Social media is ideal for networking, building relationships, and most importantly doing business. Often times, we do not know who we want to target until we can identify a contact at a particular company to reach out to. There are many ways to find people. Below are two recorded screencasts that provide additional tips on discovering hidden LinkedIn profiles as well as email addresses for prospective customers, partners, or even employers.
The goal of using a tool like LinkedIn is to not only learn a bit of background on a potential customer but also identify names of prospects. Now that you have a name, you want to find their contact information. The tip below will show you a neat trick to determine how companies format their email addresses.
Mike Merrill is Director of Marketing at ReachLocal and Chief Bacon Maker and Marketing Strategist of Bacon Marketing. He is also Chairman of the Social Media Club of Dallas and co-organizer of Ignite Dallas.