It’s not that surprising that when people think telemarketing, they still assume an invasive and disruptive sales caller. However, like much of public opinion, it’s not entirely accurate. With today’s technology in both communication and data management, the only reason that a telemarketer might call for would be to dispense information. As for the people they will call, it’s only the people who would care to receive it.
For instance, B2B insurance companies often need to stay in constant communication with their current clients and inform them of any changes, updates, or even new offers. However, on the part of the clients, only a select few in an organization would care for this information. Those who say that email blasting gets it across more quickly don’t really wonder if they need to go that far just to deliver a message to one or a few select persons.
But first off, why again would this information be so important? Obviously because insurance is a controversial industry and there are more than a handful of businesses (not to mention labor rights organizations) who scrutinize the policies involving the whos, whats, and hows of insurance packages. Naturally, you’d want to present yourself as reputable and be completely honest with everyone who does business with you.
Believe it or not but maintaining that integrity can be critical for certain B2B lead generation strategies. Particularly, strategies that involve retaining the interest and continued patronage of your clients. Simply put, if you can’t attract new clients, then nurture the relationship you have with your current ones. That will only work though if you’ve established trust and remained honest with them.
Then again, just because you don’t do everything to inform your clients doesn’t mean you do so for underhanded reasons. Business communication takes a lot out of any company’s pocket. In the case of telemarketing, it’s like investing in your very own insurance call center. The costs of office space, equipment, software, and most of all the experience to train them both in proper communication plus knowledge of your own company will consume a lot of time and money.
In such cases, you should try outsourcing. Plenty of companies already outsource for their telemarketing leads, how much more if you’re just outsourcing them to keep the old ones interested? On the other hand, retaining that interest means you need to open yourself to inquiries and keep them informed. Telemarketing isn’t the only industry that’s suffered a blow in reputation. Insurance companies have their fair share of stigmas as well and most of them involve dishonesty with their clients. But just as how telemarketers these days have improved with what has been available, so should you. If you have to outsource, why not?
Take note, there are moments where the economic climate will make attracting all-new clients difficult and it’s during such periods that companies start turning to retaining their current ones to keep work coming in. The sad part is some of the younger ones can neither afford nor have the expertise to do it right by themselves. In your case though, you know it involves not only being upright and honest with your client companies but also informing the right people in charge.