Author Archives: Haley Steinhauser, Director of Public Relations

Why Free Shouldn’t Be Feared

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We spend a lot of time in the marketing department evaluating the word ‘free’. As you can imagine, it’s everywhere. It’s in our company name. It’s in our logo. It’s on our website. It’s on our coffee cups. It’s on my pop-socket. It’s even on the license plate of my CEO’s car.

Generally speaking, people L O V E free things. Am I right? People will literally go out of their way to get free stuff. For example, the Chick Fil a across the street from our office opened last summer and they were giving away free chicken sandwich meals for a year, to the first 50 people in line on the day of their grand opening. I kid you not, there were people pitching tents in the parking lot to get their hands on that coupon book — including one of our own! Radio station phones are ringing off the hook each morning when listeners hear the ‘song of the day’ and call in to win free concert tickets. Target customers fly to the store when there is any kind of popular BOGO deal. We also can’t forget all you millennials who comment on your favorite bloggers Instagram post for a chance to win a free Le Creuset. Read More...

To be Freemium or Not to Be? That Is The Question.

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It’s not every day you hear from a CFO of a global company with the word ‘free’ in the name, who says they don’t like freemium based models. Let me introduce to you our CFO, Scott Southron — the man who says just that.

First things first, he defines freemium as, “a two-tiered pricing strategy that offers customers a stripped-down product for free and charges them to access additional features.” Read More... Favorite Feature Friday: Free International Conferencing Favorite Feature Friday: Free International Conferencing

Friday’s are already the best day of the work week, right? So, we thought we’d add on to the glory that is TGIF and start a blog series with our favorite features.

As of late, the most asked question via our social channels is, ‘How does free international conferencing work?’ We are glad you asked. It is one of the best features we offer and still one of our lesser known capabilities. Read More...

Resolutions, Smezolutions

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What does the end of a year mean to you? Better yet, what does the start of a new year mean to you? I am betting you were probably thinking about your personal life when I asked those questions. Now, ask yourself those questions again but think about it from a work point of view.

Brandon Klein, vice president of sales at StartMeeting, thinks resolutions are all that and a bag of chips. He thrives on team building and loves coming together at the end of the year with his team to celebrate the wins, analyze the misses and create shared goals for the future — and he thinks you and your team should do the same. Read More... At Your Fingertips At Your Fingertips

Last week, our very own Vice President of Product Development, Jeff Erickson, sat down to talk with RewardExpert, a service that helps people get the maximum benefit for their spending and flying. You are probably thinking conference calls and credit card rewards go together like peanut butter and mustard. In most cases, we’d say you are right but has everything to do with travel. You travel for work. You travel for pleasure. You travel domestically. You travel internationally — and, does too. Better yet, we take up very little suitcase space and even fit in your carry on!

Two Ways to Keep In Touch With Long Distance Loved Ones This Valentine’s Day

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Every February 14, people across the world exchange candy, flowers, cards and gifts with their loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. It is considered to be the best day of the year to express your love for the one you care about. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to spend time (in person) with your loved one. For millions of people across the world, that isn’t possible for an array of reasons — distance being at the top of the list.

Since, we are in the business of connecting folks around the globe for free — we thought we’d be just the people to help you connect with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, no matter where they live. Read More...