My day goes like this:
I walk into the business and ask to see the manager. I tell the manager my name and who I am working for (it a company in the hospitality business) and they get XXX number of visitors a year and we would like to recommend our guests to your business. Are you the person I need to talk to about your marketing?
They normal say "No that is owner" Then I ask if the owner is in? "No" Then I ask for the owners email or phone number so I can speak to them about our marketing plan? "No" they say however if you leave me the information I can give it to them. I have a letter that explain our program along with the prices and sample ads which I give the manager.
I wait two days call the store. I drop off some information the other day, I would like to talk to the owner about it is he/she in. No. Can I get their email address or phone number to follow-up. No, I gave him/here the information and they will call you.
Next I go to their website to see if I can find an email address. Most sites have an email form to fill out. I fill it out and say "I dropped off some important financial information to grow your business at XYZ. If you did not get it please email me at @gmail.com.
Am I going about this the wrong way? Is there a better way to get though the gatekeeper to the owner.
Thanks for any guidance or recommendations!!