This May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across the European Union. The new legal requirements have been designed to improve transparency between businesses and their clients, strengthening the control individuals have over their personal data.
It’s safe to say that the new regulations have implemented a major change in the way marketers and sales teams approach their work and how organisations obtain, store, manage and process the personal data of their EU clients.
A couple of decades ago, data in digital marketing referred to simple things like demographics and response rates.
Today, living in an interconnected world, data enables marketers to predict customer behaviour, create targeted campaigns, build brands, and drive development and sales.
However, as GDPR came into place marketers immediately became concerned that they were going to become restricted in their ability to target individual customers based on personal data collection, slowing database growth therefore shaking up the digital landscape.
At Air we see GDPR differently
From our experience here at Air we are looking at GDPR differently, not as an issue but as an opportunity. Instead asking the question, how can we better engage with those who share a legitimate business interest and make more of those who are looking for our services?
GDPR is pushing us to reassess how we perform market research and understand how we can help those who need our products and services.
As telemarketers we know person to person communication is the most effective method when understanding prospect needs, situation and pain points.
How Air telemarketing and GDPR can help build your database:
- Building your pipeline by creating bespoke campaigns that really talk to your prospects.
- Generating sales by using a tailored approach.
- Increasing revenue by engaging the decision makers.
There are no restrictions in place that limit us contacting prospects who you share a legitimate business interest with. In fact, by avoiding contacting huge irrelevant mailing lists and focusing solely on contacting prospects that have a shared interest means we will be having more conversations of worth on your behalf and you will see better results from your telemarketing because of this.
GDPR is pushing all of us to be more transparent and personable, this can only build stronger relationships that grow your database and increase your revenue.
Apprehensive about telemarketing? It’s ok you’re not the only one
At Air we understand that you may feel apprehensive when investing in a telemarketing strategy, however with the new regulations in place we believe it’s one of the best ways to make the most of your relevant data and really engage with your prospects. As a company that already prides itself on transparency, we provide the following to keep you in the loop:
- Live time reporting accessible at any time by clients
- Involvement in strategy building and training by the clients directly
- Regular feedback from your campaign manager
- Direct contact with the team making calls
- Digital call recordings requested as often and many as you would like
If you’d like to find out more information on how Air Marketing Group can help you post GDPR get in touch. GDPR isn’t an issue, it’s an opportunity!