New Business Hub Launches to Take the Pain Out of Business Development for Agencies

'Prospect-to-pitch' system dramatically improves effectiveness while reducing costs

Mar 08, 2011, 09:00 ET from PBworks

AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PBworks, the leading provider of hosted collaboration solutions for advertising and marketing agencies, today announced the release of New Business Hub, a software product that addresses the major pain point of the agency business -- the expense and hassle of organizing and maintaining the new business process.  The software takes the pain out of new business development by providing an end-to-end solution for organizing everything from prospecting and pitching to capturing key assets and learnings.  With New Business Hub, agencies will win more pitches with less effort and expense.

"Winning pitches is the lifeblood of any agency," said Cleve Langton, long-time new business executive and the author of New Business Lessons from Madison Avenue.  "But the process is so manual and disorganized that most agencies waste thousands of hours per year of expensive business development time simply trying to find relevant assets or reinventing the wheel with routine things like responses to RFP questions.  New Business Hub is the first product I've seen that nails the needs of new business development.  It's a CEO and new business director's dream!"

New Business Hub transforms new business development for agencies:

  • Nothing gets lost--ever.  You can find and reapply assets from successful pitches and projects
  • It's drop-dead easy to use.  A simple and intuitive user interface guides you to whatever you need
  • You can use it anywhere.  Teams on the go can access it from computer, phone, or tablet
  • Customizable to *your* workflow.  Flexible enough to embrace and enhance your current process
  • Learn from the best in the business.  The product incorporates expert guidance from leading new business experts

Each stage of the new business process is built into the product, including prospecting, responding to RFPs, managing case studies, sharing planning and research, and organizing the pitch.

"We've always focused on solving specific business problems for our customers," said PBworks CEO Jim Groff.  "Since we're already helping major agencies manage their client projects and relationships, building a product to help new business professionals was a natural extension."

"The real step forward here is PBworks' understanding the value of collaboration as part of the new business workflow and keeping its functionality simple and intuitive," said David Coleman of Collaborate.com.  "Not requiring changes in behavior will help speed adoption and empowerment for these business development users."

PBworks is launching New Business Hub at the American Association of Advertising Agencies' annual conference, "Transformation 2011" in Austin, Texas.  For more information, visit http://pbworks.com/newbusiness.

Pricing and Availability

New Business Hub from PBworks is available immediately.  The product costs $2,400 per month for up to 10 seats, with volume discounts for larger purchases.

About PBworks

PBworks (http://pbworks.com) is the world's leading provider of hosted collaboration solutions for businesses and education.  Leading companies like FedEx, law firms like Bracewell Giuliani, and organizations like the FDA choose PBworks to help teams work more effectively across geographic and organizational boundaries, including teams that span employees, customers, partners, and vendors.

In the past six years, over 85,000 businesses have chosen PBworks to share knowledge, interact with customers, manage, projects, and support other forms of teamwork.  We host over a million team workspaces, serve over four million people each month, and 96% of users would recommend PBworks to a friend.

PBworks is a trademark of PBwiki, Inc.  All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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