We are pleased to announce the winners of the RingCentral name contest!
Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to all participants!
Adobe is named after a creek that runs behind the house of co-founder John Warnock. Pepsi’s name is based on a digestive enzyme. Starbucks was inspired by a character in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Read more stories on how famous companies named their brands.
The “RingCentral” name also has a story behind it. We challenge you to explain – in ninety or fewer words – the significance of the RingCentral name. Is the name the result of a eureka moment our founders had? Perhaps RingCentral is named after a favorite niece or pet? Is the name possibly related to cloud computing or telephony?
This is a contest about creativity, so we’re not choosing the winners based on the accuracy of the entries – we’ll reveal the story behind the company’s naming after the contest ends. This is your opportunity to invent the story behind the RingCentral name.
Contest terms and conditions here.
- First place: $100 online gift card
- Second place: $50 online gift card
- Third place: $25 online gift card
- Your entry must be ninety words or fewer
- Contest begins today, April 4th 2012, and ends on April 11, 2012 at 5:00PM PST
- Submit your entry through one or more of the following channels:
- Blog comments section below
- Facebook post: post your entry in the comments section of our contest post OR post to our wall and entitle your post “Contest: The Meaning of the Name RingCentral”
- Twitter: please use hashtag #RCName
Read contest terms and conditions here.
As of April 7, 2012, we have received the entries below and in the comments section:
— Jay Blanchard (@jaylblanchard) April 5, 2012
— MUNICH YORKIE (@goliod16) April 5, 2012
— Rachel (@Spozure) April 5, 2012
@RingCentral The Center Ring [as in a Circus, or Boxing Match ], where the Most Important Activity occurs. NOT a sidebar.
— Jim Steele (@Emmer45) April 5, 2012
@RingCentral A virtual and in the ‘cloud’ telephone switch with all the gizmos a modern private switch (PBX) usually has.
— Jacques_Lemire (@jjlemire) April 5, 2012
Originally published Apr 04, 2012, updated Aug 11, 2020