Aggressive Media Company Appears to Target Bodyworkers

ABMP has learned of an internet-based media company that contacts business owners by phone to offer them a short interview that will run on an internet radio program, but it’s actually a sales strategy. After the interview is complete, the representatives purportedly become very aggressive in attempt to elicit payment for additional airtime. MTs and other bodyworkers who have dealt with the company say that once it becomes apparent that the interviewee is not interested in purchasing airtime, the representatives become extremely rude, and begin calling the customer’s phone repeatedly.

If you are contacted by a media company offering free airtime and increased exposure for your business in exchange for a brief interview, always ensure you do your due diligence. Is the invitation about you being part of news story or is it a sales call? Research the company and the interviewer, read online reviews, and search their social media channels for any negative feedback to avoid becoming a target.

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Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support licensing efforts in Minnesota! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

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Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

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