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2012-09-24 02:23:19

SHEFFIELD, England, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plusnet, the home phone and broadband provider, has announced the launch of a new TV campaign, bringing to life its new fibre offering, which is eight times faster than copper broadband*. With fast cars and humorous characters, the advert portrays the new fast and affordable fibre broadband product. The new advert is a cross between the blockbuster movies 'Cannonball Run' and 'Talladega Nights', and uses a wide range...

2012-09-20 06:37:47

SHEFFIELD, England, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plusnet has revealed that, with the world's spotlight having shone on the UK this year, 81% of the nation feel proud to be a Brit, with nearly a third claiming they feel more proud than they have for a decade. Plusnet has commissioned a survey, supplemented with focus groups and insights from leading psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall, which has found that: - Nearly a third of the UK claim they feel the proudest they have...

2012-08-22 06:27:03

SHEFFIELD, England, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plusnet, the UK home phone and broadband supplier, has made a host of changes to its fibre broadband products including the introduction of new Plusnet Extra Fibre offering up to 76Mb/s with a 250GB usage allowance. Following a successful customer trial in which 57 per cent of Plusnet [http://www.plus.net ] trialists confirmed this improved fibre product made the internet more integral to their lifestyle than it was...

2012-07-30 06:28:08

SHEFFIELD, England, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plusnet, the UK home phone and broadband supplier, has received its third consecutive recommendation from Which? - the largest independent consumer body in the country. Plusnet broadband [http://www.plus.net/residential/awards.shtml ] has been given a four star rating for connection reliability, value for money, customer service and ease of set up and has been named as a "Which? Recommended Provider". To become a...

2012-07-24 14:20:22

BOLTON, UK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new parcel delivery service that allows consumers to pick-up and drop-off packages quickly and easily has been launched at one of the UK's major shopping centres. Courier firm CollectPlus has teamed up with Meadowhall shopping centre near Sheffield, and is now offering visitors and staff the opportunity to have goods sent directly to its new CollectPlus counter. According to firms, the thinking behind the tie-up is that the service will...

2012-07-16 06:25:11

SHEFFIELD, England, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing research is essential to driving new business growth says Voice Group Award winning contact centre services and marketing solutions firm Voice Group says marketing research [http://www.voicegroup.co.uk/#/Our-Services/Research ] is an essential driving force in the development of new business. Without marketing research, mistakes would be made, leads would...

2012-07-11 02:20:33

SHEFFIELD, England, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plusnet has welcomed the launch of BikeBoost, a revamped cycling programme which aims to encourage more Sheffield workers to cycle to work. The project - funded by Sheffield City Council through the Local Sustainable Transport fund - is part of a scheme based in the North East of the city and is being delivered jointly by Get Cycling, Pedal Ready and Heeley Development Trust. The scheme offers the free loan of a...

2012-06-18 02:24:10

SHEFFIELD, England, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Small to medium enterprises can benefit greatly from lead generation; Voice Group reveals how For a company to grow it needs new customers and new customers come from new leads. Business lead generation [http://www.voicegroup.co.uk/#/Our-Services/Business/Lead-Generation ] is therefore an essential cog in the growth machine of a company. Lead generation is particularly important...

2012-05-14 09:47:46

Steel — the traditional industry for which the UK city of Sheffield is so well known — could help provide a green alternative for heating the city's homes and businesses, alongside other renewable energy sources. Experts from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering believe that the many steel plants located just outside the city center could be connected to Sheffield's existing district heating network to provide an extra 20 MW of thermal energy, enough to heat...

2012-05-08 22:20:30

SHEFFIELD, England, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheffield-based digital agency Team Cooper have collaborated with Terrence Higgins Trust to launch an addictive new platform game called 'Man Up' with the aim of encouraging gay and bisexual men to get checked for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). In designing a game specifically for Facebook, Team Cooper needed to balance the campaign's message with game play in a way that would engage its audience and encourage them...