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SmartBug® Awards

We're all about winning for our clients. But we’re also proud collectors of many prestigious industry accolades.

SmartBug is a member of HubSpot's exclusive Partner Advisory Council
Inc 5000 Cigar Band Award
G2 Badge for Clients Love Us
SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Global Company, Ecommerce Marketing and Marketing Strategy

HubSpot Elite Badge

HubSpot Elite Partner

The Elite tier of HubSpot’s Solutions Partner Program recognizes those agencies that achieve the highest standards of client service and success in the inbound marketing space. SmartBug Media® was HubSpot’s 2021 North America Partner of the Year and we are the world’s highest-rated HubSpot partner, and this distinction further solidifies SmartBug’s position as one of its top-performing, elite global solutions partners.

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Our work has also earned us recognition for the following coveted HubSpot Accreditations:

🏅 HubSpot Solutions Architecture Design Accreditation

🏅 HubSpot Data Migration Accreditation

🏅 HubSpot Custom Integrations Accreditation

🏅 HubSpot CRM Implementation Accreditation

🏅 HubSpot Onboarding Accreditation

🏅 HubSpot Platform Enablement Accreditation

🏅 HubSpot Advanced CMS Implementation

SmartBug is a member of HubSpot's exclusive Partner Advisory Council

HubSpot Partner Advisory Council

SmartBug Media is honored to be included in HubSpot’s 2024 Partner Advisory Council, a prestigious group of industry leaders shaping the future of HubSpot’s partner program. This inclusion signifies our deep expertise and commitment to innovation, ensuring our clients benefit from the latest insights and best practices in the industry.

HubSpot POY and global POY

HubSpot Partner of the Year 2021 &
Global Partner of the Year 2018

The HubSpot Partner of the Year is an award that recognizes the member of its Solutions Partner Program that achieved the highest sold monthly recurring revenue (MRR) in its region for 2021. SmartBug received this honor for selling more HubSpot to its clients than any other agency in North America, demonstrating that it remains one of the most strategic and creative marketing agencies in the world. SmartBug Media is proud to be a part of HubSpot’s global community of agency partners, and we share HubSpot’s commitment to transforming marketing and improving the way businesses attract, engage, and delight their customers.

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We’re thrilled to announce that SmartBug Media has been ranked first in the HubSpot Consulting Services category on G2, the world’s leading business solutions review platform. This recognition is a testament to our exceptional expertise and commitment to driving unparalleled results for our clients.

G2’s rankings are based on authentic reviews from real users, providing unbiased insights into the performance and satisfaction of various service providers. Achieving the top spot in HubSpot Consulting Services means that our clients recognize and appreciate the outstanding value we deliver.

We've also received Leader recognitions in the following categories: Marketing Automation Consulting, Marketing Strategy Agencies, Lead Generation Services, Branding Agencies, Website Design Services, Sales Training Companies, PPC Services

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SmartBug Earns 9 Awards  in G2 Spring 2024 Reports!
Klaviyo Master Elite and Partner Advisory Council Badges

Klaviyo Master Elite & Member of Partner Advisory Council

As a Klaviyo Master Elite partner and a proud member of Klaviyo's Partner Advisory Council, SmartBug can be trusted to provide the highest-quality e-commerce marketing services in the world and turn customers into loyal fans. Our involvement in the Partner Advisory Council demonstrates our commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends and best practices. To reach this prestigious designation, we needed to consistently deliver results for our clients that exceeded industry benchmarks, ensuring their email and SMS marketing campaigns stood head and shoulders above our competitors.

SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Global Company, Ecommerce Marketing and Marketing Strategy


We are proud to be recognized by Clutch, a leading ratings and reviews platform for B2B service providers. Each month, Clutch highlights the highest-performing companies across various industries, service focus areas, and locations with their prestigious Leader Awards.

Earning a Clutch Leader Award signifies that we are among the top 15 companies in our field, reflecting our dedication to delivering exceptional service and results for our clients. These awards are based on comprehensive and unbiased client feedback, ensuring that only the best in the industry are recognized.

These accolades affirm our expertise and commitment to excellence in several key areas:

Top Conversion Optimization Company: Recognizing our ability to enhance website performance and drive conversions.

Top Email Marketing Company: Highlighting our proficiency in creating effective email marketing campaigns.

Top Marketing Strategy Company: Showcasing our strategic approach to achieving marketing success for our clients.

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SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Company, Marketing Strategy Company 2024 SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Email Marketing Company in Orange County 2024 SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Email Marketing Company in Corona 2024 SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Conversion Optimization Company in Orange County 2024 SmartBug earned Clutch Award - Top Company, Ecommerce Marketing Agency 2024

INC. 5000

The Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: its independent small and mid-sized businesses.

In 2023, SmartBug was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the seventh year in a row. Also in 2023, SmartBug was ranked No. 140 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Pacific Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Few companies achieve this kind of consistency and sustained growth, especially through tumultuous global circumstances, and this honor demonstrates the success of SmartBug’s business model and values.

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Comparably Awards aim to make work environments transparent for employees and employers and are presented yearly to top-performing companies based on workplace culture feedback from their employees. Recently, SmartBug Media has received Best Marketing Teams, Best Company Outlook, Best Company Career Growth, Best Company Leadership, and Best CEOS for Women awards. Previously, SmartBug Media was awarded Best Company Culture, Best Marketing Team, and Best CEO. The overall CEO rating is 94/100 or A+, and the company's culture score sits at 88/100 or A. The score incorporates employee ratings on management, professional development opportunities, overall happiness, and more.


Best Company Awards


Best CEO Awards


Best Team Awards

Comparably Award - Best Company Career Growth 2023 Comparably Award - Best Company Leadership 2023 Comparably Award - Best CEOS for Women 2023 Comparably 2023 Award for best marketing teams smartbug media
HubSpot Impact Awards

HubSpot Impact Awards

The HubSpot Agency Partner Client Impact Awards are a representation of the best inbound work across five major categories. Winning an Impact Award means recognition from HubSpot for an agency’s ability to deliver amazing client work using the inbound methodology. See more about our winning submissions.

2022 Platform Excellence:
Ashling Partners Conference

2021 Grow Better: Marketing Enablement Winner:
Clevens Face & Body Specialists

2020 Grow Better: Marketing Enablement Winner:
Southern Nazarene University

2018 HubSpot Impact Award Winners:
The Arbor Company


Total Awards


Client Growth Stories


Happiest Customer Awards

Service Fusion Finny Award

Finnys Award

The Killer Content Awards are hosted by B2B Marketing Exchange every year. These awards celebrate the brands that rose to the occasion, creating compelling and innovative campaigns throughout the year.

Every year, hundreds of nominations are submitted from companies across industry verticals and of all sizes and marketing approaches. After the nominations phase closes, the editorial team narrows down the pool to a list of finalists. 

B2B Innovator Awards - SmartBug Media

B2B Innovator Awards: Account Targeting & Strategy

The annual B2B Innovator Awards celebrate the quick thinkers, innovators and leaders pushing the envelope to effectively engage prospective customers and meet their buyer needs in the new world of B2B marketing.

Account Targeting & Strategy: Innovative practitioners who are helping to support account strategies to target, engage and close deals with key accounts.

Great Place To Work

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. In 2018, SmartBug Media was certified as a great workplace for the second year in a row by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work. SmartBug earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys, with topics that ranged from communication to rewards to leadership.



Adweek’s inaugural list of Fastest-Growing Agencies recognized large and small organizations from all over the world that achieved significant financial growth over the past three years. This was a new distinction for 2019 and was awarded to agencies based on the increase in earned revenue from 2016–2018, with a minimum of $250,000 revenue in 2016. In 2021, SmartBug was named to the Adweek Fastest Growing Agencies list for the third year in a row. This honor was presented to a select group of 75 successful agencies worldwide covering a variety of different agency specializations.



Awwwards recognizes the talent and efforts of the best web designers, developers, and agencies in the world. It aims to create a meeting point where web professionals can come to find inspiration, debate, and share knowledge and experiences, as well as give and receive constructive and respectful critiques. In 2017, SmartBug Media received an Honorable Mention for its own newly designed website.

2019 Marcom Platinum Winner

MarCom Awards

MarCom is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious creative competitions in the world. It is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), a 23-year-old international organization comprising several thousand creative professionals and the industry’s preeminent third-party evaluator of creative work. In 2020, SmartBug won 49 awards, 48 of which were for client work. In 2019, SmartBug won 97 awards, 89 of which were for client work. In 2018, SmartBug won 61 awards, 46 of which were for client work. In 2017, SmartBug earned 36 total awards.

MarCom 2020 Platinum Award Winners:

Spotlight Cloud
True Office Learning
Corporate Screening


Total Awards


Platinum Awards


Client Work Awards


Design-Specific Awards

2019 Digital Health Awards

2019 Digital Health Awards

The Digital Health Awards recognize the world’s best digital health resources. Entries are evaluated by a panel of judges who critique the submissions’ content, design, creativity, and user experience. In 2019, SmartBug won 11 awards for client work ranging from gold to merit. In 2018, SmartBug won an award on behalf of a client for web design. See some of our award-winning work.

Silver, Bronze, and Merit Award Winner for 2019:

The Arbor Company

AVA 2018 Platinum

AVA Digital Awards

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes creative professionals for achievement in a variety of digital marketing categories that include digital engagement campaigns, audio and video production, website development, social media interaction, and mobile marketing. See more about our winning AVA Digital Awards submissions.

AVA Digital Awards 2018 Platinum Award Winners:

CVM Solutions
Eagle’s Flight
MOVE Guides


Total Awards


Website Design Awards


Platinum Awards


Gold Awards