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Sending a poem as a cold email!?

Have you received a cold email/message that really grabbed your attention?


I remember seeing someone post on LinkedIn that an SDR sent them a POEM and I thought that was really clever and unique.


So naturally, I'm curious to know if you, reading this, have received something memorable like a poem!


I am starting to get a little bored with the outreach methods I am using so I could really use a creative boost over here!


Thank you!



πŸ”Ž Prospecting
πŸ‘‘ Sales Strategy
πŸ’Œ Cold Emailing
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
Please never send a prospect a poem.
Just stick to the basics and pick up the phone.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
If you listen to LinkedIn influencers you will never get to bone.
You will miss quota and you will die alone.
xc
xcaffrey
Arsonist
+5
BDR
lmaooo I GOT THE ONE AND ONLY funcoupons leaving TWO comments on my post lets goo
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UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
I had to read this 3 times before realizing its a poem. Happy Monday
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
A little slow I see...hopefully you're cute.
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I mark poems as spam. I may be a cynic, but I hate that cheesy shit.
xc
xcaffrey
Arsonist
+5
BDR
haha can you please share a super cheesy poem that you received!?Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Next one I get, I'll put it up in here for sure. Haven't gotten one at this job, but I used to get them at my last co because people thought they were cute.
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
If someone sends me a poem I think #cringeworthy or #neckbeard. don't do it.
paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
If I received a poem from a solicitor, it would have to be some Walt Whitman shit or else it would just elevate my blood pressure to an unhealthy level.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
What if it's some dark Edgar Allen Poe shit?
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I want to watch u in the shower
I get off because I hold all the power
It doesn't impede my ability to sell
Just don't embarrass me in this fucking hotel
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RealEstateVeep
Politicker
+6
VP of Real Estate
Roses are red, violets are blue, your competitors bought this shit and you should too.

Or

There once was a man from Nantucket, who signed on the line then said fuck it, as he wiped his chin he said with a grin, I paid too little, can I up it?
Mooney
Tycoon
+13
Director of Sales
Roses are red
Violets are Blue
Please take a meeting
or I will hound you
Nairobi
Politicker
+7
BDR
Well, I know exactly what post you are referencing. And it seems to be working. My manager got it, and he scheduled a meeting with that person lol one of my colleagues tried it and got a meeting on the first touch with a big account.
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sellingsellssold
Politicker
+7
SDR
Honestly could be good if your sending it the right type of person that has a good sense of humor but maybe add something else to the email and not just a poem.Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+9
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
Honestly, I would not reply to anyone sending me a poem.
GCK1890
Opinionated
+1
Solutions Engineer
This ain't the Dead Poet's Society. chill
MajorB
WR Lieutenant
+4
AE
I know the post - it got a meeting + it's scalable and stands out.Β 

I think as long as it's well written and highlights challenges the prospect is likely experience, there's no reason not to try it.Β 

I knew an SDR who would send "The night before Christmas" themed poems around Christmas time & it got a huge response. Plus, she had a great time coming up with the rhyme.Β 
bendandsnack
Arsonist
+7
Inside Sales Rep
Lol I love a good ironic haiku via cold email
bendandsnack
Arsonist
+7
Inside Sales Rep
One of my fav bump emails is: Roses are red Violets are blue Is the right person to speak with you? Or should I be bugging someone else?
RaymundoFlex
Opinionated
+3
AE
Haiku are a whole different story
MrNiche
Valued Contributor
+5
Senior Account Executive
I've closed emails asking for discovery calls with "and if nothing else, I'll leave you with my best "guy walks into a bar" joke", but never a poem. Keep it light, but keep it professional.Β 


TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
I remember receiving a poem last Christmas, but can't rember who it was Even though it was pretty clever, I am not sure it archived the goal of getting that "call for action" they hoped to get.Β 
Supersize
Good Citizen
Digital Sales Director
I got a Halloween poem that was brilliant.Β 
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