Is it possible to use Hubspot CRM for Cold Calling?

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I want to use the Hubspot CRM for cold calling.  I have a very large CSV file with company names, addresses, and phone numbers but no emails or names.  I would like to import this CSV file but an error pops up when I try saying that first name, last name, and email are required.  What I want to do is call companies, ask for permission to email, and then email them.   Is it possible to import a CSV without emails or names?

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That's what I'd recommend.  We've previously used lists to target in social media (LinkedIn is really good for retargeting) and once they opt in through a subscription or form fill they're fair game to market to. Good luck and If you need anything else, feel free to DM me.

 

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That's a big no-no from HubSpot. All contacts imported need to have a relationship with you or are expecting to hear from you. That's what the little box you put your initials in says, or something to that effect.

 

End result is trying to import people you're cold calling is a quick way to get booted off Hubspot. 

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It is amazing what I could learn if I would just read.  Thanks for the heads up.  I will make sure to do my initial contact using my own system and then use the CRM to keep track of relationships.

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That's what I'd recommend.  We've previously used lists to target in social media (LinkedIn is really good for retargeting) and once they opt in through a subscription or form fill they're fair game to market to. Good luck and If you need anything else, feel free to DM me.

 

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The other thing you can do is buy data with emails and phone numbers.  Costs about $1 to $1.20 per import for verified data, but if you're targeting a select market, you can build a good pipeline.  We are using ZoomInfo which integrates with Hubspot with one click.  Slick!  We have found Zoom's data to be quite good so far. 

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