This just in from Sam Margolis of Simple English News,
I just discovered something else that would not have been possible (or as easy to do) in an Evoca-less world. I am getting readers to send in New Year’s greetings in as many languages as possible.
Thanks for providing this opportunity,
Simple English News
And a few words about Simple English News and Sam, its founder:
Simple English News hopes to be what it says it is. Our desire is to make the news more understandable for those who are learning English.
Whose idea was it?
Simple English News was put together by Sam Margolis who thought that making the daily news more readable would be of great help to people learning English.
Sam worked for the United States Peace Corps in the small city of Papa in western Hungary where he taught English to high school students.
Afterwards Sam continued to work as a teacher and as a journalist. His writings have appeared in such places as The Independent, The International Herald Tribune, Wired Magazine, United Press International, The Globe and Mail, and several other publications
Seth wants an Xbox. Megan wants the next six lottery numbers and a bee-keeping kit. For the young and young-at-heart the Savannah Morning News teamed up with Evoca, our innovative Phone-to-Web technology company, to make it possible for anyone to express their wishes to Santa simply by phoning free of charge (912) 330-4255. Anyone can listen to a wide range of requests. Callers were asked to leave first name and list only, because Santa already knows who’s been naughty or nice.
Whether we enable phone-to-Web messages for Santa or for expressing opinions about civic issues, Evoca welcomes the opportunity to work with print media organizations like the Savannah Morning News that are pioneering the use of new technology to create compelling user-generated content. Fresh content brings print readers online and keeps online readers coming back.
The Savannah Morning News is owned by Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morris Communications Company, LLC. The Savannah Morning News publishes six weekly newspapers, numerous monthly publications for the Savannah area, and digitally publishes every day.
Tapping into the power of user-generated content to attract television program viewers online, Discovery Channel chose Evoca™ to make it easy for fans of Last One Standing to simply pick up a phone to create online voice comments and hear their heroes’ voices in response. The contestants record their answers by phone any time, any where. The results are rapidly posted to an attractive Discovery Channel-branded playlist player hosted by Evoca.
Airing the program on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM EST, Discovery Channel promotes the toll-free number for different contestants. Fans can participate by recording their questions for any of the six contestants: Brad: 866.920.9974; Corey: 866.920.9975; Jason: 866-920-9976; Mark: 866-920-9977; Rajko: 866-920-9978; and Richard – 866.920.9979.
When we say “Get a Phone for your Website” we really mean it. Media companies, cause marketing organizations, presidential campaigns, and other market leaders are finding that Evoca’s Phone-to-Web media services help them engage their audiences, fans, constituents, and customers with fresh online content created by people from around the globe. User-generated content is a proven asset for attracting online advertising and e-commerce revenue. Stay tuned for more Evoca Media Services success stories and get your own success story started with Evoca.