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Author: Curtis Standley

Why you should start a company running club

If you stand around the front of the Purple offices at 5pm on a Monday you will notice a gathering of individuals donning their running gear. For over a year the Purple running club has been going strong and we even recently ran the Great Manchester Run for the amazing Wood Street Mission. But why…

Purple WiFi location heatmap

Location data provides more intelligence than just x and y. Yes, it can tell you how many people visit your venue, but did you know it can also be used to track visitor movement throughout your venue? Opening the doors for proximity marketing, way-finding, personalized customer engagement and more. The data can also feed into…

WiFi analytics features

Firstly, what is WiFi analytics? WiFi analytics put simply means, to gather customer data through the use of guest WiFi. Guest WiFi is the free WiFi you get in hotels, cafes and numerous other store types. WiFi analytics collects customer data in two different ways. Authorized data The first method of collecting data is through…

Enterprise data management for physical spaces

Why do businesses collect data? Put simply, to improve. Take your website and Google Analytics as an example. Google Analytics captures data about your website and its users. You then analyze this data and use it to improve your website. But what happens when you have heaps of data coming from lots of different sources…

Real-time marketing in its simplest form is a great technique used by brands that allows them to create a personality, differentiate themselves from the competition, and improve the overall customer experience. By introducing a human element to a business it can help build trust, and in a lot of cases, brand loyalty. Consumers of a…

Purple careers - apprenticeships

One of our key values here at Purple is all about innovation and determination. We are a technology business after all, and technology is always evolving. Not only do we continually look for new ways to improve our solution and the end-to-end customer experience, we also look to develop our people, and help them build…

Everyone's been talking about IP Expo

What a great week it’s been off the back of the IP Expo at Earls Court last week. Our office has been doing live demos to customers & resellers all over the world! If you saw the press release you’ll have seen that we announced our partnership with Ingram Micro at Cisco’s London Partner Forum…

On Tuesday Apple announced its latest iPhones at its Cupertino Headquarters in Calif, US, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Essentially the 5c is a new and updated version of the iPhone 5 which comes in one of 5 colours (Blue, White, Pink, Yellow or Green) and is supposedly billed as a ‘budget iPhone’.  With…

WiFi Sponsorship vs. traditional advertising

In an age where most people are fixated with the 4 inch retinal digital display in front of them rather than a newspaper, many traditional advertising methods are experiencing less engagement with the consumer, meaning traditional advertising needs to work harder in order to generate sales and revenue growth for businesses. As the famous WanaMaker…

I’ve recently returned from a two week summer holiday to Gran Canaria. We stayed in an ‘All Inclusive’ four star hotel in the Maspalomas, ideally located close to the beach, shopping centres and local nightlife. Having weighed up other destinations and hotels, we decided to stick with something we knew we’d enjoy as we have…

At the moment the only network in the UK to offer 4G is EE in 95 towns and cities across the country, with plans to expand their offering to 98% of the population by 2014. The next two networks, Vodafone and O2, will both launch their 4G network on 29th August. Vodafone are to launch…

Yesterday I took part in a Retail Week webinar hosted by David Brooks, Retail Weeks’ Deputy Projects Editor, with Antony Lea, Head of CRM at notonthehighstreet.com and Jim Davidson, Manager of Marketing Research at Bronto both on the panel. The main topics discussed were centred around online retail, leveraging data and enhancing personalisation – in…

I recently read an article about the impact a brands social media activity can have on consumer attitudes, and I found it reinforced my view of how Purple WiFi can be used by brands to organically support their social media strategy: WiFi Hotspot Sponsorship. The UK Internet Advertising Bureau recently published the results of a…

Sponsorship is vital to businesses that rely on brand exposure and front of mind awareness. Yet surprisingly, the only major brewery sponsoring WiFi hotspots in the UK is Heineken, with the sponsorship of BT Openzone Hotspots in over 200 pubs and bars, branded as the ‘Heineken Hub’. The service is free on any wireless enabled…

Earlier this month we went along to Europe’s fastest growing retail show, The Retail Business Technology Expo, which proved very fruitful with a number of fantastic contacts and opportunities identified. The show had a really diverse mix of exhibitors from across the globe and over 7,000 visitors, including Argos, The Post Office, Waitrose and BoxPark. The RBTE…

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