New Guinness World Record® Established for Largest Conference Call, Breaks Previous Record By More than 60%
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guinness World Record for the largest conference call in history was broken by Broadnet, in partnership with The Contact Group and New Partners.
The December 12, 2012 TeleForum featured EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and was hosted by The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. The numbers for the TeleForum conference call are truly staggering:
- 2,034,998 calls were completed to potential participants.
- 626,653 people answered the call live.
- 372,001 participants stayed on the call for at least 90 seconds.
- 16,972 participants were on the call during the highest 10-second period, shattering the old Guinness World Record of 10,424 set in 2004.
"We are excited about this recognition, which continues to validate that our platform is robust enough to accommodate any clients' needs," said Michael Davis, Executive Vice President of Broadnet.
The record-shattering TeleForum allowed participants to listen to a live discussion from EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, ask questions directly to her during the event, and participate in numerous poll questions ranging from the most important environmental issues facing our nation to the effect of MPG standards on purchasing decisions.
"We partnered with Broadnet for this important event due to their excellent customer service and state of the art platform, allowing us to meet all of our client's communication goals," commented David Costenbader, President of The Contact Group.
To verify the record, Broadnet videotaped the entire TeleForum event and received verification and confirmation from two industry analysts and two official timekeepers who were able to confirm the record.
"The historic turnout on our TeleForum shows that the American people support the EPA's work to protect the air we breathe. The public clearly trusts scientists at the EPA over corporate polluters and their allies in Congress," said Sara Chieffo, Legislative Director at the League of Conservation Voters.
Broadnet facilitates the open exchange of ideas by enabling real-time, personal and efficient conversations on a massive scale. In the era of tweets and texts, we help people connect on a human level. Every day, Broadnet helps tens of thousands of people engage in a dialogue, share information and take action.
The Contact Group is a leader since 2001 in providing robust, innovative phone-based services and online multimedia communications solutions to help clients win elections, raise funds, significantly shape legislation, inform constituents, and measurably improve marketing effectiveness.