Let's look closer at the lead discovery process. Firstly, we would pick up a company from our list of 1500 leading ones and research thoroughly whether the company has certification or exams as a part of their services, education or training programs. If a company does offer certifications or exams, we would look for the relevant leads within this company, somebody who is directly involved either in the certification process or training or exam delivery. The primary focus was on top management buyer personas like Director of Certification, Head of Exam Delivery, Vice President of Training and Certification, etc.
Once we filled our Customer's pipeline with relevant leads, the next step was an outbound sales campaign. Together with the Client, we planned to use a multi-touch messaging approach, combining LinkedIn outreach and cold email campaign, to contact leads. To increase response rates we personalized each message in our sequence based on the prospect's experience and expertise. Firstly, we sent a LinkedIn connection message, which was short but already delivered a particular idea about our Customer's business. At the same time, we sent a personalized email. In 3 days, we would send a first follow-up via email and a second follow-up -in 5 days. If we didn't receive any response via email, we would reach out with a personalized message via LinkedIn and send two more follow-ups on the 4th and 7th days accordingly.