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Marketing Agency Awards

We love winning for our clients—but we’re also proud collectors of marketing industry accolades.

HubSpot 2021 Partner Of The Year Award Icon
Inc 5000 Cigar Band Award
Comparably 2023 Award for best marketing teams smartbug media

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. As HubSpot’s 2021 North America Partner of the Year and the world’s highest-rated HubSpot partner, this distinction further solidifies SmartBug’s position as one of its top-performing, elite global solutions partners.

Our work has also enabled us to be recognized for the following coveted HubSpot Accreditations:

🏅HubSpot Custom Integrations Accreditation

🏅HubSpot CRM Implementation Accreditation

🏅HubSpot Onboarding Accreditation

🏅HubSpot Platform Enablement Accreditation

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, e-commerce companies can trust SmartBug to provide the highest-quality e-commerce marketing services in the world that not only surpass industry benchmarks but 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.

HubSpot POY and global POY

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 has 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 share HubSpot’s commitment to transforming marketing and improving the way businesses attract, engage and delight their customers.

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. 

SmartBug Earns Spot on Inc 5000 list for seventh consecutive year

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. That kind of consistency and sustained growth has been achieved by few companies, especially through tumultuous global circumstances, and it demonstrates the success of SmartBug’s® business model and values.


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. So far, in 2023, SmartBug Media has received Best Marketing Teams, Best Company Outlook, Best Company Career Growth, Best Company Leadership, and Best CEOS for Women awards. In 2022, SmartBug Media was awarded Best Company Culture, Best Marketing Team, and Best CEO. The overall CEO rating is 94/100 or A+, and the culture score that SmartBug employees rated the company was 88/100 or A. The score incorporates employee ratings on management, professional development opportunities, overall happiness, and more.

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 Comparably 2023 Award for best company outlook smartbug media Comparably Best Company Culture 2022 Comparably Best CEO 2022 Comparably Best Company Culture 2021 Comparably Best CEO 2021 Comparably Best Company for Women 2021 Comparably Best Outlook 2021 Comparably Best Marketing Teams of 2021 Comparably Best Professional Development 2020 Comparably Best CEO for Women 2020 Comparably Best Work-life Balance 2020 Comparably Best Company Culture 2020 Comparably Best CEO 2020 Comparably Best CEO 2019 Comparably Best CEO for Women 2019 Comparably Best Work-life Balance 2019 Comparably Best Company Los Angeles 2019


Adweek’s inaugural list of Fastest-Growing Agencies recognizes large and small organizations from all over the world that have achieved significant financial growth over the past three years. This is 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.

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.

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


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Client Growth Stories


Happiest Customer Awards

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


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Platinum Awards


Client Work Awards


Design-Specific Awards



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 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


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Website Design Awards


Platinum Awards


Gold Awards

B2B Innovator Awards - SmartBug Media

B2B Innovator Awards: Account Targeting & Strategy

The 6th annual B2B Innovator Awards will 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.