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Is cold calling dead?

If yes, why? - elaborate providing example(s)

If no, why? - elaborate providing example(s)

Is cold calling dead
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fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Absolutely not, but I like to approach with a call a few steps into the cadence after they've already *seen* my name come across their screen.ย 
swerve
WR Lieutenant
+4
Account Executive
This^.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
So not really cold calling then?
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Bgame11
Good Citizen
+2
Business Development Manager (staffing sales)
Cold calling isnโ€™t dead but it isnโ€™t typically successful by itself. You need to have a variety of approaches to have a well rounded sales desk
SalesSlayer
Good Citizen
Sales Director
This!!! ^^^^^^
donkey_teeth
Valued Contributor
+3
Account Executive
Cold calling is not dead, people that think it is are just scared to do it
DwightsEgo
Politicker
+3
BDR Manager
and have the hottest takes on why its dead.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
funny how that works
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
True
TheDude
Good Citizen
Business Development Manager
All forms of communication work... some of the time.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Agreed
B2
B2Biotechguy
Contributor
+1
Account Manager
In my opinion, cold call hour blocks or sprints are dead. However, if Iโ€™ve connected with a prospect on LinkedIn I will happily call them.ย 
Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
Cold calling definitely is not dead. I commit to 10 a day at least.ย 
ChurnRisk
Good Citizen
+2
Partner Success Manager
*Oh hell noO00oo* We've got a whole division for it.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Nice!
DwightsEgo
Politicker
+3
BDR Manager
Cold calling has evolved, like everything else. There is an art to it, a balancing act.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
No it's not dead. It's crucial for new business.ย 
LTYale
Public Sector Business Development
I used to think it was- but that's when I sucked at cold calling. I find the people that think it's "dead" - suck at cold calling.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Truth!
SalesVEEP
Opinionated
+3
VP of Sales
No it's a necessary evil for sales. Only reason I have the job I have now is because our recruiter annoyed the bajeebus out of me and I picked up the phone to tell him to leave me alone, then I got hooked lol.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
No way. Cold calling is still the key to successย 
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
No, I've booked 8 demos this week with cold calls.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Sweet!
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
It will continue to work, until it doesn't.ย 

Maybe 3-5 years left in viability IMO.ย 
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
When cold calling dies, humanity dies.
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Haha!
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
+4
Financial advisor
It makes me feel dead inside, but not dead for money
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
I cold call all the time. Made 70 dials today but did not connect with a single prospect. I did book a meeting by email though. Truth be told, almost all of my meetings come by email.ย 
UncleBob
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Problem with your database?
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
I would like to term it as Well-being & Support Call instead!
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Cold calling dead or alive?
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Dead or Alive?
+19
Businesscasual , ย  verbalzzzzzz , ย  BCD ย  and 19 people voted
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Cold calling
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It sa SA
+32
Ithryll , ย  salesforceceo.com , ย  SADNES5 ย  and 32 people voted
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Cold calling is not dead!
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