Leave a message after the tone: CNN and Washington Post are using voicemail to connect with their audiences

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Many of us will deal with voicemail on any given day, whether we're hoping to reach friends, colleagues or business contacts as part of our job.

But we have never really though of it as a space for creativity.

CNN and the Washington Post have started experimenting with voicemail to engage with their online communities.

This week our guests are:

Additional audio from Love Story and ThisYearILearned courtesy of CNN and the Washington Post.

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