GlobalMeet Audio Case Study: Hunter PR

Founded in 1989, Hunter Public Relations is an award-winning consumer products public relations firm with offices in New York and London. Hunter PR has made a name for itself as one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country. Hunter PR executes strategic public relations programs that build equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for branded consumer products and services.

Communication is a key facet of Hunter’s business, and they have found success with PGi’s GlobalMeet® Audio conferencing. With GlobalMeet Audio, Hunter is better able to maintain hourly communications with staff, clients, vendors, media, influencers and partners on a global scale. In 2016 alone, Hunter PR made over 21,000 GlobalMeet Audio conference calls.

"Everything has to be easy and done quickly, and GlobalMeet Audio meets that requirements for us every time."Chad Pearson, Hunter PR Operations Manager

To learn more about how GlobalMeet Audio has enabled anytime, anywhere meeting capability and fueled better communication with its easy setup and global coverage, download the full Hunter PR case study.

2017 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Over the last few years, the term “smart” has been used more and more frequently to describe the technology that has become integrated in our daily lives. Smart technology, like watches, phones and even cars, have become almost ubiquitous in our daily lives. The proliferation of  this "smart" tech is not only making our day-to-day personal lives easier, it's beginning to pave the way for more efficient and productive office lives as well.

Smart technology is making the transition from our personal lives to our workplace, and in doing so, this technology is reshaping the modern office. It is not only changing the way we meet, present and collaborate; it is changing the physical environment in which we work as well.

And because of this rapid infiltration of smart technology, it is important to stay up to date on this rapidly evolving technology. To help you better understand this tech trend and the implications it will have on your office, the 2017 edition of The Future of Business Collaboration will transport you into the not-so-distant corporate future. You'll examine emerging technology trends that promise to drastically change workplace practices for the better. Some of the trends in this year's edition of The Future of Business Collaboration include:

  • Smart Meetings
  • Smart Presentations
  • The Internet of Things
  • Ambient Intelligence Technology
  • Virtual Reality
  • Intelligent Workplace Design

Download the free eBook now to learn more about these smart tech trends and the impact they will have on your workplace.

PGi’s Web Conferencing Install Checklist

When shopping for a web conferencing solution, it’s important to ask the right questions and gather the proper information to guarantee that you are selecting the ideal tool to help meet your company’s needs and further your success. The perfect web conferencing solution should not only have your ideal features and price point; it should also integrate easily into your company’s existing technology and protect your information.

To help ensure that you’re a prepared buyer, PGi is proud to provide you with the Web Conferencing Install Checklist. From questions of network throughput to security requirements, the Web Conferencing Install Checklist will guide you through all the questions you should consider before purchasing a web conferencing tool. With this checklist in tow, you will be able to purchase a solution with confidence and integrate it into your company seamlessly.

A special thanks to PGi Senior Solutions Architect Dave Steier and Director of Technical Engineering Corey Sienko for their invaluable contributions to this Web Conferencing Install Checklist.

IT Superheroes eBook

Like the hallowed superheroes of your childhood, every IT team is equipped with a number of different heroes who you can depend on to save the day when a tech disaster strikes. Though they might not be seen very often, the IT superheroes in your organization are crucial to the success of your business.

There are a number of different types of IT superheroes who roam the halls of your office, averting IT crises and rescuing your colleagues from total technological destruction. These IT heroes possess an array of different super powers that work in tandem as they come together to create an unstoppable IT team that will always be there in times of need. PGi's IT Superheroes eBook explores the various heroes that save the day, every day, in your IT department.

UC&C for Telco Carriers: A Clear Vision for a Complex Playing Field

As technology continues its rapid evolution, few industries are insulated from disruption. Old-fashioned notions of “business as usual” are being bulldozed, pushed aside for a new era of increased agility, transparency and interconnectivity.

Telco Carriers and Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are no exception; if anything, it’s a category with compelling innovation and fierce, fast-moving competition. Carriers are challenged by declining unit revenues as well as growing threats from changing patterns and non-traditional competitors. The stakes couldn’t be higher; leading analyst firms have even warned that this new evolution represents a make-or-break moment for communication vendors.

Developing new strategies and acquiring new core competencies are essential to guard against losing customers. This isn’t reinvention for the sake of reinvention, but rather a natural extension and evolution of the services already being offered, strengthening a Carrier’s role as a cornerstone in the Unified Communication and Collaboration (UC&C) practices of their customers.

To learn more about how important a solid UC&C strategy can be for Telco Carriers and CSPs can be, check out PGi’s newest free eBook, UC&C for Telco Carriers: A Clear Vision for a Complex Playing Field.

What to Look for in Your UC&C Partner

From small businesses to multi-national enterprises, a highly secure and globally scalable UC&C bundle is top of mind for every company. In fact, according to Salesforce research, 86 percent of executives cite a lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. Clearly, communication and collaboration are the cornerstone of a successful businesses.

Once seen as simply a value-add solution, unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions have gained traction as one of the most prevalent topics within the Carrier community. And as it is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, it’s important to stay ahead of the game, and understand the best features to look for in a UC&C partner.

To help you stay relevant with your customers, PGi’s Partner Channel has put together a checklist of the ten key factors that can strengthen a Carrier’s role as a cornerstone in the UC&C practices of your customers. Check out the free checklist now to learn how to stay ahead of the competition, maximize legacy revenues and distinguish your offering in an otherwise commoditized space.

IT Buyer’s Guide to Video Conferencing

Regardless of your company's size, if its like most businesses, your workforce has become more geographically disparate than ever. And while your team may not all share the same office, or is comprised of road warriors or remote workers, you all still have to meet on occasion. But how can your company avoid eating travel costs to get members together for something as large as an annual strategy meeting or as simple as a weekly check in?

In the not so distant past, video conferencing was something on most companies' wish lists, but not anymore. "Video conferencing has finally taken its rightful place as a core business tool", reports Wainhouse. "Companies around the world are depending on video enabled meetings to empower their people, serve their clients better and compete on a global basis."

And as previous problems surrounding video have faded, new opportunities have opened and the high barrier to entry has been removed. There's no doubt that video conferencing has become an essential key to collaboration for modern workplaces, but of course, there are dramatically different strategies and approaches on which solutions meet the needs of the workforce.

To better understand these strategies, PGi has created a Video Conferencing Buyer's Guide. Download the guide now to learn more about what to look for when purchasing a video conferencing solution for your company.

The Little Black Book of Presentation Ideas

Go from dull to daring with this step-by-step guide for creating dynamic, engaging presentations using the newest technology and mind-blowing techniques. Download The Little Black Book of Presentation Ideas.