Cold calling · Customer Acquisition

anyone having an experience of both telemarketing and email marketing?

syed riyaz uddin Chief Technology Officer

November 14th, 2018

Anyone had used both telemarketing (cold calling) and email marketing (cold emailing) for customer acquisition... (for services like web development or similar)

Which one of them worked well? Please suggest according to your experiences, you can suggest more options/opinions if you have.

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

November 14th, 2018

No, because cold emailing is illegal. If you violate CAN-SPAM laws, you put your company at very great risk. And yes, I know there are a lot of fly-by-night companies that send email in violation. Don't be one of them. Get to know the regulations in detail around BOTH telemarketing and email marketing. Be ethical from the start.

Steve Skura, MBA Looking for a social media manager for my magazine startup.

November 14th, 2018

Syed, @Paul is right. You can only send emails to opt-in email addresses. However, you can cold call businesses, but for good results you should probably have a really good call to action. I.e. giveaway a free trial service.. landing page, email design, brochure design, digital design, logo, something your great at with a quick turnaround, etc. If you do a great job, they might pay for services.

Ren Agarwal Looking for Social Entrepreneur / Co-founder

November 18th, 2018

Email is a necessary part of business development. A good email automation system will allow you to stay in compliance with spam laws (you just have to respect opt-out requests). As suggested by others, add inbound marketing to your campaigns through a good website. You'll also get a good boost from targeted advertising. This is just the tip of the iceberg but a good start to start seeing results from which you can fine tune.

Alan Brody CEO, TECHmarketing, Convean: iBreakfast & Startupalooza

Last updated on November 14th, 2018

Cold emailing is cheaper but cold calling, when properly done, can still work - even though fewer people are picking up the phone and robocallers have undermined this for everyone. The key is in the approach and the messaging.

syed riyaz uddin Chief Technology Officer

November 15th, 2018

great idea steve, thanks!