kgb’s army of “SPECIAL AGENTS” are waiting to answer America’s questions this holiday season, saving consumers Time, Money, and Stress this holiday season…just kgb it!
A specific answer delivered right to your cell phone is better than sorting through pages of search results
NEW YORK – Nov. 24, 2009 – Looking for a last minute recipe for great gravy or pumpkin pie? kgb it! Desperately need to know this year’s hottest toys before your venture out on Black Friday? kgb it! Need some creative advice on a great gift for your boss for under $30? kgb it! Looking for the top electronics gifts this year --and the best prices? kgb it! Do you need to book a fun holiday vacation or need to check traffic conditions for your relatives who are traveling? kgb it! No matter WHAT you need to know to make the holidays easier, simply text your questions to 542542 for a quick, accurate answer.
Real questions kgb has just answered:
• What are some good non-alcoholic drinks I can serve my guests?
• Help…I need a last minute gravy recipe!
• I'm on rte 95 near Savannah...what exit has a McDonalds?
• Can you suggest a nice gift for my boss that costs less than $30?
• Where can I take my kids to see Santa at a local Mall in Pittsburgh?
• Who sells Zhu Zhu Pets, particularly “Pipsqueak”
• I’m visiting NYC for Thanksgiving. Where are the best places to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade?
• What college football games will air on Thanksgiving and when is kickoff?
No matter what last-minute information you need this holiday season—questions about holiday entertaining, shopping, or travel—or any question for that matter, just send them via text message to 542542 (kgbkgb), where a specially-trained kgb “Special Agent” is waiting to provide a quick, accurate answer. Users receive real-time responses to questions any time, day or night, from any cell phone, for a cost of 99 cents per answer.
“The holidays are one of the most hectic times of the year, a time when we all have more last-minute questions than usual. During such a busy time—especially when you’re out at the grocery store or the Mall, no one wants to plow through a mountain of search results when you have a specific questions—that’s where kgb comes in,” said Bruce Stewart, CEO of Mobile and Digital at kgb.
“We’ll have thousands of kgb Special Agents standing by this busy holiday weekend to provide specific answers to whatever questions arise—when you need a last minute gravy recipe or an update on travel advisories, to online price comparisons on this year’s hottest gifts when you’re out shopping on Black Friday, kgb is your personal assistant to save time and money this holiday season.”
The kgb 542542 text answer service combines the power of the company’s best-in-class knowledge database and technology platform along with the judgment and skill of a highly trained community of kgb Special Agents who provide quick, accurate responses to any question.
In January kgb launched its flagship text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb) following 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. 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. kgb’s European retail brands include 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. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.