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Using Call Tracking Metrics to Understand Your Audience

Advertising can be tricky. You want your ads to be clever, intriguing, and original, as well as seen (and responded to) by the right audiences. Many companies invest large amounts of money into outside market research on trends, demographics, and more to get a better sense of how they should present themselves. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated if you know how to use call tracking and call tracking metrics.

The truth is that your best source of marketing data is your incoming calls. Those callers are reaching out to you because of your advertising, so they are the people you want to focus on. And you can obtain invaluable knowledge about them by using a call tracking phone number in your ads. Call tracking metrics provide the data to answer the following questions:… Read more » 

5 Ways Vanity Phone Numbers Bring in New Business During Hard Times

800response has always promoted the benefits of vanity phone numbers. But it is our comprehensive lead tracking and analytics solution that helps businesses optimize advertising efforts and provide exceptional customer experiences for every incoming call. We also understand that lead generation has to start somewhere, especially during an economic crisis.

That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to highlight the value of lead-generating vanity phone numbers. To begin, studies show that companies using vanity numbers as part of their marketing strategy see a 25-50% increase in incoming calls. So if your marketing team is looking for ways to boost inbound leads, here are 5 ways toll-free vanity phone numbers can bring in new business…. Read more » 

How to Track Successful Ad Campaigns with Call Tracking Reports

A lot of time and money go into your ad campaigns, and you want to be sure they will produce the desired results. That’s just one of the many benefits of call tracking reports.

Call tracking reports give you the information you need to formulate effective ad strategies. By adding unique local or toll-free tracking phone numbers to all of your campaigns, you can receive valuable data on multiple call tracking metrics. This provides you with a complete overview of your call volume. … Read more » 

Supporting Customer Service Departments in the Wake of the Coronavirus

Of course, even in normal circumstances, almost everyone has had a bad customer service experience. It’s bad enough when it happens then. But it’s especially bad for businesses already struggling, especially when people have more time on their hands to share bad reviews online. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that customer service departments consistently provide excellent service to callers. Here are some common stumbling blocks, and their solutions.

Long wait times are arguably one of the biggest complaints from callers. Studies show that callers will hang up after a certain amount of time. What’s worse is that an already angry caller will either hang up and call back even angrier, or hang up and never call again. Without a way to retrieve missed calls, businesses will lose customers and potentially, new revenue…. Read more » 

3 Ways Call Routing Can Work For You While You Work From Home

800response has helped our customers meet these challenges using the call routing services that we have offered for years. From rerouting calls to remote agents to anticipating customer concerns, we’re helping businesses like yours adjust to the shifting landscape of COVID-19.

Here are three ways call routing can work for you while you and your employees work from home.

While there are various advanced routing tools to direct your incoming calls to different store locations, you can also route them to other locations in any manner you choose. You can have the call ring to the agents in a round-robin fashion, route all calls to ring to a single agent, or prompt callers with a message that allows them to select the right person for the call. So rather than changing your tracking numbers, you just have to decide how you want to reroute those calls…. Read more » 

How to Qualify Inbound Leads for Marketing & Sales Teams

If you work in marketing or sales, your number one goal is to attract as many inbound leads as possible. But a large quantity of leads does not necessarily mean they are all high quality. And when your sales reps reach out to non-viable leads, they waste valuable time.

You’d be surprised by how much time you can save by qualifying inbound leads before they are assigned. With the proper lead qualifying process in place, your marketing team will have an easier time passing along sales qualified leads. Here’s quick guide on how to qualify inbound leads for marketing and sales teams…. Read more » 

How Recording Calls Reduces Agent Attrition & Other Benefits

Business owners typically have 3 main goals. They want to ensure that employees have the tools needed to succeed, to provide an exceptional customer experience, and to maintain a positive brand image. Recording calls and using insights from customer interactions can achieve all of this.

Implementing a call recording solution has become standard practice for many businesses, yet its value often remains unknown. If you’re considering a call recording solution, or you’re already recording calls but haven’t explored all of its applications, here are just a few benefits of call recording. … Read more » 

Taking the Mystery Out of Call Routing Software

When someone calls your business, you want to ensure that the caller will reach the person who can provide the best service for that caller’s particular needs. The best way to accomplish this is to implement call routing software. Call routing guarantees that each incoming call reaches the right business location, the right department, and the right person.

Call routing options have evolved over the years, and while this is certainly a good thing, it can be confusing for companies looking into call routing for the first time. How do they know which routing system is best for them and for their customers?… Read more » 

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Benefits of Joining Traditional and Digital Advertising

Meanwhile, digital marketing advocates view traditional advertising as obsolete and no longer effective. To them, using offline advertising is a sign that a company is stuck in the past. Clearly these two strategies are too different, right?

Wrong.

The truth is that digital and traditional advertising can not only work together, but the combination is shown to yield great results. A digital-traditional marketing mix can benefit businesses in the following ways:… Read more » 

Growing Your Business in a Local Market

While the trend is often relegated to food, “buying local” has become a significant credo for all kinds of shoppers. People are rejecting national brands and choosing businesses that help form the backbone of their communities. This movement is born out of more than a desire to “throwback” to the good old days. Consumers genuinely believe in the benefits of going local, and that creates a significant opportunity for small businesses.

However, giant conglomerates still generate their fair share of revenue, so you’ll need to take a proactive approach if you want to establish yourself as a pillar of the community…. Read more »