We usually meet once a quarter. I don't have a firm date for the next meeting, but I am shooting for last week of Jan or first week of Feb. Let me know if you'd like to discuss anything in more detail. I'll connect with you on LinkedIn.
Great, thanks very much Mark! I'm launching into a more heavily Marketo-focused role with responsibilities for creating a new reporting and analytics practice, so I'm interested in getting connected with others who can help provide insights, idea sharing and opportunities for learning as I grow into this new role.
For now, my primary questions would be around what is the typical size of the meetings, what is the structure, what types of topics to you cover, etc? Does the group tend to interact much outside of the quarterly meetings (i.e. discussion boards/forums, knowledge sharing, etc)?
I look forward to getting more engaged with the group!
No problem! The structure is very loose - we usually have a partner sponsor who provides food/bev and gives a brief presentation, then I have a couple topics related to what has been hot or new with Marketo, and the majority of the meeting is just open discussion. I think that is the most valuable part of these user groups - the ability to ask questions and brainstorm with a group of 10-20 other marketers. The group has not interacted much outside the meetings, but people do occasionally post here in the community.