I've saved a ton of time scheduling meetings since discovering Tungle.me
Montreal, QC (Vocus) June 10, 2010
Tungle Corp., the company that makes scheduling meetings easy, has been named the official scheduling application of BlogWorld & New Media Expo, taking place October 14-16, 2010 in Las Vegas. The company also announced the release of its free WordPress and TypePad plug-ins for calendar publishing and integrated scheduling. WordPress and TypePad, with over 30 million blogs published on these platforms, have added Tungle.me to the widget selection, allowing users to integrate scheduling directly into their sites.
“I’ve saved a ton of time scheduling meetings since discovering Tungle.me,” said Scott Stratten, President of Un-Marketing and opening keynote speaker at BlogWorld 2010. “I’m psyched that I can add the Tungle.me plug in and publish my availability directly through my site, and accept or reject meeting requests without a time-wasting email exchange.”
WordPress and TypePad users with a Tungle.me account can now add the Tungle.me widget to their blogs. The widget embeds a mini Tungle.me page into the user’s blog or website, allowing visitors to click-to-expand and see availability, suggest times to meet, and send a meeting request—without leaving the site.
“With over 350,000 posts daily and 250 million plus blog visitors monthly; corporate and personal blogs are at the heart of business communication,” stated Marc Gingras, CEO and founder of Tungle. “The Tungle.me widget closes the asynchronous communication gap between bloggers and their audience to make meetings happen. Now bloggers can share their availability and book meetings, right alongside their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social widgets.”
As part of its initiative to support bloggers, Tungle has formed a partnership with BlogWorld. Through this partnership, conference attendees, speakers and exhibitors can select a personalized Tungle.me URL upon registration for the event. They can then customize their Tungle.me page and synchronize it with online calendars. Attendees can also choose to be added to the BlogWorld group in the Tungle.me directory, making it easier for them to schedule meetings with other attendees.
“At BlogWorld, it is as much about who you meet and the connections you make as it is about the content,” said Rick Calvert, CEO at BlogWorld & New Media Expo. “By partnering with Tungle, we are able to offer our attendees better service, enabling them to easily schedule meetings with each other onsite, as well as before and after the show.”
The free Tungle.me WordPress plug in can be found at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tungleme-official-widget/
The free Tungle.me TypePad widget can be found by logging into your Tungle account at http://www.tungle.me and clicking on Management, then Widget.
Tungle Corp.’s Tungle.me makes scheduling meetings easy--across organizations, calendar systems and time zones--by eliminating the multiple emails, phone calls and double bookings that typically come with finding a time to meet. Tungle.me synchronizes with leading online calendar systems including Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, and Lotus Notes, and does not require visitors to sign in or register to schedule meetings. Tungle.me supports scheduling meetings on-the-go with Tungle.me for iPhone and Tungle for Blackberry.
Founded in 2006, the Montreal-based company is venture-backed by investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, JLA Ventures and Desjardins Venture Capital.
About BlogWorld & New Media Expo and Social Media Business Summit:
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including all forms of blogging, podcasting, social media, social networking, online video, music, Internet TV and radio. The BlogWorld conference features more than 120 educational sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations, while the New Media Expo features the only industry-wide new media marketplace where thousands converge to network and find all of their online business and marketing resources. Running concurrent with the BlogWorld conference, the Social Media Business Summit is the world’s largest social media business conference where marketing executives, business owners and world-renowned companies send their teams to learn the strategies, tactics, tools and technologies they need to build their brands and grow their businesses with social media.
Additional information on BlogWorld & New Media Expo, including conference and registration details, is available at http://www.blogworldexpo.com
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