CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk has joined all-in-one marketing software provider HubSpot, Inc.'s Advisory Board. In this new role, Gary will advise HubSpot on strategic matters, make introductions and participate in HubSpot's world class marketing education programs. He will also deliver the closing keynote for Inbound2012 (http://inboundconference.com), a new 3 day marketing conference debuting in Boston August 27-30, 2012.
"I was glued to my chair watching Gary speak at the Inc. 500 awards ceremony," said Brian Halligan, CEO and co-founder of HubSpot. "He tells the inbound marketing story better than I do! It is thrilling to come across people who independently have come to the same conclusions about transforming marketing and business."
This announcement comes just one week after the Cambridge based software company announced that current CFO J.D. Sherman will leave Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) to become HubSpot's COO. HubSpot, which has grown its revenues 1,195% in the past four years, has been named the second fastest growing software company (Inc. 500), one of the 20 most promising companies in America (Forbes) and the eighth fastest growing technology company in the world (Deloitte Fast 500).
"HubSpot software gets businesses out of the position where they're at the mercy of anyone between them and the consumer. It gives them tools to directly attract and serve their customers," said Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder of Vaynermedia and New York Times bestselling author of Crush It and The Thank-You Economy. "In this era of the humanization of business, small town marketing rules mean companies need to attract attention and loyalty by delivering value and ideas, not by cramming stuff down people's throats."
Vaynerchuk joins an elite Advisory Board, including Sequoia Capital General Partner Jim Goetz, Dropbox Founder and CEO Drew Houston, best-selling marketing authors Chris Brogan and David Meerman Scott and MIT Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee.
About Gary Vaynerchuk
Online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk (VAY-NER-CHUK) is a 35-year-old with a dual identity of both a hugely successful entrepreneur and social media guru who grew his family wine business from $4 million to $60 million in five years. In Vaynerchuk's first New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion (HarperStudio) he shares with business owners how they can boost sales using the Internet. He speaks on personal branding, social media, and marketing at conferences such as FOWA, Strategic Profits, and South By Southwest have occasioned praise from established web denizens and earned him the admiration of countless bloggers and aspiring entrepreneurs. As the youngest winner of Marketwatch's Business Award at 27, as well as being named to "Silicon Alley 100" and "101 Most Influential People in New Jersey," Vaynerchuk is an icon in his industry.
About Inbound 2012
Inbound 2012 is a 3-day marketing conference and training event designed to help marketing professionals, business owners, and agency executives deepen their knowledge of inbound marketing through a combination of inspiring keynote presentations, focused breakout sessions, expert-led small group workshops, innovative product demos, and exclusive networking activities. It will be held on August 27-30 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts welcoming 2,000 attendees with 6 inspiring keynotes, more than 40 breakout sessions, expert-led training & certification, hands-on product demos, small group workshops and awesome networking activities. Rand Fishkin, David Meerman Scott, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah are the previously announced keynote speakers.
HubSpot, Inc. offers an all-in-one marketing software platform that has helped more than 6,000 companies in 41 countries increase the number of visitors to their websites and convert more of those visitors to leads and customers. Applications in the software platform include website management, blogging, search engine optimization, lead management, marketing analytics, email marketing, landing pages, and social media monitoring. HubSpot is also the developer of the popular marketing analysis tool, MarketingGrader.com, which grades the marketing efforts of over 250,000 companies a month. HubSpot, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Find them at http://www.HubSpot.com.
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