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March 30, 2015 09:46 ET

Irvine-Based Inbound Marketing Agency SmartBug Media Awarded Platinum-Level Agency Status by HubSpot

Client Performance Helps Leading B2B Agency Become Only One of Thirty Platinum Partners in the World

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2015) - SmartBug Media, a leading, full-service inbound marketing agency, announced today that it has reached Platinum Partner status in HubSpot's Partner Tier program. HubSpot has more than 2,000 agency partners worldwide with only the top 1% achieving platinum status. SmartBug Media joins 29 other partners with this esteemed honor. "We are so proud to be named a HubSpot Platinum Partner," said Ryan Malone, founder of SmartBug Media. "HubSpot has been integral to our success by enabling us to act as a true extension of our clients' marketing teams. The support and resources provided by the HubSpot Channel team have been extraordinary."

The HubSpot Partner Tier program acknowledges Agency Partners that can deliver high-performance marketing campaigns and help customers increase their understanding of inbound marketing. A combination of metrics is used to place an agency in the proper tier including: client inbound marketing success, monthly recurring revenue (MRR) acquired and managed, retention, and software engagement. "SmartBug Media has done an incredible job of delivering results for many HubSpot customers," said Peter Caputa, VP of Channel Sales at HubSpot.  "I could not be more proud that they have attained our Platinum Partner status and look forward to watching their continued success."

SmartBug Media has achieved an extremely high annual client retention rate with 83% of annual revenue coming from long-term service agreements. Not only has HubSpot allowed SmartBug Media to see success in their own company, but many of the agency's clients have seen an overwhelming amount of success. To read client case studies visit:

"We work with HubSpot because we believe it's the best marketing solution and partner on the market," said Ryan Malone. "We're still at the beginning of the inbound marketing revolution, and will continue to grow and deliver the tangible benefits of inbound marketing to as many companies as possible."

Companies seeking to understand how inbound marketing can benefit them can register for a free consultation at

About SmartBug

SmartBug Media is a nationally-recognized and full-service inbound marketing agency that helps companies utilize inbound and content marketing to increase leads, customers and revenue. A HubSpot Platinum Partner and top-ranked agency, SmartBug Media boasts the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner -- 3,558% and 14,500% ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign. SmartBug Media invests heavily in marketing talent, agency processes, content and creative to consistently exceed customer expectations. For a free inbound marketing consultation or to learn more about SmartBug Media, visit or call 949-236-6448.

Contact Information

  • Contact Info:
    Dolly Howard
    Director of Marketing
    SmartBug Media
    949-236-6448 x777