We had a client who had an especially hard time rejecting cold-callers. He was stuck because he didn't want to be rude. However, hanging up on somebody today never means the pursuit is actually finished.
He was getting a TON of phone calls from potential vendors, particularly digital marketing agencies, and they were getting him down. So, he started sending them to us... Not that we asked him to! He thought they would get the hint.
But they didn't. They never do. Now they were our problem...
After rejecting the 10th vendor for him, we started joking about ways to automate the rejection process.
Soon, the business rejection hotline was created.
Turns out, it's not just him...
On linkedIn, almost every connection we make these days is immediately followed up by spam. 90% of our incoming calls are people pitching services we don't need.
We get time-sucking disruptions like this every. single. day.
It's like having your phone number published online is an open invitation for spam calls! And, not to make it super uncomfortable in here, but isn't your company guilty of this intrusion too?