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Happy New Year to Our Blog Readers from 800response

As 2020 finally draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal blog readers. Whether you’re a subscriber, customer, partner, or a new visitor, you can count on us to provide quality content and practical advice on growing your business, even in a pandemic. The resilience businesses have shown in the last year has truly inspired us.

We’d like to use that inspiration in 20201 to renew our commitment to bringing you topics that matter to your business. We are always open to new ideas, so if there’s anything you’d like us to cover, please take a moment to drop us a line and let us know how we can improve. Stay tuned for some exciting new content in the coming year!… Read more » 

Attracting New Customers During COVID-19

Not surprisingly, your customers are your best resource for attracting new business. It’s more important than ever for companies to understand and connect with their clientele. Why?

Because it’s easier to attract and retain customers who feel that the company cares about them as people, and not just as consumers. And businesses can take a variety of approaches to get that message across. In this post, we’ll discuss a few simple methods for attracting new customers, even in a pandemic…. Read more » 

How to Use Customer Insights to Optimize Your PPC Advertising Campaigns

Why? Because marketers often forget that the experience their customers have with their products, services, and their brand can provide everything they need to create valuable ad campaigns. But it doesn’t end at the planning stage.

Your customers provide the key ingredients to success throughout the life of your campaigns. Here are the basic building blocks of PPC advertising campaigns, and how customer insights can inform them.

Determining your target audience should be the first step when creating ad campaigns. But this step is often skipped because advertisers tend to assume they know their target audience before doing any research. … Read more » 

Top 5 Must-Have Features in a Lead Generation and Tracking Solution

Lead generation and tracking campaign success are two of the biggest priorities for today’s businesses. Growing sales pipelines with qualified leads requires a deeper understanding of your marketing performance. But with so many options for lead generation and tracking tools to help meet these priorities, choosing the best solution can be difficult. Here are the top five features to look for when considering a lead generation and tracking solution.

When generating leads, toll-free vanity numbers are incredibly effective. Not only are they proven to be 14 times easier to recall than numeric numbers in advertising; they also increase brand awareness. Memorable vanity numbers will help consumers remember your businesses when they need specific goods or services. Ultimately, this results in generating more inbound leads. Additionally, vanity numbers help qualify leads…. Read more » 

Meet Your Client Engagement Specialist – Dawn Tremmel

At 800response, we take pride in our Client Engagement Services, mostly because our CES team is made up of some amazing people. This week, we wanted our customers and readers to get to know Dawn Tremmel, who has been a Client Engagement Specialist since 2017.

We had a chance to ask Dawn a few questions about working at 800response and her life outside the office. Here are her responses.

Well, I already have this booked, so it better be my Honeymoon Sandals resort destination in St. Lucia! We had to cancel both our wedding plans and our honeymoon last March due to the pandemic. Luckily, we were able to have an outside wedding in June. But I was so bummed to miss our well-planned tropical vacation, especially right in the middle of a Vermont winter. So COVID better not mess up our plans…again!… Read more » 

What’s the Difference Between Repeat Callers and Unique Callers?

Each call tracking number from 800response comes with 20 detailed call tracking reports to help our customers obtain valuable business and caller insights. Two of these reports—the Repeat Caller Detail and Unique Caller Detail—offer many benefits if you know how to use them. This post will explain the difference between repeat callers and unique callers, and how to use call tracking reports to improve your advertising strategies and close sales…. Read more » 

3 Custom Reports to Boost & Convert Inbound Leads

No two businesses are exactly the same. That’s why your lead generation, tracking, and analytics tools should be customizable. At 800response, our solutions provide users with the flexibility to customize reports to meet their unique business needs. Here are just three reports from 800response that can be adapted to help you get more inbound leads, and turn them into customers.

Whether you want to route calls to different locations or within the office, 800response has you covered. We can route incoming calls to the nearest office site based on the caller’s zip code or area code. We also offer geo-based call routing, which identifies the physical location of callers and routes them accordingly (very handy for cell phone calls). … Read more » 

Beyond Call Metrics: Caller Insights for the Marketing Manager

Recently, we discussed call tracking metrics, and which ones you should be using in your campaigns. For many marketing managers (or VPs of Marketing, Marketing Directors, etc), any insight into what will ultimately be a successful marketing/advertising/promotions campaign is critical. Now it’s time to get a little more granular with the planning stage.

Call volume trends and consumer profiles can provide useful insights if you know what to look for. Here are a few trends to watch and how they can help you improve marketing campaigns:… Read more » 

Quality Management Made Easy with Sentiment Analysis

Employee-customer interactions are a key part of a business’s success, particularly over-the-phone interactions. These conversations can have a profound impact on the customer experience. That’s why many businesses use call recording and speech analytics tools to enhance quality management.

But how a person says something can be just as important as what was said in the conversation. Many of us have heard someone say one thing, but the person’s tone of voice indicated something entirely different. That’s why analyzing customer tone during phone conversations is a crucial part of creating an exceptional customer experience. A sentiment analytics solution helps improve quality management in the following ways: … Read more » 

Qualify and Manage Leads with Consumer Profiles

Call tracking data is a great tool to use for this first step. This data includes caller demographics, such as callers’ names, addresses, home value, and more. But what if you could obtain even more detailed data?

You can with Consumer Profiles. This feature provides access to more in-depth information on your inbound leads to gain a comprehensive understanding of every new prospect. Once you have this information, you can determine the best way to turn those prospects into customers. Consumer profiles can help manage leads in the following ways:… Read more »