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Help! How to reach 5,000 LinkedIn people (newbie here)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by KathyAd, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. KathyAd

    KathyAd Newbie

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    Can I ask a stupid question?? Through the LinkedIn Talent Finder feature, my company has found there are 5,000 people in our target audience we'd like to reach. (They are in our geography, and have a certain job title.)

    > I am wondering how we can reach out to these people? (Preferably as a whole group, rather than one by one.)
    > Is there any way we can download this list and reach out to them?

    I know you can do a mass invite to your LinkedIn group. (If you have a spreadsheet with email addresses, I seem to remember you can upload 20,000 records, inviting them to join your group.) In this current case, that won't work for us since we don't have the email addresses.

    I know we could also reach out to people one-by-one through Groups. (I am in the same group as alot of these 5,000 people, because of job title. I know if I go into, say, the Chicago Web Developer group and search on Jane Smith, then I can send her a message from there.) But this is very time consuming.

    Thanks so much --
     
  2. innosoft

    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if possible get their email ids and blast it with info that u want.. or else find a group were they are member of, and post msg there.
     
  3. WiTiT

    WiTiT BANNED BANNED

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    Just keep adding people to your network through your phone and it goes by fast, that's what I did, don't do it through your desktop.
     
  4. KathyAd

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    WiTiT, do you mean Connect with each person (add them to my Connections)? It is my understanding that you can export your Connections from LinkedIn. So you are right that if you connect with ~5,000 people, you then have a 5,000 name mailing list.

    And why do you say connect from the phone not the desktop.

    Thanks!!
     
  5. WiTiT

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    Much faster to add someone to your network from your phone then desktop, I did it through my LinkedIn app on my iPhone.
     
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