From the players’ hobbies and injury reports to Tampa’s weather forecast and the top Big Game party snacks, kgb text service has all the answers.
NEW YORK – Jan. 30, 2009 – The $3 million commercials, the coveted championship trophy, the convergence of legions of Arizona and Pittsburgh fans on Tampa, half-time festivities, and an estimated television audience of 90 million will all be part of the festivities this Sunday for the culmination of the football season. And with a spectacle of this magnitude will come loads of game day questions from fans across the country.
Who was the youngest quarterback to ever play in a championship? How much does the trophy weigh? Who is performing the national anthem? Is the weather supposed to be clear in Tampa for the game? Where in Tampa is the best bar for Pittsburgh fans to watch the game? Where was the first title game held? Who spent the most on advertising this year?
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.
The kgb text service combines the power of the company’s best-in-class knowledge database with the judgment and skill of a specially-trained community of 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.
“With so many activities occurring before, during and after the title game, people need a reliable way to get quick, accurate information, especially when they are on-the-go,” said Bruce Stewart, CEO of kgb Digital and Mobile. “And we believe that kgb is that go-to information source for the fans—and for everyone else who needs quick accurate answers.”
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 (www.118.com) 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.