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November 9, 2016
INBOUND 2016: The Year of Conference Connections
Written by Bailey Roberts
The day has finally come! We’ve arrived at INBOUND 2016, HubSpot’s annual event for marketing and sales pros. The event is following up last year’s slate of headline speakers like Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari with Serena Williams, Anna Kendrick, Alec Baldwin, journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and the creators of the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.”
Last week, we talked about how excited we were about Club INBOUND, the expo hall with its own DJ, snacks, food truck lunches, drinks and refuel stations. Oh and a ton of stellar sponsors (like us) to make awesome conference connections! As we said last week, any expo hall that is referred to as a “club” is definitely something we want to get involved in.
Club INBOUND does not disappoint!
We are totally and completely blown away by the atmosphere here. It really has become a trip to the mecca of inbound marketing. HubSpot has created an electric vibe at every intersection. Their employees are accommodating and truly helpful. They want to make sure each of the 14,000 visitors has an amazing week.
This movement HubSpot has driven through Inbound has created a community unlike anything we’ve ever been a part of. The conference connections we’ve made already, on day one, has made this one of the greatest networking events for business folks and marketing minds from across the globe.
With this many brilliant marketers in one mega-sized, HubSpot-coated conference center, it was bound to happen (<<see what we did there?)
Inbound 2016 is a marketer’s bliss. Through innovation and some truly excellent marketing puns (see: the pitchbox – which will give winning startups more than $30,000 in prizes and a fantastic laugh), the convention center is abound with conference connections and pure creativity. We’ve been served up camaraderie with a side of brainstorming. In fact, we’ve had marketers come by our booth, hoping to get a look into Sigstr yet have walked away teaching us something (oh and they’re definitely learning the best in email signatures, too). We’re sharing ideas how we can market Sigstr, and then collaborating how we can help them market their brand.
The marketing brainpower in Club INBOUND is unrivaled.
Not to mention, the entertainment!
The DJ has brought the heat in providing a fun and energizing environment. They’re spinning tracks from Jackson 5 to Billy Joel. And then Bruno Mars to Nelly. We haven’t stopped dancing.
We’ve never been more excited to be a part of something.
It’s only day one and we’re already geeking out. Stay tuned to learn more about these Seaport Parties happening tonight. Like we said last week, we’re not entirely sure what these are, and what they entail, but we are absolutely sure we can’t wait to find out.
Are you at #INBOUND16 this week? If so, come visit our booth! And if not, follow along with the excitement on Twitter @SigstrApp!