Universal McCann has signed a partnership with award-winning voice-to-text company Spinvox. The deal is the first of its kind with a major media agency and will include deployment of the full range of Spinvox services across UM, and will also be made available across the agency’s total client base.
SpinVox is best known for its voicemail to text service which automatically converts any voice message and delivers it to the subscriber as an SMS to their mobile phone and/or email to their PC, PDA or Blackberry.
Its range of services also includes SpinVox Messenger - which allows customers to speak a text; SpinVox Blog - enabling people to speak a post directly to their blogsite; SpinVox Social Networks which allows posting on walls and spaces on social network sites such as Facebook and SpinVox CallMail - which helps manage call centre message flow.
SpinVox is also fast establishing itself in the enterprise Unified Communications marketplace as a major tool to help raise productivity and mobility, working with companies such as Avaya
Spinvox has been on trial in various parts of UM for six months and will be rolled out immediately across UM departments. The deal was brokered by Mark Middlemas, Universal McCann’s Managing Partner for Business Development and Spinvox Account Director, Julian Miller, and will run for an initial 12 month period with the option to renew.
SpinVox now operates on five continents and is available in English, Spanish, French, German Italian and Portuguese.
Mark Middlemas at UM said, “We are delighted with this unique SpinVox partnership- it is the perfect, integrated business solution for UM. It is critical we continue to improve and innovate and this deal allows us to do just that. It reinforces UM’s total commitment to client service excellence and adding value at every level of our clients’ businesses.
It really is the perfect business tool and will enable our teams to even more effectively and efficiently service our clients going into 2009. The internal feedback has been extremely positive and we look forward to working with Spinvox across 2009.”
Christina Domecq, SpinVox co-founder and CEO, said of the deal, “It is extremely gratifying to work with a creative and innovative partner such as UM. They have fully embraced the concept that not only does SpinVox enhance the efficiency of everyday working life, but that it is also a voice-to-content tool that can initiate, develop and improve communication – whether that’s with clients or with clients’ target customers.
The creative potential is there to generate multi-platform campaigns around messaging and we look forward to supporting UM to do just that “
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