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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
With the first quarter of the year firmly under our belts, we are strongly on track to meet our ambitious targets for 2013. This follows on from a momentous 2012 for Powwownow, with not one but seven ‘Million Minute Days’ being achieved. This meant that on those days, Powwownow users spent over a million minutes using the conference calling service.
To achieve such a traffic rate in normal economic times would have been an achievement. To do so during today’s recession is something worth shouting about.
First it is important to note the key reasons why people choose to use conference calling: to save time and money. Simply put, conference calling cuts out the hassle and expense of travelling to meetings and using a video call even adds that personal touch.
Motivations for using a conference call service covered; why choose Powwownow as the provider?
There is obviously a range of factors considered by businesses when making this choice but primarily this again comes down to time and money: Powwownow is simple and affordable to use. With a clear one step sign-up for making a conference call it is easy to use and also explain to other potential call participants. The affordability comes from customers only paying the cost of their own phone call, without any additional contracts or bills.
It becomes even more prevalent to save these resources during an economic downturn, such as now. Since 2008 when the recession first hit, many companies have had to introduce stringent cutbacks. Affordable tools and services that enable businesses to save money and potentially avoid unpleasant cutbacks have therefore become even more appealing.
Similarly, with many companies unwilling to offer the salary increases that would usually be expected, it has become increasingly popular to offer non-monetary incentives, such as remote working. This is made significantly more effective through the use of reliable and affordable conference calling, video and web calls.
Powwownow’s products have been able to help companies facilitate this increased demand for money-saving tools and effective remote working. The product range has also been expanded through the development of new collaboration tool, Powwownow Engage. This has a range of functionality such as screen sharing, instant messaging and HD video calling, which makes engaging, communicating and working together easy.
As a result of this increase in service demand, Powwownow has actually bucked the economic trend, growing in size from being only a handful of people in 2004 to having more than 60 members of staff in 2013. In 2012 alone the company saw 30% growth, with Powwownow achieving an impressive annual turnover of 10.2 million per annum.
When asked about how Powwownow has succeeded and grown as a small business through the recession, CEO Simon Curry commented: “The achievement of our first ‘million minute day’ at the end of 2012 was a massive milestone for us. Testament to all of the hard work and man hours that our team has put in to growing and developing the company, especially through these economically gloomy years, this really is something that we are hugely proud of. Never satisfied to sit back and take our industry leading position for granted, we are always striving to better ourselves and are now looking for the next challenge. We believe that conference calling shouldn’t be seen as an expensive luxury but as an essential, practical and reliable money-saving tool.”
Last year we talked about the significance of brand, and how for a brand to be successful, people must know about it.
Yesterday, we teamed up with the Metro newspaper and undertook a huge brand to hand exercise where we gave away Powwownow merchandise to commuters across London’s busiest stations.
The aim of this activity was to do something different and be talked about. Not only through the brand activity taking place across London but also via our national advertising campaign. Our adverts last summer certainly caused a stir when Cecil decided to pick on Greece, and in 2013, he is already causing a stir as he penny pinches his way through the recession.
Each year AdForum.com looks at advertising around the globe and recognises the most watched creative work from the AdForum Agency and its Network Members in 2012.
We have teamed up with our friends at Plantronics to give you the chance of winning a Plantronics Voyager Legend headset with £10 conferencing credit for Powwownow Plus via Facebook.
Make conference calls to more than 15 countries around the world with Powwownow using Plantronics’ award-winning Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset – the ideal communication tool for life, work and play.
Last week saw the B2B Marketing Awards held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London. Marketers flocked from around the UK and even the globe to attend these prestigious awards.
The evening recognised the best in B2B Marketing and acknowledged the creativity shown in campaigns about sometimes relatively dry subjects.
With many people now doing business while on the move, keeping costs down couldn’t be more important. We all know conference calling is the ideal way to stay in touch with customers, colleagues and clients but what if you’re dialling in from a mobile phone?
If you’re looking for an alternative to 0844 numbers, to try and keep down costs, why not try out our new mobile shortcode? Simply dial 87373 the next time you use a mobile phone to conference call with us, enter your PIN as usual and you will be entered into your call.
We are proud to announce the launch of our new product Powwownow Engage; a real-time collaborative tool that combines the highest quality HD video conferencing, phone and VoIP calls, presence and instant messaging plus much more – all through one single intuitive interface.
We hope that Powwownow Engage will be the solution that will address SME pain-points such as the need to reduce costs and complexity, improve employee productivity and engagement and create a collaborative culture that enables faster, clearer decision-making. All achieved without the complexity and cost of having to dedicate IT resource to manage the solution.
So last night some of the Marketing Team attended the Richmond Business Awards, as we were up for Best Business. It was a great evening with so many fantastic businesses of all sizes.
We were lucky enough to be Highly Commended in our category, which we are extremely thrilled with. The award was presented to our very own Senior Marketing Executive, Shahnaz Awan.
We are proud to introduce our new service – Powwownow Plus. Everything you love from our free service, PLUS greater security, more flexibility and the option to purchase additional services, pay-as-you-go.