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#PTW17 Winner was the Philly HUG!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 8:52:40 AM / by Bonnie Valentine

We are all winners during Philly Tech Week

Once a year the first week in May is filled with festivities and events centered around the Philly Technology scene. The Philly HUG represented the HubSpot Community by sponsoring an event with host Dan Tyre presenting on the topic of Smarketing. The results were a massive turn-out, an abundance of motivation, and fun prizes awarded for the audience participation.

Did you miss the presentation? Did you hear who won the Amazon Echo or the tickets to #TheInbounder Global Conference in NYC? Get the latest news:

Smarketing Winners Take Home the Prizes

After Dan's inbound sales presentation we had some fun with the audience participating in their retention of the topic of Smarketing.

Q: What is the most trusted professional?

A: Firefigthers. Shockingly Marketer ranked lower than Sales Person.


Pictured above: Jake Hacker, student and with the Temple Sales Association. Go Owls!

Q: What philosophy do you need as a SMarketer?

A: Always be helping.

#ptw17 t-shirt winner Anthony Rai 

Pictured above: Anthony Rai with Lionbridge took home a Philly Tech Week t-shirt.

Q: How do you get a sales person to blog?

A: Share with them that blogging is educating.


Pictured above: Philly HUG attendee took home a Philly Tech Week t-shirt.

Q: How do you improve the sales experience according to the prospect?

A: Listen to the buyer's needs.

Philly HUG: Dan Tyre with Julie Paretchan

Pictured above: Julie Paretchan took home a HubSpot t-shirt.

Q: What is a SQL?

A: Sales Qualified Lead is prospect qualified by the sales person. 

Philly HUG: Temple Sales Association student wins a book bag and photo with Dan Tyre

Pictured above:Harry Yazujian, Temple University student and member of the Owl's Sales Association took home a HubSpot book bag.

Philly HUG: Dan Tyre with Val Chavenson the winner of Eight Oaks "Apple Jack"

Pictured above: Val Chavenson, raffle drawing winner, took home a bottle of Apple Jack from sponsor Eight Oaks Distillery.

Philly HUG: Dan Tyre with Cuan Megghross, winner of ticket to the The Inbounder NYC conference.

Pictured above: Cuan-Chai Megghross with snagged a ticket to #TheInbounder conference in NYC on May 22.

Philly HUG: Dan Tyre with TheInbounder Conf. Ticket winner Fred Yuldashev

Pictured above: Fred Yuldashev with snagged a ticket to #TheInbounder conference in NYC on May 22.

Philly HUG: Dan Tyre with Elena Gatens, winner of Amazon Echo

Pictured above: Elena Gatens, HubSpot User, won the grand prize of an Amazon Echo.

Finally, congratulations to Erin Auci @erina58 for having the best tweet during the event:

Special thank you to our sponsors: HubSpot, Eight Oaks Distillery, The Inbounder Global Conference in NYC on May 22, The Granary, and Viral Ideas Marketing.

Speed Networking | Beer & Business Cards

Next event is on June 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Evil Genius Beer Company in Fishtown. 

Join your fellow Sprockets for the event filled evening with speed networking over beer flights (wine and non-alcohol available too).

Sam Glasberg, Director of People Operations, with StitchData will kick us off with Speed Networking Your Way to New OpportunitiesYou will get to meet every person in the room. Bring lots of business cards. 

Claim Your Seat!


Topics: Philly Tech Week, Dan Tyre, smarketing

Bonnie Valentine

Written by Bonnie Valentine

An early adopter of HubSpot, Bonnie considers herself a Smarketeer at heart. Leading the Philly HubSpot User Group is an opportunity to raise everyone's Smarketing IQ by bringing the community together over topics on sales, marketing, and technology.