In recent months I've followed some really BIG companies in my territory that I have no play with. Have not been able to get them on the phone, no response to emails, nadda, nothing. Since I follow them on linkedin their threads, announcements, etc appear on my wall. A few months ago I started "liking" what they posted in. Today I received my third invitation to connect with someone at these companies. Give or take a month or so, I will slowly start the process to contact them directly through linkedin and see if I can find an in.
Just thought I would share that with everyone, does anyone else have any linkedin tips they can share?