Use the number above the next time you get one of those pesky salespeople on the line who WON'T GIVE UP!!!
How to use it:
Defer the conversation to your "colleague in California"
Give them the fake number and say to call them right away
Hang up and laugh mischeviously like Mr. Burns
Enjoy all of your extra free time by taking up pottery classes
If somebody gave you this number, wouldn't you laugh... a little?
Now... be honest - are your salespeople relying 100% on cold-calling to get the job done too? It's okay, we've all been there. Come see what inbound leads look like - you may be surprised at the value they bring:
It started off as a joke...
We had a client who had a hard time dealing with cold-callers. We think he was always stuck between not wanting to be rude, and knowing that hanging up on somebody today never meant that the pursuit was actually finished.
And he was getting a TON of phone calls from marketing companies offering SEO or other services, such as inbound marketing. So, he started sending them to us, saying that we were his marketing company.
So then, WE were the ones tasked blowing them off. After the 10th agency called, we started joking about ways to automate the rejection process, and soon, the business rejection hotline was created.
Turns out, it's not just him...
We never understood why SEO companies or inbound marketing agencies resorted to spamming and cold-calling anyway. And it's not just him. We get those calls and emails too. On linkedIn we receive inbound lead gen companies pitching services to us... the same services we provide. We get emails and calls every. single. day.
Isn't the point of SEO to attract people through Google queries? Isn't the point of inbound marketing to get people to come to you?
Believe it or not, but the answer to BOTH of those questions are YES.
Why, then, are they cold calling you? Why is anybody cold calling ANYBODY anymore? And, not to make it super uncomfortable in here, but is your company guilty of this crime too?