For most people, telemarketing is anything but trendy. But for B2B marketers, not even the new trends of social and email have completely eliminated the importance of a live phone conversation.

Still, that’s not without any major effort on the part of telemarketers. Like other lead generators, they need to know what’s happening in prospect industries so they can tailor relevant messages. And like them, they face the same challenge when there doesn’t seem to be any particular trend at the moment.

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