Every week or so, we'll profile a different person who uses our app to improve their email productivity. If you would like to be featured in the future, you can apply here.
I spearhead marketing and PR initiatives for BabyList. We provide expectant moms the ability to add items from any store to one universal baby registry - it's just as easy to use as Pinterest. BabyList is currently a part of an accelerator program and one of our main goals is to increase user sign-ups. We have a niche target market of pregnant women so we are constantly thinking of creative ways to reach them.
We LOVE ToutApp because it provides us greater insight to how the editors and influencers we are contacting are responding to BabyList. Our emails typically contain several links so we are able to gauge where people are clicking...and what they are interested in. And, at the very least, we'll know that they viewed our emails and how frequently.
Recently, I noticed one email I sent was viewed 27 times - I just knew that the recipient was interested and would respond soon. And, sure enough, she did!
We have just started using ToutApp and are already fast fans. I'm sure as we start drilling into the additional bells and whistles that Tout offers, we'll be lifetime fans.
Sales relationships are tough. Let’s face it. We work hard to build connections and establish these relationships. We hate it when a lead goes sour, rejects us or simply falls through the cracks.
With the New Emails Tab Tout makes it a lot easier to nurture your email relationships and follow up with the people you care about most. Not only am I able to keep track of my Active Leads, I can even create a Tout group of "Lost Leads" so that I can email them a few months from now and see if things have changed -- all with a few clicks.
Today, I'm here to tell you how you can share Tout groups and your relationships within your team.
Rediscovering the possibilities with Tout Shared Groups. Much more than just a stagnant list of contacts.
I create a series of groups for myself. These groups help me keep track of my contacts, what’s the next step in communication and make sure I am always moving forward.
Jon shared a group with me last week after the launch of our Partner Program called “Thought Leaders.” Cool, now I have the names of some the most influential leaders in the sales space.
My day is filled with distractions. I need to remember who I need to coordinate schedules with, send invites from my Gmail calendar and most importantly train to become ToutApp experts.
I’ll grab the contacts from Jon’s shared group who I am emailing to keep track of my follow up. I can easily move people in an out of “Training for Thought Leaders” to keep my group up to date.
Three new ways you can use shared groups
Improve your team’s productivity. Share target groups across departments and keep communication up to date in one place.
Pass along groups of contacts within your team. Perhaps a group of qualified leads, hot leads engaged with your proposal or maybe a group of customers that needs some extra love from support.
- Target your emails with the right messaging. Share a group of relationship who did not engage with your previous campaign to redirect follow up.
Start sharing groups today. Check the Relationships Page and start sharing.
Put your brains together. That’s right. Here at ToutApp this is how we get stuff done. We use Tout to Tout Tout.
What’s our secret sauce? Team collaboration.
We want our emails to be sharp and successful. Sales emails should be casual. This is no excuse for bad grammar. Nor is catching up on emails late night. (ToutApp let’s me schedule emails to be sent later so my prospects don’t get an email from me at 2am on a Wednesday night.) Let’s give it a go to create the most successful sales template.
If I am sending out an email to 50 people, you can bet I want it to be successful. Three reasons I share templates:
1. I can get constructive feedback from my team.
2. I can keep track of my thoughts.
Template analytics let me measure views and clicks.
Template notes let me keep tabs on everything else. “Closed most of my deals when I use this template or this template works best for prospects in New York”
3. Finally, if I share my templates my team shares theirs.
Sharing templates creates conversation around best practices without having to step away from my desk. Alerts directly from the Live Feed make this easy. I’ll see in real time when someone shares a template with me or comments on a team template.
I am the COO of Coffee Meets Bagel, a new social dating site where a 'Gilt Groupe' style daily deal meets online dating. Every day at noon, we match our members with one single who is their friend-of-friends. Members have 24 hours to "Like" or "Pass" their match, with two "Likes" resulting in a first date.
Our team is very small so we work fluidly but I mainly head the team's marketing effort.
A large part of my job entails building relationships with lots of potential partners and influencers in relevant industries. This involves a significant amount of cold-calling and emailing. I use ToutApp to hone my email title, messaging, and play with things here and there to increase the response/engagement rate. I love how I can track when and how many times the receiver views the email, clicks the link etc.
As a single in my late 20s, it's super fun working in the dating industry and in a product I absolutely LOVE to use myself! Part of my job entails socializing with many singles in the city at fun events and talking to them about their dating lives :) I feel so lucky to have this job.
We can make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill
Its a lesser known fact that we never started out building ToutApp to be a sales productivity tool or a email analytics platform. We never imagined that the software we build would end up helping salespeople be better at their jobs or marketing and sales work better together. Although we’ve grown up to do a lot of these things and are slowly becoming the leading provider of Sales Email Analytics, we started this company nearly two years ago with one simple goal: help people communicate better.
In that spirit, we’re more excited than ever to introduce the Tout for Tout program so that we can take helping people and helping people communicate to a whole new level.
Introducing Tout for Tout
Although the majority of our paying customers and our user base (we don’t consider those two things the same thing) are businesses and business professionals, we’ve always recognized that nonprofits could greatly benefit from our platform as well.
For nonprofits, outbound communication is of utmost importance. And what many profits don’t realize is how most of their recipients are super-receptive to their emails. People are more likely to open an email from a nonprofits than most industries combined.
But many nonprofits lack the resources and tools to take that extra step after they have hit send on their emails. They’re often run by volunteers that require re-training, have budgets that can’t always justify the fanciest tools and more importantly, can always use more help.
How does Tout for Tout work?
For Every ToutApp Enterprise Edition Sold, we’ll donate ToutApp, for free, to a nonprofit interested in improving their email communications and productivity.
We hope this model spreads to more startups
The “Tout for Tout” program is about taking our platform and making it available to the types of organizations that can’t necessary spend the big bucks but are out there every day actuating positive change in this world.
And its not about just our software either. Our Happiness Officers and Engineers have also pledged part of their time to help these nonprofits make use of these tools as well. We’re super excited about this program and we hope that over time this type of model gets adopted by other startups as well.