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With Work Wise Week aiming to show businesses that there are smarter ways of working, Work Wise UK has teamed up with Powwownow to offer 100 lucky people the chance to sample our collaboration product Powwownow Engage.
The first 100 people to email: email@example.com and enquire about Powwownow Engage during Work Wise Week (12th – 18th May 2013) will be given a free three month trial for their company*.
Successful individuals will be notified by 31st May 2013 by Powwownow.*Licences limited to 50 people per company for the trial period.
This week (11-17 November) sees Work Wise UK launch their annual campaign to raise awareness of implementing smarter ways of commuting to work during the winter months.
British Summer Time is now over and the nights are drawing in. Work Wise UK is hoping to highlight the misery of commuting in dark, cold and wet conditions this winter, by encouraging employees and staff to think differently about the way they work during this time of year.
Work Wise UK estimate that £22 billion is lost every year due to bad weather and commuter congestion on the UK’s transport infrastructure. Options such as flexible or remote working can be implemented to help limit the impact of such unpredictable occurrences.
Chun Li vs Cammy, Cheetara vs She-Ra, Casey vs Jana. Of all the great girl-on-girl clashes in history, this one was surely the greatest to occur on January 24th, 2011. And that’s not hyperbole. Both of this week’s contestants have a dramatic history with Cake Club. Jana stormed into last year’s quarter finals before her over-ambitious banana based treats lost out to a classic Victoria sponge. On the other hand Casey.. oh yeah, Casey was disqualified for being a terrible cheat and colluding with her opponent to bring the competition into permanent disrepute.
BUT NO MATTER. Like the Christian church, Cake Club is a forgiving institution which places the joy of competition higher in its list of lofty, civilisation-promoting aims than the persecution of a wayward member for one silly, rash mistake committed in the flush of eager youth. This year we permitted Casey to re-enter, although vigorous anti-fraud operatives from HM Government were enlisted to check her entry carefully for any signs of untoward tampering.
But enough of this ancient history: on to the entries!
Now, I’m not going to lie to you. Last year, John’s cake was.. semantically challenged. Not because he’s a Geordie and nobody can understand him, but because his entry was, well, not the cakeiest thing ever served. In fact it was more of a cross between soup and a 1970′s party dip. But what to dip in it? This year, he provided the answer.
Cake Club has been a little under-represented on the blog recently due to a staffing issue. First of all founding organiser Louise departed for pastures new (surely not solely because she got knocked out of the tournament, but one draws one’s own conclusions) and then half the office went on holiday because of some nonsense or other called “Christmas”. Clearly the level of commitment has sagged. And what a shame because the round of the 22nd of December was a corker!
It was a long process… It all started at the beginning of this year when we decided to participate in the B2B Marketing Awards 2010 thinking, what do we have to lose? After all, the ‘Best Limited Budget Campaign’ category seemed made for our FlyPowwownow campaign – and you know we’ve always been proud of that one!
So after gathering all the information and completing the best entry we could possibly do (first award we have ever entered!), we sent it at the beginning of summer with only hope in our hearts…
And then the shortlists came… and there we were…
Then, we were also nominated for Best B2B brand, making it first on to the long list, and then on to the shortlist (only competing against Google, Apple, Viking Direct and Sage)…
Then, the big night came…
8th November 2010 and cake club was back with a bang!
A record number of people are taking part in cake club this year, 18 members of staff in total!
Tthe first round saw Leigh our Sales Manager take on Alena our Accounts Assistant:
The tension was getting to them both:
So it wasn’t only the passing minutes and hours that we were counting during our World Record Three-way conference call. Take a look at this list; maybe you can spot some other records;
0 audible snores!
2 “stalker” fans who watched for hours on end
3 cases of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts devoured
7 different dogs jumping on the beds
14 varieties of chocolate nibbled
17 cups of coffee consumed
20 cans of Red Bull slurped
59 toilet breaks
157 tweets from the public
223 comments or questions submitted via the website
899 photographs taken
At least 3,000 annoying train announcements
19,000 unique visits to our websites
35,000 page views on our websites
And 45,000 oyster card wallets distributed.
That’s not all! The ‘Pow’, ‘Wow’ and ‘Now’ characters continued to spread the word, handing out over 16,000 Oyster card wallets on 13th October at Bank, St Pauls and Holborn. And they’re now warming up to share another 30,000 around London. Get yours at:
Waterloo, Kings Cross and London Bridge Stations on 21st October
Liverpool Street, Barbican Station and Farringdon Station on 26th October
The record for the world’s longest ever three-way conference call was achieved on 1st October 2010.
For 24 hours, cricket legend Phil Tufnell, glamour model Jodie Marsh and funny man Patrick Monahan, were assisted by thousands of members of the public, both live and online, as they talked, joked, sang, danced, played games and much more to stay awake.
The experiential marketing event took place on Thursday 30th September and Friday 1st October. Throughout the duration of the campaign traffic was up 200% to both www.upforathreewaycall.co.uk and www.powwownow.co.uk – with 19,000 unique visits and 35,000 page views.
Watch the highlights video below or see the photos and read the top quotes at www.upforathreewaycall.co.uk.