These Are 6 Tips to Shape Outbound Sales in 2019

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It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. The end of the year is fast approaching. 2018 has flown by and with year-end closing in, it’s time to start making plans for the future.

Looking back at the passing year we can definitely say that there’s been a lot going on: from a growing importance of data protection worldwide, through a data-driven approach to selling strategy, to an all-bound lead generation and “smarketing”.

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A day in the Life of Woodpecker Sales Development Team

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Sales development team is a crucial element of a SaaS company like Woodpecker. It plays an important role in business growth and revenue generation. Let’s take a look at the backstage of their job.

I’ve prepared this post in collaboration with Yurii Veremchuk, the Head of our Sales Development Team, who shared some first-hand insights into the day-to-day work of his team and the challenges they face, described the tools that improve their efficiency, and gave his advice for B2B sales newbies.

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What is the Risk of Embedding an Image/Video into B2B Email?

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I’m sure you’ve read somewhere on the web that putting personalized visuals into cold email copy is the next big thing in email outreach. There are a lot of case studies that vouch for their effectiveness in increasing reply rates. Even here at Woodpecker blog, we have a guest post about including GIF into B2B emails. But is it worth the effort? What could go wrong? How to do that? Let’s see.

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Working at Woodpecker: 3 Principles We Stand By

Recently our CEO Matt Tarczynski, together with two other start-up founders, took part in an interview broadcasted by Radio Wroclaw. They engaged in an interesting discussion about modern labor market trends, the role of a leader in the modern world and Millennials’ attitude towards work, money, and life in general.

Between the lines, Matt gave some first-hand insights about the core values we live by in Woodpecker. Read more what principles we cherish at Woodpecker.

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10 Resources that Help Learn Quality Cold Emailing [Updated]

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Quality cold emailing is a skill to be learned. It cannot be learned overnight. It takes months and years to learn how to write and send cold emails that work. And the learning never stops, really. It’s a process of constant improvement. And during the process, you constantly look for guidance, inspiration, and advice based on experience. Below, I’m sharing with you my list of 10 cold emailing resources including books, ebooks, blogs, and a YouTube channel that are helping me in my learning process.

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A Pain of Cold Emailing in Finance/Real Estate, and How to Overcome it

What differentiates cold emailing from other types of 1-to-1 outbound practices is that a huge chunk of a cold emailing process can be automated. You just come up with an email copy, insert a few snippets, add your prospects, and there you have it. A campaign is ready to be sent. You don’t need to send it manually. Still, outreach by email may quickly backfire when you riddle your copy with words that trigger SPAM filters.

Words such as ‘insurance’, ‘financial’, ‘medicine’, ‘mortgage’ all alarm SPAM filters. But what if that is a vocabulary you use constantly in your profession? What to do then?

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