July 24, 2018

DEA Meeting: Call-Hold Marketing!

Call-Hold Marketing!

Darren Gardner, TeksInc., introduced Rob Eads with Call-Hold Marketing!  They have known each other for about 7 years and Darren has used Rob several times for their auto-attendant.  Rob is really good at filling in the blanks to get you exactly what you want!  Rob graduated from East Texas State University.  Rob is always responsive and very inexpensive!  Darren really appreciates their friendship and business relationship!

Rob learned a long time ago that the best way to explain the work they do is with audio samples.  When you hear the type of production they do, that is when the light bulb goes on and you understand!

Call-Hold has been a member in the DEA for over 11 years!  Bruce Collier is the original owner and is still involved, though semi-retired.  Bruce is a networking animal and by default brought Rob in, but he has really grown to enjoy networking!  He considers many in the DEA not only good business associates and referrals partners but friends, as well.

Call-Hold breaks their business into three main categories.  Their first main product is Messages On-Hold.  They can be selling a product or marketing the company, but the goal is keeping the listener engaged, interested and entertained.  Rob shared samples from the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (a monthly program of events happening in the area), Honor Health Hospital in Phoenix (opportunity to do cross-marketing because of the different services they provide), TeksInc....

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DEA Meeting: Call-Hold Marketing!

Call-Hold Marketing! Open House/Booksigning

Join us for Call-Hold Marketing's Open House/Booksigning at Tony's Kitchen Cafe at 17370 Preston Rd., #415, Dallas, TX 75252 on Thursday, July 26th, 5-7pm!  There will be great food, drinks, and good opportunity for fun and networking!

As Rob said, he loves the morning meetings, but does more business at the after-hours get-togethers!  Come out and do some business!

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DEA Meeting: d.galen graphics

Next DEA Meeting: d.galen graphics

Join us July 31st when Darryl Galen with d.galen graphics will be giving the presentation!

d.galen graphics Open House/Booksigning

Join us for d.galen graphic's Open House/Booksigning on August 2nd from 5-8pm at Darryl's home at 6105 Westerly Dr, Plano.  There will be great food, drinks, and good opportunity for fun and networking!

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President Jennifer Blakeney welcomed everyone to meeting #4,625 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $595,413 and Money Spent is $413,617!

Thanks to Michael Bosco, SafeHaven Pest Control, for a great presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, her daughter, a soon-to-be-famous film star, co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in a film that has been picked up by a film festival in LA!  The world premier of the film will be the 1st week in August!


30-Second Commercials!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows:  water is the only solution in this heat!  Use a full stream with your water hose and make sure your plants are fully watered!  Insects are out there looking for stressed plants.  Drench their root-ball if your plants are looking wilted!


Special Thank You to Brady Whitecotton, Remarkable Painting!

Brady is running our raffle in the mornings, and he does it with a great smile!  Thank you so much, Brady!


Check out our website!

The Business Transacted in 2018 is now $1,000,030!  


Past President's Luncheon

If you are a Past President, don't forget the luncheon tomorrow, July 25th, from noon - 1:30.  See you there!


August Book Club:  Valley of Genius

For August, our book will be:  Valley of Genius:  The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley.  We will meet to discuss the book on August 13th at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.  Dr. Paul has started the book and said it is a great read!!


B2B Group

Our next meeting of the B2B Group will be August 14 at Atomic Design and Consulting, 8105 Rasor Blvd., Plano, from noon - 1pm.


Wine Tasting Event

Save the Date!

August 16, 6-8:30pm!


Board Report

Dr. Paul Chafetz presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 39 present with 1 guest.  8 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 38 A leads, 23 B leads, 44 C leads and receiving 41 leads.

Big "A" Lead giver:  McShan Florist.
Big "B" Lead givers:  Moore Insurance, Pilot's Building Maint.
Big "C" Lead giver:  Guaranteed Express Courier  

Members reported receiving $18,075 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was McShan Florist.  Members reported spending $22,580 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was McShan Florist.



Michael Bosco, held a drawing from those who gave SafeHaven Pest Control a Google Review.  Darryl Galen, d.galen Graphics, and Keith Brown, Audio Video Innovations, both won $50 DEA gift certificates!

The $33.00 raffle drawing was won by Kevin Taylor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management!


• July 25, Past-President's Luncheon, Noon

• July 26, Call-Hold Marketing Booksigning at Tony's Kitchen Cafe

• July 31, d.galen Graphics

• August 2, d.galen Graphics Booksigning

• August 7, Peopleistic

• August 8, Board Meeting, 5:30pm

• August 13, Book Club, 6:30pm

• August 14, Ask A Pro

• August 14, B2B group at Atomic Design & Consulting, Noon

• August 16, Wine Tasting, 6-8:30pm


18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9317
Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018