But does it work?

Does selling stuff over the phone (i.e. telemarketing) work?

Telemarketing is a method of direct marketing, usually over the phone, in which a salesperson solicits prospective customers to buy products or services.

Telemarketing can also include recorded sales pitches programmed to be played over the phone via automatic dialing.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Branding and Advertising Expert Andy Rice about whether or not telemarketing (still) works.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Everyone is contactable by a determined telemarketer.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert)

Spare a thought for these poor souls. Telemarketers have to make about 95 calls for one to succeed.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert)

South Africa is a great place for companies to set up call centres.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert)

Automated calls are an alarming trend. I find it quite depressing. But it works.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert)

Telemarketing works, if you have good lists and if you do follow-up calls.

Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert)

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