Savannah, GA and New York, NY — January 22, 2010 – HealthyPlace.com, the largest consumer mental health site on the Internet, invites real people to record first-person stories using Evoca's voice-to-web services. With one in five Americans having some form of mental illness in any six-month period, information about mental health topics is in demand. Responding to this growing need, HealthyPlace.com (www.healthyplace.com/) is providing authoritative information and support for people who have mental health concerns, estimated at 35 to 50 million people in the U.S. alone. HealthyPlace chose Evoca (www.evoca.com/) to deliver its engaging social media feature, “Share Your Mental Health Experiences”, accessible by calling toll-free 1-888-883-8045. Evoca's digital media technology service transforms any phone into an Internet microphone.
To hear what other people are saying on HealthyPlace.com, visitors can click on the player widgets located throughout the healthyPlace.com website. Some examples are:
• HealthyPlace home page: www.healthyplace.com/
• “Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences” feature: www.healthyplace.com/support/home/
“Before using Evoca, we had people share their stories in writing. But you don’t get the full emotional sense of what somebody is going through if it’s just on paper”, explains Gary Koplin, HealthyPlace CEO and founder. “Most people aren’t great writers and so to hear them talk and share their story and feel the full emotion in their voice, it brings their story, their feeling to a whole different level.“ Followers can also respond to other people’s audio posts and the e-newletter’s topic of the week.
Evoca has increased value user-generated content for this multi-media business that also includes HealthyPlace Internet TV and radio. Koplin adds, “I love Evoca and the people who come to our website love Evoca. It’s extremely simple to use. All you have to do is dial an 800 number and use it. So there’s no big trick to using it and that’s why our customers like it too.” Experts scheduled to appear on its TV and radio shows also use Evoca to record audio clips that are posted to attract audiences.
New and returning visitors to HealthyPlace.com make audio posts about mental health treatments or any mental health subject. Participants also can talk into an in-browser recorder, another Evoca recording creation method. The HealthyPlace team easily screens, tags, and publishes recordings through viral player widgets using a convenient, secure online dashboard. To embed a player widget into their blogs, websites, Facebook, and other social media, or email it, anyone can click on the player’s share button.
To hear the story about the founding of HealthyPlace and more about how Evoca is being used, the audio interview of Gary Koplin, HealthyPlace CEO by Murem Sharpe, Evoca CEO, is available at: www.evoca.net/blog/2010/01/evoca-empowers-voices-on-healthyplace-com-largest-online-mental-health-site/
Evoca (www.evoca.com/) is a leading global Voice-to-Web services provider, enabling businesses, organizations and individuals to easily create, post, and share fresh, engaging voice recordings using any phone, Skype™, and its browser microphone. Evoca Express is available as a free 30-day trial, Pro, Local, or Toll-free subscriptions. It provides voice recording and online digital content distribution services through its highly scalable “Software-as-a-Service” media platform, providing worldwide public phone numbers, as well as dedicated local and toll-free telephone numbers available in over 45 countries and more than 5,000 cities around the globe.
Evoca’s Twitter audio update feature, TweeVoca, enables posting of audio recordings to this popular micro-blogging site. Evoca subscribers can also “share” recordings on Facebook, MySpace, websites, and blogs by posting digital media players streamed by Evoca. Large organizations and partners can also benefit from Evoca Enterprise, its multi-media platform delivered through a flexible interface (RESTful HTTP API – applications programming interface).
For more information, visit www.evoca.com or contact Evoca at +1.212.372.7670, toll-free U.S./Canada +1-866-940-9988, email@example.com, use our online contact form www.evoca.com/contact.php, or record your message using our Skype call recorder contact: evoca-bizdev-call-recorder. Any Evoca Express subscriber can receive the Evoca Express webinar training schedule by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.