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Uniden America Corporation | Company Profile, Marketing Contacts, Media Spend, Brands




Uniden America Corporation manufacturers and markets wireless telephones and other consumer electronics. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Irving, TX. ** NOTE: As a privately held subsidiary of a publicly traded parent company, annual revenue and employee count are not readily available. Therefore, the revenue and employee figures presented below are those of the parent company. **

Main Telephone (817) 858-3300
Main Fax (817) 858-3228
Primary Address
6225 North State Highway 161
Suite 300
Irving, TX 75038
USA

Uniden America Corporation Contacts

Contacts (4)
Name Title State
Yuki F. President TX
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Email: *****@*******.***
Main Phone: (817) 858-3300
Direct Phone: *** **** ***   ext: ****
Direct Fax: *** **** ***
Assistant Name: ** **** ***
Assistant Phone: *** **** ***
Address: 6225 North State Highway 161
Suite 300
Irving, TX
75038
USA

Paul O. Director, Marketing & Product Development TX
Tomoko K. Marketing Assistant TX
Kuni G. Managing Director, Marketing & Product Development TX

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Associated Brands

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Uniden Wireless Communications *
Uniden America Corporation *

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Firms launch new gear to revive home phone market


The Story
As sales slide for traditional home phones, several companies, including Netgear and Uniden, plan to shake up the market with innovative devices, according to BusinessWeek.
 
The new phones allow users to make low-priced Internet calls, view photos and video and browse the Web. Cordless phone sales plunged 12 percent in 2006 to 24 million units, according to NPD Group.
 
Home phones will also get slimmer and sleeker despite gains in memory and processing power. Many will adopt the look of cell phones and the features of personal computers.
 
“We've seen the change in cell phones (from clunky bricks to elegant handhelds), and we'll see home phones change the same way," Rich Tosi, president of Uniden America, told BusinessWeek.
 
The advances come amid a slide in sales of cordless phones as more consumers opt to rely on cell phones for everyday use. Consumers haven’t really had a reason to update their home phone. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Netgear and Fort Worth, Texas-based Uniden hope these new phones will lead consumers to upgrade.
 
The Research
The biggest innovation will be the ability to place a call over the Internet as well as over a traditional land line. Services such as eBay’s Skype allow consumers to make cheap or free Web-based calls.
 
 
Windows Live Messenger phone allows users to send and receive instant messages and broadcast and receive video calls. Uniden sells the phone through a partnership with Microsoft as well as at  such retail outlets as RadioShack.
 
According to The List database, Netgear uses Los Gatos, Calif.-based Sterling Communications for public relations work. The company doesn’t have an announced relationship with any creative agencies. Netgear hired a new marketing chief back in October (DailyVista article). According to Nielsen Monitor-Plus, Netgear spent about $300,000 on measured marketing in 2005, all on national magazines.
 
Dallas-based Moroch handles some creative and other duties for Uniden. New York-based Ogilvy Public Relations oversees their PR. The company spent about $2.4 million on marketing, almost all on national magazine buys.
 
The Direction
Aiming to revive the home-phone market is a daunting task, and these new devices will require some savvy marketing to generate interest from consumers. Agencies with experience launching tech products should approach the executives identified below with what your agency can bring to the table. The big market for these phones are low-tech types. How can your agency make one of these phones appeal to a typical consumer whose old cordless phone breaks?
 
The Holy Grail of this marketing would be convincing consumers who have “dropped off the grid” (i.e., no longer have a land-line phone) to return to home-based phones. Sole use of a cell phone does have its drawbacks (poor call quality inside, lack of additional phones), so the right campaign could probably create consumer demand. Perhaps these drawbacks aren’t enough to encourage a home-phone return, but the added ability to make free long-distance or video calls could push consumers over the top.  
Netgear, Inc.
4500 Great America Parkway
Suite 100
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 907-8000
 
David Henry
Director of Product Marketing – Consumer Products
(408) 907-8000
 
Deborah Williams
Chief Marketing Officer
(408) 907-8000
Uniden America Corporation
4700 Amon Carter Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76155-2207
(817) 354-8324
 
Larry Johannes
Senior Director, Marketing
(817) 858-3465