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Monday, 19 August 2013 11:22

Why You Should Put Yourself On Hold

Put Yourself On HoldI know: why would you call your own company and ask to be put on hold, right? 

The answer: Because your company puts customers on hold, and you want to make sure their experience is the best it can be.

Checking your automated systems - such as your On Hold Marketing, website and others - to make sure they're functioning properly is well worth your time.

When you go to our blog post on the topic, you can listen to some unfortunate audio that would make any Marketing Director cringe. It just may inspire you to review your own systems. Read "Put Yourself On Hold" on the BusinessVoice website. 

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:11

Does the World Know What You Do?

Party Supplies BWould you ever guess that this building is a great source of party supplies?

No?

Neither did anyone else, so the company is going out of business.

Party CentralA nondescript, brick office suite with small windows and a sign that's barely visible from the road does not scream "Come inside and get your fun!"

The company didn't clearly communicate its value. Maybe they thought that, simply by opening a store, customers would come. It rarely works that way.

As a marketer, a big part of your job is making it easy for people to find you and then buy from you. If potential customers can't see what you do as they drive by, you're losing business. If they can't find your website with a Google search of your product category, you're losing business. If you don't consistently remind even long-time customers about all the ways you can serve them, you're losing business.

One of our best clients is Mountain View Tire, a 30-store chain in southern California. And you guessed it, they sell tires. But 63% of their revenue comes from automotive service. So, with our encouragement, they recently adjusted the public name of their company to Mountain View Tire and Auto Service.

Earth shattering?

Not exactly. But soon, their signs, website, radio spots, On Hold Marketing, and all of their other visual and audible touchpoints will deliver even more value, letting people know - maybe for the first time -that Mountain View provides automotive service, as well as tires.

Consumers are too busy to guess about what you do. And they have plenty of other choices if you're too hard to find. Make it as easy as possible for potential customers to choose you. 

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Friday, 01 February 2013 09:20

BusinessVoice Wins ADDY Awards

BusinessVoice and our web division teamed up to win two Silver ADDYs at the 2013 ADDY Awards ceremony. Presented by The Advertising Club of Toledo, the event was held February 28th at the Seagate Centre in downtown Toledo.

BusinessVoice was recognized for a humorous On Hold Marketing production it created for Binkelman Corporation of Toledo, Ohio. 

Our web division was awarded for its entry in the Mixed Media category. The elements included the website, Facebook page and radio campaign that the team created for Spirit Services of Columbus, Ohio.

Since 1994, the BusinessVoice team has been recognized more than 100 times with local, regional, national and international awards for creative and marketing excellence.

The Advertising Club of Toledo is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation. It sponsors the annual ADDY Awards to encourage and acknowledge the creation of outstanding advertising by local agencies and marketers.

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