Our business ceived a call form someone claiming to be Newstalk 1230 Radio. Very upbeat sales pitch that was engaging and very lively for 12 minutes, due to the fact the guy was speaking in a DJ voice as he announced our business and said that they were announcing local businesses as sponsors of their station beginning. May 19th, 2014 "Welcome Home to the Troops".
However the sales person couldn't tell me how they were really helping the troops. As that was one of the pitches, that we would be helping the troops. He said that their announcements to the troops of welcoming them home would let our troops know that we cared. That's not helping the troops. I am a former soldier. I love to help my fellow soldiers in real ways, not just someone selling a pitch. If he would have said 50% of your sponsorship dollars go back to find soldiers dealing with adversity's, etc. now then I might have listened intent entry.
Helping the troops is giving back some real service, that tangible service, that they offer our country.
I advised the salesperson that I would need to talk it over with my business partner. He wanted the commitment NOW without me speaking anything over.
He went from $700 for two weeks to
$359 for one week radio announcement to
$250 for day of to
$150 for I assume brief announcement not sure because as I saw the prices falling I began to become firm with him because. Realized it was all about the $$$$$....and. I still had no idea who they were, where they were from, what truly do they do except a newstalkradio show for sports, I assume from looking online.
In mid sentence of telling this salesperson that I wasn't going to waste anymore of his time (13minutes later) he hung up the phone.
Now, to me, if you are a radio talks how with integrity, helping the troops, why would you hang up on a veteran, after I identified myself as such?
This company based on my experience isn't one. I would want to endorse. I am. Sending an email to the station to see if there is someone posing as them and just trying to get people's money.