This post was inspired by Julie Hogan, HubSpot's VP Global Customer Success.
Inbound Marketing Automation is hot emerging tech and HubSpot are leading with attitude, commitment, great UI, support and an integrated end to end solution.
New HubSpot features were announced that tightly bind sales and marketing flows - Prospecting, Lead data Insights, Referral connections, Sales sequencing (Go to Huspot.com/new)
Coolest People and Speakers
Jonah Peretti Buzzfeed - Best speaker. Totally authentic and v funny
Frank Auger - HubSpot Exec and Foodie (took me to lunch at Strega). Smart, tough guy Services Chief in charge of lots of people
Daniel Lynton - Hubspot Integration Guru
Chris Brogan - getting married. Met his lovely fiancee. Congrats
Phil Gerbyshak (pictured on the far right below) - Funny, insightful speaker and blogger
Arjun Moorthy - VP Business Development Hubspot.
Romeo the HubSpot Dog - he is definitely a person and I expect will learn to talk for the next keynote at INBOUND16
Daily Food Trucks - Ribs, Yummy salad, Woodfired Pepperoni Pizza, Tacos, Chinese dumplings….and the biggest juiciest Jumbo Shrimp I have ever seen at the Legal Waterfront party
Jeffrey Hayzlett launched his new book Think Big act Bigger - The Rewards of Being Relentless. Here is a 30 sec street grab of Jeff and I outside a Boston Bar Trade
Most innovative new company
A few Pearls
"Everyone is connected to everyone else you meet." - Peter Shankman
No more follows or connects - interactions rather than formal connections will drive stream content ranking.
"Dont chase likes, do something likable" -
“There is no easy button, stop looking for it”.
BRAINS - “Bring Random Amazement Into Normal Situations”
Todd Rowe, Google MD - owning the customer problem.
"If users cant spell its our problem"
"Busier than a mosquito in a laser show" (I dont think this is quite the right quote!) - Brian Halligan.
Founders Brian and Dharmesh were transported into an 80’s video game, battled their demons and emerged with new Hubspot features for the 10,000 plus #INBOUND15 crowd.
"A few years ago anyone who posted a profile picture of themsleves was a douche" - Aziz Ansari
13,000 girls under the age of 15 will marry every day - Chelsea Clinton
How to make a great youtube video (...and Header Slide, thanks to Stephen) -Stephen Voltz
StructSales Flow Summary - Oliver Lopez
Uberflips: How to use HubSpot and Uberflip
Weird things couples fight about -
-Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed
Best Dancing Award
Bill Halligan dancing on stage chanting "We need to "UN-SUCK" the
Best Business card
Bill Macaitis who answered my Q about the Slack Roadmap:
- Conversation tracking
- Direct messages
- Click on a name and call
- 400 new Integrations in the pipeline
Inbound fuels my …..board
Discovered there is a Secret group of ex-HubSpotters. Thanks Drew Wallace
We ranked the Inbound 2015 by their Kred Influence and Outreach Scores, and awarded the best speakers with Kred Moments during their presentation. Congrats Kred team - We had over 1,000 RTs, Favs, and Follows.
Great reaction to our Sneak preview of the KredStream Hubspot Integration - turns a HubSpot list into a Social Stream and then sends Social Actions back to the HubSpot Customer timeline.
HubSpot Thank You's
Big Well Done Laura Fitton INBOUND Director and Evangelist
Frank Auger - Wonderful Company and Delicious Lunch at Strega
Sam Schoolman - For bringing Hubspot and PeopleBrowsr together
Cameron Bale for being a great PeopleBrowsr buddy
PS: We are hiring a HubSpot Marketing Automation Expert to join our Sydney Marcom team - Anyone in Boston want to come to Australia for two years?