Mobile-ready website leader Telnames wins EIDQ Innovation Challenge Award

Telnames voted winning entrant by participants at The Association of Directory Information and Related Search Industry event in London

London, UK, (PresseBox) - Telnames, a leader in mobile-ready website creation and online contact pages for businesses, today announces that it has been named the winner of the 2012 Innovation Challenge by The Association of Directory Information and Related Search Industry (EIDQ). The challenge was held at the Plenary Meeting of the EIDQ Association in London on 15-17 October 2012, attended by 40 organisations from 20 countries. Telnames was voted the innovation that meeting participants would most likely consider adopting in their own marketplace.

The EIDQ Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for start-ups and organisations with new products and services to pitch their innovative ideas to an audience of the key industry players in Europe. The EIDQ Association is an association of member companies offering directory information and related search services across multiple channels including mobile, voice and online. Members span the entire value chain from service providers, content suppliers, vendors and consultancies.

David Stafford, General Secretary EIDQ Association said: "Delegates from across Europe at this week's EIDQ Plenary Meeting in London identified Telnames as the clear winner of the EIDQ Innovation Challenge. The Challenge took place to find the most innovative new service in the directory industry. EIDQ Members clearly liked the direct relevance of the Telnames proposition in adding value through enhanced content to both directory users and local business customers in today's rapidly growing smartphone market. They could also see the innovation in both the mobile user experience, as well as the flexibility of offering business customers either self-serve or managed service options for capturing content. Telnames provides directory firms with an enhanced differentiated service for users as well as a new revenue opportunity."

Commenting on the EIDQ award win, Telnames Chief Marketing Officer Ian Bowen-Morris said: "It is great to be recognised in this way by our industry peers. With the explosion in mobile search, the value proposition and opportunity for Telnames is clear and compelling, and we are delighted to receive this accolade in this key forum." He added: "Telnames is providing a unique solution for creating very low cost, mobile-optimised and search engine-friendly websites, which offers significant benefits to directory providers, directory users and local businesses."

A .tel website from Telnames is quick and easy to set up, and ensures that essential business information always displays perfectly on smartphones, including "click to call" links to capture new customers who are browsing on the move. Telnames' .tel one-page business profiles are helping companies across industry to win new business from the huge number of prospective buyers that now search online for businesses using a smartphone.

Telnames Limited

Telnames is a leader in mobile-ready website creation. A .tel website from Telnames allows professionals and businesses of all sizes to get online and "go mobile in minutes".

Telnames delivers a complete solution for creating an online business profile - with all of your essential click-to-contact information - that displays perfectly on smartphones. A Telnames .tel business profile is search engine-friendly and increases your opportunity to be found online by people browsing on the move and ready to buy. A Telnames .tel website can be a company's only website, or it can sit alongside an existing .com or .co.uk to boost online visibility and drive new sales. There are no hidden costs and everything you need to publish your information is included in one small annual fee.

Using the award-winning .tel domain, we provide our customers with a simple, effective and always available online contact page that you can own, update and promote to grow your business.

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