Hot Knocking or Cold Calling?

I am interested in everyone's opinion on the best way to go to market.... If the two options were B2B, door to door "hot knocking" or telemarketing "cold calling"... Which do you prefer?

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antiASKHOLE
Arsonist
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Account Executive
I see so many people marking Cold Calling. 

Out of curiosity are most of you BDR/SDRs? My experience with AEs is that they don't like to make calls, so just trying to gauge the population on this. 
MagicFan1998
Politicker
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Account Executive
Most AE's I know prefer Cold Calling.. may be industry related, but just seems more efficient
antiASKHOLE
Arsonist
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Account Executive
It may also come down to geographical location as well. I'm truly curious how it all plays a part. Maybe too many variables to tell?
MagicFan1998
Politicker
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Account Executive
I think it has more to do with Cold Calling being simply more effective (imo) and significantly less taxing. Hot knocking has its uses for sure, but are usually best used for targeted accounts.
Smithy
Politicker
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Director of Sales
Cold calling is scaleable in comparison to door knocking 
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
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Account Executive
The fact that you're asking means you're almost certainly in a different type of sales than most of the people here, I would guess. No way in hell door-to-door sales is scalable for any SaaS product...
MagicFan1998
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Account Executive
I am in the copier industry
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
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Account Executive
Yeah, then most people's advice here is not going to be applicable to you, my friend. 
Soiboi
Politicker
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Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
It'd be sweet to go knock down doors in my patch but not super realistic :( 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
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Account Executive
hmmm, i used to have a manager that sold physical copiers. she would pretend to be at buildings visiting people, but would go to each office asking for the IT manager- respect that ethic, i dont have the cojones 
Captain_Q
Arsonist
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Sr. Account Executive
I love the DK as touch 1.  Nice little fact-finding mission, gather intel, then cold call to set the appt. 
MardukOfSales
Good Citizen
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District Manager
I used to do this a lot.  Use Friday to knock on doors and gather up some business cards.  
Blackwargreymon
Politicker
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MDR
Hot Knocking (door to door)
Clashingsoulsspell
Politicker
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ISR
Cold Calling (telemarketing)
JesterQueen
Politicker
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ISR
I see so many people marking Cold Calling.
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Cold calling in the summer

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Cold calling

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How many years total plan on cold calling
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Cold Calling

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