Just wanted to point out that Josh Hill, Grégoire Michel and Sanford Whiteman are all now level 10 in the community. Fair play and thanks for helping to solve mine and everyone's problems.
Right on! Congrats guys.
Well deserved guys!! Let's get some ladies in this club
I'm only 281k points away.... at this rate, i'll be level 10 sometime around the time I retire.
Thanks for helping us get there!
These three people have given an incredible amount of their time to help others. It's difficult to properly quantify their impact on the community (of Marketo users) as a whole or the value of the community resource (this website) that has been created as a result - but it's massive!
Marketo should be sending them all on trips to the Bahamas or something.
Glad to help.
Agreed Justin Norris, I can honestly say each of them has helped me out and steered me in the right direction more times than I could count. Their help, tips and advice have also made me so much better at Marketo had this community not existed.
There is also a list of others who I don't want to mention encase I forget someone, yourself included. The time and contributions from that group has helped so many others as well as the platform itself.
I know there is a Champion Program but there should also be some sort of community awards to separately recognise the daily effort that these people make. Make it happen Marketo!!!
Agreed! They really deserve this honor. And Greg's idea of glass award makes sense too.
Vote here - Ship a glass award when you achieve level 10
I'm curious how many years of active involvement it took them to reach here!
9 years and half on Marketo, including about 4 years very active in the community.
Between 0.5 and 1.5 hours per day in the community, 5 to 6 days a week.
Posted about 400 ideas (Yes, 400) and some of the most read articles, such as the Just Do It one that made me famous also with Product Management
Just Do it made you Famous like Robin Hood! LOL. The users love you but the Product Team probably have your head on a dart board somewhere in Marketo HQ.
Not that much in fact. When I met them for the first time after the post, I was fearing it a bit, but my apprehension was misplaced, really. Which also proves that the community is for real.
Well done guys!
It is no simple feat to reach level 10's in the community
Pfffft. I could be Level 10. I just.....don't want to.
Haha, thanks so much for all your help guys. That's an incredible amount of work helping others!
Awesome! Congrats guys!
This is really incredible, you guys are rockstars!!!
Keep up the good work and keep helping people to learn Marketo.
This is such a great post Gerard Donnelly! Glad that you noted this because each of them really has made the experience that much better for the rest of us on here! Also agree with that extra recognition from Marketo... would be great to see something done for them at Summit 2019, if not sooner.
Agreed Michael Tucker. Flights, hotels and an award at summit would pale in comparison to the support expenses they have saved Marketo over the years. Marketo needs to do this!
Yes! Cheers to these three! Hear, hear!
Thx to everyone we had the occasion to interact with. The real truth is, I also learnt a lot through answering the questions, questioning my own knowledge, testing before providing the answers.
As a consultant, the community is also a great way to understand better what's not so obvious in Marketo, that we tend to forget after a few years.
Congrats Grégoire Michel and Sanford Whiteman (and a late congrats to Josh Hill)! Thank you so much for the hours you've put into this Community. Our customers and our product have significantly benefitted from your active participation, and you all have our gratitude!
Congratulations Sanford Whiteman and Grégoire Michel for hitting Level 10!! Marketo is truly indebted to your generosity in sharing your deep expertise with marketers in Community, helping them learn to get the most out of the platform. We couldn't do it without you and all the other people who help in Community.
A heartfelt thank you from all of us at Marketo!
I owe you guys all at least one drink if I get the chance to meet any of you in person!
That would be with pleasure, but not sure we will have a Nation event this year
pretty sure we're still on for 2019.
Grégoire Michel, yes we will! Marketing Nation Summit 2019 is happening at the end of October in Las Vegas. Sure hope I'll see you there next year.
Fantastic - but not at all surprising. Thanks to all who make this Community so effective - especially Gregoire, Sanford, and Josh!
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