Toronto (PRWEB) July 14, 2014
Hushed (hushed.com) today announces Hushed Events, a new way for celebrities, VIPs, Viners, and public figures to connect with fans one-on-one, voice-to-voice. Hushed Events makes the process of connecting fans to celebrities with live call-in events secure, simple to manage and easily monetized to support charity causes or other revenue opportunities.
Hushed is a leader in private calling with nearly one million active accounts using the service to manage multiple private numbers, place voice calls, and send text messages anonymously. With the introduction of Hushed Events and partnerships with MBK Entertainment (mbkentertainment.com) artists including K Michelle, Elle Varner, Tiara Thomas, SVW and Fame now have a platform to communicate with and to develop personal connections with fans.
“Fan engagement can make or break a career and even with the power of social media, the artists we work with are still presented with the communication problem of connecting with fans at a personal level,” said Jeanine McLean, vice president and managing partner at MBK Entertainment. “We are partnering with Hushed to provide our artists with an opportunity to make a deeper, more personal connection with fans that will not only increase awareness of their music, but also help artists articulate the importance and deep love they have for their fan base.”
Hushed Events are securely managed through Hushed servers, and organizers can customize event length, number of fans who can participate, and the individual call lengths to create a pool of eligible fans. No studio appearance is required during the event: celebrities can connect from anywhere with a wifi or mobile data connection from their iPhone or Android device with the Hushed app.
“We launched Hushed in 2012 because the marketplace demanded privacy and a better way to manage personal communication,” said Justin Shimoon, CEO of Hushed. “As a leader in private numbers and calling we saw celebrities and public figures had an unmet need. By using the Hushed technology our customers know and love we are thrilled to offer celebrities a secure tool for them to communicate with their fans.”
Hushed securely connects celebrities with fans by:
Fans download the Hushed app for their iOS or Android device
Fans receive an entry to the Hushed Event
Additional entries codes can be offered through promotions, shared on a celebrity’s social media channels, purchased within the app for $0.99, or earned by inviting friends to participate in the event
Hushed servers selects fans from the pool of entries and winners receive a push notification informing them to keep the Hushed app open so they can receive a direct, live call from the celebrity
Hushed servers initiate a call to the fan using a one-time Hushed private calling number
Callers are further screened by Hushed event moderators to ensure eligibility and legitimacy
A secure Hushed-to-Hushed call between the celebrity and fan is initiated through Hushed servers. The celebrity’s number or caller information is not disclosed
The fan and celebrity have a live, one-to-one voice conversation
The entire event is automatically recorded and archived so the event can be published and shared.
Celebrities and other public figures can use Hushed Events for public relations campaigns, interviews, and promotional events. Hushed also offers a donation feature that allows the celebrity or event organizer to crowd-source funds for upcoming projects or raise funds from fans to donate to a charity of their choice.
Hushed is a free Android and iPhone Phone app that lets users create multiple private, anonymous phone numbers to place voice calls and send text messages to contacts anonymously for both business and personal calling. Hushed has nearly one million downloads and offers local private calling numbers in over 40+ countries with pay-as-you-go plans starting at $1.99 and $0.15/minute talk time. For more information on Hushed, please visit hushed.com.