Recently, I had a pleasure to talk to Matt from picksaas.com, an online company focused on finding useful cloud apps for businesses. He asked me about growing Woodpecker to +1000 customers, and about what cloud applications help us grow. Read the interview below.
When was the last time you actually talked to your customers? I don’t mean a sales call or a demo. I mean actually talking about their business, your business, and how the two virtually affect each other. Our Outbound Sales team has just finalized their their 3.5-month long project of customer interviews. Last week, they presented the results to the whole Woodpecker team. Here’s a report on how they carried out the interviews, what they’ve learned from all that, and how their findings will affect the whole company.
There’s a group of prospects that visit your website at least once but they don’t take any action whatsoever. They don’t sign up for a free trial, they don’t sign up for a newsletter. Sometimes they might do that out of distraction, heavy workload, or absent-mindedness rather than them not liking your offer.
Zoltan Gero, our guest writer for today, believes it’s a perfect reason – a trigger – to contact those prospects by sending them a not-so-cold email campaign. He describes a step-by-step process of contacting those companies using Leadberry and Woodpecker integration via Zapier.
We’ve recently launched an option to connect an external SMTP from two email delivery providers: Mailgun and SendGrid. If you have been using one of those services to send your business emails, now it’s easier for you to connect your SMTP to Woodpecker. If you haven’t been using those, and frankly have a hazy idea what it is all about, you may want to learn more from this post. Either way, keep reading to find out when it makes sense to use Woodpecker’s integrations with Mailgun and SendGrid and how you can actually benefit from that.
As I’ve said in the previous post, cold emailing isn’t easy. You need to run many tests, see what works and what doesn’t, until you find your own take on the process. Also, you’re competing for prospect’s attention with other “cold emailers”. To win, you may like to borrow practices from other email senders, be that email marketers.
Julia Samoilenko, Marketing Manager at Chanty, wrote a guest post about using videos and GIFs in email, an on-trend practice among email marketers. Of course, it won’t work on every group of prospects, but some of you may want to test it out. Maybe in follow-up emails?