How to improve your LinkedIn InMail response rates
Why it matters
More than 50% of prospects open an InMail¹
Sponsored InMails are delivered in an uncluttered environment, which makes them more effective than email by giving your brand the space to stand out.
This has to do with how LinkedIn InMails work. They come optimized for mobile within the LinkedIn app, they trigger immediate push notifications, and they go to a dedicated inbox (in LinkedIn) as well as to the recipient’s standard email inbox. In other words, InMail targets three touchpoints with the prospect instead of just one — automatically increasing your chances of a positive reception.
As valuable as InMail is for connecting with prospects, the best salespeople only use it when a referral isn’t possible. Personal introductions still yield the highest success rates — up to 500% higher than an unsolicited approach² but if you lack a common connection with a prospect, a well-crafted, personalized InMail gives you a great shot at starting a conversation.
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