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The HubSpot Global Partner of the Year is an award that recognizes one high performing partner in 2018 who ranks number one among all their peers with MRR, Growth Stack MRR, and Product NPS. 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.
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. In 2019, SmartBug Media was awarded the Best Work-Life Balance recognition. SmartBug Media won seven awards in 2018: Happiest Employees, Best CEO, Best Company Culture, 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.
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 three-year revenue growth of 224 percent. In 2019 SmartBug earned its spot on the list for the third straight year due to a three-year revenue growth rate of 192 percent. SmartBug is proud to be named to the list three consecutive years, which is a distinction earned by fewer than 13 percent of the list's members.
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. SmartBug Media has grown from 55 to 76 employees through September of 2019, scaling and keeping pace with our current three-year revenue growth rate of 192 percent and landing us in 66th place on the list.
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.