Finding an Orange in a Haystack

Posted by Chris on June 26th, 2012

Nobody should be ” cold calling ” these days. There’s no excuse for it anymore. The Internet provides so much information about people and companies.

The other day somebody asked me if I could get the Orange U.K. ( the mobile phone company ) Head Office address and phone number.

I set to work thinking it would be a 5 minute job. It wasn’t but here’s a little summary of what I did find. By the way – I was told that the Orange Head Office was in Bristol.

Obviously the first thing was to Google ” Orange UK  Head Office Bristol ” or similar.

This brought up a forum which highlighted the fact that actually Orange might want to make their Head Office address something of a secret !!

http://www.techtalkz.com/mobile-phones-operators/334318-orange-uk-head-office-address.html

Orange had been bought by Everything Everywhere Limited so it’s ( registered ) office AND Orange’s were actually in Hatfield.

http://www1.orange.co.uk/about/company_details/

It was quite interesting to find the who.is record for Orange which had the Bristol ( old ? ) Head Office address, phone numbers and even email addresses for the registrant.

http://www.who.is/domain_archive-info/orange.info/

The Worksmart website confirmed the ( old ) Head and Registered Office address and gave a lot of additional information.

http://www.worksmart.org.uk/company/company.php?id=03110666

http://www.worksmart.org.uk/company/

Jordans again confirmed the Head/Registered Office address.

http://www.jordans.co.uk/CompanyIndex/o/or/ora/02870921/orange_direct.html

http://www.jordans.co.uk/companysearch/find?query=vodafone&live=&x=5&y=7

The whocallsme website gave some interesting information on phone and text numbers used by Orange.

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/202000

Companies House also gave some good information about Orange – took a bit of working out which ones were Orange mobile though !!

http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/dc64e6dad42ed0bd69bf38a53297c93c/compdetails

One of the most interesting things to do was to Google ” how do you find orange phones head office address ” because that brought up a lot of the information above.

I have the best network in the world – by far !!

Posted by Chris on June 23rd, 2012

When Kelly Kim of  Twylah was asked recently ( for Inbound Marketing Summit 2012 ) what defined Internet Influence she referred to someone else’s definition which was that REAL influence generated ACTION amongst the influencer’s ” followers “.

An action could be anything from liking, favouriting, sharing or RT’ing something through signing up for a newsletter or something to attending an online or offline seminar to actually buying something and everything in between.

Amongst the characteristics of a great influencer ( Kelly commented ) was the tendency to share not only their own ( original ) content but also other people’s content.

She often recommended doing ” Things you would do normally ” like ” saying Good Morning and Good Night “. Kelly is one of the best
” Community Manager’s ” I have come across.

I like the definition of an influencer as someone who generates an action in their audience but the reason that I have the best network in the world is because MY network does business. We SELL STUFF !! Of course we don’t ram stuff down people’s throat. We are not in your face, pushy, salespeople but we DO have a goal and an objective ( on behalf of our clients ) which is ultimately, for example, to generate orders, revenue and profits for our clients.  I say for example because some of our clients might not want orders, per se , they might just want, for example, more users, more subscribers or more likes.

You probably didn’t even know that we SOLD STUFF ?? ( That’s because a) We don’t push stuff to people that are not interested in it and b) we research before we approach so you are highly unlikely to get an approach or a suggestion from us that you are not interested in or is not of value to you.

Most of us came from ” old school ” sales and marketing roles in companies that were regarded as leaders in Sales and Marketing. I am talking about companies ( that you would know ) like IBM and Rank Xerox. If you are too young for these companies then try Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard. Yes, these companies are old school now but they were amongst the pioneers of modern sales and marketing techniques.

As those with some years experience in Sales and Marketing will know there was a lot of ” Push ” Marketing and Sales in the ” old days “.  What do I mean by that ??? Well to get people’s attention we advertised, we mailshotted, we ” cold called “, we made appointments and we had clever interview and sales techniques – we closed deals that way.

You must remember that we didn’t have lots of things that are taken for granted these days. Our ” communications channels ” were (snail) mail, the phone, maybe the fax and computers ( or computer terminals ) that accessed customer and prospect databases from our ” datacentres “. There were only just Personal Computers, only just mobile phones, no extensively available Internet, no easy to use CRM software. We did not work from home.

Now we still have the option of advertising ( in various places – tv, radio, print, social networks etc ) , we can still mailshot, we can emailshot, we could faxshot if we wanted to, we can pick up the phone and cold call BUT we can also put up a website and make sure it can be found; we can blog; we can build networks on various Social Networks like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin and we can research online, using many different tools. We can also use tools like Skype to connect and present at very low cost.

So, in broad terms, instead of ” Pushing ” ourselves on the prospects we can ” Pull ” them towards us using ” Inbound Marketing “. We have many more potential communications channels to add to the phone, mail and email.

Now we use Google, Social Networks and other tools to research. We listen for relevant conversations across multiple social media channels

and bring that information into sCRM ( Social CRM ) software.

We track visitors to the websites that we build. We communicate with the subscriber lists that we have built up for our clients on websites and social media pages. We encourage people towards our clients e.g. Facebook and Twitter pages and then we engage with them. We build landing pages and call to action pieces. We build Internet ” Real Estate ” ( Websites, blogsites, social network pages ). When our clients are Found by prospective customers and converted into higher level prospects we use analysis software to see what worked and how it worked.

All the time we are moving toward our goal of getting more prospects and customers for our clients. We call THIS – ACTION !!!!


Internet Connection Dorset

Posted by Chris on June 14th, 2012

If you are looking for an Internet Connection in Dorset then you may be surprised to know that Poundbury Systems has had it’s own National Internet and Telephone network since the early 2000′s. Prior to that Poundbury’s owners built National I.P. ( Internet Protocol ) networks for other people.

Poundbury has a number of locations in London ( for resilience ) where we connect to the Internet and Telephone networks of the world. We provide U.K. Hosting facilities ( mainly )  in the London and Poundbury areas ( which is very important for websites that want to rank well in U.K. searches ).

Our deep, long standing and extensive knowledge of Internet ( and Telecommunications ) connectivity ensures that you get a different perspective on your Internet Connection requirements to that which you find from the ” major players ” .

We can, of course, provide a like for like solution to that offered by other companies but given that we can provide almost any sort of Internet connection, anywhere we like to concentrate on what is best for you. That means understanding your business requirements and objectives before providing a solution to you.

In addition to ” Landline ” ( copper or optical fibre cable ) connectivity we can provide wireless connectivity. Where required we can mix and match.

Obviously in rural areas there may be some bandwidth ( size of your Internet pipe ) restrictions but if you need high bandwidth and quality service then we will do our best to provide this wherever you are. If you need resilience and fault tolerance ( no single point of failure ) then we can provide this aswell.

So, pretty well, you can think to yourself that whatever your Internet Connection requirement is, Poundbury Systems can provide it. The question is more what you want and need ??

We can provide copper and fibre broadband Internet Connections at up to 75 Mbps and a U.K. Ethernet network at speeds up to a Gigabit per second.

Whatever your requirement please give us a call on:

01305 259849

European Transporter Contacts

Posted by Chris on June 13th, 2012

Leading European Freight Transporter Eurgent Ecspress (   http://eurgent.co.uk/ ) is always looking for new transporter contacts in Europe. If you are a van or truck owner living in a European country and you want to take advantage of Eurgent’s extensive customer base then give Eurgent a call and ask to register on their European database.

Express Services

Eurgent Ecspress have been supplying Europe’s leading forwarders and transporters with cost effective solutions for the movement of time-critical consignments since 1996 – over 95% of our clients are from within the freight industry – and our network of partners offer the assistance to make your consignment our top priority.

Our suppliers, who are constantly monitored to ensure they are meeting the agreed
operational standards, have GPS and mobile telephonic equipment to enable us to
provide accurate status reports on any consignment at any time – 24/7.

Eurgent are also experienced in transporting a wide range of products requiring
specialist attention, such as – Aeromotive Engines (Air-ride), Dangerous/
Explosive goods (ADR),
Controlled Substances (Licensed Equipment) and temperature
controlled consignments.

Our extensive database of agents ensure that no enquiry is without a solution.
Our comprehensive network allows us to consider all cross-european destinations.

Eurgent can supply all modes of transport
- whether it be a small van to an air-charter option -
and every solution will be considered to meet the transit time required

.

Contact us details

Eurgent Ecspress

Unit 1b, Charnwood Park

Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan

South Wales, UK CF31 3PL

+44 (0) 1656 656535
+44 (0) 1656 656534
enq@eurgent.co.uk

Support Services

Supplier Re-load:

We are constantly sourcing vehicles that are returning to their country of origin. If you are looking to reload your vehicles please fax or e-mail your availability stating the locations and vehicle capacity and we will advertise it on our web-site, hopefully we will secure a profitable re-load for your vehicle.

N.B.  We are also able to offer support in the case of breakdown or delay

Part Load / Groupage:

The majority of the consignments that Eurgent carry are time sensitive, but should you have some flexibility in your transit time then we may well be able to source a cost-effective part-load solution or indeed find a conventional transport rate through our extensive list of groupage operators.

New European Freight Forwarding Contacts

Posted by Chris on June 12th, 2012

Leading European Freight Forwarder Eurgent Ecspress (   http://eurgent.co.uk/ ) is always looking for new contacts in Europe. If you are a van or truck owner living in a European country and you want to take advantage of Eurgent’s extensive customer base then give Eurgent a call and ask to register on their European database.

About Eurgent Ecspress:

EUROPE’S NUMBER ONE FOR TRANSPORTERS AND EXPRESS FREIGHT FORWARDERS

Established in 1996, Eurgent Ecspress have a proven track record for performance and reliability as express freight forwarders within the time critical logistics environment. As a small independent we feel that our operation can give a more personalised response at all levels. Staff are available at any stage, day or night, during the transit of any consignment.

NEED TO SEND EXPRESS FREIGHT TO EUROPE

Our operational team have over ninety years experience in all aspects as express freight forwarders for transport throughout the UK and Europe. This, we feel, gives us a distinct advantage in solving the many problems that can arise in today’s turbulent logistical market

Eurgent Ecspress freight forwarders are the preferred suppliers to many multinational companies in the UK and European community, where we have built an excellent reputation for client confidentiality.

Supplier Re-load:

We are constantly sourcing vehicles that are returning to their country of origin. If you are looking to reload your vehicles please fax or e-mail your availability stating the locations and vehicle capacity and we will advertise it on our web-site, hopefully we will secure a profitable re-load for your vehicle.

N.B.  We are also able to offer support in the case of breakdown or delay

Part Load / Groupage:

The majority of the consignments that Eurgent carry are time sensitive, but should you have some flexibility in your transit time then we may well be able to source a cost-effective part-load solution or indeed find a conventional transport rate through our extensive list of groupage operators.

Contact details:

Eurgent Ecspress

Unit 1b, Charnwood Park

Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan

South Wales, UK CF31 3PL

+44 (0) 1656 656535
+44 (0) 1656 656534
enq@eurgent.co.uk


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