Rapportive Replaces Gmail Ads With Helpful Social Media Contact Info

November 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Rapportive- Social CRM inside Gmail

Connecting via Social Media is a great way to build rapport with your prospects, but how do you do this without be chained to your computer?

There has always been the option to take an email enquiry or connection and search Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc with the name and email address of the sender as a method for finding your new contact’s social profiles.

Very Labour Intensive!

There are services like Flowtown and Salesforce who tackle the business of Social CRM in a more comprehensive manner. However for the small business and solo entrepreneur who are growing lists, these solutions may be cost prohibitive.

Enter Rapportive, Social CRM for the Masses.

Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they’re based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving notes. Imagine relationship management built into your email. For free. (source: http://rapportive.com/about)

Look who’s investing in Rapportive.

Aside from some otherwise big name investors (Y CombinatorGary Vaynerchuk),  Paul Buchheit, the creator of Gmail and founder of Friendfeed is onboard. Now that’s a very food sign that Rapportive is likely to float to the top.

Get started

Add Rapportive to Gmail

Free add-on for FirefoxSafariMailplane, and Chrome.

Hat Tip to Brent Purves for shining the light on Rapportive

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