The Client - Grogan's Towne Chrysler (Our client since February 1996)

The Production

The copy informs callers about some of the many types of value that Grogan's Towne provides, including several convenience features, from their online car shopping, to the Kelley Blue Book tool and car loan payment calculator on their website.

That content gives callers in the market for a new or used vehicle even more reasons to buy from Grogan's Towne. Also, the friendly, casual voiceover is inviting and helps callers feel welcome.

The Writer's Thoughts

"With Grogan's Towne, we use a lighter touch, mixing in a little humor," said Creative Consultant Andrea Poteet. "Grogan's Towne provides a lot of customer benefits, and the humor helps those benefits stand out a bit more for callers on hold."

About Our Client

Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has served northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan for years from their location at 6100 Telegraph Road in Toledo. They sell new and pre-owned cars, provide complete automotive service, and offer their Express Lane Oil Change service.

Production Credits

Creative Consultant: Andrea Poteet
Voice Talent: Amy Scott
Recording Engineer: Don Binkley

The Client - OCP (Our client since February 1991)

OCP has been a leading interior and exterior contractor in Ohio since 1968. We create quarterly On Hold Marketing productions for the company to reinforce its value and keep callers aware of the many types of construction projects that the OCP team is working on.

The Production

As we were recording, we realized that the copy felt almost like a classic NFL Films script, with its references to "city skylines across Ohio" and "people who make buildings rise up." We believe that interpretation coincides with the look and feel of OCP's new website as well, with its strong black and white images and elements of mid-century modern style. A powerful industrial music track completes the sound.

The Writer's Thoughts

"The theme of 'defining the skyline' is a powerful visual metaphor," said writer Bob Seybold. "It was the perfect catalyst to help me to create a script to give callers a sense of OCP's experience, their abilities with the tools of the building trade, and their people who create those skylines all over Ohio." 

How We Reinforce OCP's Branding

The company recently embarked on a re-branding effort to emphasize the power and scope of its work and the outstanding resources it brings to every project. The tag line for their new marketing program is "defining the skyline," and our On Hold Marketing explains how OCP does that; literally, by referencing the many buildings they construct in major cities across the Buckeye state, and figuratively, by setting the industry standard for performance with the latest technology, the best practices and the most experienced workforce.

Production Credits

Creative Consultant: Bob Seybold
Voice Talent: Scott Greggory
Recording Engineer: Don Binkley

The Client - Mountain View Tire (Our client since August 2005.)

It's been our privilege to work with the Mitsos family, owners of Mountain View Tire and Auto Service. We provide their quarterly On Hold Marketing productions, while our sister agency, WebArt, designed and built their last two websites, and provides their ongoing Website Marketing, Email Marketing, and Online Video.

The Production

This On Hold Marketing production features two music changes and three voices, one of which is the company's Vice President Chris Mitsos. The copy reinforces a few of the benefits MVT provides, and includes many reasons to visit MountainViewTire.com, including a chance to win a free oil change via the website's Heard On Hold link.

The Client's Thoughts

"I have been working with BusinessVoice for about 10 years now," wrote Chris Mitsos. "Our relationship started with a simple OHM program and has developed into a full-blown marketing partnership."

"Prior to hiring BusinessVoice, our customers would hear 'dead air' when they were put on hold. That was not the type of 'WOW Experience' we wanted our customers to have. BusinessVoice continually delivers fresh content and relevant messages each and every quarter."

"With BusinessVoice we're constantly communicating with our customers, even when we're not talking to them. Customers want relevant information and are at ease when they know more about your company. The OHM program allows us to get more intimate with our customers on a daily basis. I can't imagine not having BusinessVoice as a marketing partner."

The Writer's Thoughts

"I want MVT's On Hold Marketing to reflect the experience that their team delivers," said writer Scott Greggory. "So, I work to make the copy tight and efficient, but at the same time warm, friendly and filled with good information that reinforces Mountain View's value to callers."

About Our Client

From their 30 locations across southern California, Mountain View Tire and Auto Service provides comprehensive automotive care, as well as tire sales and service. The team works to provide "the WOW experience" for each customer. The scores of testimonials on the MVT website are proof that they're gettin' it done.

With help from our nomination, Mountain View was named Modern Tire Dealer Magazine's 2011 Tire Dealer of the Year.

Production Credits

Creative Consultant: Scott Greggory
Voice Talent: Amy Scott, Scott Greggory and Chris Mitsos
Recording Engineer: Don Binkley

The Client - NAPA Auto Parts (Our client since January 1996.)

The Real Deal program is one of the benefits that NAPA offers its B-to-B customers. It allows auto repair shops to save money on the tools, equipment and supplies they need to serve their customers. A new set of Real Deal specials is offered every quarter, and we create a corresponding On Hold Marketing production for each.

The Style

As with NAPA's bi-monthly Sales Driver productions, we take a humorous approach with the Real Deal On Hold Marketing, too. B-to-B customers know they'll find what they need when they call NAPA, so rather than focus on everything NAPA can do for them, we work to create a fun, enjoyable on hold experience.

The Writer

Andrea Poteet conceives and writes the On Hold Marketing content for NAPA. "Andrea does great work for NAPA and her many other clients," said Director of BusinessVoice Steve Evert. "She's very funny, and incorporates humor effectively, while still informing callers about specific products and benefits."

About Our Client

NAPA maintains an amazing inventory of auto parts and accessories for both retail and wholesale customers. There are more than 6,100 NAPA stores spread across all 50 states. With that type of market penetration and decades worth of history it's no surprise that 91% of do-it-yourselfers know the NAPA Auto Parts name.

Production Credits

Creative Consultant: Andrea Poteet
Voice Talent: Amy Scott
Recording Engineer: Chris Zaharias

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The Client - MyOpenHouse.com (Our client since March 2013)

The Style

This fun, energetic On Hold Marketing production takes callers through several scenarios, from a pair of game shows, to an action hero film, to an operating room where a team of professionals works to revive a customer's credit score. We boosted the production value by adding several music styles, a handful of sound effects, and more than a dozen voices.

The Writer's Thoughts

"It's always fun when a client gives us the freedom to explore the many ways that humor can be used in On Hold Marketing," said Creative Consultant Bob Seybold. "MyOpenHouse.com chose BusinessVoice specifically because they loved the humorous work that we do, so it's an honor to have this production recognized as OHM of the Month."

About Our Client

MyOpenHouse.com provides realty, mortgage and credit services to residents of Southeast Texas. They're a one-stop, online shop for home buyers, and they make it more convenient to find and buy a home.

Production Credits

Creative Consultant: Bob Seybold
Voice Talent: Multiple
Recording Engineers: Chris Zaharias

Update

This On Hold Marketing production won a Judge's Choice Award at the 2015 MARCE Awards presented by the On Hold Messaging Association. Read the story here.

The Client - Binkelman (Our client since April 1996.)

Binkelman Corporation and its callers have been fans of our Humor On Hold™ since the mid-90s. "We have received many, many compliments on our on hold message,” wrote the company’s Rebecca Conrad. “Thanks for being so creative.” Our work for the company has also been recognized a handful of times by award show judges.

The Style

This particular On Hold Marketing production is unlike any we’ve ever created. It’s four minutes of what sounds like stream-of-consciousness thoughts on topics ranging from napping and canned chili to airborne snakes and jewelry crafted from missing teeth.

The Writer's Thoughts

“When creating humorous content for our clients, one of our goals is to take callers by surprise,” said writer Scott Greggory. “Most people don’t expect to enjoy a giggle or two while holding. So, the unexpected nature of the experience makes it even more enjoyable.”

“We’ve been creating Humor On Hold™ for Binkelman for many years, so I wanted to surprise their callers by delivering the content in an odd, new way.”

About Our Client

Binkelman Corporation provides parts to many companies, including those in the automotive, agriculture, mining, steel, glass and energy industries. Based in Toledo, Ohio, they also have facilities in Lima and Piqua, Ohio and Saginaw, Michigan. Learn more at www.Binkelman.com.

Production Credits

Creative Consultant: Scott Greggory
Voice Talent: Scott Greggory
Recording Engineers: Don Binkley / Chris Zaharias

Update

This On Hold Marketing production won a bronze award at the 2015 ADDY Awards. Read the story here.