SmartBug Media® Celebrates Comparable Award in Best Work-Life Balance Category


The recognition reflects the company’s core values ​​and illustrates the benefits of a remote working model

IRVINE, Calif., October 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SmartBug Media® — a leading Inbound Intelligent® marketing agency that helps B2B businesses, B2C organizations, and D2C e-commerce businesses increase revenue by generating leads, increasing revenue operations, and building market awareness through inbound marketing, digital strategy , design, marketing automation, revenue operations, public relations, paid media and web development — today announced that the company has won a Comparably Award in the Best Work-Life Balance category , ranking 16th on the list.

The recognition brings the company’s total to 32 comparable awards since 2018 and marks the fourth consecutive year it has made it to the list of best work-life balances. In winning this prestigious award, based on employee sentiment, SmartBug joins some of the biggest and most recognizable names in the world, such as Adobe, HubSpot, IBM, RingCentral and Uber.

Creating an environment that allows for work-life balance has been at the heart of SmartBug Cultivation from the beginning when it started as an entirely remote agency. Almost 14 years later, flexible hours, unlimited sick leave, real life meetings and an annual conference called SmartBugaPalooza contribute to an environment that allows employees to enjoy their time at work while being fully present in their lives.

“Hearing our employees say they are happy with the work-life balance here at SmartBug is incredibly satisfying,” said the CEO of SmartBug. Jen Spencer said. “Building a remote agency that encourages employees to work hard and produce great work for our clients while having time to create lasting memories outside of work is at the heart of what we do and who we are. “

Comparably awards are based on feedback from current employees who have anonymously reviewed their employers on over the past 12 months. This particular recognition is based on employee responses to questions related to satisfaction with work-life balance, average hours worked per day, and employee burnout levels.

“It’s great to see an all-remote company like SmartBug continue to demonstrate the forward-thinking leadership needed to maintain a positive work-life balance,” said Comparably’s CEO. Jason Nazar. “The organization has proven its ability to keep employees’ needs in mind.”

Comparably, the awards are compiled from over 15 million reviews across 70,000 companies. There are no fees or costs associated with participation, and no nomination is required. To see the full list of award-winning companies and to learn more about the methodology used to determine the winners, visit Comparably’s Blog.


Comparatively is a leading corporate culture site and corporate brand reputation platform with over 15 million anonymous employee reviews across 70,000 companies. With the most comprehensive data on large and small businesses in nearly 20 workplace categories – based on gender, ethnicity, age, experience, industry, location and education – it is one of the most widely used SaaS platforms for employer branding and a trusted third-party employee review site for workplace culture and compensation. For more information on Comparably’s studies and annual Best Places to Work awards, go to Comparatively News.


SmartBug Media® is a globally recognized Intelligent Inbound ® marketing agency that helps B2B businesses, B2C organizations, and D2C e-commerce businesses increase revenue by generating leads, increasing revenue transactions, and building market awareness through marketing. inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation and revenue operations, public relations, paid media and web development.

As HubSpot’s 2021 North American Partner of the Year, SmartBug® is one of its most successful Elite Global Solution Partners as well as an Elite Master Partner of Klaviyo.

Founded in 2008 as one of the few fully remote agencies, SmartBug is an innovator and trusted authority on creating work-life harmony for its more than 180 employees in 35 states and five countries. Company that implemented quarterly certification days to foster continuous learning and career development won two Great Places to Work® and 32 comparable awards. It has also been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list for six consecutive years and to the Adweek Fastest Growing Agencies list for three consecutive years. With hundreds of awards for client work – and a team holding over 1,000 combined marketing certifications – SmartBug is 100% dedicated to client success and an unparalleled agency experience. Its services include inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, revenue operations, public relations, paid media, and web development. For more information on SmartBug Media, visit

For SmartBug media inquiries, contact:
Katie Quaranta, Public Relations Manager
SmartBug Media
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