When Dharmesh and I started
HubSpot in 2006, we knew two things:1. The marketing playbook used by most companies was broken, and;2. We wanted to reinvent that playbook and enable companies everywhere to implement it.We had no idea, however, that the HubSpot community would take off with the speed andpassion that it has. Every day we are humbled by the success that our customers andpartners achieve, and this past year is no exception.2011 was the best year in our short history. The HubSpot community broke new records bygenerating over 12.5 million leads, tracking 2.4 BILLION page views, and creating over100,000 new landing pages. We welcomed over 100 new employees and 2000 newcustomers, gained $32 million in funding, acquired two remarkable companies, and tookhome 15 industry awards. The same year, we launched the HubSpot App Marketplace,opening the HubSpot API up to the entire world, and making it possible for everyone tocustomize and extend HubSpot’s all-in-one software to meet the needs of every marketingperson in every industry at every size company. We even managed to take home a GuinnessWorld Record for the Largest Online Seminar, with nearly 11,000 people attending.I won’t deny that I’m proud of what we collectively accomplished in 2011. But it’s not pride thathelps me bound out of bed in the morning—it’s excitement about the milestones we have yetto reach and appreciation for the opportunity we have to make marketing simpler, better, moremeasurable—and infinitely more lovable—than it has been for decades past.It’s with gratitude and joy that I share this overview of HubSpot’s best year to date. Thanks toeveryone in the HubSpot community—customers, employees, partners, investors, fans,journalists, competitors, and critics—for your part in making 2011 another record year in ourmission to transform marketing.Here’s to a remarkable 2012.Sincerely,Brian HalliganCo-Founder & CEOHubSpot, Inc. 4
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12 Sep 15 Nov 30 Mike Volpe HubSpot App 1,000 HubSpot America’s 20 Most named CMO. Marketplace customers & Promising launches. partners attend Companies by HUGS, the 2011 Forbes. HubSpot User May 20 Group Summit. names Co-Founder & CTO Dharmesh Shah the Top Innovator in High Tech. Jun 9 Aug 18 Oct 19 Dec 6 HubSpot wins BBJ’s HubSpot acquires #8 Fastest Growing HubSpot Launches Company in North Free Marketing2011 Top Places to Work Award, 2nd year in America. Grader tool to a row. Replace Website Aug 23 Grader. Jun 16 #2 Fastest Growing Software CompanyHubSpot HubSpot acquires & #33 Fastest Growing Company overall.Milestones Jun 17 Aug 24 CEO Brian Halligan HubSpot sets the named Ernst & world record for Young Entrepreneur Largest Online of the Year. Marketing Seminar with 10,899 attendees.
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INTEGRATION, NOT in 2012 4. CONVERSATIONS WILL TRUMP BROADCASTS. Email Blasts will die. Conversations 5. Inbound will be the new BLACK "Inbound Marketing"—aka marketing people love—will go mainstream. Even the Big Kids in the business will ﬁnally "get it." Just look at P&G. 6. SOCIAL MEDIA ISOLATION. Marketers will see the value of connecting ALL OF WILL HIT PAID SEARCH WHERE IT HURTS. THE TOOLS they use for marketing together. There will be a push toward integration with APIs, apps, Advertising on social media will grow at the expense of paid-search. Googles rate of growth will slow for 2. 3. MARKETING 7. MARKETING Marketing pros will strive to deepen their GOING ‘AUTOMATION’ understanding of how prospects & ANALYTICS customers interact with their brand across STEADY GETS MORE channels and use that information to have highly relevant & personalized finally PERSONAL. conversations using not just email, but also WILL BECOME “GROW UP.” the social web. MORE 8. ClosingMarketingwill put more POPULAR Website analytics As more marketers realize that you canmuscle THAN LOOP. will give way to measure the revenue & customer impactbehind of marketing (without brain surgery), the THE ONE- fully integratedcustomer trend toward closed-loop marketing willretention & NIGHT marketing thethe customerlifecycle.