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Voice Broadcasting Check off list –

 

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What is it you should be looking for in a voice broadcasting service?  It's not easy to find a legitimate service that you can count on.  Here's a concise article on what it is that you should look for.  

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When you need to get a message out to employees, members, the general public, or other large groups of people, call broadcasting is the fast and cost efficient way to go. With a message broadcast, you send an automated call by recording a message and designating individuals or groups on your contact list to receive it. The back-end work of transmitting the call is done by voice broadcast services. Because of the popularity of automated phone calling, the number of online voice broadcasting services is growing quickly. However, not all of them work in the same manner or offer the same degree of services and features. When shopping around for a voice broadcasting company, there are certain things to look for to be sure you are receiving quality service and value for the price.

What’s the Platform

Voice broadcasting systems either work via phone broadcast software or a Web-based system platform. The two are very different from one another. Here’s how:

Automated calling software – This requires the user to download voice broadcast software to a computer. With a software-based automated phone system, you open the software on your desktop, follow the prompts, then select send voice message and it is transmitted over your phone lines or Internet connection. Only the computer with the software on it can send voice messages. When choosing this voice blasting method, it’s important to find out whether free voice broadcasting software is included in the price of the service plan, or if you have to purchase the software separately.

Web-based platform – With this automated calling system, there is no software to download, so it offers more flexible voice broadcasting solutions in terms of where and when you set up your broadcast call. With a Web-based automated voice message service, you go online and sign into your voice messaging system account, record your message using your computer or telephone, select your contacts, schedule the phone broadcasting day and time, and then select send phone call and the system sends out your automated telephone call using your Internet connection. Because it’s Web-based, you can send a voice message to a phone from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

What Features Are Available

Besides the basic system platform, some broadcasting message companies include additional features with their plans to accommodate the diverse needs of its users. Some of these features are functional, while others promote convenience.

An example of a functional feature is the ability to set a reminder phone call, an essential feature for appointment-based businesses. Another is the option to conduct a voice mail broadcast, which uses a telephone’s voice mail system if the call is not answered. With broadcast phone calls, the ability of the system to recognize whether automated calls are being answered by a live voice and if they’re not, to automatically deliver voice mail messages, is crucial in ensuring your broadcast voice message is being heard in a timely fashion….More at What to Look For in a Voice Broadcasting Service

 

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Voice Broadcasting for political marketing – rules to live by

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A dear competitor of ours has some nice info about robocalls.  Though their pricing is over priced, they do provide some good rules to live by for your campaigns.  

If you don't you'll get gored!:

 

1. Use a C-NAM Service to Customize the Caller Name above the Phone Number

C-NAM caller name display is controlled by a central database that carriers dip into in order to retrieve the subscriber name bound to a phone number. C-NAM services exist due to specialized relationships with underlying carriers to have access to controlling the caller name associated with a phone number.

Instead of displaying Unknown you could instead display Vote for Joe or Political Call. The limit is 15 alpha numeric characters. The idea is that you can give the called party a chance to identify the source of the call before they answer the phone.

2. Offer DNC Removal

If you are going to call the same list more than one time, you should offer the called party the chance to remove themselves from your list. Potential voters will become frustrated if they are receiving unwanted calls and do not have the ability to remove themselves from the database.

You should also leave a follow up message after they press the touch-tone to remove themselves. You could say “Your number has now been removed from our system, we apologize for any inconvenience.” This is a lot better than hanging up the phone immediately after the touch-tone is pressed, because the caller gets a confirmation rather than being disconnected.

3. Identify Yourself to Start the Call

You should start the call by identifying yourself to the called party. This will ensure you are following various state laws that require proper identification of the call.

4. Never Call the Same Phone Number More than Once per Week

The service is more effective if you refrain from calling the same phone number too often. If the caller finds it an annoyance, it may not help your campaign with that particular voter.

5. Use the Proper Data

Having the proper data is crucial to the success of your campaign. Campaign Managers will want to obtain Voter Registration Data from their respective state office. Many states have laws that only allow residents of the state to obtain this data.

…More at Five Ways to Gain an Edge with Political Robo Calls – Broadcast Newsroom

 

 

Voice Broadcasting Pros Blog Begins!

With so much movement in the voice broadcasting world, we thought it was time to start a blog.

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We’ll be covering all the latest and pertinent information about marketing and voice broadcasting.  Our clients are interested in everything marketing … it’s not just about voice broadcasting.

Since we’re focused on our client’s profits first, we will provide real-world marketing information right here.

Keeping up-to-date on what’s happening with the  marketing community is imperative in the new economy.  Since things are moving at the speed of light now, you have to stay on top of everything now.

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