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.
Sending an automated cold email campaign is just a start. In the end, you want your emails to actually get to your prospects’ inboxes. And to make that happen, it’s crucial that you properly plan and set up your cold email campaign in every detail. I wrote this post in cooperation with our Support team and our Head of Integration & Deliverability, because we observed that many of our users still need help when it comes to properly adjusting their cold email campaign settings.
So, we proudly present the step-by-step guide to setting up an automated cold email sequence in Woodpecker that will smoothly go out of your mailbox and actually get to your prospects.
Remember how I wrote about why it’s a good idea to set up a separate email for outbound? Here’s a kind of a follow-up to that topic. Before you start using a newly set up mailbox for serious outbound campaigns, it’s crucial to warm it up a bit. At Woodpecker, we often see that totally new email addresses used for outbound without any warm-up get blocked soon after an outbound campaign is fired off. Here’s more about why that happens and how to avoid it. Check out the step by step plan on how to warm up your email address before starting a cold email campaign.
We talk a lot about cold emails, but not so much about follow-ups. We carefully craft our opening message, but we don’t seem to spend the same amount of time writing the follow-up sales emails.
Meanwhile, experience shows that the majority of prospects reply to the second or the third message from the sequence, and not directly to the first one. So we should focus on the follow-ups at least as much as we focus on the opening email. Here are 5 crucial rules to keep in mind when it comes to effective follow-up sales email.
Do you think all your emails get delivered to your addressee’s main inbox? Are you sure they really do? Here’s about email deliverability and how much we should care about it sending cold emails. Can we raise it? If so, how to do that? This post is about people, bots, human-like bots, bot-like people and about how all of them decide whether our emails get delivered or not.
Ok, so we’ve done some research on our prospects and we’ve prepared our tailor-made copy. How do we combine the two, so we don’t have to copy & paste each piece of information one by one from our contact base to each message when it comes to sending our cold emails? Here are two tools that can help you carry out highly personalized outreach at scale.
So you’ve got your email and follow-up copy and a good-quality list of prospects. You’re ready to start sending. You just can’t wait to see first replies…