Social Media Pitch, the new Junk Mail?
Lately, I have seen an increase of unsolicited sales pitches from people I don't know who don't know the industry I am. Yet they send a message stating how they can help grow my sales team or how they can increase software development. There are a number of other sales pitches that come through, but what happened to an introduction and learning about the person and what they do? Wouldn't this make for a better conversation?
Hey Chris, it sounds like unsolicted InMails or messages / connection requests via LinkedIn. Unfortunately, lousy sales people are simply using these new, shiny tools to spam prospects and connections instead of (like you said) introducing and having a conversation, first. Simply missing the trick!
Hey Christopher - I'll bet this is through LinkedIn. (At least this is where I am getting the biggest increase in unsolicited pitches - people using the "spray and pray" method.) I wish I could say that they are reading my posts and making a direct leap to "knowing" what I need and pitching me on it. In truth, it's spam and should be treated as such.
I think social media provides you more options to choose / block the unwanted communication then email. You don't have that control on who sends junk to your email inbox.
However I agree with a lot of fake profiles, ghost accounts and proxy users, social media junk is increasing day by day,