David’s Bridal Chooses Send Word Now as Emergency Notification Service Provider
NEW YORK, NY, March 12, 2014– Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced today that David’s Bridal has chosen Send Word Now as its emergency notification service provider.
With more than 60 years of experience dressing women of all ages for life’s special occasions, David’s Bridal understands the importance of providing brides-to-be with a vast selection of exquisitely crafted bridal gowns and bridal party dresses. Known for outstanding value, fashionable designs and the ease of one-stop shopping, nearly 60% of all brides in the US choose to shop at one of more than 300 David’s Bridal stores located across the US, Canada, UK and Puerto Rico.
“With growth comes the need for a comprehensive and evolving business resiliency strategy,” said Scott Strahler, VP of Infrastructure & Operations, for David’s Bridal. “Using Send Word Now, we can quickly communicate with employees during situations such as inclement weather and IT disruptions, which can unfavorably impact daily operations.”
Send Word Now, recognized by DRI International as “Notification System of the Year,” is used by more than 1,700 public and private sector organizations globally. The service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while gathering feedback needed for rapid and sound decision making.
Among the Send Word Now features and critical communications capabilities David’s Bridal will employ are Self-Registration Portal and Desktop Alerting. The portal will allow company employees to enter and maintain their personal contact information, helping ensure data accuracy within the notification service. The fully integrated Desktop Alerting service will enable the company to send “pop up” messages directly to employee computers, instantly making them aware of email viruses, evacuations or other potential business interruptions.
“Knowing that millions of brides have trusted David’s Bridal for one of the most important days of their lives, we consider it an honor the company trusts us for critical communications services,” said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Send Word Now. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with this admirable and growing organization.”
About Send Word Now
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for crisis communication. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.
Send Word Now’s enterprise-class notification service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after-action reporting and follow-up. It is designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device, over any type of connection. Send Word Now was recently awarded “Notification System of the Year” by DRI International, and also received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).