ATLANTA, January 25, 2010 - Leading Expert in Collaboration Technology for Meetings Focuses on New Customer Experience Reflecting Easy, Live, Cool Connectivity
Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), is unveiling the new PGi brand along with a focus on delivering a user experience in tune with people's basic need to connect.
At PGi, people take center stage. PGi seek ways to make meeting technology simpler and more intuitive. We are committed to delivering a dynamic state of connectivity that enables fun, spontaneous and engaging ways to work together. Technology sometimes obscures the idea that platforms and gizmos don't deserve top-billing. People do.
"Business and cultural habits have been changing within our customer base," said Jackie Yeaney, Chief Marketing Officer, PGi. "Increasingly, people expect things to be easy. To be cool, yet affordable. And to just work, instantly, at the touch of a button."
The PGi brand addresses the fundamental shift in communications and represents a business model aimed at profitable growth based on changing global preferences for collaboration users. PGi already has made significant strides by hosting 40 million meetings in 2009 with 120 million people from 60 countries in attendance.
Businesses and other organizations demand collaboration to achieve success. Many voices help inspire great ideas and a primary connection point for business people is a meeting. At the same time, people have come to expect live connections, information and entertainment at the press of a button. Online video sharing sites remind us that seeing is believing. GPS means no one is lost. Mobile smartphones empower the idea of getting away from the desk since work can get done anywhere in the world.
Today's meetings demand similar sensibilities. PGi’s upcoming conferencing and collaboration innovations will address new customer expectations and business operations with tools that are real-time, intuitive, adaptable and remarkably easy to use.
We aim to be a part of any meeting that happens when you can’t all be in the same room," said Yeaney. "This is a high aspiration, and accomplishing it will take more than just developing great products. It will take a different strategy altogether, which begins with our new PGi brand."
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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