Could it really be true that more and more people are eating less throughout the year so they can save more money in order to afford a vacation in San Diego and then choose to stay at Town and Country Resort, all because of the hotel's Humor On Hold? 

It's hard to say for sure. In fact, there's no evidence that would support that notion. And hotel representatives laughed openly at the mere suggestion of a direct correlation.

But, yes, that's exactly what's happening. 

 

This Humor On Hold production for Downey Plumbing Heating Cooling Electric is causing all sorts of trouble for the Downey team. It's clogging sewer lines, tripping fuses and forcing interior temperatures to fluctuate wildly all over the tri-state area. And no one seems to know why.

Probably something to do with the atmospheric disturbances generated by Amy and Scott's voiceover. 

Scott co-wrote the copy with BusinessVoice Creative Consultant Cassandra Evans, who frequently radiates static electricity.

 

If you wagered that the Lakeland Auto and Marine Humor On Hold production called "What's This Sound" and the Binkelman production titled "Correction" would win a 2022 Platinum and Gold MarCom Award respectively, then you, friend, likely have the gift of clairvoyance and should probably run to your nearest state lottery retailer to put down a whole lot of money on the lucky numbers running through that magical head of yours. 

Scott wrote the copy for those dopey things and provided all the main voiceover. Amy chimed in a few times on the Lakeland piece. No animals were harmed during production, but three of four stunt guys were cut in half. They were older, though, so it's okay. 

The Downey PHCE Humor On Hold below also won a Gold MarCom Award and the Wellington Implement production earned an Honorable Mention. Scott co-wrote Downey with Cassandra Evans and Wellington with Daniel DiManna.  

 

This is what Lakeland Auto and Marine president Chris Hamann wrote to Scott Greggory after reading the copy for the Humor On Hold production below: "Love it! We still get customers who ask to be put on hold! Great job AGAIN!" 

So, clearly, one of these two things is true about Chris. Either 1) he's a generous guy who hands out compliments easily or 2) years ago he suffered some sort of massive head injury that left him incapable of rendering accurate evaluations of marketing content. 

Listen to the audio and then decide for yourself. 

 

You may think this On Hold Marketing production is totally dumb. And that would be a perfectly valid opinion - 'cause it IS dumb. Dumber than a rock in a sack. 

And don't feel any need to try to justify your thought. We support it completely. This thing is dumb. No two ways about it. 

Just plain dumb. 

 

Everyone knows that On Hold Marketing is saving lives as an effective blood thinner. Its contributions to America's space program have been front-page news for decades. And since it's both strong and sensitive, On Hold Marketing gives the best shoulder rubs - the kind that make your eyes roll back in your head.

But we don't create OHM content to make the world a better place. 

We do it for the awards. 

That's why we're happy to announce that this BusinessVoice production for Wellington Implement was a double winner at the 2022 MARCE Awards ceremony, earning the "Most Entertaining" trophy and a Judge's Choice honor.

One judge wrote, "[This] made me want to listen to the next message all the way through." Another judge noted that "This is very entertaining. The situations really enhance the brand." We think the third judge may have been on a smoke break when it was time for giving feedback. 

Scott co-wrote the piece with Danield DiManna, provided the voiceover, directed post-production and wrung out all the excess water into a large metal tub. 

The Experience Marketing Association presents the MARCE Awards each year to honor the year's best On Hold Marketing.

 

Wellington Implement sells tractors, planters, combines and other equipment to farmers in northeast Ohio. So, to get in the right frame of mind before recording the company's On Hold Marketing productions, Scott fills the studio knee-deep with cow manure and at least three sheep.

Scott co-wrote the copy with BusinessVoice Creative Consultant Daniel "Electric Fence" DiManna. The session was engineered by Josh "Agricultural Disaster" Jump. Catering services were provided by Uncle Billy's Hog Products.

 

What's at the core of man's inhumanity to man and how might we address it in a way that produces meaningful change? 

Those are just a few of the questions that remain unanswered in this Humor On Hold production created for Downey Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Scott co-wrote the copy with BusinessVoice Creative Consultant Cassandra Evans. Amy and Scott provided the voiceover from inside a reinforced concrete sewer pipe. 

 

Listening to this Humor On Hold production for Binkelman will probably be the highlight of your day, which is an urgent sign that you may need a better life. 

Scott wrote the copy, recorded the voiceover and then stepped outside of the BusinessVoice studio to cough up what he thought was a chunk of lung. Turned out to be a small sack of marbles, which was pretty weird.  

 

In this video for BusinessVoice, Scott tries to talk marketing with his dad, who, judging by his voice, is a small, fuzzy cartoon character. 

Scott wrote the script and served as the on-set wig wrangler.