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Mr. Ron Kirkpatrick Jr.

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Background

Employment History

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Accurate Communications Corp
  • President of the Atlanta Office
    Accurate Communications Corp
  • Managing Principal Partner
    EarGlue
  • President
    EarGlue
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Downtowner Corp.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

7 Total References
Web References
Board of Advisors
www.3pmmusic.com, 4 Dec 2007 [cached]
Tonya Denise Butler, Esq., LL.M | B. Lane Carrick | Edith Kelley-Green | Allen L. Kirkpatrick | Ron Kirkpatrick | Lester Pace | Kyle Rote, Jr.
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Ron Kirkpatrick
Ron Kirkpatrick is the Chairman & CEO of Accurate Communications/EarGlue, Inc., "EarGlue."In 1993, Mr. Kirkpatrick founded Earglue, a leading Memphis-based communications solutions company that specializes in providing unique customizable on-hold messaging services and other multimedia solutions for corporations and other businesses throughout the country.He has been instrumental in planning, administering and financing of the development and growth of the Company to its current level.Prior to forming EarGlue, Mr. Kirkpatrick established Kirk, Inc. in 1973, a hotel restaurant management firm that managed hotel restaurants on behalf of the owner/investors.In 1962 Ron Kirkpatrick was one of the founders of the Downtowner Motel Chain.He became President and C.E.O. of the Downtowner Corp. and at the time of his retirement in 1990 owned or managed 142 motels.
News articles about on-hold service - PowerPhone On hold by Accurate Comm.
www.powerphoneonhold.com, 1 July 1998 [cached]
"More companies are becoming aware of on-hold advertising," says Ron Kirkpatrick, Jr., president of the Atlanta office of Accurate Communications, an on-hold marketing company.In light of growing competition in nearly every industry, on-hold messaging has gone from a "nicety to a necessity" Kirkpatrick says.Companies spending millions of dollars on their marketing budgets to get prospective customers to call often fall short of the mark once they do call and don't utilize another key opportunity for the "soft sell," he notes.
"When you put a caller on hold there's a chance you could lose a customer to a competitor," he noted."People today want information quickly."Savvy marketers, he says, should be aware of the following statistics obtained by Accurate from independent studies with Maxi-marketing and Sales and Marketing Management research: • Approximately 70% of business calls are placed on hold, averaging 43 seconds. • A typical business person spends 60 hours on hold annually. • Approximately 70% of callers will hang up after 30 seconds if confronted with silence. About 90% of callers will hang up within 40 seconds. • Up to 20% of callers who hear an on-hold advertisement make a purchase decision based on information heard while on hold.
While music might keep people on hold a little longer than silence, it doesn't deliver a message, Kirkpatrick says.
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The flexibility on-hold messaging offers customers is one of its greatest assets, according to Kirkpatrick.
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Our proprietary software has enabled us to reduce the time to record, mix and download a production to one-tenth that of traditional systems," Kirkpatrick says.
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"We've seen an explosion in the number and types of businesses using on-hold marketing," said Ron Kirkpatrick, president of PowerPhone by Accurate Communications, a leading on-hold marketing company headquartered in Memphis with offices in Atlanta and throughout the country.
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Says Kirkpatrick, " You can increase sales with the push of a button."
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Ron Kirkpatrick, chairman and chief executive of Accurate Communications, says up to 20 percent of callers who hear an on-hold advertisement make a purchase or decision based on the information they hear."We're turning the hold button into the sold button," he says.
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Mr. Kirkpatrick says this has attracted the emergency services which are becoming overwhelmed with calls from people with cellular phones when there are traffic accidents or fires.
Money Center - Business First of Columbus
columbus.bizjournals.com, 28 Aug 2003 [cached]
"Ninety-five percent of them made the transition to us," said Ron Kirkpatrick, managing principal partner of EarGlue, which has 3,300 customers nationwide and generates more than $2 million in annual revenue.EarGlue itself is in a growth mode, adding 50 to 60 customers a month.The sale has helped both companies, former competitors that now find themselves promoting each other's products.
"Selling that part of the business made sense for them," Kirkpatrick said.
Earglue: Agency Program
www.earglue.com, 18 April 2004 [cached]
Ron KirkpatrickPresidentoffice: 404-634-6600toll free: 800-276-8232email: ron@earglue.com
Medium Blue - Our Clients
www.mediumblue.com, 22 July 2003 [cached]
-Ron KirkpatrickPresidentAccurate Communications Corp.
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