SmartBug Media

SmartBug Media

Irvine, CA

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About SmartBug Media

SmartBug is more than a digital marketing agency—we’re an intelligent inbound marketing agency of inbound strategy, design, web development, public relations, and marketing automation experts. And, we’re the highest rated agency among all of HubSpot’s partners with over 150 5-star reviews and 87 industry awards for our strategy and design. Your success depends on more than a methodology. That’s why SmartBug hires marketing strategists with 10+ years of client-side experience. Our focus is not simply on the campaign launch, but the full campaigns and their results. You hired an agency because you wanted a trusted expert with a vested interest in your success. That’s why we don’t use interns or offshore our work. You work with SmartBug employees. No faux marketers. No black box processes. Just solid professionals that want to win for you.

Listens first. Talks straight. Delivers results.

The summary above is derived from three of our company’s core service principles, and SmartBug exemplifies these principles in the way they work with us. From my very first interaction with SmartBug, they sought to understand our goals and get to the heart of what matters most to us. Throughout our time working together, they’ve continued this practice - before making recommendations, they listen first. Just as important, SmartBug doesn’t tell us what we want to hear. They talk straight and tell us what we need to hear, even if it means turning away potential business from us. Having a partner who we can trust to put our interests first and give us honest advice is invaluable. Unlike a vendor who’s trying to sell us something, SmartBug operates as part of our team. Finally, SmartBug does what they say they are going to and they deliver results. They keep projects moving according to schedule, proactively communicate with us and consistently exceed our expectations.

March 02, 2018

Best vendor I have ever worked with

SmartBug were incredibly in tune with our needs and very adaptable. They lent their expertise where we had gaps - without pushing in - which made for a very complementary relationship. This way, they handled the technical development of our entire website, blog and partner directory. They also provided strategic guidance on more advanced things like leveraging content clusters. More importantly, SmartBug executed the work in record time and the quality of delivery was so on-point that we haven’t needed to use a single round of revision - okay, maybe a couple tiny adjustments. In short, SmartBug is a responsive, dependable and expert partner who provides excellent value for money. I recommend them without any hesitation.

February 21, 2018

a true partner

When we were looking to truly start harnessing the power of inbound by adding HubSpot we chose SmartBug as our partner to make sure our onboarding was successful. We weren't completely convinced that we needed an agency as part of our long-term solution; we wanted to avoid ridiculous agency fees and based on our past experiences felt that there wasn't an agency that could about our business as much as we did. Well over a year later, I think of SmartBug as my daily hero and recognize that the level of detail, innovation, and forward thinking they provide allows me to focus on constantly improving our overall marketing strategy and improving internal processes. Additionally, we have never felt gouged by the fees - when budget has nearly prevented us from taking steps we have been able to work with our SmartBug team to come up with creative solutions. That's a true partner.

February 16, 2018

Great partners and a top-notch team!

When starting to think about the process of revamping an entire website, we quickly realized we needed to rely on a partner that understood both nonprofits as well as current marketing tactics. SmartBug was the perfect blend of a knowledgeable business with the experience in HubSpot to help us to execute a website that not only looked great but was designed to optimize conversions. The team at SmartBug was very easy to work with and brought a level of organization to our complex project that was a breath of fresh air. We are delighted with our experience in using SmartBug and look forward to seeing how we can use them again in the future.

February 07, 2018

Great experience with SmartBug

The SmartBug team helped us move our entire website to HubSpot along with some other small projects over the past year. The process was smooth and the team has been easy and polite to work with on every project. They respond to emails in a timely fashion and their work is always on point with what we are looking for. We will definitely use them again!

January 26, 2018

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Hiring the SmartBug team is like hiring The Avengers. They have been heroes for me at least 4 times in our short 2-month span of knowing each other. I trust them and feel comfortable having them do creative and development work on any project for our startup. The work they do is precise, eloquent, quick, and master class. They know HubSpot intimately and have achieved the impossible on multiple occasions for us. As a UX/UI Designer, I depend heavily on developers who follow designs to the pixel and SmartBug does just that. They launched our corporate site in record time and treated our product like it was their product. Patricia, Tessa, Evan, Ben, Jen, and Ryan — you’re all incredible in your disciplines and you’ve made us a better company because of your work. Thank you for all you’ve done and will continue to do. I can’t say enough good things and will always feel extraordinary confidence in rehiring all of you again.

December 21, 2017