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News : Advantage Communications Inc.Announces Acquisition of First Kontact LLC

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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, & Kingston, Jamaica -- Advantage Communications Inc., a global BPO Contact Center using new technologies to design customer experience (CX) strategies, has acquired a majority shareholding in a Mexican Contact Center, First Kontact LLC.

Through the acquisition, Advantage Communications will be able to deliver its CX and CX technologies to a wider Spanish speaking client base, while at the same time continuing to strengthen its core service offerings with more multilingual capabilities across North America and the Caribbean.

First Kontact’s proximity to the Tijuana Mexico/San Diego USA International Border, not only provides a high percentage of bicultural and bilingual personnel, but the location also gives First Kontact Contact Center agents contextual knowledge of US geography, mainstream brands, and business behavioral and cultural nuances. First Kontact agents are 100% fluent in both English and Spanish, highly educated and trained to engage in high-quality business conversations.


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Clients of Advantage Communications will now have access to increased multilingual customer service representatives, giving them new ways to serve their North and Central American Spanish-speaking customers as well as improving their coverage in the Mexican market and far beyond.

"ACI and First Kontact have both been in pursuit of a common mission, centered on empowering our teams and delivering world-class service to clients," said Gregory Hough, President and CEO at Advantage Communications Inc. "This acquisition is a key part of our growth strategy to employ more people in the markets we service, and reinvent the Contact Center with high-standards of operational excellence, innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, and omnichannel communications."

Juan Gutiérrez, founder and former CEO of First Kontact LLC, will continue to participate in the company’s growth as a significant shareholder, active Executive and as an Advisor to ACI’s CEO, Hough. 

Gutiérrez said, "This deal brings together a long-standing, successful Canadian & Caribbean organization with one of the best Contact Centers in Mexico. ACI has grown a fantastic business and enjoys an amazing culture similar to First Kontact. Gregory and I both care deeply about individual and collective growth, and we find deep meaning in the work we do to make a difference for our clients. Together we’ll do just that."

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Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: https://www.businesswire.com


About Advantage Communications:
Company LogoAdvantage Communications Inc. provides outsourced Customer Relationship Management solutions to clients across North America. Advantage has developed core expertise in Technical Support and Customer Care applications. We have a strong client portfolio in the Customer Service, Internet Service Provider, Application Service Provider, Hardware, and Software industries. Located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Eastern Canada, we provide high quality, technologically advanced CRM services via an outsourcing relationship that is transparent to our clients' customers.
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About First Kontact Center:
Company LogoFirst Kontact is an experienced Bilingual Contact Center that provides IT services in Tijuana, Mexico such as Inbound and Outbound Sales, Collections, Customer Service, Technical Support, Social Networks, Market Research and Chat Support. Our proximity to the US Border provides our agents with critical knowledge and understanding of the US geography, culture and lingo in bringing a bilingual professional service.
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2021 Buyers Guide Headsets

 
1.) 
All Ears Ltd

Freemate headsets, and sanitary solutions for headsets
Freemate headsets available, corded and wireless for telephony and USB. 3 year warranty compatible with all model phones. We supply accessories from downleads, USB leads, ear cushions, leatherettes and we service call centre headsets, these are sanitised and repaired or serviced as required.

We supply the corporate environment, Government departments, security, medical and professional offices and meet the needs of many of New Zealand's SOHO market.

We can even develop and create one-off solutions for those with mobility or disability limitations opening up a world of freedom in communications. And we like to have fun on the journey.

2.) 
Comfort Telecommunications

Smith Corona Headsets
3 year warranty compatible with all model phones. Accessories also available. Cords, earpads, etc all factory direct pricing

3.) 
CTCOMM

Plantronics
Jabra
Sennheiser

4.) 
Headsets123


Since 1998 Headsets123 has been supplying Call Center Grade corded phone headsets, wireless headsets, headset telephones and a wide range of headset accessories to accommodate Medical, Insurance, Financial offices and large Call Centers environments offering you value, comfort, flexibility and increased productivity in your day to day business.

Our offices are located just outside of Seattle, WA. We hope you enjoy our wide range of headsets and accessories.

5.) 
Hello Direct

Poly, Jabra, EPOS, JPL, Cisco, Logitech
We offer a broad portfolio of headsets to include Headsets with QD (Quick Disconnect), DECT and Bluetooth wireless headsets, USB Headsets, Zoom and Microsoft Teams Certified Headsets, UC headsets, Contact Center headsets, Work From Home headsets, hybrid work headsets, and more! We supply all headset accessories to include ear cushions, mic screens, lapel clips, training-y cables, interface cables, EHS cables, replacement parts, and more.
Hello Direct offers headset Refresh and Voice Testing Services and a new UVC Sanitize Service where we use our commercial UVC cabinets to sanitize your headsets and handsets with UVC light technology.

6.) 
Jabra

Jabra
Jabra is a leader in engineering communications and sound solutions – innovating to empower both consumers and businesses. We are committed to letting people hear more, do more, and be more than they ever thought possible. Through sound and video, we help transform lives. Jabra engineering excellence leads the way, building on 150 years of pioneering work. This allows us to create integrated headsets and communications tools that help professionals work more productively; wireless headphones and earbuds that let consumers better enjoy calls, music, and media; and pioneering video conferencing solutions, enabling seamless collaboration between distributed teams. Jabra employs approx. 1,400 people worldwide

7.) 
JPL Telecom

Based in Dorset, England, JPL designs and manufactures innovative professional telecom headsets. We have a wide range of professional telecom and call centre use headsets in wired, wireless DECT and Bluetooth styles.

Making sure that your customer’s voice can be heard is vital. JPL Telecom ensures that your customer’s experience is first-class. All headsets have our Surround Shield™ noise cancellation to make certain your customer only hears what you want them to hear. Comfortable and attractively designed headsets are built to withstand the constant use in any call centre environment.

Our aim is to continuously improve customer choice, offering a fair price and value to our resellers and end users.

8.) 
Unicom Services Ltd.

Contact center headsets and conference solutions
Unicom Services Ltd. is a distributor of professional headsets and communication solutions for all possible applications.

Products and Services:
* Headsets for contact center, office, small office and home, mobile phones, computer headsets and adapters.

* Conference systems - audio video terminals, personal and group multipoint conferences.

* Telecom Products - office wired and wireless phones, dect systems, softphones.

* Video conference software for contact centers and offices.

* Unified Communication Solution.

9.) 
Xiamen Mairdi Electronic Technology Co., Ltd

Call Center Headsets
Mairdi is a professional call center headsets maker in China. We've designed, produced and exported professional communication headsets for 16 years. Our headsets were exported to over 120 countires in the world.
Our headsets are widely compatible with nearly all IP Phones, desk phones, PC and mobiles. They are all noise cancelling and with built-in hearing protection technology. Our headset accessories are Plantronics or Jabra compatible. All the headsets and accessories are CE,FCC, RoHS certificated.
 

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