Need for SDRs?

With all this talk about AI and the direction that marketing and lead funnels are headed, do you guys think SDRs is a dying job?


Obviously there will always be a need for an appointment setter, but in my experience, the leads are getting hotter and the calls are getting easier.


What do you guys think? (This is my first post, happy to be here)

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oldcloser
Arsonist
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Well, ainโ€™t that a hot take. Hot leads and easy callsโ€ฆ Are you selling some kind of new AI suck-u-tron for the car? Come back with the anon profile and nobody will tease you for it. Welcome to the war room.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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SUCK-U-TRON I am deceased โ˜ 
GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Lol Ai suckutron ๐Ÿ˜…
lowhangersalesbanger
Executive
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Director of Sales
I think I saw one of those on Temu for $20
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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NOT TEMU ๐Ÿฆโ˜ 
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive ๐Ÿฐ
No. Also, this very question has been asked before. Check the search - plenty of comments about this subject. Welcome to the WR.
antiASKHOLE
Tycoon
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Bravado's Resident AssHole
this question/statement has been beaten to death on here and LI... f AI
fidelcashflow
Catalyst
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Account Executive
Sooooo many posts about this. Short answer: nope. Ai, as of right now, only has the ability to replace shitty SDRs. Only incompetent leadership will try and replace SDRs with ai or outsource. Just to eventually find out it does not work.
Pachacuti
Politicker
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
There will always be a need for someone to generate leads. AI will not replace the human touch in sales.

AI will get exhausted very quickly and junk e-mail filters will do their job very effectively.
cache.money
Opinionated
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Manager, Business Development
Yes there will be AI BDRs, AEs, Sales Leaders, CEOs, Doctors, Prostitutes, and Carnies. Glad you brought it up. Itโ€™s great reminder of all of our mortality and utter worthlessness.
oldcloser
Arsonist
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Hold it. AI hookers?
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
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Sales Rep
I think AI will kill the SDR/Outbound by just spamming prospects to death, killing the value of true outreach
ThatNewAE
Big Shot
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Account Executive - Mid enterprise
An outbound driven company would not take this risk of firing SDRs. Nope. Not for AI.
palmtrees
Valued Contributor
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Account Executive
You could maybe replace a SDR with a chatbotโ€ฆbut engaged phone call wonโ€™t be
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