Late last summer, we were thrilled to announce that SPROUT Content had achieved the Silver Level Agency Partner Certification from HubSpot. So, you can imagine the excitement in our offices when we learned in January that in less than six months, our team had moved up from Silver to Gold level status.
HubSpot's tier structure is based on revenue, retention, engagement and client satisfaction. By reaching the Gold Level mark, we are being recognized for bringing the inbound message to the most clients, as well as executing inbound marketing services to the highest standards. It also demonstrates a commitment to be innovative in the marketplace and stay up to date on industry happenings. But most importantly, it means we have happy clients.
The accolade from HubSpot came at an especially appropriate time, when we were marking another major milestone for SPROUT Content: celebrating five years in business. That's a long time for a content marketing agency. Our Co-founders Dechay Watts and Debbie Williams often joke that "back in the day" no one knew what they were talking about when they spoke of "content marketing." Luckily, that's changed and our industry has grown exponentially. SPROUT has kept up by growing our client family and our team of content creators. In the past five years, Dechay and Debbie have written a book, spoken at numerous conferences and expanded operations to Denver, while maintaining our original office in Pensacola, Florida. We think our team has the best of both worlds: beaches and mountains.
A big player in our growth has been our partnership with HubSpot. It's a platform that we believe in, so it's easy to recommend to our clients. In fact, in the first year we started using HubSpot for ourselves, we saw 100% ROI. We were also recognized for "Greatest Traffic Growth" among HubSpot partners in 2013. Bottom line, HubSpot works for us, and it works for our clients.
Now that we have a shiny new Gold badge, we're setting our sights on Platinum.
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