Burlington, VT (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
800response, the leading provider of vanity 800 numbers and cloud-based call tracking and speech analytics solutions, announces the release of hundreds of new 844 vanity numbers and toll-free numeric phone numbers.
In December 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and SMS/800, the centralized system that manages all toll-free numbers in the United States, released the new 844 toll-free area code. This triggered the release of hundreds of thousands of toll-free phone numbers, including vanity 844 numbers, making them available to businesses nationwide.
According to Laura Noonan, vice president of marketing at 800response, Since the original release of 800 numbers almost fifty years ago, weve seen the demand for toll-free numbers continue to rise year-after-year. To meet the demand of businesses who use memorable toll-free vanity numbers in their advertising campaigns, and toll-free tracking numbers, the industry has had to create new toll-free area codes, the latest being 844.
Business owners and advertising agencies can now activate these new 844 vanity and call tracking numbers through 800response, who routes calls based on the geographic location of the calling party, which is known as shared-use technology.
According to a recent study from American Express, 63% of Americans continue to prefer direct contact through live conversations over the phone, or face to face, to resolve customer service related issues, like returning products or assistance with a product, versus contacting a company through email, social media or chat.
While 800 is still the gold standard in toll-free, these new 844 vanity numbers will fill the void the industry has been experiencing, providing companies and their advertising partners with many more opportunities to obtain a vanity number that suits their business. We know the majority of people today still prefer to reach the companies they do business with and have a human connection through a phone call, so its important, and a smart strategy, for these companies to advertise a phone number as the call-to-action for consumers, says Noonan.
Vanity numbers are valuable to businesses as they establish and develop brand presence. These advertising response tools are also proven to generate twenty-five to fifty percent more inbound leads when used across all elements of an advertising campaign like DirectTV response, television, radio, and outdoor advertising.
800response maintains the widest selection of vanity 800 numbers available today, and offers these dynamic advertising tools to increase response rates and improve ROI for businesses in North America. Services include a sophisticated call routing platform, real-time call tracking reports, call recording, and speech analytics solutions. For more information, visit http://www.800response.com, or call 1-800-NEW-SALE.
Source: American Express 2012 Global Customer Service Barometer; Findings in the United States
Blackwood, NJ (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
So, without further ado, congrats to the 2014 Top 30 Twitter Small Business Experts – the #Tweet30. The experts are listed alphabetically by twitter handle – it is almost impossible to rank the experts, as these small business leaders are all great!
@bhalligan Brian Halligan- Author of Inbound Marketing, CEO of HubSpot
@brianmoran Brian Moran- Formerly at Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Success Magazine, and Wall St. Journal
@DaveKerpen Dave Kerpen – Chairman of Inc 500 company Likeable Media
@Garyvee Gary Vaynerchuk- Wall Street Journal and NY Times Best-Selling author
@johnulzheimer John Ulzheimer- Credit Educator & Credit Author
@lizstrauss Liz Strauss- Founder of SOBCon and social business strategist
@Rieva Rieva Lesonsky- CEO GrowBiz Media. Small business journalist, advocate, and best-selling author
@SynergyBizNWA Barbara Taylor- Blogger, NY Times contributor, and Business broker
@randfish Rand Fishkin- CEO & founder of Moz. The SEO Guru
@Timberry Tim Berry- Founder of Palo Alto Software
To follow and view the complete list of small business experts click here.
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Nonprofit Marketer of the Year
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The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) honored three nonprofit marketing leaders at its Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Chicago, IL, on July 16, 2009. Eric Overman, Operation Smile, received the Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award, and Anne Bergquist, YMCA of Metro Chicago, and David J. Neff, American Cancer Society High Plains, received the Special Marketing Initiatives and Social Media subcategory awards, respectively. The AMA/AMAF Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Awards honor extraordinary leadership and achievement in the field of nonprofit marketing.
Eric Overman is Director of Online Communities and Social Media at Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org), an international medical charity dedicated to mobilizing a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe.
Since joining the organization in 2006, Eric has launched its first Online and Interactive department, promoted integrated marketing programs, and introduced new technologies to increase donor engagement and empower supporters to also become advocates and fundraisers. These efforts generated 30 percent annual online revenue growth and resulted in email list growth of 500 percent. Eric is currently launching branded online communities and leading the charge to integrate social media into the marketing mix, as well as deploying an internal social business software platform to enhance global communications.
Eric’s blog, Disrupt IT (www.ericoverman.com), explores the impact of the emerging disruptive technologies and media on the nonprofit world. Eric lives in Virginia Beach, VA, with his wife, Karen, and two children. He serves as president-elect of the Hampton Roads American Marketing Association and holds an MBA from William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.
Anne Bergquist, Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing for the YMCA of Metro Chicago (www.ymcachgo.org), joined the Y in 2002. She is responsible for the Y’s brand image through its corporate marketing program that drives annual membership revenue in excess of million from more than 120,000 members at 19 branches across Chicagoland.
In addition to the corporate marketing strategy, Anne directs the development and execution of the marketing plans at each YMCA membership branch, enabling customization with consistent brand identity using guerrilla marketing, advertising, and promotional tactics at the local level. As a result of her efforts, from 2003 to 2006 the Y grew membership revenue by million and increased retention by 11 percent.
During her tenure at the Y, Anne restructured the corporate marketing department to function as an in-house agency serving 19 membership branches, six Human Services programs, and four resident camps. She also developed a comprehensive graphic design/copy template system for membership marketing, retention, and fundraising materials, ensuring maximized internal resources and consistent brand identity across the association. In addition, Anne developed and directed the Y’s first image awareness campaign tied to the YMCA’s 150th anniversary in 2008.
Anne has a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, Kent, reside in Chicago.
David J. Neff is the Director of Web, Film and Interactive Strategy for the American Cancer Society’s High Plains division (www.cancer.org) and is also the Executive Director of Lights. Camera. Help (www.lightscamerahelp.com).
In his capacity at the American Cancer Society, David directs all Web and interactive strategies and online properties for six states in addition to managing the division’s eRevenue strategy, social networking/media strategy, and online community strategy. As the executive director of Lights. Camera. Help, he is working to start the world’s first nonprofit-focused film festival.
David is a two-time recipient of a Futuring and Innovations grant, which he used to create C-Tools and SharingHope.TV (www.sharinghope.tv). C-Tools was the first PDA software tool for the prevention of cancer developed by the American Cancer Society, and SharingHope.TV is the nonprofit world’s first totally user-generated content Web site. In 2009, the Austin American Statesman recognized David as one of the top 25 Social Media People in the state of Texas.
David earned his BS in Public Relations from the University of Texas with a minor in Business from the McCombs School of Business. He currently lives in Austin, TX.
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St. George, Utah (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
LogMyCalls, the award-winning call tracking and Conversation Analytics SaaS, released a fresh, new infographic today detailing call tracking SaaS growth. The infographic is the first in a series of infographics that LogMyCalls will create this year.
See the LogMyCalls 2013 Year-in-Review Infographic here.
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