Humans of HubSpot: Mike Eastwood

sharonlicari
Community Manager

Hey Community, 

 

This week we want to spotlight Mike Eastwood, you may know him as @Mike_Eastwood  in the Community.

 

 

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Discover what Mike does for work, how he started with HubSpot, what type of dinner parties he likes to host, and since when.

 

Tell us about yourself

 

I introduce myself as a "Marketing Geek". While most marketers are at the "coloring in" end of marketing, I'm definitely at the "data driven - code based" end of marketing. Which seems ironic because I trained as a product designer, and when I studied we didn't have access to computers – so everything was done with coloring in.

 

How did you start using HubSpot? Was it in your current role, or a different role?

 

When I came to the obvious decision – we need a CRM – I tried everything: Microsoft, Zoho, Insightly, Active Campaign, Confusionsoft, Ontraport.

I always knew HubSpot was the best but it took me a while to rationalize the cost (this was before the Starter and Free Tiers – which we now love for our smaller customers). And, as we've grown, HubSpot has grown with us.

 

Tell us a little bit about your company and your position.

 

After a decade, having built hundreds of websites I had a B.F.O. (Blinding Flash of the Obvious) – Nobody really wants a website. 

What they really want is more traffic, more leads and more of the right type of customer. So, Webalite changed from being a company that built websites to a company that helps businesses grow and the website is the byproduct. Yes, you still need a website. 

Webalite [https://www.webalite.com] is based in Wellington, New Zealand and we work with clients in Australia, USA and New Zealand.

 

What do you do for fun outside of work?

 

Dinner parties – I love to cook... and eat. Every Tuesday Night I host a "pot luck" dinner party mostly in Wellington, New Zealand, and have done every Tuesday since April 1999. 

While I don't partake at lunchtimes – like Mad Men – I am partial to a martini.

 

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world. (past or present), who would it be and why?

 

Dr. Seuss – I love his whimsy and the magical way he presents major issues in a fun and playful way.

 

Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself with us! I personally would love to attend your “pot luck” dinner parties, I’m curious to know what type of cuisine you like the most! 🙂 

 

Do you want to keep in touch with Mike? Connect with him on LinkedIn.

 

Stay tuned for our next Humans of HubSpot post for next week!

 

 

 


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natsumimori
Community Manager

Hi @Mike_Eastwood , we are so lucky to have you in the HubSpot Community! Thank you for your continuous contribution!

I love the photo!🤣

 

Mike_Eastwood
Key Advisor | Gold Partner

When you're in New Zealand (when we can travel again) come for dinner!

sharonlicari
Community Manager

I'd love to! 🙂 what type of cuisine you like the most? @Mike_Eastwood 


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Mike_Eastwood
Key Advisor | Gold Partner

Hey @sharonlicari – currently I'm trying to master the Paella... it's a challenging dish.

Luckily we have plenty of people that turn up to offer advice and test the results.

 

sharonlicari
Community Manager

I love Paella! I agreed with you, it's hard to cook! 🙂 I'm pretty sure you will have a nice outcome 


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