September 12, 2008 09:47 ET

First Annual Inbound Marketing Summit a Hit With 300+ Marketers

More Than 300 Attendees and 1300 Live Stream Viewers Were Wowed by Seth Godin and David Meerman Scott Keynotes

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) -

News Facts

-- The First Annual Inbound Marketing Summit, held on September 8, 2008 in Cambridge, Mass. was a resounding success. More than 300 marketers and business executives showed up to watch David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan kick off the event, followed by the highly anticipated keynote by marketing guru Seth Godin.

-- The Inbound Marketing Summit drew more than 300 attendees, 1,300 live stream viewers, 10,000 website visitors, and 100,000 social media connections.

-- The event included a slew of expert marketers and business executives discussing inbound marketing tools and strategies ranging from podcasting to social media and closed loop marketing to SEO 101.

-- Out of those who were not able to attend the sold out event, over 1,300 viewers tuned in to watch the live web broadcast streamed at

-- Videos of each of the sessions will also be available on the Inbound Marketing website by the week of September 22, 2008. In the meantime, the breakout session slides are available in PDF format at

-- The event got a lot of buzz in the social mediasphere, including on Twitter, where the event hashtag #IMS08 was listed as one of the top three trending topics on Twitter Search throughout the day. Tweeters had this to say about the Inbound Marketing Summit:

--  @tomdog: #IMS08 thinking about applying David Meerman Scott's
    gobbledygook list to some stuff I'm writing today
--  @pc4media: talking to @JenniferMorrow for internet marketing people,
    #ims08 best conference I've ever been to with the best line up
--  @laurelmackenzie: back from #IMS08 -- what a great adventure. thanks,
--  @MarketingProfs: @onstartups At one point I sought you out, Dharmesh,
    but then got distracted by someone bright/shiny! It was a great event,
    congrats! #ims08
--  @chrisrobertson1: #IMS08 What a great summit. HubSpot roped in some
    talented speakers and brought it with a vengeance. Killer job.
--  @chrisbaggott: On flight from Boston back to Indy. #IMS08 was well
    worth it
--  @svalasek: is putting everything she learned at #IMS08 to work!

-- All event photos, blog posts, and other web content are aggregated on the Inbound Marketing Stream page

-- Inbound Marketing Award winners BatchBlue Software, Digital Influence Group, and Zeer were also recognized at the event, showcasing companies who have successfully implemented inbound marketing to benefit their business.

-- The Inbound Marketing Summit was sponsored by HubSpot, CorporateInk, Longbow, Marketwire, Nowspeed Marketing, PR 20/20, Compendium Blogware, and Emma.

Links for more information:

Inbound Marketing Summit Agenda

Inbound Marketing Summit Sponsors

Inbound Marketing Summit Blog

Inbound Marketing Stream

Quote, attributable to Brian Halligan, CEO, HubSpot

"The Inbound Marketing Summit was a great success! We were filled to capacity and just based off listening to the hallway conversations and seeing hundreds of people twittering live about the event, it seemed like attendees had positive feedback about all the sessions. It's great to see marketers excited and learning about inbound marketing and implementing effective strategies for their business. We're looking forward to expanding the event and seeing even more people at next year's Inbound Marketing Summit."

About Inbound Marketing Summit

The Internet has transformed the nature of shopping and the sales and marketing funnel. In order to remain competitive, businesses needs to be found on the web and leverage inbound marketing techniques to reach customers with targeted messages that customers seek out, not ignore. The Inbound Marketing Summit is a marketing conference bringing together experts in the field of inbound marketing to share the latest strategies, tools, and best practices to utilize inbound marketing methods to grow your business. The Inbound Marketing Summit can be found online at

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