Attaching Offline contacts to a campaign


We need to be able to attach contacts we upload to a campaign in Hubspot.

Let's face it, not many companies are 100% online, we all go to events and attend conferences where we get contacts, or even do hosted paid and are given lists of contacts (who have downloaded our content, not outbound).

Salesforce allows us to attach contacts to a campaign with a workflow, could be an idea.


It would also be useful to be able to attach contacts to a campaign for "deal source" purposes > when we send an MQL to an SDR, they get in touch, and the person forwards them to someone else in th company, so we can also attach that person to the source campaign!


Because I don't have this posisbility, I have created a set of altnerate custom sources to track my marketing activities ROI and it is not fun.


Please find a way of doing this!




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102 Replies
New Contributor

Agreed with other posts in this thread, the best way is to create a landing page for the event and have people fill it in there (or fill it in yourself afterwards - painfully manual, Hubspot). 


Note of warning from someone who learned from terrible experience:

If you create a landing page for an event and you want people to sign in from one particular device, make sure the form you use has cookies disabled. If cookies are checked, it will merge all of your contacts from one device into one contact. I almost cried. Go to the form settings to do that.

Occasional Contributor

ABSOLUTELY NEED THIS PLEASE! I need to be able to see how our trade show campaigns perform with leads throughout their lifecycle...



Occasional Contributor

I just hit this issue too. I can't believe it's not possible to manually associate contacts with a campaign in some way. This seems like an essential requirement for any basic marketing analytics tool.

New Contributor

How has this not been solved yet? I don't care which way we go - adding contacts to a campaign or a list to a campaign but for real, what's the solution? Hubspot cannot be this far behind.

Regular Contributor

It's insane that this doesn't exist.

Occasional Contributor


New Contributor

Yes please! Mind you, this is so obvious there must be a reason why this hasn't been enabled thus far?? What is that reason?

Top Contributor

Yes, we are also looking for a solution to this. We need to attach offline activities/interactions e.g lunch and learns, meetings, etc to a specific campaign. When looking at influenced contacts from a campaign we also need to see those that have been influenced by an offline activity such as a meeting or event. 




New Contributor

This is essential for offline campaign tracking, integrated campaign performance and for Original Lead/Deal Source reporting. I'm new to HubSpot and am shocked it's not availble. I made the mistake of mass updating some event contacts from Original Source = 'Offline Source' to 'Other Campaign' (which makes more sense to me). I assumed the Original Drill-Down 1 and 2 information that included the event description would stay intact ... it doesn't! Those fields end up blank with the change Smiley Sad 


As our company grows this is going to be more problematic and we may have to look for a different solution. 

New Contributor

This is really strange.  Every other marketing automation tool has this capability to manually associate contacts/lists to campaigns- eloqua, marketo, etc.   This is an important feature missing and I am hoping it could be brought in soon. Thanks!