Lately, I’ve spent some time observing new trends in sales and marketing. I couldn’t help but be drawn to “conversational marketing”, a novel idea introduced by Drift, a platform that offers all-round solutions for staying in touch with customers and leads.
The term itself seemed really interesting to me. After all, cold emailing is a form of starting a conversation, so if something like “conversational marketing” gets blog coverage, it’s even better for cold emailing and similar technology that enables brands to stay in touch with their leads.
So I popped into a chat with Mark Kilens from Drift who’s worked extremely hard on Drift’s Conversational Framework. I also reached out to lead generation experts and asked them to say a few words about the rise of chatbots and conversational marketing.
Let’s see what they had to say about it.
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 worldwide concern about personal data protection, through a data-driven approach to selling, to an all-bound lead generation and “smarketing”.
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.
For any SEO agency to thrive, it needs a steady flow of customers. Recently, I’ve been contacted by Rad Basta, CEO of Four Dots, who kindly described how an SEO agency can do to get high-quality clients.
Here’s what his process looks like.
Having a business blog is good for establishing your expertise and driving traffic to your main website and increasing conversions. So writes the inbound powerhouse, HubSpot. But can it boost the results of your email outreach campaign? Can it persuade somebody to reply? Let’s find out.
Generating first customers for your startup requires a lot of time. Time in the early days of any is scarce. There’s so much work to be done that you don’t know what to work on first. But in order to stay afloat, you need a steady flow of customers.
Woodpecker got its first customers through cold emailing. Yet, there are other ways that you can compliment cold emailing with in order to generate leads.
In today’s article, Deepti Jain from Aeroleads will tell you a bit about those other ways of generating leads for your startup.
I’ll let you take over, Deepti.
A while back I wrote a blog post about taking care of the way you present your brand online before you start an email outreach campaign. In this one, I wanted to build on that idea. I prepared a little guide for you on strengthening your brand by working hard on your social media profiles.
List building is the outreach phase when we should learn as much as we can about our prospects so that we know what to put in our cold email copy. But what if we don’t know what type of information to look for besides simple facts, such as company name, size, the number of employees, etc.? How to structure the research process to squeeze out the most of it?
I like to stress out the importance of cold email personalization. You may approach the process of adding a personal touch to email copy from multiple angles, which I’ve already described. But sometimes it’s nice to use a tool or two that would do it for you.
I asked Moaaz from Cloudlead, a B2B lead generation intelligence provider, to explain you how to use data to drive your marketing and sales efforts.
Moaaz will take over from now.
Most cold email senders craft their campaigns with a view to acquiring new business relations. They commit all their efforts to planning a new cold email campaign. They spend a long time on precise targeting, perfecting their email copy and taking care of impeccable deliverability.
In the end, they do indeed achieve a very high open rate of their email campaign, one that would amaze even a well-seasoned cold email sender. Yet the reply rate to their campaigns is very poor. How is that possible?