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Linkedin - Trying to contact key people in large companies

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by morrisminor, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. morrisminor

    morrisminor Junior Member

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    Linkedin is a goldmine of contacts though it can be tricky to get in touch with targets.

    I run a site that provides services for large fashion companies, lets say its a Social Media service (its not really). I have been looking at ways to contact specific people responsible for the Social Media in these large companies via Linkedin, I have had some success but it has been limited.

    I'm not sure how many of you use Linkedin, Linkedin actually gave me a warning recently for sending spammy connection requests.
    I have been joining groups that my targets are members of and sending them a message similar to this -

    Hi (Target Name),


    I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn as we are both members of the E-commerce Network.

    Kind regards



    I would love to know if anyone has any tricks to get specific connections to connect?
    When you have achieved this do you have any methods to engage with the contact?
     
  2. InTh3Moment

    InTh3Moment Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm going to give you a big hint here for Linked In. You don't need to send connection requests to contact people ;)
     
  3. indianbill007

    indianbill007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are promoting a serious business, I would recommend you to upgrade to a premium account.

    They have much relaxed filters for a premium account and you can automate it easily, just keep the automation under radar and you should be doing good.

    I have built like 5k real connections within a week by joining mutual groups and sending connection requests saying -

    Hey,

    I got your info from the bla bla group, looks like we have lots of common career interests. Looking forward to connect with you.

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    DONT SPAM in the connection request.

    Spam later, by posting Auto-scheduled updates to your profile.
     
  4. benjesaurus

    benjesaurus Newbie

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    The premium account side of what Indianbill said is absolutely correct, you will certainly need that if your serious about using Linkedin
    for lead generation, the only other thing I would say from experience is to ensure you have a clear cut proposition and wherever possible
    add in as much detail as you know about the potential lead. If they take it the wrong way and see you as pushy, apologise and get out quick.
     
  5. -1k4g-

    -1k4g- Newbie

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    My advise is to write a good profile and get good rankings in your abilities, thats get you a lot of interest !!!
     
  6. arormoser

    arormoser Newbie

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    No need to have connections, just send message about your product to group members or make posts in groups and you will receive the connection requests from this users.