Prospect list building is a crucial part of the outbound sales process. The first step is defining your ideal customer profile (ICP). But as soon as you’ve done that, you actually need to find the right accounts, people and their contact details. Here’s a tool stack for step two. A collection of outbound prospect list building tools and services that will help you regularly feed Woodpecker with fresh contacts.
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.
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.
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.
Time to get back to the longest-running series on the Woodpecker blog. Last time we reviewed Hunter.io. Today I have another long-standing app for you. It’s Norbert, one of the most popular email finder solutions, so we couldn’t skip it in this series. Let’s see what his co-founder, Sujan Patel, has to say about it.
Usually, I reach out to prospect list building tools like Hunter, LeadFuze or UpLead to review them for our Prospect List Building Series which has become a regular segment on our blog. As a side note, Hunter was our 14th installment.
But when I found EasyLeadz, I thought it would be a nice addition to our “prospect list building” family. They’re not a tool. Actually, they changed their business models to offer “Data-as-a-service”. I was intrigued enough to ask Tushar Jawa from EasyLeadz for an interview and here it is. Let’s go.
It’s about time for another prospecting tool to be reviewed. I was approached by eGrabber’s team who proposed to me that they would do a demo of their tool, Management-Finder, to see how it works and how a prospecting team can use it.
I invited Luke from the Business Growth Team and we spent some time playing with the tool. It’s an unusual app but highly advanced and Luke got very excited about it. He said that he would save a ton of time with this tool.
I spoke to Clinton Rozario and his colleagues at eGrabber. Let’s find out more about the tool.
And here’s another part of our Prospect List Building Tools Review series. This time we’ve got a big fish. Pioneers in the field, present on the market since 2014, coming from the US and focusing on quality data for years – LeadFuze. It was a real honor for me to talk to Justin McGill, founder and CEO of LeadFuze, and I’m glad he accepted the invitation to our series of reviews. Read his answers to my questions below and see what I’ve found about the prospecting tool he’s built together with his team.