Users meet-up in Milan

Last Friday we organized the first meetup in Milan, Italy and we’ve got to say that it was amazing and it did beat all our expectations. We had some 100 users visiting us, which was amazing for us as we could get some very honest feedback directly from our users.

Our guests started to arrive at around 18:30 to the CircleMe office, with some drinks and nibbles waiting for them. We had some fun and chatted about CircleMe amongst other things. Since we had just released our new video, we projected it and it was our little “Cannes festival” 🙂 If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out!

One of the things that caught the attention of our guests was the foosball table we have in our office. Obviously, we  had to organize a little foosball table tournament on the night!

However, that wasn’t the only competition of the night, as we organized some games and there was a new iPad as a prize!

Something we would have loved to share was a photo of the cake that the patisserie near our office prepared for us. Unfortunately, it was eaten before we had the chance to take a pic!

Many guests stayed until late and at past midnight, it was time for Circlerella our last guests to return home after a fun day where we learned a lot about our guests.

As a fun note, one of our users managed to get a fun pic: It’s our CEO Giuseppe D’Antonio as Party Cleaning Manager. This pic might one day go viral… And you saw it first on our blog 😉 Oh boy!

We do hope you’ll join us in future meetups. Stay tuned on our Twitter account or Facebook page!

The first ever CircleMe meetup!

Hi Circlers,

Yesterday we hosted the first ever CircleMe meetup in London and we have to say that it was a great success and that we’re very excited to have met many of our users!

The event took place in Old Street, the “Silicon Roundabout” in London. We met in “Meter”, a new bar just outside the station.

We were meeting at 6PM, and soon enough, some users started to arrive and we started to talk about CircleMe and much more! Soon, there were many of us and we were having a great time.

We gave some cool CircleMe T-shirts to those users who joined us : – )

It was a great occasion for the CircleMe team to get some sincere feedback (we all know drinks foster sincerity 😉 ) and get to hear what works for our users, what doesn’t, and what they would like to see in CircleMe in the future. Certainly, we got a big list with feedback and suggestions to improve both the web version and the mobile app. We’re always on the hunt for new suggestions and feedback, so do not hesitate to share your feedback here or on Facebook or Twitter.

First CircleMe meetup in London. We’re terribly sorry we couldn’t get in the picture to those who left early/arrived late : – (

We continued to have a great time and some 5 hours later, we were still chatting and some even dancing and having a great time.

Some CircleMe users just could’t stop havin fun!

Funnily enough, our launch party coincided with the launch party of another cool service: lightbox. We got talking and sharing ideas : )

Sarp Centel from Lightbox and Giuseppe D’Antonio from CircleMe share some feedback

Overall, this first CircleMe meetup was a great success and we just can’t wait to organize new ones in the near future to get feedback from our users, and not only from the UK! For starters, you can count with a CircleMe users meetup in Milan, Italy, and more should come after that! Stay tuned on our Facebook page and Twitter!

It was a Cold, Cool CircleMe weekend!

Whilst most of Europe was busy keeping themselves warm, updating their statuses to complain about how cold it was, or what was most likely, doing both at the same time, the CircleMe Team got together in the beautiful little Italian town of Alba to work on making CircleMe better.

The CircleMe team gets together in the beautiful little town of Alba

 What? How?… Why?!

Right, let us explain: We promised we’d be working hard to bring many improvements to CircleMe, right? And February is a short month, right? So when we tried to fit all these improvements into the month of February, we felt like the result of a 1 + 1 sum didn’t quite reach 2. Thus, we decided to create some working days out of the blue (also known as a weekend).

As we had decided to transform a weekend into a working weekend, we thought we’d find a lovely place where the international and remote-working CircleMe team could get together, work hard and also have a great time.

We were demanding: Our destination would need to have great food, wine, and stunning views! (and this is what we got!)

When it came to deciding our destination, we had it extremely easy: As we recently released the Reach Score, it could only be fair that the CircleMe team member with the highest Reach Score should decide our destination, and so we trusted Elena. She pinned a place on the map and soon we would be en route to the beautiful little town of Santa Vittoria d’Alba.

Elena’s “54” Score Reach was a reason to trust her decision

Soon after arriving, we found ourselves already working hard on improvements to CircleMe, and discussing how we can improve the site.

Erik, Andrea and Antonio discuss technical improvements to our platform

Adina, Elena and Antonio discuss how to ensure the quality of CircleMe content is up to the standards our users deserve

Simina and Giuseppe work whilst trying to resist the temptation of eating all the great looking local food displayed on the wall

But it wasn’t only about working! This trip gave us a chance to get to know our colleagues better and have a great time together. In fact, since Alba is an area known for its great wine and food, well… we had no choice but to investigate those! Our verdict? Plenty of likes added on CircleMe!

A big toast to CircleMe users! (From left to right: Adina, Simina, Erik, Andrea, Giuseppe, Emanuele,Antonio, Elena and Gabriele)

Overall, we feel it was a great Cool, Cold CircleMe Weekend: Not only was it a great opportunity to advance on some of the improvements we want to bring you in February and March, but also allowed us to get people from different teams together to discuss how to make CircleMe better for you.

We say “Stay tuned for our announcements of improvements to CircleMe”, you say “Watch out Anto for that snow ball!”

We hope you enjoyed getting to know the CircleMe team. As we promised, we’re working hard on making CircleMe better and we want you to be part of it. So please stay tuned for new CircleMe improvements and do not hesitate to help us share ideas and feedback on how you think we could improve CircleMe!

Javier Galan
CircleMe Marketing Manager

CircleMe on Social Media

As you might imagine, we are present on many different Social Media channels. However, you might not know exactly which channels we can be found, so we thought of writing a quick blog entry sharing the links to each of these channels and have a brief explanation of what you can expect from us in each one of these:

On Facebook: You want to relax on Facebook and keep in touch with things, right? Well, if you like us on Facebook you will find updates about fun stories you can find on CircleMe. You will also be able to participate in our contests and be part of the CircleMe community! Of course, we will update you of the release of important features on CircleMe

On Google Plus: Perhaps you use it to talk about things related to Social Media and be updated about the latest trends in this space? Well, if you circle us on Google Plus you will not only be updated about the latest CircleMe developments but we intend to have a more continuous conversation about these developments. Would you like to engage in a sincere conversation with CircleMe staff and influence the development of our platform? This is the right place for you!

On Twitter: You enjoy being updated about all the things happening out there, and you want to know as they happen? Following us you will find all this real time information from us: If something is happening on CircleMe right now, you can be certain you will be the first to know.

Of course, you might be interested in different kinds of information. Well, do not hesitate to follow the channels that interest you the most!

Half of the competition: Official CircleMe Profile Chart, 5th week

Here we are, at the half of our competition!

We’re proud with the awesome CircleMe’rs that “took” our prizes until now: Duduman Bogdan Vlad , Pablo Caldeira , Dari Oh , and Carlo Luchessa . Now you can have a look at the new profiles , from this week contest. Decide the best and vote for the most interesting one !

Gordon Scobie

Adrein Pina

Cyn Ortega

Jeff SanGeorge

Agung Sukariman 

Very good luck, may the best win!