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RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie Gets Animated
Historical Unveiling of Audio Blog Technology During GOP Convention
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - August 31, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- ElectionMall
Technologies, Inc. (www.electionmall.com), a non-partisan company, and Oddcast Media
Technologies announced today the launch of an Ed Gillespie audio blog on the RNC Website
(www.gop.com). This application will communicate Republican National Convention updates
and party messages through their new product Campaign Pal, the industry-leading
technology which features an online animated character who will talk to users live on
"This technology is a proven communication tool in the consumer and business to business
worlds. We are excited to bring it into the political realm and anticipate an increase
in site traffic, contributions and click through rates because of the Ed Gillespie
talking likeness," stated Ravi Singh, CEO of ElectionMall Technologies. "With the
availability of a package deal on this application, we expect to see more politicians
using virtual characters to help target the key youth vote for Election 2004 and deliver
key messages for both national and local campaigns."
The RNC is the first client to use the application. Thousands of political web users
are listening to the Chairman's messages directly from the website during the convention
with no need of any special software.
According to recent Stanford University research, people have increased trust in
information presented through character-guided interactions. This is significant for the
RNC, which expects over one million daily visitors to its Web site to gather important
Oddcast CEO Adi Sideman states he is "certain VHost products will help candidates
increase online contributions, awareness and web traffic."
Online campaign and elections expert, CEO Ravi Singh, will be available for live
interviews during the RNC convention. To schedule, contact Nicole Brinck:
About ElectionMall Technologies, Inc.
Founded by Ravi Singh in 1999 and funded by Microsoft executive George Spix,
ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. (www.electionmall.com) offers technologies to help
candidates win elections. Singh, an expert in online campaigns, was recently named one
of the "five new powerbrokers whose sites and bytes may well influence how you cast your
ballot come November," USA Today Magazine. ElectionMall Technologies is a non-partisan
company that has offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles. Products like
eAbsenteeBallot.com and eYardsigns.com are being utilized by both major political
parties during Election 2004.
Founded in 1999, Oddcast (www.oddcast.com) develops and distributes conversational
character software products. Oddcast's core technology, the VHost(tm) Platform, enables
companies to improve business results by bringing web and wireless content to life
through conversational agents. The Oddcast VHost(tm) platform is the industry-leading
solution for enhancing online communication with intelligent, conversational characters
that can deliver information and respond dynamically to customer queries. All of
Oddcast's products are Web-based and ASP-hosted and can be delivered to any device even
in low-bandwidth environments - PCs, CD-ROMs and mobile devices. The company serves over
1,800 customers, including Coca-Cola, Gillette, Nextel, Verizon, L'Oreal, Holiday Inn,
Viacom, Burger King and Chevrolet.
Source of News:
ElectionMall Technologies, Inc.
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