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Examples of bad prospecting - LinkedIn Edition

Today I think I have witnessed, if not the worst, my top five LinkedIn FAIL prospecting attempts I have ever seen.


See attached image. I crossed out names for privacy.


Here's what happened... A female professional (orange) that I am connected with had her BDR (different person - purple) DM me from her personal account to say "hi."


WTF?!?! Who does this?


What are your examples of LinkedIn prospecting fails? Please share.

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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
One thing I absolutely hate is going into Hubspot and finding demo request forms filled out by BDRs looking to sell me something.

Like, i’ve read bad prospecting emails that try to get creative as a hail mary with a haiku or something like that and its desperate but I let that slide. But submitting a demo request form to try and pitch your product is like walking into a Best Buy looking to sell laptops to the sales reps... It’s beyond stupid.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I always roll my eyes when I get messages from salespeople selling products that have NOTHING to do with my department. I'm in sales, why would I be remotely connected to the decision making regarding IT security or software?

At least try and look like you made some attempt to qualify...

Also when recruiters message me for roles that have nothing to do with my current or past experience, skills, or education. That's common.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Yeah, I’m kind of with you here. @funcouponsΒ 
DwightsEgo
Politicker
+3
BDR Manager
yeah- I feel I am losing my patience with lack of research...it takes a few 30 seconds to glaze over and be able grasp the persons name and title
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Eh I say no harm no foul because I feel like this is a pretty green BDR.

On the other hand the BDR's boss should have known better πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Definitely common, there was also. Hi Dear want to buy xx? Felt that I was in the red light district.

I also had someone offering EMP small arms to counter drones. Don't know what in my profile indicated to him that I'm interested in anti drone arms I work in Cloud Platforms not shooting things flying in the clouds
SleuthstarSDR
Opinionated
+2
Sales operations for SaaS Corp
I mean but would you want to shoot things flying in the ☁️ clouds? 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Thinking of it... maybe i should have gave the guy a shot
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