Unsolicited Cold Calls
Blocking phone numbers on outbound telemarketing calls immediately gives the impression that whoever is calling does not want to be called back, identified or looked up online. Which begs the question “Why is that?”. It’s very common for telemarketing companies to block their phone numbers when they make outbound telemarketing calls.
Many of us know about the TPS (Telephone Preference Service) and up until fairly recently if a phone number was registered then that was that… no other option but to consider other marketing routes. But twitter can be great for filling the TPS gap. Typically any data list usually has around 30% registered on the [...]
The Phone Book can seem like an easy source of prospects to call but really it is the devil in disguise for this purpose! It’s not targeted, it’s not tps checked, it doesn’t have contact names or up to date information. If you are after free or low cost data sources consider the following:
As most people are aware the TPS for individuals and CTPS for businesses has been in place for a while. What some people are seemingly not aware of is that calling a follower or someone you are following, or someone from a hashtag conversation is still an Unsolicited Cold Call. That means that if you [...]
I heard this phrase today and I have heard this several times in the past couple of months. The scenario is husband and wife businesses and it is the wife that does the cold calling. She finds it an unpleasant task (a bit like the ironing I suspect) as no matter how much you do [...]
There are many options available that are preferrable to using the Phone Book and this article explores those, namely lack of contact details or calling organisation that you would have with a CRM system, the lack of TPS checks for unsolicited cold calling, and the difficulty in following up any sales pipeline… read more for an overview of why calling from the Phone Book is a poor idea!
Unsolicited cold calls without checking the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) or Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) carries a risk of a £5,000 fine… per call! This articles provides information on the benefits of tps-checking, how to do it, where to get it from, and other useful stuff and is one of our most read articles on this blog.