Like so many business development experts today, Amanda Puppo, founder and CEO of MarketReach Inc., started out as a salesperson, working on the frontline. Ultimately, she gravitated to her strength, which was cold-calling and appointment setting, to form her company over two decades ago.
In this episode of Automatic Merchandiser’s Vending & OCS Nation podcast, host Bob Tullio talks with Amanda, discussing the evolution and relevance of B2B telemarketing. While some people believe that B2B telemarketing is dead, don’t even think about telling that to Amanda, whose boutique agency specializing in high-level prospecting and appointment-setting services, is still working hard to help convenience services operators get positioned in front of decision-makers.
Amanda shares the techniques that can translate to successful calling and the thought process behind selling that has led to impressive results for convenience services operators. For anyone involved in appointment setting – the ongoing battle to connect with office managers, facility managers and other key decision-makers – this podcast is a must listen.
For business owners who are trying to do telemarketing in house, or for those who have simply given up on the idea of telemarketing, it is worth hearing Amanda’s perspective on why telemarketing – done the right way – should be part of your business development program.