Test: ChatGPT email vs. AroundDeal's own sales emails.


Hey there! Have you heard about ChatGPT? It's the amazing language model created by OpenAI that's been generating a lot of buzz lately. And for good reason! ChatGPT can produce human-like text, which has got people talking about how it might change the future of work.

So, what does ChatGPT mean for sales and marketing?

Are robots really taking over our jobs?

Don't worry, let's take a deep dive together and find out.

In this article, we'll chat about the potential of ChatGPT in sales and marketing, and see if it could be the next big thing in these fields. Trust us, this is one article you won't want to miss!

Sales reps are always on the lookout for ways to improve their messaging and save time.

So, it's no surprise that ChatGPT has been making waves in the sales community lately. The thought of having a tool that can write killer emails for you sounds like a dream come true.

But is it too good to be true? We wanted to put ChatGPT to the test and find out if it really can help sales reps. So, we pitted our own team's sales emails against those generated by ChatGPT. It was time to see if the buzz was justified, and if ChatGPT could live up to the hype.

How We Conducted the Experiment

We wanted to make sure that our experiment was fair and based on solid data, so we established a set of rules. We believed that human-written emails would outperform those generated by ChatGPT, but we were open to the possibility of being proven wrong.

We selected an email that our sales team had used before and had a 3.8% reply rate, which we aimed to improve. First, we asked ChatGPT to generate an email for the same purpose. The first email it generated was longer than recommended, but we decided to test it anyway.

Next, we wanted to see what would happen if we used ChatGPT the way a real-world sales rep would. Most sales reps would refine the result until it was perfect, so we asked ChatGPT to write a shorter version of the email.

This gave us three emails to test: one from our sales team, one generated by a single prompt from ChatGPT, and one from ChatGPT that had been refined.

We sent the three emails to 100 prospects who fit our target profile and measured engagement by looking at click and reply rates over the course of a week. This allowed us to determine which email was the most effective.

The Final Results: Human-Written Emails vs. ChatGPT

As we progressed through the experiment, we were initially unimpressed with ChatGPT's performance. At one point, the human-written email was in the lead by a substantial margin. However, by the end of the week, the tables had turned.

To our surprise, the email with the highest engagement was written by ChatGPT, but not the first one it generated. The winning email was the shorter version, which had been refined with extra human input. On the other hand, the single prompt email generated by ChatGPT performed the poorest of all three.

Ultimately, the experiment proved that the combination of salesperson and AI was the key to success. The results from the email experiment showed that a human and AI collaboration can lead to the best outcome. The human salesperson was able to bring their knowledge of the target audience and their industry to the table, while ChatGPT brought its ability to process and analyze vast amounts of data to generate creative and compelling content. It became evident that the best email was not solely created by a human or AI, but by a combination of the two working together.

Optimizing AI Output through Prompting

The success of ChatGPT is heavily dependent on the input it receives. The level of detail and specificity you provide in your prompt can significantly impact the outcome of the generated email.

To maximize the potential of AI-powered tools like ChatGPT, it's important to have a strong understanding of the principles behind effective communication. Without proper guidance, the tool may produce generic or incorrect output.

The more data and information you feed into the AI system, the more capable it becomes at delivering personalized, relevant and high-quality content. Thus, it's crucial to provide ChatGPT with comprehensive and comprehensive prompts to enable it to deliver the desired results.

In other words, by combining human expertise and creativity with AI's analytical and writing capabilities, you can create truly standout sales emails that drive results.

Key results:

  • Human guidance essential to infuse "human touch" and personality in AI-generated content
  • AI-generated emails proved effective with human guidance
  • ChatGPT email was most successful with detailed prompts and human touch

In the blog, we discussed the results of an experiment comparing traditional sales emails with those generated by AI.

The conclusion was that a combination of human guidance and AI-generated content was the most effective. With this in mind, our Engagement feature offers a unique solution for sales reps and marketers looking to save time and boost productivity.

Our pre-designed email templates have been edited to incorporate the expertise of sales and marketing professionals, while leveraging the efficiency of AI technology. By using these templates, sales reps can quickly access the most effective version of their emails, freeing up more time for selling and other important tasks. Furthermore, our A/B testing function allows for continuous optimization, ensuring that sales reps are always sending the best possible message to their prospects.

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