telemarketing

noun
tele·​mar·​ket·​ing | \ ˌte-lə-ˈmär-kə-tiŋ How to pronounce telemarketing (audio) \

Definition of telemarketing

: the marketing of goods or services by telephone

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Other Words from telemarketing

telemarketer \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈmär-​kə-​tər How to pronounce telemarketing (audio) \ noun

Examples of telemarketing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jen is currently entangled in an ongoing legal battle for her alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing scheme. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 12 Sep. 2021 On that day, March 30, Jen Shah was arrested and indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 11 Sep. 2021 Brands that aspire to this approach seek customers via multiple channels: direct mail, TV ads, YouTube channel, website, telemarketing, social media, mobile site, and storefronts. Ann Kirschner, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 She and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested and charged in March in connection with a nationwide telemarketing scheme. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 13 Aug. 2021 In a previous press release announcing their arrest, prosecutors allege that Shah and Smith carried out a nationwide telemarketing scheme with the help of others between 2012 and March of this year. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Her main rival on the show, Jen Shah, is facing federal charges conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Aug. 2021 Shah is accused of being one of the people in charge of a telemarketing scheme that targeted senior citizens with fraudulent products. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 3 Aug. 2021 In a press release announcing their arrest, prosecutors alleged that Shah and Smith carried out a nationwide telemarketing scheme with the help of others between 2012 and March of this year. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of telemarketing

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telemarketing was in 1963

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“Telemarketing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telemarketing. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for telemarketing

telemarketing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of telemarketing

: the activity or job of selling goods or services by calling people on the telephone

telemarketing

noun
tele·​mar·​ket·​ing | \ ˌte-lə-ˈmär-kə-tiŋ How to pronounce telemarketing (audio) \

Kids Definition of telemarketing

: the act of selling goods or services by telephone

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