Powwownow: Public Transport Pressure Mounts as Olympics Approach

By Powwownow, PRNE
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Transport Minister Norman Baker's call for the public to consider remote working over rush-hour traffic comes as Powwownow's 'Love/Hate Travel?' campaign reaches 2.4 million people.

RICHMOND, England, April 28, 2011 - Progressive conference call (www.powwownow.co.uk/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 (www.powwownow.co.uk/) 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.com/#!/lovehatetravel)' 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

The campaign has been designed to position the free conference calls
(www.powwownow.com/Free-Conference-Call/) 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 be scrutinizing the price of
petrol, the best mobile apps to save users time and money, as well 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

About Powwownow:

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 GBP10m.

Powwownow employs 49 people and is based in Richmond and Manchester.

Contact Information: Craig Mather, Powwownow PR & Social Media Exec, T: +44(0)207-990-1165, craig.mather at powwownow.com

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