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Free Infographic: Best Subject Line for Salespeople

The best subject line for Salespeople, is actually no subject line at all! We created the following infographic to share the best and worst subject lin...

ContactMonkey lets you sync Outlook mail merge to Salesforce with ease

Companies can improve their time-management efficiency by taking advantage of automatic syncing and mail merge templates when they deploy ContactMonk...

Salesforce email templates can save your sales reps time and give them great content

If created and organized efficiently, Salesforce email templates can be a huge time saver. They can be particularly useful when it comes to customer su...

Leverage your network with effective email updates

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been an established organization for years, it is important to leverage your network with effective email up...

Best practices for using SalesForce email templates

Though it is relatively simple to set up a Salesforce email template to send out mass emails to all your Leads and Contacts, Salesforce has capped th...

Take email tracking to whole new level in Salesforce

Salesforce is a wonderful CRM tool that has become a staple for any salesperson. However, when you couple it with an email tracking tool like ContactMo...

Using Email Tracking Service to Prioritize New Leads

Intuition and timing are key ingredients to achieving a successful sales strategy. Unfortunately, lead generation can proved to be a challenging task, ...

When Should You Send a Follow Up Email

Figuring out the right time to send a follow up email plays a crucial part in driving leads, as the window of opportunity to sending a follow up emai...

How to Boost the Email Effectiveness of Your Sales Team

The key to achieving an effective sales strategy is to find and generate qualified leads, and act as swiftly as possible to these leads. This can large...

How To Ensure That Your Emails Will Be Delivered

Whether you’re in sales or not, everyone wants their emails to be successfully delivered to the recipient and read. Here are five best practices on how...

The Ups and Downs of using the Salesforce for Outlook Connector

Salesforce recently released version 2.02 of Salesforce for Outlook, an add-on feature that allows users to integrate Salesforce with Microsoft Outlo...

Five Ways to Ensure Your Emails Get Read

Whether it’s for business or social purposes, email has become one of the dominating forms of daily communications. Regardless of what your objective i...

Top Inside Sales Trends for 2014

Inside sales have been escalating rapidly over the years and, at its current rate, stand to grow 300 percent faster than field sales. Here ar...

How to Set Up Email Sync with Salesforce

If you’re a business, you’re probably using Salesforce as the go-to CRM for keeping track of all your customer-business activities. But the constan...

Email Sales: Tips for Writing Good Copy

Email is an essential communication medium, particularly in business. Therefore, writing good copy is imperative in ensuring a high open email rate and...

Pro's and Con's of Cloud Based Email

Since it first emerged several years ago, cloud computing and cloud based email have been surrounded by an ongoing debate of whether the pros truly out...

How Salesforce email templates save time

Using Salesforce email templates can help you save a lot of time when it comes to running an email-based sales campaign, which proves to be a crucial...

Successful Salespeople use Email Tracking

Email tracking is just one of the many popular tools that salespeople with effective sales strategies use. Email tracking tools like ContactMonkey en...

Creating an Email Activity Report in Salesforce

Email activity reports are an extremely helpful tool in Salesforce to accumulate information about a range of tasks related to your sales strategies,...

Increase your email deliverabilty rate

Making the time and effort to develop high-quality content for your email sales campaigns will certainly boost your chances of success, helping you i...

5 Surefire ways to make sure your email gets read

Email has become an integral part of everyday communication, be it for business or social purposes. No matter what our intentions are in sending an e...

Poor email deliverability: How is it affecting your business?

Email is an intrinsic part of everyday communication, particularly in the case of sales strategies for businesses. It is the most popular way to commun...

Use Email Tracking to Create a Priority Call Back List

Salesforce allows you to create a priority call back list which can be an incredibly valuable tool within sales strategies, especially when schedulin...

Take email tracking to a whole new level in Salesforce

Email tracking service ContactMonkey significantly builds on the HTML email functionality within Salesforce, saving users time and work. Using Con...

Want higher email open rates? Try including video.

One effective method of boosting the open email rate of your b2b email campaign is to incorporate videos in your emails. In a study conducted by comS...

How to create a Salesforce email template and use it in Outlook

Email templates offer an efficient way of keeping on hand the best versions of your emails, which will greatly improve your sales strategies and ulti...

Customer acquisition strategies for startups

Next to finding investors, acquiring customers can be one of the most difficult challenges a startup will face. But by following these best practices, ...

Sending sales spam? What can go wrong?

There used to be a time when sales strategies included sending spam to prospective customers and it would be met with zero consequences. Not only was s...

Why do my Sales Emails Suck?

Writing a strong email as part of company sales strategies can translate into high open email rates and lead generation rate. However, the average pers...

Using Social Media to Build Your Email Lists

Social media is a powerful marketing tool that can optimize sales strategies by generating leads and building out your email list. Through social media...

Mastering the Art of the Follow Up Email

The follow up email is a vital part of all company sales strategies. In fact, it is arguably just as important, if not more important, than the initial...

B2B Emailing 101: Boosting Your Email Open Rates

For any salesperson, achieving a high email open rate is key component to  effective b2b emailing. Here are 10 tips on how to compose customized e...

How to Import SalesForce Email Templates inside Outlook with ContactMonkey

When created and organized properly, Salesforce email templates can help users dramatically cut down on the time during an email marketing campaign pro...

Email Subject Lines: Writing for Phone, Tablet or PC Users

Understanding the needs and wants of your sales targets can help you write concise, informative and effective email subject lines that compel recipient...

Email Management: Make More Money by Taking Control

Email management can be a huge headache for any company or individual. Without a strong understanding of best practices and being equipped with the pro...

Lead Tracking: Knowing the Perfect Time to Send a Follow Up Email

Lead tracking is an essential part of any sales strategy, especially when considering that the window of opportunity to send a follow up email to close...

Sales Strategies: Managing your Sales Team’s Email Effectiveness

Achieving effective sales strategies require a company to have a dedicated employee or team solely responsible for finding and generating qualified lea...

Anti-Spam Laws: Canadian Small Businesses Get Ready for Tough New Legislation

Starting July 1st, all companies and organizations will be forced to comply with new anti-spam email legislation that could potentially put a strain on...

Salesforce and ContactMonkey: A Salesperson's Dream Team

As the leading customer relationship management product on the market, Salesforce has become a crucial tool for any business. But one thing you...

Perfect Your Business Email Etiquette

Online communication deserves the same attention to etiquette as telephone or face-to-face communication in the workplace. It is important to represent...

Is there such a thing as good email design?

An eye for good email design isn’t just a requirement for marketers anymore. The reality is, people just don’t have as much time as they used to and th...

Do you suffer from poor email management?

Email continues to be the predominant form of communication in the business space. According to a recent study by Radicati, business email will account...

Sync your Outlook emails into Salesforce and identify your hottest leads

Sales people use many different online tools today and it’s hard to stay on top of it all. (Small aside, if you want a quick way to track emails from O...

Outlook Read Receipt vs Email Tracking

Outlook Read Receipt vs Email Tracking for Outlook - Which Solution is better? (Small aside, if you want a quick and easy way to find out if someone...

Was my message received? How to enable email open confirmations

Whether you’re a high-powered business person, or just a humble student, there’s no worse anxiety than sending an email and wondering if it’s been read...

Salespeople, you’re missing your close...and you don’t even know it.

I’m going to share a secret that our customers at Citrix, Thomson Reuters, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Exact Target and Salesforce.com use to make su...

Are your email habits up to snuff with today’s best practices?

On any given day, you probably send and receive a ton of email. According to research from the Radicati Group, typical corporate email users will s...

Gmail read receipts and secretly tracking email opens

Surely anyone who’s used Outlook has received an email with a read receipt, indicating that the sender wants to know when their email has been opened. ...

Email hacking and how you can do it

Email can be a huge waste of time, but luckily you can hack your experience to make it better. In fact, companies are even introducing email bans i...

Are your subject lines getting lost in the mix? Use ContactMonkey to find out now!

Email subject lines are a critical component of the perfect email, but are often treated as a second-thought. This is a huge mistake, and could be the ...

Don’t let email dominate your day – use ContactMonkey to add efficiency to your workflow

On any given week in North America, workers are spending 13 hours checking, writing, sorting and responding to email. Assuming the average employee wor...

Students, Track Your Emails to Keep your Professors Honest!

Students send and receive a lot of emails over the course of an academic semester and it’s easy to fall behind with so much going on and an emphasis on...

Use ContactMonkey analytics to make the most of your email communications

There’s no sense in writing an email that isn’t going to be read. This is the digital equivalent of talking to a wall. (Small aside, if you want want ...

Gmail Now Allows Link Tracking

Gmail now allows automatic link tracking to ContactMonkey users. What this means is that ContactMonkey now automatically formats the links in your ema...

Journalists and PR agents, find out who reads your emails and pinpoint those who ignore you

If you’re a journalist, you likely spend a lot of time waiting for sources to respond to emails. Whether it’s follow up questions, reaching out fo...

Job Hacking 101: Track Your Emails to Follow Up Before the Other Guy Gets Your Job

Your resume is no longer enough. More often than not, a job-hunter that submits an application and sits back with crossed-fingers waiting for a reply,...

Email Sync with Salesforce + Salesforce Email Templates = ContactMonkey for Salesforce!

We are very pleased to announce that ContactMonkey is on the Salesforce AppExchange! You can check out our listing here. We are delighted to be another...

How to Track If Your Sent Email Has Been Opened in Gmail

It’s really easy to tell if your sent email has been opened in Gmail with the Chrome extension ContactMonkey. And be...

Unlimited Email Tracking Free with our Referral Program!

Introducing the ContactMonkey Referral Program!The good news is that we are pretty nice, and we happily tr...

The Top 5 Chrome Extensions for Students

After extensive and exhaustive research, we come to you with the final list, may we present the top 5 Chrome extensions for students. These t...

The Two Most Critical MBA Job Hunting Tips:

Job hunting post-MBA can be a very exciting, but also a very stressful time!    (Small aside, if you want...

Top 10 Reasons to Use ContactMonkey

1.     To know if someone has opened your email… without them knowing that you know they have opened the email. ...

Tools for Job Seekers

Are you arming yourself with all of the best tools for job seekers in order to land your perfect dream job in 2014?(Small aside, if you want want a qui...

Where is Mountain View, CA??

We have had reports from some of our users over the last few days of seeing email opens from Mountain View, CA. We are aware of this issue and are work...

How to Track a Link in Outlook

Link tracking is a great way for a salesperson to know who’s REALLY interested in their proposal, or for a student to know which prospective employer i...

Read Receipt vs. Delivery Receipt

Today we’re reviewing the Outlook Read Receipt and comparing it to the Outlook Delivery Receipt. Outlook comes with so many features sometimes it’s dif...

Gmail Read Receipt vs Email Tracking

Gmail Read Receipt vs Email Tracking for Gmail - Which Solution is Better?(Small aside, if you want want a quick and easy way to find out if someone ha...

Gmail Read Receipt - Running Silently in the Background

(Small aside, if you want want a quick and easy way to find out if someone has opened the email you sent them check out ContactMonkey)Most busines...

Read Receipts in Gmail - ContactMonkey Comes to the Rescue!

Many of us have used or received read receipts in Outlook, but what about Gmail read receipts? Unfortunately Gmail only makes them available for Google...

4 Million Email Opens Tracked!

Today is a very big day at ContactMonkey, as our customers have together tracked 4 million emails! This is absolute proof that Email Tracking wor...

Don't Be Afraid to Hunt

This blog post is inspired by one of our earliest customers, Phil Evitt and is by far our coolest customer success stories so far. After reaching his q...

Introducing Salesforce Email Templates Inside Outlook!

We are pleased to announce that ContactMonkey now supports Salesforce Email Templates inside of Outlook - and we are the only email tracking company in...

Email Sucks...But does it have to?

It’s no secret that email has lost its allure and sexiness long ago. But unfortunately, its still the best alternative for everyday B2B communication. ...

Sales Sucks...Time for a Change?

Every salesperson can agree that sales is one of the toughest white-collar jobs there is.  For those of you that are not in sales and think that i...

The Downside of Email Templates

When you're sending email to potential and existing customers, templates can be an efficient and easy way to deliver specific messaging.Basically, depe...

Like Real Estate, Email is About Location, Location, Location

There's a well-known adage that real estate is all about location, location, location.We think the same could be said about email. You can get a lot of...

Five Ways to Control the Inbox

Let's face it, we love getting email.While no one wants to admit it, there's a thrill about getting a new message. Who's sending it? What do they want?...

The Art of the Soft Sell

In "Glengarry Glen Ross", Blake (Alec Baldwin) encourages his salespeople to always be closing.It's an obvious statement because, after all, that is wh...

Five Email Mistakes Made by Salespeople

Email can be an effective tool for salespeople, not only to "cold call" but to provide prospects with information and encouragement.But email can also ...

Real-Time Insight into Your Hot Leads

As we've rolled out new features for our email tracking service over the past few months, one of the key themes has been delivering insight.It's one th...

Is Everyone a Salesperson?

Is everyone a salesperson?It's a question raised by Daniel Pink in his book "To Sell is Human". Pink's thesis is we're all selling - be it products, se...

Tracking Emails to Multiple Recipients

In most cases, emails are sent to one recipient, which makes email a one-to-one medium as opposed to one-to-many.Having a single recipient makes it str...

Why Don't I See That an Email was Opened?

We love to deliver actionable insight by tracking email opens. But the reality is we're not able to track everything - some of it by design and some du...

Why All the Pretty Colours?

When you look at how ContactMonkey works, the "low hanging fruit" is being able to tell if, when and how many times an email has been opened.But there'...

Driving Inside Sales Through Better Insight

In our weekly look at how users are getting value out of using ContactMonkey, we chatted with Stephanie Karlovich, a business development r...

How ContactMonkey Helped to Track Down the CEO

As ContactMonkey attracts a growing number of users, we're kicking off a new feature putting the spotlight on people enjoying the benefits of our sma...

Why Email Tracking is a Must-Have for PR Practitioners

While we talk a lot about how our smart email tracking tools deliver actionable insight for salespeople to identify their best leads, there are lots of...

Our Newest Team Addition: Alex Smith

As ContactMonkey continues to grow and attract more users of our smart email tracking service, we're excited about adding new members to the team. Th...

For Salespeople, It's All About Interest Rates

When you're a salesperson, the biggest challenge when prospecting or sending out proposals is trying to get a handle on whether a lead is hot or cold.I...

Unveiling the New ContactMonkey

Over the past three months, there has been a lot of activity behind the scenes as we pursued a new strategic plan to build smart email tracking tools...

Why Do You Use ContactMonkey?

In our regular series about why people use ContactMonkey, we talked with Joshua Watson, chief technology offer with Business Technology Advisors, wh...

Email Marketing and the Art of the Soft Sell

At their best, email marketing is about providing users with value-added content to establish and nurture relationships with potential and existing cus...

Five Reasons Why Email Marketing is Red-Hot

If 2012 was about content marketing, 2013 appears to be all about email marketing.Email marketing? Isn't email a dinosaur?The truth is email is very mu...

Data Collection and Slideshare's Embrace of Email Tracking

Last week, Slideshare - the world's most popular presentation site - unveiled a new feature called Send Tracker that lets users send new or e...

Eight Outlook Add-ons to Check Out

Last week, we looked at five of the best add-ons for Gmail. Now, let's take a look at some of the most interesting add-ons for Outlook.1. Xobni&...

Five of Our Favorite Gmail Extensions

As we have developed our smart email tracking tool for Gmail (which also works for Outlook), a fascinating part of the process has been discovering t...

Five Ways to Make Email Marketing Work

Email marketing appears to be all the rage. In fact, we think email marketing could be the "content marketing of 2013".So as more brands embrace email ...

The Search for the Holy Email Grail

In a previous post, we talked about how email was ripe for disruption and change given it really hasn't changed that much in the past 30 years.If you'r...

Why Email Newsletters Are Alive, Well and Thriving

I love reading blog posts with provocative titles - aka headline bait. Earlier this week, for example, I had no choice but to click on a link for ...

Five Ways to be More Productive with Email

There's no lack of advice on how to be more efficient and productive with email.But despite their good intentions, most people still spend too much tim...

Email Ripe for Innovation and Disrupton

Email may not be as sexy as social media but it's a tool that most of us depend on each and every day.Despite email's importance, it is interesting and...

ContactMonkey: A Webinar with Tibor Shanto

As our new smart email tracking client attracts a growing number of users, we've been reaching out to key influencers within the sales community. ...

ContactMonkey Delivers Actionable Insight to Email

Email is not only alive and well but it’s thriving.According to Mashable, 144.8 billion (yes, billion!) emails are sent a day (yes, a day!).But here’s ...

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