SmartBug Media acquires Globalia, Inc.


The acquisition fuses SmartBug’s digital business with Globalia’s digital transformation and technical excellence, offering an integrated suite of services across the entire HubSpot platform.

SmartBug Media announced that it acquired Globalia, Inc., a Canadian digital agency known for its deep systems integration, implementation and digital transformation capabilities serving a global customer base. Globalia, an Elite HubSpot Partner, is the largest HubSpot Partner in Canada, as well as a Shopify partner.

“We’re thrilled to announce that SmartBug Media has acquired Globalia, marking a significant milestone not just for our two companies but also for the entire HubSpot ecosystem. This strategic union elevates us to HubSpot’s largest and deepest partner globally and uniquely positions us as the only partner capable of serving the entire customer lifecycle across all HubSpot Hubs,” SmartBug CEO Jen Spencer said. “SmartBug’s award-winning digital marketing, revenue optimization and business strategy capabilities, coupled with Globalia’s unparalleled technical prowess, equips us with the critical mass and full-stack capabilities necessary to be the one-stop shop that meets the most complex and critical needs of HubSpot’s clients, whether it’s technical innovation, digital strategy or executing those strategies to the highest standard.”

Globalia will add 90 highly technical HubSpot experts to SmartBug’s roster, resulting in a combined workforce of more than 300 that possesses more than 1,200 HubSpot certifications and has won more than 200 awards for excellence and client work.

Both agencies have obtained all of HubSpot’s advanced accreditations, including:

  • Custom Integration
  • CRM Implementation
  • Onboarding
  • Platform Enablement
  • Advanced CMS Implementation

Both SmartBug and Globalia are implementers of choice through HubSpot’s Partner Scaled Onboarding program. Globalia also adds six HubSpot-certified trainers to SmartBug’s existing training team who can handle on-site or off-site training for companies seeking to get more value out of their entire HubSpot platform.

Globalia adds to SmartBug’s midmarket capabilities via significant technical expertise in digital transformation, customer systems integration, migrations, customer onboarding and website development, as well as successful engagements with organizations including Hootsuite, Kansas State University, Starfrit and Canam Group.