Last Friday saw another first for us – our inaugural Club Marloe social evening. We were delighted to welcome around 40 of our valued customers and partners for this informal gathering. One of the joys of our new base in the South is being accessible to more of our customers – we are keen to meet as many of you as possible and welcome your thoughts on what we are doing.
For those who may not yet have come across Club Marloe, this is our brand new owners’ club – the sole criterion for joining being that you have purchased a Marloe watch at any point since the Company was launched. Membership can be applied for via the sign-up page, and once approved, you will receive benefits such as privileged access to pre-ordering prior to product launches, exclusive events at Marloe HQ and inside information on forthcoming ranges and developments.
Our recent event saw a great mix of familiar and new faces, and what we particularly enjoyed was seeing the intermingling of people who hadn’t met before but were drawn here by a common interest. We are keen to expand our boundaries beyond the realms of social media to create a more tangible Marloe community, and hope we are on the way to achieving this.
But don't worry, for those of you who live a little further afield we'll also be hosting some virtual events, with the first date to be announced shortly on the Club Marloe pages, so keep your eyes peeled.
After an hour or so of chat over a glass of local bubbly, Gordon took to the floor to give an update on upcoming products and projects further down the pipeline. Everyone was encouraged to chip in, the result being a great open forum for sharing ideas and experience.
We discussed myriad topics from inspiration for new models - including a railroad concept and what we would design with an unlimited budget - through to what the future of our own assembly line looks like. Needless to say, there were some very interesting points made, especially with such an engaged audience.
Our watches were also on display for everyone to examine up close and indeed to try on – we are well aware that seeing them in the flesh on a range of straps gives you a much better feel than viewing images on a website. At future events, we’ll probably divide them into several ‘stations’ for easier access. Having said that, the object of the evening wasn’t to sell watches, but rather to enable a meeting of minds.
A huge thank you to all who attended – some having travelled for upwards of 2 hours to do so – we look forward to seeing you again in the not-too-distant future, along with those who couldn’t make it this time as well as new members. Our next social at Sonning Common HQ will be to reveal the Daytimer collection - if you want to find out more, sign up to Club Marloe now!