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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Regular Contributor

Shocked to discover this didn't exist -> please work on this. Thanks

Regular Contributor

Oh gawd...we’ve been using Salesforce AND Hubspot for years and just kicked Salesforce to the curb to go 100% Hubspot and the first thing I notice is that I can’t associate leads with a campaign manually like we did in Salesforce for years...


holy **bleep** why why why?

the only thing I can think of is that Hubspot is a “software” company and just doesn’t believe in OFFLINE marketing techniques like trade shows, meet and greets, lunch and learns and print advertising.

thats a shame.

we spend a lot on Hubspot marketing enterprise, sales pro and service pro — and we also spend a lot on trade shows.

why can’t we attribute a contact to an offline marketing event??


this is so terribly painful.


hubpsot please...please...please...

New Contributor

Hi Hubspot's guy !


A long long long time ago we asked for this !!!

And still still still still ... waiting !!!


Until when !!!


Is there a specific person to call ? Hubspot's CEO ?


Thanks to help us ASAP Smiley Happy




Occasional Contributor

Why don't the people on this thread start a social media campaign with its own hashtag -- #CampaignListConnect or something and make sure we tweet and talk about it online along. We can try and get Hubspot's attention that way.

New Contributor

I personnally went to Hubspot linkedIn and posted comments on their existing posts.  Someone answers this:

"Thank you so much for reaching out and providing this feedback. I understand the usefulness that this option would bring to your team’s workflow and wanted to let you know that I've sent along this feedback to our team. I've also given the idea an upvote in the ideas forum and have asked colleagues to do it as well so that the Dev team can see that this would be a very useful feature. I completely understand your frustration here and want to assure you that the team takes this type of feedback very seriously and it is very important to the growth of the product."

I'm ready to support your social media campaign or even create it. 

Regular Contributor

For all of you who have left comments on this thread and upvoted, please keep posting here to continually ask Hubspot to listen to this request...maybe with enough noise we can convince them that OFFLINE marketing is actually a viable marketing channel!



Occasional Contributor

I think it's a great idea to start a social media campaign. If we all ask all our users to vote and comment we can hopefully generate enough noise. 

New Contributor

I can't believe this doesn't exist! Being able to create a list based on a campaign is a tool that Hubspot should have incorporated already... 

New Contributor

Definitely it is a great idea. It may save a lot of time and I cannot believe that it does not exist. It is a must!

Occasional Contributor

I see that HubSpot launched a new beta Campaign Centre recently. The new UI, etc looks great, but it's still missing offline users as far as I can see. Big opportunity missed...