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 2017 SmartBug Media landed in the top 21 percent—ranked as No. 1,080 out of 5,000, with three-year revenue growth of more than 391 percent. In 2018 SmartBug achieved a second consecutive year on the annual Inc. 5000 list, with a three-year revenue growth of 224 percent.
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. SmartBug Media won five awards in 2018: Happiest Employees, Best CEOs for Women and Best Company Managers for Small & Mid-sized Companies, and a Best Company and Best CEOs in Los Angeles. The overall culture score that SmartBug employees rated the company was 93/100 or A+, and the score incorporates employee ratings on management, professional development opportunities, overall happiness, and more.
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 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.
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.
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 2018, SmartBug won 61 awards, 46 of which were for client work. In 2017, SmartBug earned 36 total 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 to give and receive constructive and respectful critiques. In 2017, SmartBug Media received an Honorable Mention for its own newly designed website.
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.