Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Derek was DiscoverOrg’s first researcher in 2007 and now a decade later he’s responsible for the processes and technologies that DiscoverOrg’s research team uses to create and update the data in our industry-leading sales intelligence platform.

Posts by Derek Smith

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Don’t Push Your Luck: Guessing Email Addresses Just Ain’t Worth It

Prospecting is tough. There are a handful of components of cold email outreach, and each one is absolutely necessary to be successful. It’s hard enough to write an eye-catching message. Sending that email at a time when the prospect will read it, and respond to it – that’s really hard, too. Not to mention there’s

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Use Data to Recruit Like a Marketer

Recruiters are going to realize that simply using LinkedIn isn’t enough. (If you’re a recruiter and you’re using LinkedIn - you're looking at the same candidates as 97% of other recruiters.) Successful recruiters incorporate strategies more often associated with sales and marketing, using data to build their books and meet their quota.

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Cold Email, Warm Leads: Where Does Good Data Come From?

Are emails in DiscoverOrg really over 3.5 times cleaner than the typical email address used by sales professionals? The short answer is “Yes!” DiscoverOrg pumps over $15 million into our proprietary data gathering and cleansing process every year, with the sole purpose of providing our customers with quality data.

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What is Spam: The Truth about Cold Email

Sending unsolicited email to a commercial recipient in the United States is not illegal. However, email senders must follow rules when sending commercial email to recipients in the United States, starting with the CAN-SPAM Act.

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How to Avoid the Spam Trap

To make sure you never hit a spam trap, Hubspot suggests only sending to opt-in contacts and to avoid purchasing data from a data provider. That’s a great plan! … unless you want to generate new leads and increase sales:

Online Dating Like Email Marketing

8 Lessons From Online Dating For Email Marketers

If you’re not personalizing emails and making them catch the recipient’s eye, then you’ll fare no better than those firing off two-word introductions on dating apps.

DiscoverOrg Offers More Than IT Sales Intelligence

BEYOND IT: The Breadth of DiscoverOrg’s Sales & Marketing Intelligence

Why are we jumping into these other markets with such fervor? We see significant indicators that industries like marketing and human resources are ready for an explosion.

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3 Email Deliverability Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

If your email campaigns are frequently falling short, you’re probably committing major email deliverability mistakes without even realizing it.

Email Deliverability

Email Deliverability Basics for Everyone

How and why email deliverability has gone down and four tips will put you in an excellent position to successfully send emails to your recipients.

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