Newspaper sales force in our area confirmed

I heard back yesterday from Griff Tilmont, the Seattle Times’ circulation district manager for our area of Seattle.ร‚ย  He confirmed that there has been a “huge sales force” in our area recently.

In his phone message, Griff said that salespeople work their way through neighborhoods, knocking on doors, and asking if homeowners take the paper. If the answer is, “Yes, we do,” then the salespeople ask how your service has been. If the answer is, “No, we don’t,” then they try to sell subscriptions.

My in-laws over in Laurelhurst also mentioned greeting a salesperson at their door, asking these questions.

Thanks to all who shared their concerns in the comments on the Ravenna Blog about this activity. Glad we were able to solve this one. Thanks also to Seattle Times circulation for their help.