Welcome St. Vincent De Paul!

Filed under: testimonials — admin @ 3:56 pm

~ This was posted on - April 20, 2014

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Now that all of the holiday 2013 productions are wrapped up…. Here’s a moment to tell you something important to us at Hold Time:

Hold Time has a huge variety of on-hold clients – tanning salons, engineering firms, and several nonprofits like St. Vincent de Paul of Portland.   I’m convinced that the economic trend of “hollowing out” the middle class is accelerating now after the recession, and it should not fall to the government solve that problem.  Many are less fortunate than we are, and live in a constant state of genuine need … And it isn’t necessarily their fault.   If you’ve got a little extra money left over this year for charitable purposes, consider feeding the hungry here in Portland and volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul.

Those of you with been around for a while, may remember the multitude of thrift stores St. Vincent de Paul used to run.   Several years ago, St. Vincent de Paul decided that they were not in the business of thrift stores… But rather here to help the distressed, and hungry.  Now, their food distribution warehouse in Portland delivers almost 1,000,000 meals a year, and $.97 of every dollar donated is spent on the needy.

Some receive their food directly from St. Vincent de Paul, but of their perishable and nonperishable items are distributed through intermediary charities like Meals on Wheels.  In areas where people are hungry but unserved, they own a kitchen bus to deliver meals to distressed groups outside the metro area, like Estacada and Mollala.

Their headquarters are not fancy, and as I got to know them I can see that every available dollar was going out to someone who needed it.  I was particularly impressed with a large number of volunteers that work in the warehouse, and staffed the office part-time.   We’ve also been delighted to have their director, Anna Plasterer, over for a Musical Potluck at our home!

From Bolan house, we thank you for using our little family business – Hold Time Music.  I often say to new customers, “I can’t promise to solve all of your marketing problems, but I effectively get the word out for everybody who uses your phone system.”  That’s what were good at, and we are grateful that you agree!


Welcome to Schulhof Veterinary Hospital!

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~ This was posted on - March 13, 2012

Schulhoff Veterinary Service 03-2012

What they do:

Schulhoff Animal Hospital serves an affluent community of pet lovers in Connecticut from remodeled mansion that was used (briefly) as General Sherman’s headquarters in the Civil War.  It’s a family-run business, that really took the time to communicate the feel of their pet hospital; And so, our writing on this project achieved the best type of on-hold messaging content: stories!

Schulhoff Veterinary Service serves an affluent community in Conn UNUSUAL CASE, BOA CONSTRICTOR, PT.1

DOCTOR BENYEI TELLS AN AMUSING STORY ABOUT WHEN HE WAS FIRST STARTING OUT AS A YOUNG VET, WILLING TO TACKLE ANYTHING THAT CAME ALONG.  ONE SATURDAY MORNING THE EXAM ROOM WAS FULL OF LITTLE SICK POODLES AND CATS.  A FEW MINUTES LATER DOCTOR BENYEI LOOKED UP AND THE ROOM WAS EMPTY, EXCEPT FOR A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD BOY SITTING THERE WITH A PAPER SHOPPING BAG.  THE REST OF THE STORY, IN TEN SECONDS…

UNUSUAL CASE, BOA CONSTRICTOR, PT. 2

AS DOCTOR BENYEI WAS STARING WITH CURIOSITY AT THE SHOPPING BAG, OUT POKED A HEAD AND PEERED AROUND LIKE A PERISCOPE ON A SUBMARINE.  IT WAS A SIX-FOOT BOA CONSTRICTOR WITH AN UPSET STOMACH!  WELL, OF COURSE DOCTOR B. TOOK CARE OF THAT POOR SNAKE!  WHATEVER’S AILING YOUR PET, BRING IT IN AND WE’LL MAKE IT ALL BETTER!  TELL US ABOUT IT, WHEN WE RETURN TO THE LINE.

Marketing Challenge:

Every veterinary clinic wants their customers to do two things 1) come back for regular checkups, and 2) Use them for the scope of services that they provide.  Schulhoff Veterinary Hospital has a dog and cat boarding service which is the best in the area.  Cats can freely roam around on furniture in a dedicated room, and watch the action outside through an antique picture window as the sun streams through. Sounds like the perfect cat holiday for me!

Equipment:

Veterinary service has a strong seasonal aspect: Summer for vaccines and outdoor issues, Holiday for “keep your pets away from…”, and Winter for cold-weather issues.  So, Schulhoff needed to update their production seasonally.  Hold Time installed a player that automatically updates their productions over the internet within two hours of it being completed in our studio.  Best of all, Schulhoff’s doesn’t have to do anything but approve the production… Hold Time handles the rest!

Schulhoff was referred to us through our website, www.holdtimestudios.com, but not to the home page, they told me.  Curiously, the keywords “music on hold Avaya” takes the search engines to the Installation Page ( see hyper link here ), which lists instructions for many types of phone systems.


The wild side of creative on hold marketing

Filed under: testimonials — admin @ 4:02 pm

~ This was posted on - September 28, 2011

So, Hal at ilikestuff.com is one of my favorite customers because he let’s us do pretty much whatever we want.  Here’s a testimonial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOh6g_0NEzI






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