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Hob Salons tap into social WiFi

Award winning hairdressing group, HOB Salons, has installed Purple WiFi throughout 18 of its premises in order to capitalise on the benefits of social networking. Purple WiFi will enable all clients of HOB Salons to surf the net free of charge while in their local salon by simply using their social networking profile to login. …

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…

The Purple WiFi team got together last night to celebrate our 1st birthday. Over the last 12 months the business has grown from four founders to a 30 strong team of developers, sales people, designers, marketers, customer service and operations support. We’ve also opened a new office in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, in addition to our…

We’re hosting a webinar on Tuesday 3rd September to give an introduction to Purple WiFi. You’ll find this webinar particularly useful if you work within a Marketing or IT function for a retail, hospitality or leisure business of any size, and your business is keen to increase it’s social media presence, data capture and customer…

Foodology @ Marina Bay Financial Centre brings Purple WiFi to Singapore

Foodology @ MBFC, part of Argentum Group has become Purple WiFi’s first customer in Singapore. Argentum Group is a privately owned, vertically integrated hospitality group based in Singapore, operating businesses in retail food & beverages, corporate food service, catering, distribution, manufacturing, wholesale, hospitality education and hospitality services. Foodology @ MBFC is an international market restaurant at…

A blog post by Lina Arseneault, Senior Director of Marketing at AirTight Networks. What if companies could go beyond merely advertising to consumers or even trying to “engage” them in social media, and actually sell to them at the moment they are ready to buy, wherever they are? New technologies are opening up a world…

Purple WiFi is delighted to announce the release of a limited number of white label license opportunities for our social WiFi software solution. Purple WiFi is a cloud based guest WiFi access system, authenticated through social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Our Purple Portal dashboard interface offers end user businesses within hospitality, retail…

Innovative social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi has today been named a 2013 Emerging Technology vendor by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech start-ups making an impact on the channel and impression on the tech industry as a whole. These up-and-coming technology vendors have recently introduced a new product or technology…

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…

“Purple WiFi is an easy to use, functional piece of software with some interesting customer data. I particularly like that you can see how many times certain individuals have logged in – this is a really easy way to see loyal customers and reward them.”  Lorna Allison, Marketing Manager, Inc Group About Inc Group Inc…

The use of WiFi continues to grow in unique and unexpected ways. A while ago I wrote a blog about unusual place you might find wifi. And recently I’ve noticed a few interesting stories about some pretty unusual ways that we’re starting to use WiFi in our everyday lives. WiFi Art Artist Nickolay Lamm has…

Most of us have come across websites, or in the case of Purple WiFi, Wireless internet, which gives us the option to log in through a social media account. ‘Social log in’, as it’s known, has advantages for the business, as well as the customer logging in. For the business it provides a wealth of…

Purple WiFi has installed its WiFi solution at the new Mahdlo Youth Zone in Oldham.  This allows the zone to not only deliver a safe and secure internet connection to the young people using the centre, but also allows Mahdlo to promote relevant events and news to members. Purple WiFi allows organisations to build brand awareness…

TV chef and restauranteur, Simon Rimmer, is capitalising on the benefits of social media, with the introduction of Purple WiFi into his two Manchester restaurants, Greens and Earle. The WiFi solution will enable all customers to surf the net in his establishments, free of charge, while allowing his management to analyse visitor demographics and promote…

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