3M – Company Profiled
How 3M uses a toll free phone number to their advantage.
Nothing seems to be inhabiting the world more rapidly than post-it notes. They became a household name almost immediately since they were created in 1980. The creators of post-it notes, 3M, didn’t start with a brilliant idea, though. They started as a small, struggling business that needed help… a lot of help, getting off their feet. So, how did this Fortune 500 company succeed with all odds against them?
Lucius Ordway of 3M might have said that “patient money” was the cause of their success. Lucius coined the term back in the early 1900’s – a term that is still used to this day at 3M. He used the term “patient money” to refer to a “long term investment in an idea, technology, or product that shows promise.” Innovative thinking like this lead to many products by 3M from pharmaceuticals to reflective sheeting for highways. The introduction of their easy to remember toll free number no doubt helped them gain momentum in customer and business relations.
In 2004, 3M earnings were $20 billion! They support 67,071 employees around the world all the while having contributed $48 million to charities. A company that large has to be accessible. And, that they are, with their toll free number. You won’t forget it once you hear it: 888-3M-Helps. So, the next time you are in your office, or on the highway, and you see a 3M product, think about their rise to success and have it help be your motivation to succeed. After all, 3M really does help.
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