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New data confirms just how prevalent robocalls have become. RingBoost’s Rick Dionisio and Ellen Sluder provided commentary for the report.   Every year, the number of robocalls grows.  For the first 10 months of 2018, Americans received over 38 billion robocalls, with an average of 117 per person. Robocalls are an annoyance – but scammers sometimes succeed in stealing innocent victims’ private information, making the issue also downright dangerous. Clutch, a B2B research firm in Washington, DC, surveyed nearly 700 phone

When we think of recognizable brands, our first instinct is to consider billion-dollar companies like Apple, Amazon, and Coca-Cola. In other words, global brands that are household names. In reality, most business owners and marketing leaders aren’t angling for an international brand… at least not right away! Instead, we look to the areas in which our target buyers gather, which tends to be closer to home. The potential for national recognition is attractive, but most brands are built step-by-step, expanding into

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Ask most sales and service professionals how they prefer to talk to customers and they’ll usually say in-person. For such amicable and persuasive individuals, meeting face-to-face is simply the best way to use their natural talents to serve clients.  Unfortunately, we can’t always be in the same room as those we want to help. Distance and scheduling clashes often combine to limit contact with customers to other channels, of which the telephone is the next best option.   When you’re on the


How Does the Brain Store a Phone Number?

Written by: on November 26, 2018

We’ve all been there. You hear a set of digits that you know you need to remember and ten seconds later, poof, they’re gone. Although it’s easy for individuals to shrug off this kind of short-term memory blip, small business owners and marketers have no such luxury. Taken as a single customer, it’s a lost lead or sale. Assessed across a full promotional campaign, it could be the difference between a runaway success or your marketing dollars going down the


What do you get for the person who has everything? Well, alongside the likes of Aston Martin and Swarowski, a custom phone number from RingBoost also makes the grade on this ridiculously awesome holiday gift guide from Goop!     Alternative Gift Ideas for 2018 Beyond the accepted gold standard items in the luxury category, Goop’s list sets off some interesting ideas for alternative gifting.  What caught our attention, inevitably, was the inclusion of a custom number from RingBoost, but there


While we have millions of unforgettable phone numbers to offer, at RingBoost we like to go the extra step and help our clients to build a brand around their new number. This is especially true when it comes to local business branding.  Of all the team, few have more experience and expertise in our field than Paul Faust, our SVP of Business Development. Paul flies all over the country to attend conferences, industry events, and talk to business owners at every

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Around this time last year we looked at the potential for changes in the rules governing toll-free numbers and how they are allocated. While it took a little longer than some expected, the FCC recently confirmed that its highly-anticipated auction of 833 numbers is in the works. The primary factors in this decision include: Ensure that high-value 833 numbers are awarded to those with the most potential to invest in and benefit from those numbers. Allow all parties an opportunity to


It’s well established in these pages that finding a better phone number is a must for your marketing strategy. But coming up with vanity number ideas to fuel your search? That’s not such a no-brainer! Although a custom number is inevitably an improvement on your standard set of digits – and a call is 41% more popular than an online contact form. according to a 2016 study by  Invoca – there are so many options available that business owners can be

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