London, Ontario's tech success story, Voices.com, is being recognized today for a notable business milestone.
Jason McCoy, a Voices.com member who has been a voice over artist for over 15 years, had an unconventional start to his voice over career. Working his way up the ranks in the industry from the time he was a 14 year old kid who voiced and produced radio imaging from his bedroom, Jason is now a successful, full time voice actor and taking everything he has learned and blogging about it for others in the industry.
Stephanie Ciccarelli, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Voices.com, has been named one of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs as part of the 15th annual W100 ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine. With over 1 million female entrepreneurs in Canada, PROFIT and Chatelaine ranked the top 100, with Stephanie coming in at number 55.
Established in 2004, Voices.com is the industry leading website that connects companies with professional voice talent. The company was founded by Stephanie and her husband, David Ciccarelli, who serves as Chief Executive Officer. Their unique combination of technical and artistic skills, as well as their passion for the industry, is demonstrated by their decade of service and dedication. The award-winning company has grown into an internationally-recognized brand, and Stephanie is considered one of the most connected people in the industry.
London ON-based tech entrepreneur, David Ciccarelli, is the first Canadian Google Glass Explorer.
Before the day is done, Ciccarelli will have helped to make Google Glass a household name across Canada and have provided an inside look at how the technology will not only change the way people interact with mobile but also draw them closer to each other.
After some hometown publicity in the London Free Press announcing his being Canada's first Google Glass Explorer, Ciccarelli made his way to Toronto where he was interviewed on national television and broadcast radio, sharing about the new technology, what people can expect and how he sees Google Glass making its mark on the world.
Canadian tech leader Voices.com recently implemented responsive design to make their online marketplace for voice talent accessible to users across all platforms.
Looking for another reason to love Android? A sweet new app is about to hit the scene designed to help busy marketers and advertising agencies find the perfect voice for their projects straight from their smartphone or tablet using the new Voices.com Android app. The app will be available on Friday January 18, 2013 via Google Play.
Voices.com today launched the first-ever iPad application for casting voice-overs.
Now available for download from iTunes, the free app gives users similar functionality of the Voices.com website on their tablets. Voice seekers can search, audition, hire and pay voice talent. Voice-over artists can review listings of paid work, record and edit auditions, and submit them directly to potential clients.
Voices.com is introducing a new recommendation engine called VoiceMatch that streamlines the way its customers collaborate on audio projects. The introduction of this new feature will help both talent and clients fine-tune the auditioning process.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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Voices.com, the #1 marketplace for small business audio production, is now the world's biggest audio producer on the web with 2,126,132 downloads per month -- all created by professional voice over talent.
The audio production marketplace at Voices.com connects small businesses with producers, engineers and voice talent from all over the globe providing a secure marketplace to transact business with the safety of a 100% money back guarantee.
Since its launch in February of 2005, the audio production website has grown rapidly and passed some impressive milestones:
- Over 2 million audio file downloads.
- Audio recording in over 100 different languages.
- Over 107,220 satisfied large and small business customers.
Voices.com allows its customers to run audio production projects open to its community of over 25,000 voice talents. Customers post their jobs by detailing their needs such as the age, gender and location of voice talent, artistic direction, technical specifications, budget and deadline. Voice talent then reply with sample recordings of the script for the customer to review. Finally, the customer selects the best candidate for the job based upon audio quality and price.
"Voices.com will continue to innovate new ways for audio producers and professional voice talent to earn more money and for customers to more easily find the perfect voice for their business", said David Ciccarelli, Co-Founder of Voices.com. "We are humbled by the success and growth we have enjoyed the past year and look forward to continuing to serve our loyal customers in 2011".
Based in London, Ontario, Canada; Voices.com provides a virtual exchange, facilitating business transactions between creative producers and voice-over professionals. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies all rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents. 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.
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Leading digital media company Voices.com is participating this week at the 10th Annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. The 30,000 Dreamforce attendees are there to learn about cloud computing with Salesforce and how to better leverage the platform as well as new applications such as Chatter, Salesforce.com's answer to enterprise-grade collaboration.
Voices.com is not new to Salesforce. In fact, the company has been a Salesforce customer since 2005 and has relied on the platform to operate core business functions such as marketing, sales, support and finance.
Company CEO, David Ciccarelli, was a featured speaker at the event talking about Reporting and Analytics for Marketers. During the session, Ciccarelli shared how they built a custom integration between Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Salesforce that allows Voices.com's marketing people to monitor and report on:
* Traffic sources that are generating the most business
* Traffic sources by size of the sales opportunities
* Traffic sources that are the most profitable
* Key performance metrics such as return on ad spend
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Voices.com is a global media technology company that connects businesses and professional voice talents in more than 100 countries and territories, enabling them to use complete audio and video production projects online. Voices.com has built one of the world's most advanced online marketplaces. It's capable of serving more than 107,200 users, with reliability, convenience and security, including fraud protection for businesses and guaranteed payment for voice over talents. Clients that have worked at Voices.com include Nintendo, Audible, HP, Cisco and thousands more.
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Social Media for the Arts (SMArts) incorporates all elements of the arts including visual arts, the performing arts and more. This event is free to attend and will take place at Museum London in London, Ontario Canada on Saturday November 27Th, 2010 from 10:00AM - 4:00PM (ET).
Stephanie Ciccarelli, co founder and CMO for Voices.com, will be speaking at SMArts on "Opportunities for Voice Artists in New Media: How voice is used on the Internet and mobile applications."Areas to be discussed will include podcasting, web, audiobooks, apps and more. The session will last about an hour and is broken up into two parts.
Following the formal aspect of the presentation, an interactive discussion about social networking opportunities for the voice acting community in London, Ontario and its surrounding areas will take place. A local-based networking group for voice actors will be introduced alongside a Facebook page to keep in touch with the voice over community in the region.
This session is for anyone who wants to learn more about how the spoken word is impacting mobile technologies as well as those aspiring to do voice overs and those who are already doing voice over.
Social Media for the Arts or SMarts is an unconference. Which means that most of the content of the day comes from the participants. All attendees are welcome to present on any topic that they think would benefit their fellow conference goers - find out more information on the wiki. SMarts is developed as a co-project of Museum London and The London Arts Council.
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Voices.com CEO Contributes to the Forrester Wave: Online Testing 2010 Report after a 400% Increase in Conversions
A new report from Forrester Wave featured David Ciccarelli, co-founder of Voices.com. Ciccarelli relayed the company's direct experience using online testing tools and how they achieved a 400% increase in conversions.
Voices.com is joining the mobile revolution with its own app to showcase its roster of more than 25,000 voice actors by making MP3 audio recordings available with the touch of a finger.
Voices.com's mobile application, or "app" as they are commonly called, is fundamentally changing how audio producers and video directors search for, audition and hire voice actors.
Voices.com's services are growing and converging, providing the underpinnings for dramatic growth in mobile Internet usage by its key customers and access to its web application via impressive mobile devices.
The voice acting industry's favorite educational podcast, Voice Over Experts, has published it's fiftieth episode as it continues to inspire both beginner and established voice actors weekly.
The leading voice over marketplace has come full circle with fulfilled promises for their Spring â€™08 Release.
Looking for a voice over coach? Voices.com has recently developed a network that connects voice acting instructors with students seeking voice over training.
Voices.com recently hired voice talent Matt Williams to record a new show intro for their podcast, VOX Talk, the #1 voice over industry podcast.
The voice over industry is buzzing with talk of SurePay and Voices.comâ€™s exhilaratingly brilliant plans to change the way business is done online for the better.
The leading voice over marketplace, Voices.com, is now officially accepting beta testers for their Spring â€™07 Release.
The voice over community is alive and well at the VOX Daily blog, powered by Voices.com, with over 1000 comments from voice professionals around the world.
Voices.comâ€™s 150-page eBook â€œDefinitive Guide to Voice Over Successâ€ continues to receive rave reviews from professional voice talents and beginners.
Google's new Audio Ads platform simplifies media buying while raising the profile of online marketplaces such as Voices.com
The Frequently Asked Questions database at Voices.com now has over 572 solutions to its credit, providing the ABCs on how to get started in voiceovers online.
Recently, Software Development in the Real World posted their Web 2.0 cream of the crop list, recognizing Voices.com as one of the Best of the Best.
Voices.com, the voice marketplace, is emerging from the bonds of beta testing, rejuvenated and as the definitive source for professional voices worldwide.
Voices.com, a new web service connecting businesses with voice talents, launches on September 1st
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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