OWC wins 'Best Speech' at PR Daily Awards

Olmstead Williams Communications won “Best Speech” at the national 2012 PR Daily Awards announced Tuesday at a luncheon presented by Ragan and Dow Jones in Washington, D.C. Tandy Fleckner (pictured) was on hand to accept the award for the firm.

OWC joined three other finalists – the Department of Labor, LIMRA and NETGEAR/Weber Shandwick – in the category for its work with interpretation industry leader Language Line Services. The awards program celebrates talent in the public relations industry, and received hundreds of entries in categories spanning traditional, cause-related, crisis-related, event and social media campaigns.

Olmstead Williams Communications is a business-to-business public relations and social media firm which focuses on technology and professional services.

September 12th, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , |

*4 interpretation technology will help in emergencies

Language Line Services, a Monterey-based language interpretation company, has just released a service in conjunction with AT&T that can help individuals save lives, reports NBC Bay Area. The program already helps interpret calls for police stations and hospital officials, but now it is going mobile, and will be available to the public.

By just pressing *4, a call will be routed to a Language Line Services interpreter somewhere around the globe, and the call is then interpreted. The company currently interprets 20 million calls annually, and expects that number to skyrocket with the new mobile service.

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July 17th, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Language Line Services names Klein CEO

Scott Klein, new President and CEO of Language Line Services

Language Line Services today announced the appointment of Scott W. Klein as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.  Klein, 54 also becomes a member of the Language Line Services Board of Directors.  Louis Provenzano, who has served as President and CEO since 2010, has resigned.

“Language Line Services is a very special company that provides mission critical interpretation and translation services to a very large and loyal group of clients.  Taking over as President and CEO of a company that is the unquestioned market leader in its field and helping the business to find new ways to grow is an exciting challenge,” Klein said.  “There is a significant market opportunity to grow and expand Language Line Services and I look forward to working with our team to maximize these opportunities in a rapid, substantial fashion.”

Klein has had a varied career leading businesses in many industries including consumer packaged goods, building products, technology products, consumer electronics, business services, market research and media.  Most recently he led the successful effort to create a new strategy as well as the financial restructuring efforts at Verizon spin-off Idearc Media later rebranded as SuperMedia.  Prior to that Klein was an operating partner at Symphony Technology group, a private equity investment firm.

June 21st, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

AT&T, Language Line Services launch easy *4 mobile interpretation service

Welcome to one of the simplest ways to communicate across different languages: AT&T On Demand Interpreter Powered by Language Line Services. With just two keystrokes on a mobile phone, callers can reach professionally trained interpreters in a matter of seconds — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Read more at The Washington Post, Common Sense Advisory, Executive Insight, Government Computer News and The Los Angeles Times.