The annual HubSpot holiday party took place last night, with HubSpotters and their significant others celebrating at Channel Cafe in Boston, which prides itself as a place for food, music, drinks and art.
In typical HubSpot fashion, the party involved a few special surprises, including HubSpot Human Bingo, created from careful and dedicated research by Inbound Marketing Specialist Jordyne Wu. Did you know that one HubSpotter had his diapers changed by Julia Roberts as a baby, that another got dumped for Rupert Murdoch and that two more appeared in the November '09 issue of Playboy? How about that one HubSpotter was on Total Request Live with Carson Daly, another lacks working tendons in her ankles and yet another took a census of a nudist colony while working for the U.S. Census Bureau?
HubSpot Holiday Poem:
'Twas the night before Month-End, when all through HubSpot land,
Not a salesperson was stirring, not even Dave Donlan.
The quota numbers were hung on the whiteboard with care,
In hopes that two more Larges soon would be there.
The IMCs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of days off danced in their heads.
With I still without drink, and Ben in his prime,
We just saddled up to the bar on the HubSpot dime.
When out on Third Street there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bar stool to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
While the bartender was yelling "Hey Jim - the usual splash?"
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the lustef of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A black BMER 3 with the exec team decked out in HubSpot gear.
With a tall blond driver, so lively and tan,
I knew in a moment it must be Brian Halligan.
More loudly than the Sales Team his lieutenants they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
He stepped from the car with his team all in tow,
Spreading the gospel of HubSpot to the crowd, which continued to grow.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
In through the main entrance, Halligan came with a bound.
"How we doing?!" he said with such flair,
That the entire bar turned and started to stare.
A sack full of Inbound Marketing books he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
He spoke not a word, though he loves to work a crowd,
Passed out all of his books, looking really, really, proud.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
Giving a nod, he turned and out the door he strove.
He sprang to his BMER, to his team gave a shout,
And they all piled in without spilling their stout.
And I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Use inbound marketing with HubSpot, and all will be right!"
Company holiday party: $4,000
Lost productivity next day: $20,000
Laughs about lost laptops & drunk texts: Priceless
Happy holiday season from everyone at HubSpot!
For additional photos from the HubSpot Holiday Party, check out Shannon Sweetser's Flickr set at http://bit.ly/6wGJd8 or the HubSpot 2009 Holiday Party Flickr Group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1281779@N20.