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PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY SELECTS TRUMBA
TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF CAMPUS EVENTS
Trumba Connect Turns University’s Online Event Calendar
Into Effective Communications Vehicle for
Connecting with Students, Alumni, and Local Community
SEATTLE, WA, January 10, 2007 – Trumba Corporation, a developer of innovative event marketing technology, announced today that Philadelphia University has selected Trumba Connect to increase awareness of campus events and better connect and communicate with students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Trumba Connect allows organizations to effectively publish and promote events online and create an interactive, two-way communications vehicle between themselves and their customers.
Philadelphia University’s calendar features relevant information on exhibits, concerts, business programs, and important dates for students such as book buying, finals and review days, and seminars. Using Trumba Connect, faculty, alumni, and current and prospective students are able to add events to their personal calendars, set up reminders delivered via email or text message and email important events to family and friends.
“We needed a dynamic way to showcase upcoming events at Philadelphia University and Trumba Connect provided us with the advanced functionality to not just post events, but engage our users by making the event information interactive,” said Chris Davis, Director of Web Communications at Philadelphia University. “Trumba Connect also allowed us to seamlessly integrate the calendars with the University’s brand look and feel and customize the display of event information across our entire site.”
Using Trumba Connect, Philadelphia University can create numerous sub-calendars such as custom calendars for Student Activities, Athletics, and other University activities. It offers users the ability to integrate events into their Outlook calendars and allows the University to seamlessly integrate event information into their existing templates. It also provides the University’s web developers with easy-to-use administration tools and the flexibility to add custom information to events.
“Colleges and universities by their nature convey a sense of community and with Trumba Connect, Philadelphia University is turning its online event calendars into communication vehicles to better connect with its surrounding community,” said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. “Visitors to the Philadelphia University web site can now easily find relevant event information throughout the year and become more engaged in campus activities.”
The calendar of campus events for Philadelphia University can be found at: http://www.philau.edu/calendar.html.
Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company’s flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns, hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is privately held and backed by three of the industry’s leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit www.trumba.com.
About Philadelphia University
Philadelphia University founded in 1884, is a private university with 3200 full and part-time students enrolled in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University includes Schools of Architecture, Business Administration, Design and Media, Engineering and Textiles, Liberal Arts, and Science and Health. To learn more about Philadelphia University visit www.PhilaU.edu.
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