Having a dialogue with our users is always important for us at Zoho. We currently do this using forums, blogs, twitter etc. Our Japanese team have been taking this one step forward with Zoholics, an event that extends the dialogue with our customers further.
The aim was to start a dialogue with users about Zoho and to educate & update users on what's going on with Zoho. Here are some of the pictures of the past events.
So far, the response has been excellent for the event. We have had users, partners & press visit our offices for a presentation where we talk about history/future of Zoho and some generic topics. We follow it up with a very good discussion to hear feedback/suggestions/criticism about Zoho. Of course, no event goes without good food and in Japan, we of course had Sashimi, among other things.
By the way, the name Zoholics was coined by Mami Shimizu (Mona) who works in our marketing team in Japan. We are going to adopt this name globally soon - thank you Mona! Akiyoshi Matsumoto (Andy), Ayumi Ichimaru (Amy) and Natsuki Taira (Zara) and Mona organized the Zoholics event and explained our Zoho services, and our President Yoshi Yamashita along with Sridhar Vembu made presentations.
We'd like to thank our entire Zoho team in Japan for arranging these successful events. Do you think we need to extend this event to US? We'd love your feedback.