Just attend a live taping of marketing video podcast HubSpot.tv on Friday afternoons and you'll experience the phenomenon we commonly refer to as 'HubSpot customer love.' It's a great feeling to have such a vibrant customer base, but those outside of the Boston-Cambridge area don't always get to participate. When Jonah Lopin, VP of Customers, visited San Francisco in September, we invited a few customers to dinner in the city. The response was overwhelming, and we had to plan a second event with CEO and Founder Brian Halligan in October. The inbound marketing wave is building steam, and you can be sure that Silicon Valley marketers are right on board.
With nearly 2,000 customers, the first HubSpot user group community has emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area. A LinkedIn group was created to connect local customers. They will coordinate regular in-person events and training sessions to discuss inbound marketing strategies and techniques using the HubSpot software.
Hosted by Kalani Iwi'ula of Human Synergistics/Acumen Inc., the first meetup has been scheduled for November 6, 2009 at their conference center in Emeryville, CA. Kalani has been a HubSpot customer since March 2009 and is excited to take the lead in helping to build this local community of marketers. As the group expands, customers will join Kalani in shaping the focus and direction of the group, while HubSpot remains a sponsor.
How to Start a User Group in Your City:
Ready to start a user group in your city? Go for it! HubSpot will be happy to buy the beer & pizza for its first event, and we'll help you set the agenda. Just email Erin Colbert, ecolbert [at] hubspot [dot] com, to learn more. HubSpotters unite!