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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
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I see so many people marking Cold Calling.ย 

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.ย 
MagicFan1998
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
Most AE's I know prefer Cold Calling.. may be industry related, but just seems more efficient
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
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?
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Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Cold calling is scaleable in comparison to door knockingย 
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
+4
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
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
I am in the copier industry
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Yeah, then most people's advice here is not going to be applicable to you, my friend.ย 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
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 cojonesย 
Captain_Q
Arsonist
+8
Sr. Account Executive
I love the DK as touch 1.ย  Nice little fact-finding mission, gather intel, then cold call to set the appt.ย 
MardukOfSales
Good Citizen
District Manager
I used to do this a lot.ย  Use Friday to knock on doors and gather up some business cards.ย ย 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
It'd be sweet to go knock down doors in my patch but not super realistic :(ย 
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Ithryll , ย  salesforceceo.com , ย  SADNES5 ย  and 32 people voted
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