|Received:||12/15/2006 3:16:11 PM|
|Organization:||Protocol Integrated Direct Marketing|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would like to ask the FTC to re-evaluate the rule change that prohibits companies from sending prerecorded messages to existing customers without prior written agreement. Voice messages from our company are appreciated by our consumers, as evidenced by the low opt-out rates and the exceptional success attributed to our voice message campaigns. Please consider an exception to the rule that allows companies like mine to continue to contact our consumers with whom we have an existing business relationship. Obtaining written agreements from each of our customers would be a tremendous task and would take a minimum of 6-12 months to implement. We value our customer relationships and know they value and would like to continue to receive these messages.