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TARGUSinfo adds VoiceStar, Leading Provider of Pay-Per-Phone-Call Advertising Services
Nov 05, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- TARGUSinfo today announced that VoiceStar has selected On-Demand Identification(SM) services from TARGUSinfo to help maximize the impact of VoiceStar's pay-per-phone-call marketing programs.

Pay-per-phone-call is a fast-growing online advertising method based on the same principles as pay-per-click. Instead of paying for Web visits, however, advertisers pay for phone calls triggered by their online advertisements. Pay-per-phone-call is increasingly popular among local service companies that don't have an e-commerce Web site or any Web site at all.

VoiceStar, a Philadelphia-based pay-per-phone-call leader, is using TARGUSinfo services to enhance call-reporting data with consumer contact information. As a result, agents receive a verified name for each consumer inquiry before the call is connected. The TARGUSinfo data services also supply postal addresses that advertisers use in follow-up marketing campaigns.

"We chose TARGUSinfo because its phone, name and address data is among the most accurate, current and complete in the marketplace and because its service is reliable and trustworthy," said VoiceStar CEO Todd Lieberman. "Consequently, our clients get more value out of the calls they're paying for, both at the moment of impact and after the transaction."

TARGUSinfo On-Demand Information services can also identify inbound calls at the moment they connect and add demographic information for on-the-fly profiling, segmentation, prioritization and custom offers. The services provide full phone, name and address for hang-ups as well.

"Pay-per-phone-call leaders like VoiceStar need their clients to know exactly whom they're dealing with before, during and after the calls," said Ross Shanken, TARGUSinfo EVP of Sales. "Our mission is to supply them with precisely the information they need when they need it."

About VoiceStar

VoiceStar, headquartered in Philadelphia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marchex, Inc., ( ), a local online advertising company and leading publisher of local content. Marchex's innovative advertising platform delivers search marketing products and services for local and national advertisers. Marchex's local content network, one of the largest online, helps consumers make better, more informed local decisions through its network of content-rich Web sites that reach tens of millions of unique visitors each month.

About TARGUSinfo

TARGUSinfo is the leading provider of On-Demand Information for consumer- facing businesses. Its unique identification, verification and location services enable Web-based marketers, call center operators, retailers, communications service providers and others to dramatically increase the quality of their services and the effectiveness of their marketing. A privately held company, TARGUSinfo is headquartered in Vienna, Va. Please visit or call 800.6.TARGUS (800.682.7487).

Press Contacts: Pete Simpkinson Karen Pantinas TARGUSinfo Beaupre & Co. Public Relations 703.272.6200 603.559.5836

CONTACT: Pete Simpkinson of TARGUSinfo, +1-703-272-6200,; or Karen Pantinas of Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, +1-603-559-5836,

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