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?