Category Archives: Outbound

Winning With Great Existing Customer Cross Sells

By Ryan Apodac, Operations Manager/Training Leader

winning existing customer cross sell telemarketing is like bump set spikeLet’s face it. We’re living in a very competitive age. Existing customers have many choices and options. The best telemarketing companies are in a constant whirlwind, adapting to the market and over-coming new challenges. Ultimately, the key to success is adaptation. In the world of sales, making the most out of each contact is a top concern of the best telemarketing companies. With existing customers, cross sells can make all the difference. Let’s take a look at the 3 key elements to an effective existing customer cross sell telemarketing campaign. Continue reading

Do This: Use Local Caller ID in Outbound Telemarketing

By Heather Dubas, Senior Operations Manager

Cell phone with unknown caller as the caller idWe all remember those days of hearing the phone ring and not even thinking twice before answering. Well… most of us remember those days and that probably gives away my age. In the mid-nineties, those days changed when Caller ID became a standard telephone feature. With the widespread implementation of and subscription to Caller ID, consumers began making a choice about whether they wanted to answer a call. Continue reading

How to Have Fun in Inbound and Outbound Telemarketing

by Shannon Svasek, Operations Manager

Outbound Telemarketing Employees celebrating with a pink ballLet’s face it, telemarketing isn’t always “fun”. As an operations manager in an outsourced telemarketing agency with agents in a brick and mortar setting as well as in an at home setting, I know first-hand what it takes to make the job fun for the agents. But before I tell you my secrets, let me take you through the job. It’s not easy work. It takes dedication, self-motivation and the drive to want to succeed. Think about these items when creating incentives: Continue reading

Outbound Telemarketing is Critical For Today’s Marketers

by Ryan Apodac, Operations Manager and Training Leader

outbound-marketing-the-dealer-dealing-an-ace-of-heartsSome people say that outbound telemarketing is dead. I say that they couldn’t be more wrong. However, I understand where they are coming from. Let’s face it; today’s society is driven by technology. With so many advances in technology every day, things come and go more rapidly these days. Remember that cutting edge cell phone you had to have, which you had to replace before you knew it for the new one with the far superior options? With this immense technology and change, marketers have more tools than ever to generate leads and manage the sales funnel. However, don’t be fooled. Outbound telemarketing continues to be one of the primary tools of successful B2B sales organizations. Continue reading

QCS Reps Produce the Best Outbound Marketing Results

By Marcia Jenkins, Senior Operations Manager

outsource-button-on-touchscreenAt Quality Contact Solutions (QCS), I am responsible for managing a team of about 30 Inside Sales Representatives (ISRs). We call them ISRs because the job that they do goes well beyond the typical outbound telemarketing representative role. Many of our ISRs are responsible for closing hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales (over the phone) on an annual basis. Many of them have received several hundred hours of training and professional development over the course of their 10+ years in their role. Finding the right people to fill my Inside Sales Representative positions can be challenging. I believe that others in our industry face similar challenges. Continue reading