Happy Thanksgiving Guys
November 28, 2013
For the first time, Butterball is enlisting the help of men as well as women for its Turkey Talk Line during the holidays. And the turkey seller is using the first male talk-line spokesman this year as well.
The talk line, which is 32 years old this year, has long offered advice to anyone overwhelmed by making the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the year-end holiday season.
It has been improving its services, last year launching a smartphone app, Facebook live chats, Pinterest posts and other social media tools. But the line, which has grown from six operators to about 60 since it launched in 1981, has never hired men before. The company says it wasn't specifically excluding men, but it usually relied on word-of-mouth to hire its talk line operators and its hires were always women.
This more active move falls right in line with all their social networking too.
Most operators have a background in food or nutrition and have culinary degrees or are dietitians, food stylists or scientists. They all take a crash course in turkey making at the Butterball University training program. If you need advice 1-800-Butterball or log onto Butterball.com
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