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20 Reasons to Nominate HubSpot for the Crunchies

Posted by Mike Volpe on 12/3/08 10:55 AM

Getting to be a finalist in awards like the Crunchies just isn't possible without a little self promotion, so here is a list of the top reasons I would like you to nominate HubSpot for the 2008 Crunchies in the "Best Enterprise" category.  It takes 15 seconds and does not require any registration at all.

  1. We built the free SEO tool - - it has evaluated over 500,000 websites.
  2. We've been in TechCrunch once before. Actually, twice. And Guy Kawasaki likes us too.
  3. Robert Scoble says "Marketers are going to love HubSpot
  4. During 2008, HubSpot has grown from about 200 customers to nearly 1,000 customers.
  5. There are over 1,400 fans of HubSpot on Facebook
  6. We like to make funny videosLots of them.  The first one has over 30,000 views last time I checked. 
  7. HubSpot has a proven business model - our customers pay between $250 and $500 per month for our software - unlike companies like Twitter that are still trying to find a business model.
  8. We give away tons of free info and marketing tips on our marketing blog, which has over 8,000 subscribers, is in the AdAge Power 150 and the Technorati Top 10K.
  9. In May 2008, HubSpot raised $12m in additional capital from Matrix Partners, giving us more than enough cash to last through the current economic downturn.
  10. People rave about HubSpot.
  11. We have the first and only live weekly marketing video podcast.  (You can subscribe in iTunes to see old episodes.)
  12. We build the free press release marketing tool - - it has evaluated over 50,000 press releases.
  13. We built Twitter Grader - - it has evaluated over 500,000 twitter profiles.
  14. We like to play foosball.
  15. Working at HubSpot is different than working at Digg.
  16. Tons of HubSpotters are on Twitter, and our @grader account is one of the top 100 profiles on Twitter.
  17. We do lots of free marketing webinars.  Our last one attracted 5,000 people.
  18. We have built a LinkedIn marketing group with over 14,000 members.
  19. We had a fun second birthday party for our company (see birthday pics).
  20. If you nominate HubSpot for the Crunchies in the "Best Enterprise" category, you'll make me happy!
Mike Volpe

Written by Mike Volpe

Mike Volpe is a startup advisor and angel investor based in Boston.

Topics: HubSpot

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