Marketing · Marketing Automation

What do people know and think about HubSpot?

Zachary Weinberger Global Total Rewards Advisor and Consultant at Remuneration Resources

November 12th, 2014

I have a recommendation for HubSpot and wondered if anyone has experieince or thoughts about it

Scott Brittain CTO Snap Kitchen (We're hiring!)

November 12th, 2014

Zachary, allow me the opportunity to help you AND refer a friend's startup (TrustRadius).  HubSpot has a ton of reviews, as does the whole marketing automation segment.

Don Crow

November 12th, 2014

Hi Zachary - my agency is a Hubspot partner. We've tried several other similar platforms in the past (Optify was a favorite before they shut down), and have done some testing with MindMatrix and now LeadSquared.
The level of support you'll receive from HS is far and away one of their better value props. Plus, they are constantly updating and upgrading software and features. All in all, we're well pleased.
I'm happy to discuss offline if you prefer.

Ben Griffin CEO Peer Group Facilitator | Executive Coach | Board of Directors | Strategic Thinking |

November 12th, 2014

Zachary... Looked at Hubspot for a long time to run the marketing front end and backendfor our website ( - was very concerned that they insist that host on their platform, which limits flexibility and control - makes it almost impossible to move if you scale big. Also did not like the 'contact count' basis for their fees. On the plus side, easy to use, lots of support from Hubspot, big user community, very well funded company. We first went with Ontraport (instead of Hubspot) for the flexibility and hosting on our own landing place for us was Infusion Soft - been there about 18 months and very pleased... Ben Griffin Chief Visionary and Cheerleader CEOIQ

Rachel Truair Senior Marketing Manager, North America - East | Oracle Marketing Cloud

November 12th, 2014

Hi Zachary, I've been a longtime HS customer (we signed up with them in 2009) and have used it for a long time. I agree with what Ben mentions above regarding their platform and some of the flexibility issues. Also, if you plan to integrate with a CRM, it can be very time-consuming for a resources-limited organization (startup or otherwise).
I have used several different tools in this space. Could you tell us a bit more about your goals and what you are hoping to use the platform for? I would be able to make a better recommendation if I knew what you were hoping to do with HS.

Gil Allouche Founder @ Metadata

November 12th, 2014

Zachary, I have worked with Hubspot for a couple of years as our main marketing and Analytics software and have been able to achieve very aggressive results. I recommend it. If you're using the events and flowcharts -- you can score leads and build custom campaigns that are tailored to customer properties and behavior (e.g a nurturing campaign is activated when user is using a specific feature) Gil