RICHMOND, England, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Progressive conference call provider, Powwownow, is inviting the nation to join one of the most popular environmental and political debates of the year after the Transport Minister's recent outcry.
Coalition Transport Minister, Norman Baker, said earlier this month that more people should work from home to ease the rush-hour crush, and further argued it was "crazy" that commuters should take trains and the Tube at the same time every day when other options were available.
Powwownow couldn't agree more, and in a bid to engage the general public, giving them a platform to air their own opinions, they have recently launched their 'Love/Hate Travel?' campaign.
With expert guest blogs being posted regularly on the website, the 'Love/Hate Travel?' Twitter feed is used to encourage discussion on these topics with the use of two central hashtags – #lovetravel / #hatetravel. By raising awareness of key issues surrounding travel, remote working, and subsequently, business efficiency, the informative campaign has an already impressive reach of 2.4 million people.
The campaign has been designed to position the free conference calls provider as the facilitator of hassle-free, environmentally-conscious business arrangements and a smart alternative to the stresses and expenses of business travel.
New research from Orange indicated that almost 9 out of 10 businesses are now embracing the option to work away from the office – and of the 1,817 Orange small and medium business customers surveyed, 88% are choosing to use flexible workspaces along with, or instead of, a more traditional set up. In addition, 82% of SMEs surveyed believe that productivity has increased with remote working, with 55% working 6 hours per day, or less.
There really is no better time to get involved in the debate as over coming weeks the 'Love/Hate Travel?' site will be scrutinizing the price of petrol, the best mobile apps to save users time and money, as well as topics such as green travel and best alternatives to that faithful morning commute.
Do you Love or Hate Travel?
What are you waiting for? Let the world know at http://www.lovehatetravel.co.uk/
Powwownow was founded in the UK in 2004, offering customers low-cost conference calling facilities with the ethos of no booking, no billing, no fuss. The customer does not need to book a conference room and never receives a bill from Powwownow. They only pay the cost of their own call, which is added to their standard telecoms bill. The company now operates in 15 countries worldwide including the US and major European markets and recently acquired web conferencing and business collaboration providers, Yuuguu. Turnover for 2011 is predicted to reach 10m pounds Sterling.
Powwownow employs 49 people and is based in Richmond and Manchester.