Press Media Releases From Voices.com

Voices.com CEO 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Published by Lin Parkin

July 17, 2013

For over 20 years, entrepreneurs around the globe have received recognition from the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with more than 50 countries participating every year. The Canadian finalists for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, including David Ciccarelli of London, Ontario-based Voices.com, were recently announced.

These entrepreneurs represent 5 regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, and Pacific. In a statement issued by Ernst & Young, it was revealed that, "of the 128 nominees spanning our region (Ontario), the judges narrowed the field down to 36 deserving entrepreneurs in nine categories."

The topic of "job creation" across the nominated entrepreneurs' ventures has emerged as the theme of this year's awards, an initiative that Ciccarelli tackles head-on daily at Voices.com.


 

Canadian Tech Firm Voices.com is One of Nation's 200 Fastest-Growing Companies

Published by Lin Parkin

June 5, 2012

Voices.com is recognized for the third time as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. The online marketplace for sourcing voice-over talent demonstrated its ability to grow in a depressed economy and earned the 41st spot on the 2012 PROFIT 200 list.


 

Voices.com Wins Outstanding Achievement In E-Commerce from Interactive Media Awards

Published by Lin Parkin

June 14, 2011

ima_large.jpgVoices.com, the leading online marketplace for the voice over industry, was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Website Development by the Interactive Media Awardsâ„¢. The honour recognizes that the company has met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web's most professional work. The site was honoured specifically for excellence in E-Commerce.

The judging consisted of various criteria including design, usability, and innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area -- an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each quarter.

David Ciccarelli, CEO of Voices.com said, "This award is especially meaningful to us as it pertains directly to the fulfillment of one of the greatest needs our customers face when doing business online - a buyer's satisfaction guarantee for the quality of services rendered and the seller's procurement of payment for a job well done."

About Voices.com

Voices.com is the industry leading website that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our innovative SurePayâ„¢ escrow service and our award-winning Web application. Voices.com has a global network of over 25,000 voice actors in over 100 languages and currently serves more than 107,220 users online. Over 69,662 MP3 voice-over demos are listened to by 1,159,901 unique visitors, creating 6911 job opportunities on average, each and every month.

About The Interactive Media Awards

The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a non-profit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition seeks to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet.

Media Contact

Lin Parkin
lin@voices.com
Toll Free: 1-888-359-3472
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM - 4PM E.S.T


 

Voices.com Honoured as a Featured Company by the City of London

Published by Lin Parkin

February 8, 2011

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On February 7th 2011 Voices.com was honoured to receive The Featured Company of London Award from the City of London and the London Economic Development Corporation. The award recognizes Voices.com's success, growth and impact on the London economy.

"The team at Voices.com is honoured to receive the Featured Company of London Award," says David Ciccarelli, Co-Founder of Voices.com. "Our success has been a collective effort and this recognition serves as encouragement to the entire team at Voices.com and to the London technology community as we continuously strive to be leaders in the digital media field."

Voices.com defines their unique culture using the three Ps; People, Planet and Profit.

People

The company makes a point of working with emerging leaders and staff who specialize in a variety of disciplines resulting in a group of people with the knowledge and passion to serve their customers in a world-class manner. Additionally, Voices.com has aligned itself with many community organizations such as The Tech Alliance, The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College.

Planet

Voices.com is also learning a new discipline, one that allows them to lessen their environmental impact when developing innovative products and services. This discipline is known broadly as sustainability. In this regard, Voices.com has located their head office in the LEED certified green building, The Convergence Center located on the Research Park campus at the University of Western Ontario.

Profit

In less than a decade the company went from a two person operation into a multi-million dollar organization employing fifteen people, with plans to double staff by the end of 2011. Voices.com is utilizing operating income to reinvest in the community, its staff and through organizations such as The United Way and World Vision.

To learn more about Voices.com, visit:

http://www.voices.com/company/sustainability

http://www.voices.com/company/technology

To find out more about the LEDC Awards, go to:
http://www.ledc.com/

About Voices.com

Voices.com is an online marketplace that connects businesses with professional voice over talent. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies all rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talent. Companies that have used Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Western Union, Ford, GM, the US Army, the US Government and more.

Media Contact

Lin Parkin
Phone: 1-519-858-5071
Toll Free: 1-888-359-3472
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM - 4PM E.S.T.
lin@voices.com


 

Voices.com Nominated In The Business Achievement Awards

Published by Lin Parkin

January 5, 2011

london-chamber-of-commerce.jpgVoices.com is pleased to announce that they were nominated for the Innovation Award in the Business Achievement Awards presented by The London Chamber of Commerce.

The Innovation Award recognizes new or existing technologies for the creation, development or improvement of products and services that lead to consistent growth and job creation in London, Ontario.

A made-in-Canada success story, Voices.com is leading an entrenched industry online by offering a unique web service which is now used by over 100,000 customers world-wide. Starting as a humble two person operation in 2003, the company has developed into a multi-million dollar operation employing a team of fifteen with continued plans for growth and development.

Voices.com co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, David Ciccarelli, says "This is a special time in our company's growth and it would be a gratifying achievement to be selected as the Innovation Award. This is a recognition sure to be celebrated by our entire team and the London technology community."

As one of Canada's fastest growing digital media companies, Voices.com has ranked twice on Profit Magazines Profit Hot 50 list. Alongside a number of other prestigious awards, the company has been recognized for its customer-centric approach to doing business. The charismatic Voices.com brand, industry expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction have fuelled a new era in how organizations of all sizes communicate using the persuasive power of the human voice.

The Business Achievement Awards will be held at the London Convention Centre on March 23, 2011.

To register or to view a complete list of the awards and nominees, go to:
http://www.londonchamber.com/events/business_achievement_awards/

To learn more about Voices.com, visit:
http://www.voices.com/company/technology

About The London Chamber Of Commerce

Established in 1982 to acknowledge and celebrate local achievement, the Business Achievement Awards have become London's most prestigious business event of the year. Designed to publicly recognize London businesses that exemplify excellence, to be a finalist for an award is in itself a great accomplishment.

About Voices.com

Voices.com connects businesses with professional voice talent. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies all rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talent with the assistance of our innovative SurePayâ„¢ escrow service and our award-winning Web application. Voices.com has a global network of over 25,000 voice actors in over 100 languages and currently serves more than 107,220 users online. Over 69,662 MP3 voice-over demos are listened to by 1,159,901 unique visitors, creating 6911 job opportunities on average, each and every month.

Media Contact

Lin Parkin
Phone: 1-519-858-5071
Toll Free: 1-888-359-3472
media@voices.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM EST


 

Amy Taylor Celebrates Winning Best Female Voice

Published by Lin Parkin

January 3, 2011

Amy&Grace Taylor Voicey Winners.jpgAmy Taylor, a voice over professional based in the United States, is the current winner of the Voicey Award for Best Female Voice. To add to the excitement, Taylor's daughter, Grace, also won an award in the category of Best Child Voice. Mother and daughter were elated to be able to share in this momentous occasion.

"It was thrilling to be acknowledged by my peers by receiving the Voicey. I'm speechless" says Taylor. "I was especially happy for Grace. She works so hard at her craft."

The Taylor's are close enough to New York City that they can travel there if asked to by clients. But thanks to technologies like ISDN and Source Connect, they can live in a small town, audition and even record the gig from their home studio.

The pair received matching Voicey Awards made of optical crystal, which are prominently displayed in their home recording studio.

You may have heard Amy's announcements while shopping at BJ's or Kmart. Or perhaps Amy's voice helps you navigate to your destination on your GPS. On TV, radio, on the web, on your phone or in your favorite store, Amy's voice can be heard in English and Spanish.

About Amy Taylor

Based in Harwinton, CT, award-winning bilingual voice over talent Amy Taylor speaks American English and Neutral Latin American Spanish. Some recent clients include Subway, South Beach Diet, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Western Union, Verizon Wireless, and Tilex.

About Voices.com

Based in London, Ontario, Canada; Voices.com provides a virtual exchange, facilitating business transactions between creative producers and voice-over professionals. Companies that have used Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Nortel, Ford, GM, the US Army, the US Government and more.

Media Contact

Lin Parkin
Phone: 1-519-858-5071
Toll Free: 1-888-359-3472
media@voices.com
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM EST.


 

London Based Company Finalist for Digital Technology of the Year at 2010 Canadian New Media Awards

Published by Lin Parkin

October 14, 2010

Canadian New Media AwardsDigital media innovator, Voices.com, is a finalist in the Canadian New Media Award for "Digital Media Technology of the Year." This is a new category for The CNMA, recognizing the Canadian technology that will most radically change the media landscape.

"We received more entries than any other year from almost every province in Canada, and we're thrilled to be recognizing such a diverse range of companies and individuals," says Jory Groberman, Executive Director of nextMEDIA. "Every year the bar is raised with innovative creativity, entrepreneurship, and pioneering technology."

Voices.com has created cutting edge technology that allows producers, casting directors, and businesses of all shapes and sizes to negotiate directly with the voice over talent without an agency intercession. The Voices.com marketplace enables people to post a job, and then receive responses based upon their specific project requirements. Their advanced system automatically analyzes client needs matching voice talent profiles and invites only the most qualified candidates to respond to a job posting.

Voices.com has previously been honoured by esteemed groups of Canadian thought leaders, movers and shakers, practitioners and pundits that selected the company as a KPMG and Backbone Magazine's PICK 20 Web 2.0 winner stating that Voices.com excelled in problem solving, innovation, collaboration as well as knowledge sharing and management.

David Ciccarelli, Voices.com co-founder/CEO, says "We are thrilled to be finalists for this prestigious award. This recognition serves as an encouragement to the London community as we continuously strive to be leaders in the digital media space."

Fellow London based company, Big Blue Bubble, has also made it into the finals in two categories including the Best Mobile Application and Best Web-based Game.

The Canadian New Media Awards Gala will be held on Wednesday December 1, 2010 at the Design Exchange in Toronto.

View a complete list of the 2010 CNMA finalists.

About The Canadian New Media Awards

The CNMAs are the country's only nationwide competition that celebrates the accomplishments of Canada's most successful digital media companies. Now in its 10th year, the Canadian New Media Awards are a part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada's leading forum for the convergence of all forms of digital media, taking place November 29 to 30, 2010 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The CNMA gala ceremony will be held December 1, 2010 on the Trading Floor of the Design Exchange.

About Voices.com

Voices.com is the industry leading website that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our innovative SurePayâ„¢ escrow service and our award-winning Web application. Voices.com has a global network of over 25,000 voice actors in over 100 languages and currently serves more than 107,220 users online. Over 69,662 MP3 voice-over demos are listened to by 1,159,901 unique visitors, creating 6911 job opportunities on average, each and every month.

Media Contact

Lin Parkin
Phone: 1-519-858-5071
Toll Free: 1-888-359-3472
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM - 4PM E.S.T.
lin@voices.com


 

Voices.com Grows by 228%, Ranks Number 34 on the PROFIT HOT 50

Published by Lin Parkin

September 15, 2010

Profit_Hot_50_2010_revised.jpgVoices.com, one of Canada's fastest growing digital media companies, has been recognized in PROFIT Magazine's "11th Annual PROFIT HOT 50."

"Being included among Canada's fastest growing companies for the second year in a row demonstrates how it's possible combine a big vision with laser-like focus to achieve rapid expansion in any economy," says David Ciccarelli, CEO of Voices.com. "We've creatively used technology to reach new customers, reduce costs, increase internal collaboration and communication, and create flexible work environments - a model that has proven effective."

Voices.com's online marketplace brings together the participants to conduct business simply and efficiently. Unique features and benefits include:

• Anytime, anywhere access to a global network of 25,000 voice over talents
• Projects are completed in 24-48 hrs, usually cutting production schedules in half
• Financial transactions are processed securely online, taking the complexity out of hiring professional voice talents

The PROFIT HOT 50 is the definitive ranking of Canada's Emerging Growth Companies. Published in the October issue of PROFIT magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT HOT 50 ranks young firms by two-year revenue growth.

"Creativity, foresight and focus are just some of the traits required to launch a successful business in today's volatile marketplace," says PROFIT editor Ian Portsmouth. "This year's PROFIT HOT 50 leaders have these qualities in abundance, plus many effective management ideas that other business owners would do well to borrow."

Learn more about Voices.com click: HERE

To view the Profit Hot 50 list click: HERE

About Voices.com

Voices.com is the industry leading online service that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our innovative SurePayâ„¢ escrow service and our award-winning Web application. Business clients span the spectrum from SME's to Fortune 500 companies, including NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and thousands more.

About Profit Magazine

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 28 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change.

Media Contact
Stephanie Ciccarelli
Phone: 1-519-851-9290
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM E.S.T.
media@voices.com


 

Voices.com Tops With Best in Class Service from The Interactive Media Awards

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 13, 2010

ima_2010.gifVoices.com, the voice over marketplace, was awarded top marks in a recent call for entries in the 2010 Interactive Media Awards, scoring 481 points out of a possible 500.

The London-based company serves a global customer base online, connecting businesses and media producers with professional voice over talent to complete their projects on time and within budget via the Internet.


 

Voices.com Grows by 534 percent, Ranks on the PROFIT HOT 50

Published by David Ciccarelli

September 8, 2009

Digital media star Voices.com has been recognized as one of Canada's fastest growing companies by PROFIT Magazine.

Voices.com, one of North America's fastest growing Internet brands and digital media companies, is pleased to announce that in PROFIT Magazine's "10th Annual PROFIT HOT 50," Voices.com has been recognized as Canada's #20 Emerging Growth Company.


 

KPMG Selects Voices.com as Innovative Company on Annual PICK 20 List

Published by Erica Stapleton

August 13, 2009

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Voices.com was identified for its innovative spirit and excellence on Backbone Magazine and KPGM's Annual PICK 20 List.


 

Voices.com Up for "Business of the Year" award from the Chamber of Commerce

Published by David Ciccarelli

March 12, 2009

london-chamber-of-commerce.jpgLondon-based company Voices.com has been nominated by the business community for consideration to receive honours associated with the mantle of "Business of the Year" awarded by the London Chamber of Commerce.


 

2nd Annual Voicey Award Winners Announced

Published by David Ciccarelli

February 21, 2008

Voice acting's biggest night celebrates voice actor performances and triumphs at the Voicey Awards, sponsored by Voices.com, the voice over marketplace.


 

Voices.com Announces Finalists for the 2nd Annual Voicey Awards

Published by David Ciccarelli

February 12, 2008

Finalists for the 2008 Voicey Awards have just been revealed, sources at Voices.com say.


 

Voices.com Winner at 7th Annual 1to1 Impact Awards

Published by David Ciccarelli

January 16, 2008

Voices.com was awarded the silver medal for the Full-Suite CRM category at the 1to1 Impact Awards celebrated during Frost & Sullivan Sales and Marketing Conference.


 

2008 Voicey Award Nominations Open for Voice Actors Online

Published by David Ciccarelli

January 3, 2008

Honoring the brightest and best voice over artists of the year, the 2008 Voicey Award nominations are now open at Voices.com.


 

Troy Lund Wins Prize in Voices.com 60 Second Pitch Contest

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 1, 2007

Troy Lund wowed Voices.com with his concise and conversational account of his voice acting services in a 60 second elevator pitch submitted via MP3.


 

Voices.com Reveals Winners of The Simpsons Sound Alike Challenge

Published by David Ciccarelli

September 24, 2007

The audience has spoken! After a two-week voting frenzy at the Voices.com website, five voice actors have emerged as favorites in the Voices.com Simpsons Sound Alike Challenge.


 

Voices.com Wins a CRM Elite Award

Published by David Ciccarelli

September 6, 2007

Voices.com, the most trusted marketplace for voice actors, has recently won a CRM Elite Award in recognition of their stellar success and rock-solid ROI using CRM processes and technology.


 

Vicki Amorose, Winner in Voices.com 60 Second Pitch Contest

Published by David Ciccarelli

August 30, 2007

Vicki Amorose, Voice Talent and Narrator, used her personalized voice acting style to prove that the pen and the voice are mightier than the sword.


 

Simpsons Sound Alike Challenge Finalists Announced at Voices.com

Published by David Ciccarelli

August 27, 2007

Citizens of Springfield, it’s time to vote for the Best Simpsons Sound Alike impressions around at the leading voice over marketplace, Voices.com.


 

Jason McCoy wins 1st place in Voices.com 60 Second Pitch Contest

Published by David Ciccarelli

August 27, 2007

Voice Talent Jason McCoy’s elevator speech garnered him the grand prize at Voices.com’s 2007 60 Second Pitch Contest this summer.


 

Voices.com Kicks off Simpsons Sound Alikes Challenge

Published by David Ciccarelli

August 16, 2007

People who can do vocal impressions of cartoon characters from The Simpsons have the chance to flex their voice acting muscles and enter a contest to win some great prizes.


 

The 60 Second Pitch Now Open for Broadcast Industry

Published by David Ciccarelli

July 4, 2007

Voices.com has developed a new contest for voice actors, voice talent agents, voice over coaches and audio producers to give their elevator pitch.


 

Bruce Barker Wins Voicey Award for Best Personal Branding at Voices.com

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 8, 2007

Bruce Barker out brands them all in an International quest to find the best personal branding in the voice over industry.


 

Rachel Robinson Wins Best Female Voice Talent of the Year

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 5, 2007

Rachel Robinson, voice of Coca-Cola’s “Make Every Drop Count” campaign and Celebrity Death Match characters wins Best Female Voice at Voices.com.


 

Adam Behr Wins Voicey Award for Best Male Voice at Voices.com

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 13, 2007

Adam Behr, South African Voice Actor, wins International award for Best Male Voice 2007.


 

Kara Edwards Wins Voicey Award for Best New Voice at Voices.com

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 2, 2007

Kara Edwards brings youth and vitality to voice overs, winning the Best New Voice Award for her vocal talents at the leading voice marketplace, Voices.com.


 

Voicey Award Winners Make the Voice Over Industry Proud

Published by Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 1, 2007

Voice talents Kara Edwards, Bruce Barker, Derek Partridge, Rachel Robinson, and Adam Behr each took home a Voicey from Voices.com.


 

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2007 Voicey Awards

Published by David Ciccarelli

February 7, 2007

Voices.com, the voice-over marketplace, is elated to announce that nominations are open for the 2007 Voicey Awards. Similar to awards such as the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, honoring actors and filmmakers, the Voicey Awards recognize voice actors for their contributions and efforts over the year in the voice-over industry.


 

David and Stephanie Ciccarelli Nominated for the 'Young Entrepreneur Award 2006'

Published by David Ciccarelli

June 5, 2006

The co-founders of Interactive Voices Inc. have been nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award, established by the Business Development Bank of Canada as an award presented to entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves for their business sense.


 

InteractiveVoices Recognized in Web 2.0 Top 200

Published by David Ciccarelli

March 31, 2006

InteractiveVoices, home to the worlds best freelance voice actors, leads the way in Web 2.0 recruiting services for voice-over talent.


 

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