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 the well-seasoned cold email senders. Yet the reply rate to their campaigns is very poor. How is that possible?
Normally, I write about cold emails but this week is about something completely different. I’m going to tell you the story of our new landing page – have you seen it already? You lose a lot if you haven’t, believe me. Anyway, I hope this story and the 7 things we learned from it will help you in the process of creating landing pages for your own start-up.
A friend of mine is a musician. He once told me that giving a name to a newly founded band before you even start rehearsing is a bad juju. At least, it’s always appeared to be like that with most of the bands he was supposed to play in. Whenever they came up with an awesome name first, the band hardly started playing together before it was over. So supposedly, a better way is to take an action first, and then try to come up with a name for what you’re doing.
I’m not sure if this works the same way for start-ups as it does for bands. But I hope so, cause if it does, it means that we followed the right order with Woodpecker.