Do Not Call 317-816-9336.
Columnist Dave Barry takes on the American Teleservices Association again
, publishing their new number (they had to disconnect their old one after he mentioned it in a previous column.
) But please, don't call 317-816-9336, because to suggest "calling somebody who doesnt want to be called, even if you have the legal right to call, well, that's just plain rude."
posted by Fofer
on Oct 5, 2003 -
FTC creates national ‘do not call’ list
While there have been state lists for quite some time, and some organizations (like the DMA
) maintain do-not-call lists requiring members to honor DNC requests, the FCC is now talking about a single, federal list that would require compliance from all telemarketers, and levy fines for non-compliance. Is this the end of telemarketing as we know it today?
posted by MidasMulligan
on Dec 18, 2002 -
Fight the Power!
"Telemarketers make use of a telescript - a guideline for a telephone conversation. This script creates an imbalance in the conversation between the marketer and the consumer. It is this imbalance, most of all, that makes telemarketing successful. The EGBG Counterscript attempts to redress that balance." It's own medicine time!
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on Oct 26, 2002 -
"Through your vision, creativity and dedication, you'll be able to reach for the stars and help your customers reach for the stars," she
encouraged them. "You are at the forefront of a revolution in understanding the way people use their imagination and creativity to
interact with information and interact with each other."
Source of this quote:
(a) CEO Carly Fiorina giving a pep talk to HP employees.
(b) Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao addressing striking west coast dockworkers.
(c) Former gubernatorial candidate Janet Reno speaking to Florida election workers.
(d) Hillary Clinton channelling Mother Teresa at a bible sales meeting.
(e) Astronaut Sally Ride providing encouragement to a convention of telemarketers.
(via Washington Post)
posted by Wet Spot
on Oct 20, 2002 -
Telemarketers to take tomorrow off.
According to the story, telemarketing companies will instruct most of their employees to not come into work for September 11, "recognizing that many Americans won't be in the mood for getting sales calls that day." Umm... we all pretty much have the same reponse in our heads to that line,
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Sep 10, 2002 -
"Hold on, please..."
Please! Do this! If we all do it, we can change the world! A national No-Call list would be great, but that assumes that telemarketers will follow the law.
posted by o2b
on Feb 11, 2002 -