30 Years of Service!



Thirty years ago, on March 24, 1986 TeleConcepts placed the first of millions of calls helping our clients to capture and retain customers.  It has been quite a ride.  I want to thank all of our clients, past and present for their support.  While we all know that the phrase “The customer is always right” is a fallacy, our customers (you), are however “The Best in the Business”.  

I am proud of our successes, humbled by our failures, and thankful for the opportunity to work with all of you. 



Take a minute for a quick look back and see how many of the following you remember. 

In 1986:

  • 1 gallon of gas 89 cents
  • Soviet nuclear reactor at Chernobyl explodes on April 26th causing the release of radioactive material across much of Europe.
  • The Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launching, killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history
  • Richard Branson on the 72-ft powerboat Virgin Challenger II breaks the world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic
  • IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
  • Platoon won the Oscar for best pic
  • Paul Simon (Graceland) had the #1 album
  • "Yeah... That's the ticket" - Jon Lovitz  
  • Bobby Ewing came out of the shower, alive.
  • Cost of a Super Bowl ad in 1986: $550,000
  • World Series Champions - The NY Mets
  • Super Bowl XX Champions - Chicago Bears
  • NBA Champions - Boston Celtics
  • And finally, ironically, Marlee Matlin won the Best Actress Award for "Children of a Lesser God"