Over the span of 2 years, Woodpecker has grown a lot faster than we’ve predicted. We have 1000+ customers on board who come from 52 different countries. But what’s more important for today’s blog post, Woodpecker has sent way more than 20 million cold emails throughout all this time.
If you’re a fresh SDR hire, or were made the one responsible for outbound email campaigns not so long ago, then this article is for you. I feel your struggle. Outbound can be pretty intimidating at first.
You need to read and practice a lot before you’re able to do it confidently. With this post, I want to show how to learn cold emailing.
Mail merge fields, custom fields, dynamic fields, snippets – however you call them, successful cold email outreach can’t be done without them. These are just the pieces of information about each of your prospects that can be merged into your email templates to make your messages catch people’s attention. In this post, I’m sharing some ideas for custom fields, other than the traditional first name and company name. Learn where to find them and how to add them to your prospect base for more effective personalization at scale.
Our users sometimes report to us that they couldn’t find enough time to run their outbound campaigns. Yes, a well-thought-out cold email campaign takes some time to get prepared. But what we often observe is that cold email senders want to go large from the very beginning: have a prospect base including thousands of addresses, an 8-touch email sequence with A/B testing, and so on. In this post, I’m going to show you why it’s more beneficial to start small. Check out what we call the lean approach to cold email, and why it’s worth testing.
SMTP & IMAP are the two main protocols that allow you to send and receive emails. Why am I even writing about this? Well, sometimes we take crucial things for granted. We use them every day and don’t ever think about how they work. I believe that this is one of such things. And I think that it’s worth understanding how sending your emails works, especially if you send a lot of them as a part of your job.
You can get leads from two sources: inbound and outbound. But what’s actually the difference between the two when it comes to sales? How do you approach the leads from those two sources? Should you work out two different strategies for serving them? If so, how should the strategies differ? Keep reading to find the answers to those questions and convert more leads, both inbound and outbound, into customers.
There are a few tools our team uses to help Woodpecker customers assess and improve their email deliverability. In this post, we want to share the list of those tools with you and explain how and when you can use them by yourselves to take a good care of your cold email campaigns’ delivery rates.
This is a piece inspired by a very good question I’ve come across on Quora. It will be especially helpful to those of you who either prepare to start their first sales email copy, or they’ve been sending cold emails that don’t bring the desired effects.
This week we have a little special. I’ve been writing about cold emails for over 2 years. Last week I realized that I’ve written over 100 posts on this blog so far. That’s a lot of material. So this week I decided to prepare a kind of a table of contents, so you have a place on this blog where you can easily and quickly find what you’re looking for. Plus, maybe it will allow you to discover some posts you haven’t read before. Check out the collection that makes a comprehensive guide to cold email.
We already know that personalization boosts deliverability, as well as open and reply rates. But how to get about personalizing your messages? A few weeks ago, I asked about it Magdalena Urbaniak, who is Global Communications Manager at Brand24 and focuses on influencer marketing. Taking care of influencer outreach, Magda contacts people who get tons of cold emails every day. Yet, she gets responses and starts valuable relations which often turn into business opportunities. Read on to learn how to use high-level personalization to start conversations with influencers.