Adhold TDM is your premium provider for on hold messages and music on hold in the US, owned and operated locally in Portland, OR since 1986. We offer a wide variety of music on hold, as well as custom on hold messages voiced by outstanding local talent in our professional, in-house studio. Our copywriters work with you, customizing on hold messages to your specifications. Our greatest pride is in providing our clients with customer service that truly raises the bar for the hold marketing industry.
The TDM Story
TDM began in 1976 as a telecommunication consulting company and telephone interconnect. In 1985, one of our clients with unhappy telephone customers requested our help in developing a telephone on-hold customer entertainment program.
After nearly two years of testing and development, TDM introduced Ad-Hold to the marketplace, mainly to large clients such as Weyerhauser, Carnation Dairies, and First Interstate Bank.
During this development period, we discovered the secret of effective verbal communication advertising. We found most competitive and radio-advertising companies write their ads backwards, making them impossible for the listener to retain any information. This turns out to be a waste of money for the client.
By 1989, TDM had restructured the product pricing to be cost effective for all businesses from small mom and pop stores to large regional and national companies. Ad-Hold currently has clients from Alaska to Florida and we have received the Portland Chamber of Commerce TOP TEN GROWTH AWARD for the fastest growing small business.
With a steady growth of our client base, TDM received the Portland TOP TEN GROWTH AWARD again in 1993. We are very pleased with the universal acceptance of our product throughout the national business community.
To stay on the cutting edge of technology, TDM, Inc. developed an Internet based digital program in 2003 that utilizes flash memory and can be downloaded from the Internet. We have since carried this concept forward to the latest MP3 technology the industry has to offer, featuring superior sound quality and equipment longevity.