SmartBug Media Acquires Chair 10 Marketing

SmartBug Media, an Irvine, CA-based digital agency that assists both B2B and B2C organizations in growing revenue, acquired Chair 10 Marketing, a Seattle, WA-based performance marketing agency.

The acquisition adds significant B2C expertise to complement eCommerce offering, adding a leader in multi-location paid media.

Founded in 2006 and led by President and CEO Mark Kelly, Chair 10 Marketing is a performance marketing agency and leader in paid media, paid social and local SEO to franchise networks, multi-location businesses and other B2C brands. Chair 10 Marketing provides search engine marketing (SEM) and paid social media to more than 700 B2C franchisees. As part of its service offering, the agency combines lead generation and local SEO to help power the customer growth of these franchise networks. The company is a Google Premier Partner.

Led by CEO Jen Spencer, SmartBug Media is a digital agency that assists both B2B and B2C organizations in growing revenue by generating leads, scaling revenue operations and building market awareness through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, revenue operations, public relations, paid media and web development.

Kelly will join the SmartBug executive team as a Vice President, reporting directly to CEO Jen Spencer, and will lead the paid media and local SEO lines of business for all of SmartBug Media, including Chair 10.

Chair 10 will continue operating under its name, which will now be Chair 10 Marketing, a SmartBug® Company.