2016 Upper Darby Foundation Ball “A Sweet Night Out”

In an on going mission to support the arts and education, the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual “A Sweet Night Out” Ball at Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill, PA on February 13th. With a cocoa-infused dinner buffet, alcohol infused drinks (at your own peril!) and funky music by Philly’s Chico Vibe, […]

When On Hold, Delco Chamber Members Learn More

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce having over 1200 members has a tremendous impact on local small businesses in the Philadelphia region. Suzanne Cody, the Marketing Director, contacted us to develop a new marketing plan to help reach them more efficiently. New to the on hold medium, Mind The Gap® worked closely with her in […]

Steven Rogers, Music Composer, Mind The Gap’s Scholarship Winner Spring 2016

Nothing gives us greater pleasure than awarding an artist producing music from the breezeway in their home. No expensive recording studio, well-renowned engineer or high powered record label had any hand in creating this very innovative music composition, Clouds, by Steven Rogers, a student at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA. This winner […]

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Silly Yuletide with Droga5

…about time a client has a sense of humor regarding auto attendant recordings! Be gone generic lines…”Thank you for calling the Boring Company, Press 1 for Boring Sales, Press 2 for Boring Customer Service, Press 3 for our Boring receptionist…at Boring, expect to be bored!” This time, Droga5, a major advertising agency from NYC, came […]

Chris Gately: The Man Behind The Scene

I’ve known Chris for over twenty years. But we didn’t start out as friends. In the beginning, I hired him to correct technical problems in my studio and, believe me, there were many. He would arrive at my studio with his modest tool kit and ask me about the technical issues I was encountering. His […]

Music Helped Our Scholarship Winner Through A Painful Childhood And Into A Productive Future

We’re pleased to announce that our Fall 2015 Scholarship has been awarded to Ashlei Alexander, a graduate student at the University of Maryland. Of the more than 400 essays submitted for the fall scholarship, Ashlei won our hearts with her essay, “An Ode to Hip Hop and Music.” (You can read it below.) She wrote about a childhood […]

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Keys to Great Studio Recordings…

…surround yourself with great musicians and engineers! We just had two wonderful sessions with some great musical talent: Chico Huff on bass and Vic Stevens on drums. The days were long. There were numerous challenges. But pre-production and preparation were key in achieving excellent results. For Every Studio Session, Only One Musician After years of recording, […]

Mind The Gap’s Marc A. Gallo Interviewed by Tore Fiore on iRadioPhilly’s The Delco Show

Wow…what an interview! Tore Fiore was on fire! I was expecting a laid back discussion about Mind The Gap’s on hold music and messaging services but instead I was confronted with an engaging and testosterone-fueled pontification about how cool we are. Tore may look old but he acted like he just polished off 5 Red Bulls. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! […]

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5 Quick Tips to Create a Complete Marketing Strategy

After 25+ years in business, I’ve come to learn quite a few things about what NOT to do in marketing my company. As always,  my proclivity was to toss the boomerang, wish for the best, never expect the worst and, of course, as fate would have it, see the boomerang head right back and smack me across the […]