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Ryan is a well-seasoned marketer who uniquely understands how to leverage social media to help businesses achieve measurable and increased brand awareness.
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Mike Stelzner

Founder, Social Media Examiner and Author, Launch

SmartBug Media clearly did an excellent job creating significant ROI and results. If you are thinking about hiring an agency to help with your inbound marketing, SmartBug Media is someone you should contact.
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Brian Halligan

CEO and Co-Founder, HubSpot

Ryan and the SmartBug Team are gifted, yet practical marketers who truly understand how to connect consumers with solutions to their problems.
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Doug Glen

Former Chief Strategy Officer, Mattel

As the manager of over 70 providers in the HubSpot Service Marketplace, SmartBug Media managed to stand out above the rest in several ways - no small feat. Their president, Ryan Malone, is always incredibly responsive (I don't think he sleeps), helpful, thoughtful, experienced and willing to take on even the most unhappy or niche vertical clients easily.
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Liz Ricklefs

HubSpot Services Marketplace

The SmartBug team is extremely knowledgeable in social media marketing and has the ability to translate that understanding into practical and measurable results for their clients. Their ability to identify online marketing trends and know what really works is evidenced in their ongoing success.
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Amy Porterfiled

Author, Facebook For Dummies

Since contracting with SmartBug Media, our solar leads have gone up over 700%! This clearly a result of the premium content that SmartBug has provided to us including a fantastic ebook, website makeover, press releases that drive traffic to our site, and much more. Want more leads? Go with SmartBug!
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Todd Filbrun

President, Kurios Energy

Ryan Malone is truly the best-qualified third-party advisor, understanding the 'ins and outs' of the senior housing and care business.
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Fara Gold

VP of Sales and Marketing, Brookdale Senior Living

The SmartBug Team is laser-focused on getting results, adding clarity to even the most complex and demanding of situations.
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Michael Bruck

Former General Manager, Intel

I hired SmartBug to write a detailed technical white paper for my company. SmartBug brought a level of expertise and writing process that I highly valued. They were able to quickly dive into an extremely technical subject matter to bring out valuable recommendations. The finished product was just what we were looking for.
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Beth Houlis

Manager of Knowledge Management, Liberty Mutual Insurance

After two websites, a lot of inbound marketing work and a HubSpot management program for one of our portfolio sites, it's clear that SmartBug Media knows what they're doing. They know how to bring their clients success.
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Kamau Coleman

Managing Partner, Diamond Rock Partners

We hired SmartBug Media to write a white paper for our new SaaS product and were really impressed with the results. We’ve already hired them again to redesign our website and help us execute a robust inbound marketing program. We expect to have a long relationship with SmartBug. If you are a technology company, you’d be wise to put SmartBug Media on your short list.

O.L. Jernigan

President, Appraisal Bank

We chose SmartBug Media to help us to deploy and set our inbound marketing strategy with HubSpot. As a Value Add Distributor, their strong understanding of the distribution channel made choosing them a no-brainer. More than any other agency we spoke to, they 'get' inbound and the channel. If you're a VAD, VAR or B2B tech company, SmartBug Media should be your first call for inbound and content marketing.
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Marc Cisneros

Partner, HD Stor

Senior Solutions Management Group has been a customer of HubSpot for several years. Having personally gone through HubSpot's Inbound Marketing University, I was very familiar with power of HubSpot and what it has brought to our organization. Time became a real issue for us and we wanted to focus on our core business of seniors housing. We contracted with SmartBug Media to manage our inbound marketing strategy and build on the success we had already enjoyed with HubSpot. Ryan and his team took command of our inbound and took us to the next level. Our communities currently enjoy stable occupancy rates of 99%+. SmartBug is an integral part of our success.
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Todd Barker

President, Senior Solutions Management

I would recommend SmartBug Media to any of our clients – regardless of industry. Their process for writing white papers is disciplined and thorough, and more importantly, keeps the client focused on the topic and ultimate purpose of the paper. It goes without saying that SmartBug is easy to work with and our clients love them.
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Kelly Foster

Principal, John Kelly Foster

I hired SmartBug Media for two separate initiatives. Initially, we engaged them to produce and promote content for our commercial website, including white papers, press releases, and media pitch letters. Their content work was excellent and the team worked very well with our staff to draw out expertise and experiences and create compelling content that we used throughout our site. We also engaged them to assist us in the development of a large-scale national referral program. On this project they acted as a virtual CMO, leading an RFP process with outside vendors and assisting in the cost and market analysis. Our entire group was very pleased with the services provided and enjoyed working with the SmartBug team. Their capabilities and expertise made a real difference to our program development efforts.
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Derek Preston

CEO, Snap For Seniors

When it comes to writing whitepapers and case studies, we trust SmartBug. SmartBug understands the purpose and structure of these materials and the value of placing education first. They can handle virtually any topic from the simplistic to the most complex. SmartBug makes my job easier by working directly with our subject matter experts to get the information required and our internal staff, partners and customers enjoy working with them.
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Sr. Product Marketing Manager

SaaS Technology Company

My organization has hired SmartBug Media several times during the last few years. We immediately identified Ryan and his team as 'white paper experts' that could help our PR projects. They did not let us down! SmartBug's ability to simplify complex concepts into compelling marketing tools proved to be the perfect combination for our marketing communication needs. SmartBug Media is an expert at their craft, extremely creative and very easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to create content that performs!
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Diane Fischer

Marketing Consultant, Acxiom Corporation

Quantex Laboratories has had a web presence since 1995. We've worked with a number of web site developers. A few months back we made a decision to use HubSpot for inbound marketing of our new site. After a false start we contacted SmartBug Media and explained our need and time constraints. Ryan and his associates immediately understood what our project entailed. They put a proposal together and executed it flawlessly. Their customer support and service was absolutely phenomenal! When we needed changes or modifications or the addition of features, they got it done! What else can I say, we highly recommend SmartBug Media.
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James Menoutis

CEO, Quantex Laboratories

SmartBug was incredibly effective in helping us articulate a fairly complicated story. Their interview questions were incisive and thought-provoking and helped us distill the messages we wanted to convey into a digestible narrative. SmartBug also knows to tailor the story to a specific audience – the sign of truly professional writers.
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Dan Kaplan

Product Marketing Manager, Twilio

We contracted the SmartBug team for a content creation project and I can t say enough good things about the experience. From the beginning it was clear that they were focused on truly understanding our business needs, our buyer s pain points and what messages resonated with our market. The delivery of content was on time, within our budget and very high-quality work. I would recommend SmartBug Media without qualification for any company in need of white papers or other thought leadership-type content creation.
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Gretchen Nemechek

Marketing Manager, Ring Revenue (Now Invoca)

Our company used Ryan and his company recently for an update to our website and SEO efforts. I cannot express how impressed we have been with Ryan and his team's commitment to our satisfaction. Where others would certainly fail in delivery, SmartBug has excelled and exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend you use this company.
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Richard Ward

Co-Founder, Caretime

SmartBug Media designed and implemented eight email templates for SouthStar Communities to use in the HubSpot platform. Not only was the creative work outstanding, but the knowledge and understanding that SmartBug Media has of the HubSpot platform is superior to any other service provider that we contacted. Ryan and his team were incredibly responsive and prompt - meeting a pretty tight deadline for our product. After the designs were completed and implemented into HubSpot, Ryan and his team provided us with excellent hands-on training for our team. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. In fact, we are already working with SmartBug Media on our next project!
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Justin Stensrud

Director of Online Marketing, SouthStar Communities

Look no further. This is the only company to contact. I contacted several people before working with SmartBug. They truly stood out from the rest. The SmartBug team will have a greater understanding of your needs and get you to your goals faster than anyone else. Their personal attention and follow through is amazing. They definitely exceeded my expectations. They are superstars!
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Joe Dibattisto

Owner, EverBlak Asphalt Restoration

SmartBug has taken over the blog writing for my company and they are doing an amazing job with content, customer service, depth of insight and attention to detail. They took the time to get to know my business strategy, industry trends and the issues my clients/ customers care about reading. In addition to a weekly blog and monthly newsletter, they wrote an eBook capturing the nuances of my niche and provided yet another wonderful marketing tool. Having SmartBug take over the web content for my business has given me peace of mind to focus on other business priorities. I couldn't be happier!
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Ginni Garner

President, Sanford Rose Associates

We knew HubSpot was a good platform for our business for all the same reasons you probably do to. However, we needed someone who understood how to maximize HubSpot. SmartBug knows exactly what HubSpot can do and pushes the platform to perform for our business. Since adding SmartBug to our team we've seen a 250% increase month-over-month in our leads and website visits. We've learned a lot about our business drivers too. I trust SmartBug and recommend them to you.
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Luke Doiron

Co-Founder, Conversant Biologics, Inc.

I engaged SmartBug to redesign the website for my television series "The Texas Music Scene". Ryan and his team did fantastic job. They were all extremely patient as I changed my mind and tried to work our functionality and design issues (trust me, this happened more than once). The bottom line is that they took my concept and made it sing. Since the redesign our page views have almost doubled and the time each visitor spends on the site has grown 133%.
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Tom Hoitsma

President & Executive Producer, Texas Productions

I have had the pleasure to work with Ryan both as a client and co-worker. Ryan brings a broad strategic sense and clarity of purpose to his work. His vision allows him to determine the very best things on which to spend time resulting in high performance and outstanding results. Ryan has supported marketing, product, and business development efforts for me at HireRight. His unique skills have allowed him to add substantial value to our key initiatives. He also has been a great help in introducing us to a number of outstanding individuals who have become part of our team.
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Rob Pickell

Chief Marketing Officer, Kareo

Our experience with SmartBug was extremely positive.  They understood what we wanted and worked with us to get there.  They were very responsive and the actual site launch could not have gone smoother.  We are very happy with our experience with SmartBug and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get a great site from an exceptional team.
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David Siekman

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Encharter Insurance

I hired SmartBug to work on several projects, including migrating a website to WordPress and integrating a WP site with Salesforce. SmartBug managed the technology and people involved, and helped make our projects successful. They were able to walk my organization through planning our goals, executing our goals, and explaining what resources we would need to build and maintain our project. SmartBug picked up quickly on how our business and industry worked and used that knowledge in each project.
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Arthur Watson

Marketing Director, Thomas White International