Replacing cold-calling with LinkedIn network connecting
There's no shortage of cold-calling marketers that must do. It's a necessary evil, and everyone has their own awkward horror stories of how some of them go down. Here's a tip: Instead of picking up the phone, calling, and hoping for the best with a potential prospect, client or candidate, utilize your LinkedIn network to create a personal introduction via your connections. If you're like most in this industry, your connection list is massive. Everybody knows everybody through some small degree of separation. Spend some time finding a pathway to your prospect through your existing LinkedIn network and you could find much greater success that a roll-of-the-dice phone call.
Vik Kathuria, global chief media officer at Razorfish, speaks to iMedia about unique ways to use LinkedIn's networks and existing connections.
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Article written by media production manager David Zaleski and video edited by associate media producer Brian Waters.
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