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Celebrating an Anniversary with Some Interesting Stats

By Steve Evert

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Q: What’s five years old, is 32 hours long, and started with the swine flu?

A: The BusinessVoice News Network (BVNN).

The BVNN is a unique service that delivers interesting news and information each weekday to callers on hold in several states. The stories are interspersed with your existing On Hold Marketing content.

And today – March 5, 2015 – is the BVNN’s fifth anniversary.

Since that first on hold report, writer / producer Bob Seybold has researched and recorded 3,861 stories for the 1,287 editions of the BVNN. That adds up to 32 hours of audio. And yes, that first edition included a story on disposing of unused swine flu vaccine.

(See all the BVNN stories here.)

If each of the 212,000 words written for BusinessVoice News Network stories was printed in 12 point Times font and laid end to end, they would stretch for 1.2 miles.

That’s probably not the most valuable insight you’ll receive today, but don’t let it fool you: the BusinessVoice News Network is a great source of interesting content for callers on hold. And because it’s delivered via a digital, no-touch system, you or your team won’t have to lift a finger to make sure it’s updated each weekday.

Want more details on the BVNN? Email Steve Evert or call +1 800.473.9005.

In the meantime, take a look at a few of Bob Seybold’s recent favorites from the BusinessVoice News Network: