October 07, 2009 08:30 ET

INCC Subsidiary 1 2 1 Direct Response Receives ATA-SRO Accreditation

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - International Consolidated Companies, Inc. (OTCBB: INCC) subsidiary 1 2 1 Direct Response (www.121directresponse.com) announced today that the company has received accreditation from the American Teleservices Association (ATA) Self Regulatory Organization (SRO). 1 2 1 Direct Response is the fourth company worldwide to achieve this prestigious accreditation for upholding the highest standards of quality and compliance in the teleservices industry.

The American Teleservices Association created the ATA-SRO in 2006 to create and conduct self-monitoring of teleservices standards and practices. The ATA-SRO developed the accreditation process in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission, who has reviewed the process and offered their input. The ATA-SRO is chartered to tackle difficult issues and self regulate them before they require government intervention.

"We see the ATA-SRO Accreditation process as the best practice our industry can implement to manage our own destiny and we are proud to have achieved this accreditation. It confirms that the industry's foundation for growth is built on integrity," stated Antonio F. Uccello, III, President and CEO of International Consolidated Companies, Inc.

"We see ATA-SRO Accreditation as providing a significant competitive advantage for 1 2 1 now and in the future where companies will only hire accredited call centers to handle their business," said 1 2 1 Direct Response President Stuart Discount. "I am proud of our team as we establish new standards for quality in the teleservices industry."

The in-depth, three-step accreditation process was overseen by external auditor, David Sutcliffe of 360'CRM. Mr. Sutcliffe, 360'CRM's chief financial officer, reviewed 1 2 1 federal and state compliance policies, procedures and adherence to industry best practices. Results of the audit lead Mr. Sutcliffe to recommended 1 2 1's accreditation to the SRO Board of Trustees and the ATA Board of Directors who approved the recommendation at their most recent meeting.

"We worked very closely with Kirk Beyer and Joe Grossman at 1 2 1 and determined that 1 2 1 follows all federal and state laws pertaining to inbound and outbound calling as well as industry best practices. Our experience in working with the top teleservices companies like 1 2 1 leads us to believe that the ATA-SRO's accreditation program will make our industry stronger and more respected."

"I am pleased to see that our investment in systems, agent training and constant attention to client service has yielded this accreditation and I encourage other companies in the teleservices space to begin this process," concluded Joseph Grossman, 1 2 1 Senior Vice President of Administration.

About 1 2 1 Direct Response

1 2 1 Direct Response (1 2 1) (www.121directresponse.com) is a full-service direct response consulting, idea development, and campaign execution organization. With outbound and inbound contact center stations; a full-service direct mail design, printing, fulfillment, and mailing facility; and direct response expertise in nonprofit and commercial direct marketing, 1 2 1 can provide its clients with turnkey direct response service excellence.

1 2 1 Direct Response is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Consolidated Companies, Inc. (www.INCC.us) a publicly traded company listed under the symbol 'INCC'. INCC's focus is on acquiring and operating businesses that enhance and expand their Business Process Services (BPS) offerings.

About American Teleservices Association

The American Teleservices Association (ATA) is the only non-profit trade organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of companies that utilize contact centers as an integral channel of operations. ATA members include companies with inbound or outbound contact centers, users of Teleservices, trainers, consultants, and equipment suppliers who initiate, facilitate, and generate telephone, Internet, and e-mail sales, service, and support. ATA provides leadership in the professional and ethical use of the telephone for conducting business and is committed to serving the needs of its members, recommending the highest standards of quality for the channel and protecting the rights of consumers. Members benefit from the ATA's strong advocacy at the national and state level; advanced and timely educational opportunities and business-building events; advocacy and support in the public realm; and rich and trusted resources for Teleservices professionals.

Relevant sites: www.121directresponse.com, www.incc.us, www.ataconnect.org

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