telemarketing

noun

tele·​mar·​ket·​ing ˌte-lə-ˈmär-kə-tiŋ How to pronounce telemarketing (audio)
: the marketing of goods or services by telephone
telemarketer noun

Examples of telemarketing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complaints about telemarketing calls to the Federal Trade Commission have skyrocketed over the past decade. Justine Calma, The Verge, 30 Jan. 2024 Customer service, data entry, and telemarketing roles are already being replaced and AI can also be trained to handle less-complex computer programming and coding tasks. Sean Hanlon, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Brady is also banned from telemarketing as part of the settlement. Anne Marie Lee, CBS News, 19 Mar. 2024 In the intervening years, telemarketing companies had moved from fronting for charities to political action committees, which have even looser regulations. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for telemarketing 

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Word History

First Known Use

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 18 Jun. 2024.

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telemarketing

noun
tele·​mar·​ket·​ing ˌtel-ə-ˈmär-kət-iŋ How to pronounce telemarketing (audio)
: the marketing of goods or services by telephone
telemarketer noun

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