Telemarketing News:  Reward for Stopping Rachel, Seniors and a Medicare Scam, Hard Time for Sweepstakes Crime

Telemarketing News: Reward for Stopping Rachel, Seniors and a Medicare Scam, Hard Time for Sweepstakes Crime

Bounty on Rachel’s Head offered by FTC Remember “Rachel” from last week’s telemarketing news? Well, she’s the robocaller who insists on wasting people’s time with unwanted and persistent calls, even if they are on the “Do Not Call” list. Worse, Rachel is a scammer; breaking the law first by violating the DNC list, then, on […]

Telemarketing Rants, Raves and Pranks

Telemarketing Rants, Raves and Pranks

So it is election season and once again, the candidates fly to locations to make long speeches, hold mewling babies, chomp on hot dogs and donuts, and most likely make promises they probably won’t and can’t keep. All the while smiling and waving and weaving and bobbing… Some still must make calls, after all, life […]

Telemarketing News:  Rachel Robocalls Again, Telemarketer Licenses, and Sweepstake Scammers

Telemarketing News: Rachel Robocalls Again, Telemarketer Licenses, and Sweepstake Scammers

Rachel the Zombie Robocaller: Like a zombie rising from the grave, “Rachel” the robocaller insists on bugging people nationwide.  Even after being put to rest with tough anti-robocalling legislation, Rachel sashays from her place of repose to meander listlessly through a maze of phone numbers until she begins again like nothing happened, picking up the […]

Telemarketing News:  Credit Card Deceptions and Tech Support Scams

Telemarketing News: Credit Card Deceptions and Tech Support Scams

 by Max Volt October 9, 2012 Discover Card Discovered Misleading Customers:  Ever been called by a slick telemarketer representing your credit card company about a payment protection and credit monitoring service? Did you feel pressured?   Did the telemarketing rep promise to enroll you only after you had reviewed written materials but then — those materials […]

Telemarketing Rants Raves And Pranks

Ever wonder what Arnold Schwarzenegger was doing once he was done being the Governator of California?  What is he doing for kicks now that Maria dumped him after taking a good, long look at the son of their live-in maid and noticing he looked well, “Austrian”?  Is Arnold calling AT&T for tech support?  Well, apparently, […]

Slow Cold Calling Days?

Slow Cold Calling Days?

Slow Calling Day? Cold calling is full of peaks and valleys, both emotional and in terms of results- with one affecting the other. Feeling down? -you’re probably going to make less calls, be less attentive, and give up too easy- resulting in less than average results. If you’re hitting an unlucky patch of leads, then […]

Telemarketing Company Raises Millions For Charity - Keeps It All

Telemarketing Company Raises Millions For Charity – Keeps It All

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time, this kind of headline will be old hat to you. Yawn… This is weekly if not daily news… happens so often I usually just mention some of the biggest cases in a weekly or bi-weekly summary. What caught my eye this time […]

Call Center Directory Added

Call Center Directory Added

It’s still a work in progress, but I expect to be done by the end of the week. You can find it here: Telemarketing Company/Call Center Directory. It’s a call center directory based on the listings to be found in the Yahoo Directory and DMOZ- two of the most respected directories on the web. I […]

Notes: Has Social Media Killed Telemarketing

Notes: Has Social Media Killed Telemarketing

These notes are for Stan Billue & John Von Achen’s 1-hour seminar “Has Social Media Killed Telemarketing? ” Time To Reach Audience of 50 Million Radio: 38 years Television: 13 years Social Media: 4 years 400% growth projected in next 4 years for social media Key to sales success is to think of yourself as a business. […]

Has Social Media Killed Telemarketing?

Has Social Media Killed Telemarketing?

During this 50-minute webinar, you can expect to learn: How social media has changed the use and the effectiveness of telemarketing Why telemarketing is more powerful and relevant than ever for salespeople Which social tools work best with telemarketing Tactics you can use to generate hot leads without having to cold call! Optimum Openings for […]