06 Sep 2022
Mass email your entire contact list at least 1x/year
Leverage opportunities to mass email your entire mailing list with a personal message.
Holidays well-wishes or a contact person leaving are good examples:
If a rep leaves the company, best practice would be to send a mass "goodbye" email to their entire CRM contact list (minus the ones reached out to individually).
End of year well wishes are nice to receive, and worst case just gets deleted.
In both instances, no negative feelings are triggered when compared to receiving an unsolicited marketing/sales email.
This achieves a couple things:
- sanitisation of contact list: all non-valid email addresses (people having left their job, etc..) can be updated as such in the CRM - fishing out new contacts from Out Of Office replies (especially during end of year holiday period) - putting your company back on the recipient's radar, which can lead to surfacing opportunities
The message should be 100% non-Sales, but the email signature can be used to position any messaging/CTA as needed.
I have seen outbound/cold Sales email campaigns sent all at once (ie with same subject/content).
My recommendation: never send the same email to all your list at once. Split in chunks and A-Z test - just like Marketing does.
You can try improving the reply rate after each cycle by tweaking the subject line or messaging, based on results (% reply rate & replies feedback).
Chunks should be in decreasing order of priority, ie do not send the first chunk(s) to your dream leads within that list.
Better results almost guaranteed.