SOURCE: SmartBug Media, Inc.

SmartBug Media, Inc.

November 29, 2016 08:07 ET

Inbound Marketing Agency SmartBug Media Hires Public Relations Expert Doreen Clark to Expand Agency Offerings

Public Relations to Become Added Focus for Nationally Recognized Agency in 2017

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - SmartBug Media, a leading inbound marketing agency assisting businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Doreen Clark as the agency's Director of Public Relations. Clark will lead the development of the public relations strategy for SmartBug Media and for the agency's portfolio of clients looking to increase visibility through media relations. The strategic hire of Clark is centered around the expansion of the agency's core services which, starting in 2017, will include the option of public relations for clients looking for added exposure.

Clark has worked professionally in public relations and communications for over a decade. She brings an in-depth understanding of media relations, strategic planning and PR best practices to SmartBug Media. Clark was previously a Director of Media Relations where she created and managed the mainstream media strategies and led analyst relations for clients within a leading B2B legal marketing agency, Edge Legal Marketing.

Prior to her time at Edge, Clark has handled public relations in a corporate setting, at an agency and through her own efforts. She was hired to take a lead role in the creation of a communications and public relations strategy for the merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines for the pilots of Northwest, through the union. She worked with worldwide media and created messaging for the 5,100 pilots, the media and stakeholders.

"I look forward to being part of a company that values collaboration, client growth, strategic agency evolution and a strong internal culture that breeds passion," says Clark. "When you are allowed to thrive as an individual, the trickle-down effect will be felt at all levels. I am excited to be on the ground floor and to create something new for SmartBug Media. They are a highly recognized agency for inbound marketing, nationally, and it is my goal to see them and their clients thrive equally in the PR world."

Clark started her career by establishing her own agency, Square Planet Entertainment, where she managed and promoted musical acts throughout the United States. She received her B.A. from Metropolitan State University and her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She lives in a suburb of Charleston, SC with her husband and two children.

"Deciding to expand our services is a natural strategic extension for us, and Doreen's experience was the right fit because she brings extensive media relations, clear strategic thought leadership and a track record of successfully taking things from just being an idea to industry chatter. This makes for happy clients and the right kind of traction to begin our PR growth strategy," says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to having Doreen on-board as an important part of our team."

About SmartBug
For more than seven years, SmartBug Media has been helping businesses increase sales leads, close more customers, and enhance the reach of their brands. SmartBug is one of a handful of HubSpot Diamond partners in the world and is the highest rated agency in the history of the HubSpot ecosystem. We also boast the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner -- 3,558% and 14,500% ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign.

For a free inbound marketing or web design consultation, or to learn more, visit http://www.smartbugmedia.com/ or call 949-236-6448.

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