SmartBug Media – a leading Intelligent Inbound® marketing agency that helps businesses generate leads; increase awareness; and brand loyalty through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, revenue operations and public relations – won two more Comparably awards last quarter, ranking # 35 on the “Best Business Happiness” list and # 12 on the “Best Work-Life Balance List” for small and medium businesses.
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These new recognitions bring the company’s total to 23 comparable awards since 2018, and for the third year in a row, it has been on the list for “best work-life balance”. By winning these prestigious awards, based on employee sentiment, SmartBug® joins some of the world’s largest companies and most recognizable names such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Peloton, Adobe, HubSpot, Nextdoor, RingCentral, Instacart and Ford Motor Company.
These special awards have special meaning for CEO and founder of SmartBug, Ryan Malone, whose lifelong dream was to prove that it is possible to offer employees challenging careers as well as the flexibility to spend more time. quality and create unforgettable memories with loved ones. . This dream started to take shape when Malone founded SmartBug in 2008.
“I appreciate the Comparably awards because they not only reflect what our employees think and feel about their job, but also highlight how important it is to listen and get feedback in order to make adjustments and continuously improve processes, ”said Malone. “Winning places in these two special categories brings me so much joy and pride, because it reinforces the fundamental elements of our culture. My top priority is ensuring that our employees are happy, healthy and resilient. This then translates into high quality work which leads to happy customers and overall success. “
SmartBug’s first remote model has led to sustained growth over the years, with the company growing to more than 130 full-time employees in 42 states and several countries, even during the global pandemic. Much of this success can be attributed to the fact that corporate culture and work-life balance are top priorities at SmartBug.
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SmartBug has a number of corporate policies and initiatives that aim to make it a great place to work. One of these initiatives is called Healthy SmartBug, which ensures that the business is “happy, healthy, safe and resilient”. Healthy SmartBug empowers employees to solve real challenges by learning from employees to find out, from their perspective, how to make SmartBug healthier. Employees at all levels have produced hundreds of ideas for the SmartBug leadership team to consider, prioritize and ultimately deploy in order to improve the health of the business.
Comparably’s rewards are based on sentiment ratings provided by current employees who have anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com over the past 12 months. The winners were determined based on employee feedback on a combination of workplace culture questions. This Comparably set of rewards was derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com for a 12-month period (September 17, 2020 – September 17, 2021) on topics that contribute to overall happiness. at work.
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