At Powwownow employees believe that meeting face to face could soon be a thing of the past and conference calls (http://www.powwownow.co.uk/
• Meetings have dropped by 30% during the recession
• 31% of corporates are being encouraged to make use of conference calls and web conferencing, leading to a 20% increase in usage from 2008.
So as airlines ignore their environmental responsibilities and promote flying to meetings as the best business alternative, Powwownow is taking them head on, firstly with the now-famous ad response to FlyBe’s ‘Business is better face to face’ campaign (http://www.powwownow.co.uk/
‘I have built successful businesses using conference calls, and I would like to help other small businesses do the same. Unlike BA, our prizes are completely free with no hidden taxes and no charges, allowing businesses to reach the same decisions in a fraction of the time with no cost to them or the environment’
In order to receive a share of free Powwownow conference calls, participants merely need to register at (http://www.flypowwownow.co.uk )
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Powwownow (http://www.powwownow.co.uk ) was founded 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, just the cost of a 0844 national rate call added to their bill). Turnover for 2009 is expected to reach £7m. The company operates in 15 countries including the US and major European markets.
Powwownow employs 32 people and is based in Richmond, London.