SmartBug Media, a leading Intelligent Inbound marketing agency that assists companies in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, marketing automation, design, digital strategy, and public relations, today announced that it was named to the Orange County Business Journal‘s (OCBJ) list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies, ranking 11th in the Mid-Size Companies category. This recognition follows on the heels of the company recently being nominated as one of OCBJ’s Innovators of the Year.
Ryan Malone, founder and CEO of SmartBug Media said that “Both moving up to the mid-sized category and climbing higher on the list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Orange County demonstrates the incredible growth and success we’ve experienced over the past few years. Our impressive increase in revenue is credited to our growing list of happy clients, as well as our rapidly expanding team of talented, hard-working marketers that put customers first. Each year we reach more milestones and celebrate more wins for our agency, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum.”
Companies in the “Mid-Size” category required a minimum revenue of $10,000,000 for a year through June 30, 2019. According to the outlet’s editor, the businesses ranked in the 2019 lists grew sales by a combined 90 percent compared to last year’s 48 percent.
In addition to the OCBJ’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List, SmartBug Media was recently ranked in the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year after experiencing a three-year revenue growth rate of 192 percent. In addition, SmartBug has grown from 55 to 75 employees so far this year, quickly scaling to address the needs of its rapidly growing roster of more than 100 clients. In the previous year, SmartBug has also won nine Comparably awards and hundreds of marketing industry awards.
While operating out of Irvine, CA, SmartBug stays committed to a completely remote model that allows every employee to work from their home office. It has enabled the company to recruit people who are passionate about their jobs and committed to the zest of their lives, resulting in a high-retention business. It has also eliminated geographic constraints, allowing SmartBug to hire the best people for the job, regardless of location. The model has been wildly successful, earning a record number 292 five-star customer ratings, making SmartBug the highest-rated Hubspot partner in the world.
SmartBug Media is recognized worldwide for supporting organizations in increasing their sales by proficient leads generation services, with a blend of loyalty via content marketing along with sales automation, AI, PR and brand awareness in their kitty.
As HubSpot’s 2018 Global Partner of the Year, SmartBug is the highest-rated HubSpot partner worldwide.