New kgb text service answers America’s questions on inauguration day, from Obama trivia and information on the First Puppy, to DC weather.
NEW YORK – Jan. 19, 2009 – Inauguration Day… An event of this magnitude and historical significance is bound to generate not just lots of discussion…but lots of questions!
Has Obama won a Grammy? How many actual votes did Obama get to win the presidential election? Where did Michelle Obama work? How old is Joe Biden? What kind of dog do the kids want to adopt? Is it supposed to snow in Washington during the Inauguration Ceremony?
What all these questions have in common is that they can be sent via text message to kgbkgb (542542), the number for the new kgb text answer service, where a specially-trained kgb Special Agent is waiting to provide a quick, accurate answer.
Users can simply text their questions to kgbkgb (542542) and a highly trained kgb Special Agent will quickly provide the answers to America’s Inauguration Day questions.
“Washington will be awash with Secret Service agents on Tuesday and we’ll have nearly as many Special Agents on hand, just waiting for questions about Inauguration Day … or anything else, for that matter,” said Bruce Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of kgb Digital and Mobile. “Last year, kgb answered a billion questions and we think that our new text service, kgbkgb (542542), puts us well on the road toward our next billion answers.”
The kgb text service combines the power of the company’s best-in-class information and knowledge database with the judgment and skill of a specially-trained community of human agents—kgb Special Agents—who provide quick, accurate responses to any question. Users receive real-time responses to questions any time, day or night, from any cell phone, for a cost of only $.50 through most providers.
Earlier this month, the company launched the flagship text service, kgbkgb, along with a suite of information services that deliver information via text, web, and mobile applications. This launch followed the success of kgb’s similar “Ask Us Anything” premium text answer service in the United Kingdom.
kgb (www.kgb.com), is a privately held, New York-based company and the world’s largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. Founded in 1992, with the name INFONXX, the company changed its name to kgb in 2008. During its fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector in Europe, including The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S.
kgb has pioneered the provision of a broad range of wholesale and retail information services beyond traditional directory assistance services, including call completion, movie listings, train schedules, price comparisons and “Ask Us Anything” service across multiple platforms, including mobile and landline phones, SMS and the Internet. In 2008, kgb won the Pelorus Award for the Best Text Directory Information Service in the United States.
In 2007, kgb launched an innovative suite of advertising solutions through 118//Media in the U.K., which offers advertisers the combined power of enhanced voice, text, and online services. As an ad solution, text messaging provides advertisers with a degree of precision audience targeting never before available and 5,000 advertisers have signed up for the program. In 2007, kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered more than a billion questions.