Phone calls have to be a part of the discussion. Innovators have been ignoring phone calls, expecting them to fall out of fashion. But, analysts are paying attention.
(PRWEB) March 01, 2015
Talklocal’s President and co-founder Manpreet Singh, who spoke at International CES, in January, will speak at the Pacific Crest Technology Summit today. Hosted by Pacific Crest Securities- a leading investment bank for technology, the summit will explore tech disruption in consumer sectors.
Manpreet himself will join a distinguished panel of local search innovators as they discuss the future of the home improvement digital marketing and booking industry. His presence signals that phone calls will be a key part of the discussion.
From 2013 to 2014, small businesses saw a 24% spike in inbound call leads due to the increased use of smartphones in the local search and discovery process. TalkLocal is a first of it’s kind conversation driven home improvement marketplace with an algorithm that delivers qualified inbound calls to businesses based on location, schedule, services needed, and consumer reviews.
Manpreet’s inclusion of this panel, along side the CEOs of Thumbtack, Porch, and other industry heavyweights, is another indicator of the disruption and re-emergence of the phone call in local search.
“Phone calls have to be a part of the discussion. Innovators have been ignoring phone calls, expecting them to fall out of fashion. But, analysts are paying attention ”, Manpreet explained.
In addition to his experience delivering pre-qualified inbound calls in real time, Manpreet will contribute to the discussion with his 10 years of experience covering local search technology investment stocks, as well as personal experience spending thousands in digital lead generations services for his brother’s computer consulting business.
“While others took their cues from social media when deciding how to transform the local search experience, we looked at the culture of local search market- consumers searching online and connecting with businesses by phone- and came up with the simplest way to make that perfectly fine habit more effective. Now, the industry is coming around to our line of thinking”.
TalkLocal raised $4 million in venture funding, has served in 49 states and recently marked its one millionth service request call., and offers 50 service categories like roofing, accountants and heating & cooling, Free to consumers, businesses only pay per conversation after a free lead preview and connect over a secure line to protect consumer privacy.
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