanced, enterprise-grade website projects.

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SmartBug Media® Named to Inc. 5000 List for the Fourth Year in a Row

August 14, 2020

SmartBug was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for the fourth year in a row, placing at No. 2202 in the nation with a three-year revenue growth of 190.5 percent.

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SmartBug Media® Founder Ryan Malone Nominated for Orange County Business Journal’s 2020 Innovator of the Year Awards

August 7, 2020

Inbound Marketing Agency’s Innovative Qualities Include Its Pioneering Creation of a Fully Remote Agency Workplace Culture, Inspiration for a World Certification Day, and Its Market Lead in Customer Endorsements

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SmartBug Media® Earns 11th and 12th Comparably Awards as It Is Recognized as One of the ‘Best Companies for Professional Development’

July 29, 2020

SmartBug® wins 11th and 12th Comparably Awards, as it's recognized as a "Best Company for Professional Development, and Ryan Malone is named a "Best CEO for Women."

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