The Costa del Sol in August is just too hot for anybody to work which is why most Spanish people take August off and head to the beaches for the entire month.
This made it an excellent opportunity to arrange a team building beach BBQ for all the Bamboo Media staff. (Photos coming soon!)
Owner and Director Andrew Smith is a firm believer in the benefits of keeping his staff happy and the beach BBQ was just another of the regular events and parties that he likes to put on throughout the year as a thank you for the hard work they all put in during office hours.
Apart from the obvious fun that is had by everyone, it’s always good to mix outside of the normal office environment and get to know another side of your workmates and managers.
A happy workforce is a productive workforce and the Bamboo Media team is no exception to the rule.
The odd sunburn and burnt ribs apart, a great afternoon and evening was had by all and with the batteries recharged they are back in the office working hard to look after all your internet and social media marketing needs.
If you would like to find out how Bamboo Media could help you improve your web exposure just give them a call on one of these numbers:
From Spain: 952 922 362
From the UK: 0871 919 2000
From Ireland: 016968060
Español: 952 922 361
I think they’ve all sobered up by now!
Search giants Google are constantly looking for ways to make connecting with other people easier and now reaching the people you care about is even easier with Google Voice.
Google Voice is now live in 38 languages and you can make low rate calls to over 150 destinations right from inside your Gmail account.
Last year people in the America could already call mobiles and landlines from within Gmail and now it is also available to people all over Europe.
Calling credits can be brought in Euros, Pounds, Canadian Dollars and U.S. Dollars and as there are no connection fees you only pay for the time you talk and to help reduce the cost of staying connected Google have also lowered their calling rates to over 150 destinations around the world.
Calls to mobile phones in the U.K. Spain or Germany are only €0.08 per minute and landlines are only €0.02 per minute. To call a mobile in Mexico will only cost you €0.15 per minute and for €0.02 per minute you can call any phone in China or India.
Google will be rolling out this feature over the next few days so look out for a little green phone icon showing up on top of your chat list. (You will need to have the voice and video plug-in installed to use this service)
Calls within the U.S. and Canada will remain free at least till the end of this year and to call either of these countries from outside will only cost €0.01 per minute.
I have to wonder how Microsoft who recently acquired Skype feels about this latest move by Google.
Watch this space and I’ll keep you posted.