If someone made a list of the “most commonly used sources of b2b leads”, LinkedIn would be undisputable #1 on that list. And that’s understandable. LinkedIn is a mine of information about businesses and people connected with those businesses. But there are also other platforms including collections of companies, divided into categories, where you can find ideal prospects along with some reference points for your cold email campaigns.
Here are 15 places on the web where you can find SaaS companies, startups, software houses, marketing experts and other companies that will match your Ideal Customer Profile.
This week we have a guest post by Nina Cvijovic, who is a researcher and writer at Etools. Nina analyzed 10 reasons why your outbound email campaigns may not be reaching the response rate you expect them to, or are not generating any responses at all. Either way, there’s always a field for improvement in cold emailing. So go through the 10 checkpoints below, and read some advice on how your response rates can be improved.
We treat ICP (ideal customer profile) seriously at Woodpecker. We constantly work on the profile and try to keep it updated. That’s not an easy task, because the profile evolves as the company grows and the business situation changes. Our Customer Success Team runs regular meetings concerning ICP. On one of those meetings, we realized that the “ideal” may actually be a set of various traits, depending on the point of view. See what we’ve figured out in terms of defining our ideal customer profile.
Should I get a custom domain email address for my outbound sales campaigns or should I kick off with a free Gmail one? That’s a dilemma that many novice startuppers face.
To help you decide, I summed up the pros and cons of both free and custom domain email addresses. Check which option is a better choice. Continue reading
We’ve stated many times on this blog that when it comes to cold emailing one solution does not fit all. Especially when you contact prospects from various parts of the world. The approach to cold emails differs slightly from country to country. In order not to commit a cold email faux pas, you should make yourself familiar with an email etiquette of the country you target.
Check what nuances you should pay attention to before running your first international cold email campaign.
Looking for ideas to level up your prospecting game in 2020? Here you are — I put together a list of 5 sales prospecting tips worth implementing into your lead generation strategy this year and onwards since I believe they are pretty much everlasting.
Get yourself a nice cup of coffee and read on.
Some of you, dear Woodpecker users, might have already noticed a growing number of improvements here and there inside the app. In this blog post, I’d like to give you a close-up look at a bunch of app updates we’ve rolled out lately and show you how to use them in practice to make the most out of the tool.
Without further ado, let’s see what’s new.
Cold email senders tend to devote a lot of time to carefully craft our opening message, but usually don’t spend even half of it on writing sales follow-ups.
Meanwhile, our experience at Woodpecker shows that the majority of prospects reply to the second or the third message from the sequence, and not directly to the first one. So it looks like we should focus on the follow-ups at least as much as we focus on the opening email. Here are 5 crucial rules to keep in mind when it comes to an effective sales follow-up email.
Cold email copy can make or break your email campaign. A perfectly targeted prospect base won’t guarantee success if your message doesn’t catch their interest. Unfortunately, many cold emails fail to do that.
The most common problems with cold email copy that I’ve come across are the lack of clarity, impersonality, unnecessary wordiness and egocentrism. These things make prospects delete the message without even reading it till the end.
In this blog post, I want to share with you some copywriting tips that will help you write more prospect-oriented, valuable and engaging sales emails that will get opened, read and replied to.
So you realized why following-up your prospects is crucial for the effectiveness of your campaign – good for you. But what should an actual sales follow-up email be like? How to tell your prospects ‘hey, I’m still here waiting for you to reply’ without being creepy, or annoying… or both?