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IT Firm Picks Callbox Consultative Fit Hits Goals in Ongoing Campaign [CASE STUDY]

IT Firm Picks Callbox’s ‘Consultative Fit’, Hits Goals in Ongoing Campaign


CASE STUDY



IT Firm Picks Callbox’s ‘Consultative Fit’, Hits Goals in Ongoing Campaign


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a pure IT consulting and professional services company offering design, configuration, implementation, business analyst, and general consultancy services. The Client specializes in the security, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and Cloud services markets.


THE CHALLENGE



With over eight years of experience in the IT consulting and professional services space, the Client now ranks as one of the most trusted service providers in the industry and has successfully partnered with companies like Citrix Systems, AppSense, Blue Coat, and Apple (mobility).

The Client started out in 2009 as a white-label supplier of IT services to vendors and resellers. These companies would subcontract the Client to perform services on their behalf, often without the end customers knowing about the Client’s involvement. In 2014, the company refocused toward directly providing services to enterprises and organizations.

This move presented a bit of a branding conundrum for the company. The main challenge was finding a way to embed its extensive experience as an IT subcontractor for specific VDI, cloud services, and security verticals in the value proposition for its new business model.

For that reason, the Client undertook a massive marketing program that simultaneously focused on branding and customer acquisition. The customer acquisition plan highlighted nurturing leads in-house with the Client’s marketing team while delegating top-of-funnel prospecting activities to a third-party agency.

The Client chose Callbox as its outsourced marketing partner due to a number of factors, with the main one being the “consultative fit” that Callbox’s marketing solutions offered. The Client pointed out that taking a consultative approach to a project (rather than a purely engineering perspective) was their key differentiator and that Callbox was also able to demonstrate this by being more of a marketing advisor than a marketing agency. Given the Client’s marketing goals, the challenge is two-fold:

• Finding and identifying qualified opportunities for the Client’s customer acquisition efforts
• Generating awareness about the Client’s different IT consulting and professional services

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Planned and executed an ongoing appointment setting campaign for an IT services company
• Reached and engaged IT managers, CIOs, and CTOs in AU and NZ via phone, email and social media
• Stayed on target at each phase of the campaigncleansed and up-to-date contact list


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Both the Callbox team and the Client agree that an integrated appointment setting campaign best meets the latter’s requirements. The campaign primarily consists of phone-based conversations enhanced with email and social media touch points.

In addition, the campaign timeline is divided into weekly or biweekly segments, with each segment focusing exclusively on a specific solution that the Client offers. These include BlueCoat, Zscaler, Radware, Apple, and CheckPoint—along with general consultancy services, business analyst services, and other IT project services. Other key campaign activities are as follows:

Appointment-Setting

1. Prior to the start of the campaign, the Callbox team compiled and profiled the prospect list comprised of IT managers, CIOs, and CTOs from companies headquartered or operating in Australia and New Zealand.
2. Since the campaign is made up of different phases, the Callbox team prepares campaign materials for each stage. These are sent to the Client for review and approval.
3. Call scripts are based on a list of eight probing questions given by the Client. Each script gauges a prospect’s need and fit for a specific IT product or solution.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Email-Marketing

1. The campaign uses two types of email messages:

A. Intro/follow-up emails
B. Targeted send-outs

Intro/follow-up emails help warm up and nurture phone prospects, while targeted send-outs are intended for prospects who request more information.

2. The Callbox team does the bulk of the campaign’s email marketing activities through the Pipeline Lead Nurture tool. This ensures targeted,
personalized, and timely emails.

3. The campaign team applies best practices and precautions to avoid spam complaints and to maintain good sender reputation.

Social-Media

1. The campaign also uses LinkedIn to reinforce the touch points made with the phone-based appointment setting activities, adding positive phone contacts as LinkedIn connections.

2. The Callbox team also carries out branding and reputation building activities on LinkedIn.

3. The team’s social media specialists manage the LinkedIn account on behalf of the Client.


RESULTS



At time of writing, the campaign has completed three
months’ worth of multi-channel appointment setting activities and is already at the final week of its fourth month.

Like most of Callbox’s integrated appointment setting projects, the early stages of the Client’s campaign primarily revolved around email activities for warming up prospects and refining the campaign focus. Open rates for the bulk send-outs reached 10.2%, 11.4%, and 23.0% for the first, second, and third months, respectively. The campaign was also able to maintain hard bounces and unsubscribes within acceptable limits.

Since the campaign calendar is subdivided into weekly or biweekly segments that focus on a particular IT solution, the overall monthly appointment setting results tend not to follow a definite trend.

The campaign, so far, has generated the followingmonthly outcomes:

• First month: 14 appointments
• Second month: 8 appointments
• Third month: 7 appointments and 3 leads completed

The campaign is still ongoing and, so far, it has delivered 29 appointments. Since these appointments have been qualified using a highly targeted set of parameters, the Client expects to move 80% of these appointments further down the funnel as sales-qualified Leads (SQLs). In addition, the company has a track record of closing 30% to 40% of SQLs after 6 months in the pipeline. This means that the Client can
potentially generate up to 9 new customers from this leg of the campaign.



Health And Wellness Guru Energized by Callbox Success [CASE STUDY]

Health And Wellness Guru Energized by Callbox Success


CASE STUDY



Health And Wellness Guru Energized by Callbox Success


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a corporate wellness provider giving quality educational trainings and programmes to boost organizational wellness.


THE CHALLENGE



Not more than a decade ago, corporate wellness was not exactly a popular program for businesses in Singapore. So when the Client started the business, it drew all the courage to pursue all possible marketing tactics that would deliver their message to target decision makers – corporate wellness will boost the business.

The Client’s search for the best marketing tools that would carry out their goals came as a challenge until one of their business partners referred a seasoned lead generation provider that carries all sales and marketing strategies and tools needed which resolved the issue – Callbox.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Validated and profiled contact details via Customer Profiling campaign

• Filtered most active contacts via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool

• Streamlined follow up calls achieved via the Smart calling Process


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

1. In order to hit the right prospects, the Client’s database went through customer profiling campaign.

2. Company and business names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and all other contact details were validated to ensure list accuracy.

3. The Callbox team utilized the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool to send initial copies of the Client’s program overview mainly containing teasers (discussions and questions) about issues in the business that were precisely addressable thru wellness programs.

4. Active responses like opened emails, website visits, clicked links, and queries were tracked via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and saved for follow-up.

5. Invalid emails (bounces) and contact details were updated upon speaking with the decision maker.

Appointment-Setting

1. Through Callbox’s SMART Calling process, active contacts that were filtered from the Customer Profiling campaign were called by the Callbox team to share the Client’s services especially about wellness in the workplace.

2. Callers asked probing questions about underlying issues or problems that were unrecognized but may have triggered organizational differences and caused a domino effect on the business.

3. Prospects who agreed to discuss were set as appointments.


RESULTS AND RETURN OF INVESTMENT



The first four weeks brought a surprising result to the wellness guru with 13 appointments, opposing their hunch of getting only five or less. At the end of the eighth week, a slight decline on the number of leads with 12 appointments but took a big leap at the close of the twelfth week with 16 appointments. The sixteenth week topped at 18 appointments.

With the satisfactory results from the first campaign in 2014, the Client decided to run another round in 2015 and was equally impressed with the results.

The Callbox team had become very familiar with the campaign which led to better results with 21 appointments in the first four weeks. Calling activities were swerved to the Malaysia market at the start of the fifth week which brought in 25 appointments at the end of the eighth week. The course got a bit bumpy as the the twelfth week closed on 22 appointments and 13 on the sixteenth week.

Calls were back in focus on the Singapore market at the start of the seventeenth week and got on the fast track again with 28 appointments at the close of the twentieth week.



Callbox Aced Appointment Setting for Accounting Expert [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Aced Appointment Setting for Accounting Expert


CASE STUDY



Callbox Aced Appointment Setting for Accounting Expert


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client bears unmatched experience in providing redefined Accounting, Bookkeeping and Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) to its partner clients, addressing specific pain points of modern accounting practice.



TARGET DECISION MAKERS
• Owners
• Managing Directors


THE CHALLENGE



The accounting expert serves as an integral extension of its clients, ensuring all tasks are accurately completed. However recently, competition became fierce as competitors started to offer equally interesting services and even used enticing branding images which made the Client indistinguishable from its industry peers.

The Client decided on offering a FREE-TRIAL to target customers. Well aware that this required expertise in pursuing prospects and getting them to agree to meet with the Client’s consultants to discuss signing up for the free trial, the Client searched for an appointment setting company that best fit their needs and chose Callbox.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Validated and updated contact details via Customer Profiling campaign.
• Filtered active contacts and identified the most appointment-ready key-decision makers and those who were interested to discuss, via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool
• Reached and spoke with prospects at their most convenient time via Callbox’s SMART Calling system


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Appointment-Setting

Callbox ran a Customer Profiling campaign along with Appointment Setting to update the Client’s database and to build a new set of qualified prospects.

1. An initial email copy which contained news releases about the Client’s FREE TRIAL offer were sent to target customers.

2. Active emails from prospects who responded, clicked links and visited the Client’s company website were saved for follow-up calls.

3. Responses also gave the Callbox team the opportunity to filter the most available prospects to touch base with via the CTA link (scheduling
option) in the email copies.

4. Bounces were filtered and saved for follow-up calls for the agents to update as they speak with the prospect.

Customer-Profiling

Aside from targeting to gain a new set of clients, the Appointment Setting program aimed to exhibit a differentiated service by giving their customers a first-hand experience of the service.

1. With the help of the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the team was able to profile the contacts in the database: information like contact name, address, contact numbers and email address were updated.

2. Initial email copies with replies were set for follow-up call – appointments were set for prospects who agreed not only to the FREE TRIAL but also for those who were merely interested to discuss about the Client’s services.

3. To ensure that appointments were not missed, the Callbox team sent calendar invites to prospects to remind them of their appointment schedule.

4. And with Callbox’s SMART Calling system, a hefty number of prospects was reached by the Callbox team to speak with the Client’s specialists and agreed to a FREE TRIAL.


RESULTS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENTS



The first four weeks were the busiest days of the campaign period as the Callbox team was juggling between getting together a fitting list of contacts to profile and setting appointments with those contacts at the same time, but successfully delivered 11 solid appointments.

Between the 5th and 8th weeks, with the Callbox team effectively done with the initial calls, follow-up calls came out more productive as most of the prospects the team spoke with were already knowledgeable of the free trial and have learned of the service’s benefits from other prospects via testimonial videos linked through the follow-up emails. This phase of the campaign generated 13 more appointments for the accounting expert.

The last 4 weeks (9th to 12th) had the Callbox team equally busy but more delighted as follow-ups that were nurtured during the start of the campaign eventually converted into appointments and impressed the Client with 15 appointments at the closing.



Callbox Electrified Success for Energy Retail Lead in 21 Days [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Electrified Success For Energy Retail Lead In 21 Days


CASE STUDY



Callbox Electrified Success For Energy Retail Lead In 21 Days


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is an electricity retailer who aims to empower consumer choice by providing options to better manage energy costs. Their extensive energy retail experience dates back to 1964.



TARGET DECISION MAKERS
• Finance Manager
• Property Manager
• Facilities Manager
• Person-in-Charge


THE CHALLENGE



With over 4 decades of electricity retail leadership both in their headquarters in Amsterdam and Singapore branch, the Client has built a strong business partnership with their clients – a relationship backed by trust and reliability inspiring them to create more electricity management options at the least cost.

Market competition is inevitable and the Client embraces this reality. So despite the strong business-client foundation they lean on, they decided to take advanced marketing steps that would keep them ahead in the game which included outsourcing to a seasoned and result-oriented multi-channel lead generation provider.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Updated contact details via Customer Profiling program
• Filtered customer types based on interest through the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool
• Sales were converted in the first three weeks of the first month as favorable number of prospects were reached and educated on the Client’s
services via Callbox’s SMART Calling system


RESULTS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT



The first week was focused on updating contact details but with Callbox’s innovative tools and calling processes, the team was able to reach a good number of prospects and have set 6 appointments. At the end of the first month, a total of 22 appointments were set and 6 leads completed but expectations were exceeded when out of the 22 appointments, 2 were converted into sales.

As more contact details were updated in the second month, more active responses were received which resulted to 23 appointments and 8 leads.

In the third campaign month, 30 prospects showed high interest on the new price plan and have agreed to appointments while 8 considered to upgrade later.

The fourth month saw an all-time high with 34 appointments set and 12 leads completed.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

Alongside the Appointment Setting Program, Callbox ran Customer Profiling to update the Client’s database and at the same time build a new set of qualified contacts.

1. Two sets of initial email copies were sent separately: one for current customers that were due for record updating and another for new customers who might consider switching providers.

2. Active emails from prospects who responded, clicked links and visited the Client’s company website were saved for follow-up calls.

3. Bounces were also filtered and saved for follow-up calls for the agents to update as they speak with the prospect.

Appointment-Setting

The Client ran an Appointment Setting Program not only to gain new customers but also to keep the current ones. The main goal was to offer new Value Plans and to share knowledge on easy steps to switch service.

1. With the help of the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the team was able to profile and categorize prospects into two:
• Those interested to change or upgrade their service plans; and
• Those who preferred to keep their current service until contracts were due up but wanted to know more about the new packages

2. Appointments were set for both prospect types.

3. With Callbox’s SMART Calling system, the team was able to reach a good number of prospects to speak with the Client’s specialists with no appointments missed.



Callbox Printed 3D Three Differentiated Campaigns For Co-Marketing Specialist [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Printed 3D (Three-Differentiated) Campaigns For Co-Marketing Specialist


CASE STUDY



Callbox Printed 3D (Three-Differentiated) Campaigns For Co-Marketing Specialist


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a 16-year specialist agency that helps businesses reach their marketing objectives by bridging the gap between sales and marketing.



THE CHALLENGE



Liaising with clients and creating co-marketing, direct marketing and channel marketing campaigns are the Client’s core competencies which they’ve honed and polished with more than a decade of experience running end-to-end B2B programmes. However, business had recently lulled due to challenges in their prospecting process, which promptly impacted their ROI.

The Client is the rare unconventional thinker who welcomes a partnership with the competition and recognizes in it the opportunity to progress the business. Such optimism opened doors for the Client to build a partnership with Callbox.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Properly profiled contacts via Customer Profiling process
• Eased the prospecting process via Callbox’s SMART Calling
• Accurately tracked active responses via The Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

1. A customer profiling campaign was rolled out to validate and update the databases.

2. Contact details like company and business names, address, phone numbers, email addresses and social media accounts were updated to ensure accuracy.

3. Contact validation was done by sending initial copies of the Client’s newsletters featuring the awards and accreditations they have received,
and also contained links to FAQs, the company website and a query box.

4. Active responses like opened emails, website visits, clicked links, and queries were tracked via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and saved for
follow-up.

5. Invalid emails (bounces) and contact details were updated upon speaking with the prospect.

Appointment-Setting

1. The Client launched three consecutive lead generation campaigns for three of their clients which were all HP partners.

2. Active contacts that were filtered from the customer profiling campaign were prioritized and followed up via different channels (call, email, social, web and mobile) based on the prospect’s business buying behavior which was made possible by Callbox’s SMART Calling process.
3. Each campaign required 4 out of 6 probing questions be answered by prospects in order to provide substantial data for campaign consultant about the prospect’s current printing setup.

4. Prospects who agreed to speak with the Client were sent calendar invites to keep them reminded of the appointment schedule.

5. Leads were categorized as A, B, C and D based on the prospect’s need, interest, and purchase plans. “A” leads comprised of prospects who have the need to purchase within 3-6 months, “B” prospects are interested to explore, evaluate and open to discuss about a specific printer model, “C” prospects have the need to purchase or upgrade and “D” prospects are open to discuss but without specific printer model in mind.



Callbox Prints Out Success For ICT Leader [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Prints Out Success For ICT Leader


CASE STUDY



Callbox Prints Out Success For ICT Leader


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the largest HP partner in Asia, providing intelligent applications and innovative solutions and offers a wide portfolio of print devices.

TARGET INDUSTRY
Any business with printing needs with main focus on Financial Institutions & Manufacturing Plants.

TARGET DECISION MAKERS
IT Manager, HR Administrator, Procurement/Purchasing Manager, Buyer, Office Administrator, General Manager, Person-In-Charge of printers and photocopies


THE CHALLENGE



The Client consistently delivers the best print and copy solutions for their customers – a potent commitment which brought them successes in revenue and customer care since the company’s inception in 2005.

But as years passed, market competition has become tougher and the primal revenue target of 20% per year showed a dramatic decline in recent years, dipping to only 13%-15%. Due to this decline, the Client felt the urgency to regain what they’ve lost and immediately acted on the issue by taking the next best steps – looking for an outsourced lead generation partner and deciding on Callbox.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Use of 5 marketing channels
• Warming up prospects via Lead Nurture Tool
• Increased contact rates via Callbox’s SMART Calling
• Lost revenue regained


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

1. Callbox validated contact details in the database to ensure accuracy by sending initial emails with overview on the total print managed services.

2. Active responses like opened emails, website visits, clicked links, downloads and queries were tracked via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and saved for follow-up.

3. Invalid emails (bounces) and contact details were corrected updated upon speaking with the decision maker.

Appointment-Setting

1. Active contacts were prioritized and followed up via different channels (call, email, social, web and mobile) based on the prospect’s business buying behavior which was made possible by Callbox’s SMART Calling process.

2. At least 4 out of 6 probing questions should be answered by prospects to provide the Client’s consultants substantial data, a requirement fully complied by the team.

3. Prospects who agreed to speak with the Client were sent calendar invites to keep them reminded of the appointment schedule.

4. After each call, regardless whether the prospect agreed for an appointment or not, agents offered to share/send pertinent information about the program to prospects to ensure familiarity and build a higher chance of conversion in the next follow up call.



Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success For Jewelry ERP [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success For Jewelry ERP


CASE STUDY



Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success
For Jewelry ERP


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
A B2B marketing specialist that fuses digital and calling strategies to drive revenue for clients worldwide through high-end marketing services.



TARGET PROSPECTS
All relating to retail, wholesale, and manufacturing of gold and other precious metals, diamond and other precious stones



TARGET PROSPECTS
• Shareholders
• Managing Director
• CEO
• CFO
• IT Manager
• Accountants


THE CHALLENGE



The Client started providing technology and business solutions more than a couple of decades ago, and has acquired a weighty database of customers despite some challenges encountered. In 2014, the technology solutions leader launched an ERP software for jewelries that would provide reports that are useful in increasing business profitability. However, the target market was quite conservative – the kind who doesn’t easily believe and engage in software solutions for business advancement and prefer to do business the old way. That was one big challenge for the Client which urged them to outsource their lead generation campaign to Callbox.
HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Utilized Callbox’s Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program
• Utilized Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool
• Won Over Elusive Target Prospects


RESULTS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT



The initial campaign generated only 3 leads but the Client wasn’t surprised at all of the result as they knew that a jewelry software is all new to the target market. They considered the campaign as testing the market.

In 2016, the Client reconvened with the Callbox team to run another round of campaign despite the market’s indifference to the product. Callbox still maximized its multi-channel lead generation, utilizing the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool using the same campaign process as of the initial campaign.The two-period campaign showed erratic trend results: Month 1 with 5 appointments, month 2 with 10, month 3 with 8.

The 4th month (start of the 2nd period), spiked to 12 appointments but the 5th month decreased to 6, and went up again to 10 appointments on the 6th month and finaled at 3 appointments on the the 7th month.

The ups and downs of lead results was one carousel ride but the Client probed into the matter and concluded that the target market has become quite welcoming of the product now as compared to 2015. The two campaign periods generated a total of 40 appointments, an average of 20 appointments per campaign period, which is an improvement over the Client’s own campaign from previous years.

As the target market slowly accepted the fact that the jewelry ERP could have a place in their business, the Client again launched another campaign in 2017. The first month generated 18 appointments and the 2nd month concluded with 10.

A total of 85 leads were generated by the Callbox team for the jewelry ERP provider, 51 (60%) of which were converted into proposals, potential additional revenue for the Client valued at $612,000.00.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

1.Callbox validated the contact information in the database by sending initial emails with overview on the jewelry ERP software.

2.Prospects’ active responses like opened emails, website visits, clicked links, downloads and queries were tracked via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and saved for follow-up.

3.Invalid emails like bounces and other contact details were updated upon speaking with the prospect.

Appointment-Setting

1. Active contacts were prioritized for calling.

2. Agents followed a careful process in the call flow: they had to speak in the clearest manner as target prospects were mostly seniors who are less interested with the new technology and must verify all contact information first before introducing the ERP software.

3. Prospects who agreed to speak with the Client were sent calendar invites to keep them reminded of the appointment schedule.

4. Prospects who were not ready to discuss yet were sent follow-up emails.



Callbox Concluded Success for Digital Marketing Analytics Leader [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Concluded Success for Digital Marketing Analytics Leader


CASE STUDY



Callbox Concluded Success for
Digital Marketing Analytics Leader


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a leading digital marketing analytics (business intelligence) company that collects, filters, analyzes and aggregates data from social media, forums and other online locations.



THE CHALLENGE



Social media has become a way of life, thus getting people to sit down and talk about social media analytics may be a less interesting topic, but this group of millennial entrepreneurs whose minds are packed with fresh innovative ideas weren’t shaken and took the challenge. The target of 36 leads was quite high for a three-month project run with only two in-house staff to do all the marketing tasks, but the Client remained unruffled despite time constraints as outsourcing a lead generation provider was originally part of the marketing plan. The last thing that awaited resolution was “who” to employ.
HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Utilized Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and Multi-Channel Marketing Program
• Exceeded Targets
• Well- managed Campaign and Sanitized Database


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The 1st week of the campaign saw the bulk of the initial touch points made by the Callbox reps as they set about establishing contact with the prospects, as evidenced by the number of email opens and contacts profiled.

As trust and a rapport began to build between Callbox and the prospects, 10 appointments were generated towards the end of the first 4 weeks, while 15 were generated between the 5th and 8th weeks, and more came in as the campaign progressed – 19 in between the 9th and 12th weeks.

Appointment-Setting

1. Apart from calling to set appointments for the Client, Callbox also profiled the contact list through verification of information with the prospect himself.

2. During the calls, Callbox shared an overview of the social media analytics platform and helped the prospect identify his business needs via probing questions.

3. This allowed Callbox to gain the prospect’s trust on the Client’s behalf and generate interest in the Client’s products, and eventually, quality appointments.

Email-Marketing

1. The Callbox team utilized the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool to send initial emails containing information about Social Media Analytics.

2. Follow-up emails with information on the specific social media platform which the prospect is concerned with were sent after the agent has
spoken with the prospect.

3. Final emails were also sent to both prospects who wanted more information about the business intelligence platforms and those who agreed to a meeting.

Customer-Profiling

1. The Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool was also used to profile the contact list. Based on the sendout results, Callbox was able to identify and filter active contacts from inactive ones.

2. Invalid emails (bounces) were replaced and contact information (name, address, phone numbers, social media accounts) of prospects was updated.

3. Active responses by prospects like Opened Email, Clicked Link and Visited Website were tracked in real time and were set as follow-ups, and were profiled as to how the Callbox team would be able to reach them (call, email, mobile or social media).



B2B Marketing Specialist and Callbox A Rare and Stellar Collaboration [CASE STUDY]

B2B Marketing Specialist and Callbox: A Rare and Stellar Collaboration


CASE STUDY



B2B Marketing Specialist and Callbox: A Rare and Stellar Collaboration


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a B2B marketing specialist that offers major marketing solutions all over the United States of America and worldwide. They fuse digital and calling strategies to drive revenue for their clients through high-end marketing services.

They stand on a mission to help their clients achieve full business growth through creativity, technology and strategic vision to become an organization that draws, develops and retains exceptional relationships.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
All Industry

TARGET LOCATIONS
All Over US


THE CHALLENGE



From a simple telemarketing service 12 years ago, the Client’s business spawned into a broad range of marketing solutions like List-To-Lead Management, Content and Digital Marketing, Automation, and Web Services which includes Social Media Management.

However, not surprisingly, along with the big time expansion arose the need to increase the number of target clients – a large database of qualified prospects who have the need of the Client’s expanded services. Although the Client promptly addressed the need for a beefy database, a handful of related issues came up which seemed too much for the Client and its telemarketing team to handle: due to the extensive number of targets in the database to be called, productivity went against time so the information shared was somehow incomplete which resulted to low call quality and revenue. The Client decided to look for other options as the lead flow in the sales funnel seemed like jelly pearls passing through a large straw from a tumbler of winter melon iced tea – very few and flimsy.

The facts:

  • The Client’s callers used to make 80 calls/agent/day until the database was expanded and the daily target was raised to 140/caller/day, which came as a challenge, averaging only at 150/agent/day.
  • Number of leads generated averaged at 3/caller/day but went down to just 1/agent/day, a drastic decline of 60%.
  • Call quality rated average was 85 but slipped to 76.5, down by 10%
  • Campaigns closed averaged at 7/month, decreased to 4/month, revenue down by 50%


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Prior to the Appointment Setting program, Callbox and the Client agreed to sanitize the database via Customer Profiling. Customer Profiling is part and parcel of Callbox’s holistic campaign management. Moreover, Callbox takes full responsibility in managing the database by cleansing and profiling the contacts before, during and until the campaign ends.

  • Data Cleansing – all contacts on the database are called to confirm every piece of business information
  • Deduplication – missing details are retrieved and necessary changes are applied to eliminate goneaways, duplicate entries, and contacts that fall outside the target criteria.
  • Data Verification – contact names and contact numbers are validated, as well as email addresses, postal codes, and other pertinent contact details.

Callbox not only prides itself with more than a decade of sales and marketing experience and world-class service to its clients worldwide but for the proprietary technologies it has incepted like the Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program which has benefited numerous clients.

The Client thought of taking things one at a time and start the project as new – unloading their quite ambitious goal of going big at a snap in such a short period of time (3 months) and instead embrace a new set of strategies like the SMART Calling technology from Callbox which catalyzed their goals into success.

The campaign flow:

  • The Callbox team sent out flyers to the profiled contacts via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool. Opened emails, clicked links and downloads were tracked real-time and were followed up by callers at a certain time.
  • During the follow-up call, the agent must first be able to get the prospect to agree to receive the Client’s business eBook which contains a comprehensive information about their products and services. After which, the caller should set an appointment at the prospect’s most convenient way and time.
  • To ensure accuracy in the program, the Callbox team sent out calendar invites to prospects who agreed for appointment and a reminder to all those who agreed to receive the eBook.


RESULTS



  • The Callbox team averaged at 180 calls/agent/day (16% increase from the Client’s 150 average a day)
  • Leads generated averaged at 4/agent/day (25% increase from the 3/agent/day)
  • Call quality scores improved to 90 (15% hike from the 76.5)
  • After the campaign period, deals closed averaged at 10/month (30% increase from 7/month), raising the Client’s monthly revenue to potentially $200,000 or more

While Callbox makes no promises when running a campaign and just simply addresses the need of the Client’s business by giving them the power to scale up their business potentials to boost sales numbers, the Client on the other hand, deserves commendation for going down the humble road and seeking help with their marketing requirements from an industry colleague. An unusual, profound business collaboration and teamwork between marketing rivals resulted to stellar business success.




Exceeding Targets and Expectations for Document Presentation Solutions [CASE STUDY]

Exceeding Targets and Expectations for Document Presentation Solutions


CASE STUDY



Exceeding Targets and Expectations for Document Presentation Solutions


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a global print materials manufacturer leader and has been providing their customers with a complete range of systems and accessories for office and individual print presentation needs for more than 30 years.

Integrity, fairness, loyalty, accountability and respect are the values they live in their commitment to being constantly recognized as a world leader in print solutions.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Financial (Accounting, Capital/Asset Management, Financial Advisors) Insurance Schools (Primary, Secondary and Technical Schools) Real Estate firms

TARGET PROSPECTS
Marketing Manager, Business Manager, Purchasing Manager

TARGET LOCATIONS
USA


THE CHALLENGE



The Client’s history narrates back to 1939 when they started as a niche printing enterprise in Georgia, USA. The business grew and progressed through a carousel of business activities around the globe for the succeeding years: asset acquisitions, manufacturing and development of new products and opening of new sites for offices and warehouses.

In 2005, merger deals, sites expansion and newly manufactured printing products and solutions happened one after another, year after year. The rapid business growth apparently demanded for more tasks to be done, as well as utilization of advanced technology that would expedite operational processes in order to cater to bigger demands of the now extensive customer base.

In 2013, the print materials manufacturer leader came to realize that the new range of printing products and solutions now have advanced features and benefits that required holistic messaging to position to target customers, and that this new messaging would best be delivered with some marketing help from an expert lead generation provider. They were clear on the two things they needed assistance with: the management of their huge database and the setting of appointments for them.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox provides holistic campaign management to its clients and that includes providing them the most accurate and well-managed database. Regardless of who owns the contact list, Callbox obliges itself to cleanse and profile the list before, during and until the campaign ends.

  • Data Cleansing – all contacts on the database are called to confirm every piece of business information
  • Deduplication – missing details are retrieved and necessary changes are applied to eliminate goneaways, duplicate entries, and contacts that fall outside the target criteria.
  • Data Verification – contact names and contact numbers are validated, as well as email addresses, postal codes, and other pertinent contact details.

Callbox’s Multi-Channel Lead Generation services did not only make it possible for the Client to manage their huge database but at the same time get their message to the right decision maker at the proper time.

The appointment setting campaign criteria included the following:

  • Prospect to answer only two (2) simple qualifying questions
  • Prospect should agree to receive sample products from the Client
  • Schedule a phone appointment with their global sales representatives.


RESULTS



Success!

The Callbox team delivered an average of 5 appointments per day for two campaign periods, exceeding the Client’s target of 2 to 3 per day, and even closed deals with two large businesses.

Even before the campaign, the Client expressed confidence and trust in Callbox as they employed 6 appointment setters for the initial campaign period and added 4 more upon renewal. For the Callbox team, they just did what they had to do to assist the Client: manage the database and set appointments, but for the Client, outstanding:

“I didn’t get the chance while we were on the phone but I wanted to take a moment to make it clear that you and your team do an OUTSTANDING job for us and I am very happy and excited about their performance. Their sales exceed all other agents combined. Please encourage them to keep up the good work and remain motivated. I hope to visit you guys in 2017.”

“I just wanted to touch base with you guys this morning. I want you to know that you did an excellent!! job on yesterday. (closed deal company) keep it going. KEEP PUSHING!”

“Management was very happy to see the way you guys stepped up production yesterday and they want it to continue as well as increase.”

“Excellent job on (closed deal company). Let’s keep the numbers coming!”

The campaign has been running for more than three years now.




Vibration Test Leader Handles Tough Competition with Callbox Help [CASE STUDY]

Vibration Test Leader Handles Tough Competition with Callbox Help


CASE STUDY



Vibration Test Leader Handles Tough Competition with Callbox Help


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The vibration and shock testing industry will not be as strong and reliable as it is now without this one company’s 50-year existence that continuously provides advanced vibration and shock system technologies to the market.

This leading vibration test equipment provider is composed of a team of engineers with vast exposure and professional experience who pride themselves in having been recognized as a major force in the industry and currently, globally servicing 30 countries with a broad range of vibration solutions and equipment.

TARGET CRITERIA

Location: Singapore
Industry: Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and Oil & Gas


THE CHALLENGE



The Client is driven by a goal to provide affordable and timely professional service thus giving them all the rights to confidently claim success for 50 long years.

However, the need to innovate and expand grew as competitors aggressed with new and different products and services that quickly mushroomed in the market. The Client, in order to not just keep up but to get ahead of the competition, carefully studied the competition and came up with strategic steps designed to address their concern:

  • First, conduct a market survey to profile accurate contact information of the target decision maker who would be the best recipient of the offer letter via email.
  • Second, introduce and promote specific products like Conditioning Monitoring Systems and Test & Measurement/Engineering Services.

With no amount of fickleness, the Client decided to outsource their marketing efforts but was quite skeptical on who would be the right lead generation provider who could design the best solution. There were three providers on the list but the Client chose Callbox.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox tailored a Multi-Channel Marketing solution according to the Client’s requirements which started with:


With the use of the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the Callbox team sent test mail to all contacts in order to test activeness. Inactive contacts were immediately replaced, scrubbing off DNE and DNCs and revalidating bounced emails, while active ones were promptly called to be profiled by updating the contact details: contact name, business address, phone numbers and emails. This list management activity was done all throughout the campaign period.

Once the target decision maker is profiled and agreed to opt-in for information, the agent sends out an initial copy of the Client’s brochure which contains CTAs like query box, website link and downloadable forms and product-specific brochures.

Callbox targets a one-call-resolution at every call made, so after the target confirms receipt of the information on his email, the agent proposes an appointment for him and the Client’s consultant, otherwise the call will be disposed as a follow-up for a couple of days (or at the prospect’s preferred schedule to be followed-up).


The appointment setting part contained two (2) sets of probing questions needed to be answered by prospects in order for the Client to uncover important information that will further profile the target business as to which product or service would address their needs:

A. Conditioning Monitoring Systems (strictly for Construction, Oil & Gas, Facility Management, Civil Engineering industries.

  • Do you have a monitoring system?
  • Are you facing problems in building maintenance? If yes, what kind of problems?
  • Do you have a maintenance engineer? In-house or outsourced? If outsourced, who? Contact name if possible.

B. Test & Measurement / Engineering Services (for all the other industries, such as: aerospace, automotive, chemical, medical – pharmaceutical, marine, plastic & polymer, consumer electronics, defence, communication, energy, healthcare, manufacturing)

  • Do you have in-house R&D?
  • Do you have in-house Quality Assurance Specialists? Do they do tests?
  • What kind of tests?


RESULTS



The campaign returned the following results:

  • 273 were Completely Profiled
  • 47 Appointments were set and received tailored proposals
  • 10 Leads were completed and currently in discussion with the Client’s consultants

The profiled contacts, appointments sets and leads completed apparently showed that the Client made the right decision to conceive and implement a much aggressive marketing strategy that resolved their business challenges and achieved the following successes: accurately profiled contact information of the target decision maker who were the best recipients of the offer letters and specific products like Conditioning Monitoring Systems and Test & Measurement / Engineering Services were fully and clearly introduced and promoted to target prospects.

Now, the vibration test equipment leader isn’t only fully equipped to innovate and expand its products and services but is more than ready to overcome any challenge that may come its way.




All-Time High For Physiotherapy Systems Leader with Callbox [CASE STUDY]

All-Time High For Physiotherapy Systems Leader with Callbox


CASE STUDY



All-Time High For Physiotherapy Systems Leader with Callbox


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a 30-year old leading manufacturer of physiotherapy systems in Europe. Some key components of their product offering are innovative cardiology products, software and diagnostics products.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Physical Therapy Clinics & Chiropractic Offices (9 employees and below)

TARGET PROSPECTS
Business Owners, Head Physical Therapist, Doctor

TARGET LOCATIONS
USA



THE CHALLENGE



The physiotherapy leader is intensively involved in every aspect of the business, moreso the production, and provides personal attention each step of the way. Their latest product is Single Use Adhesive Electrodes, an electrotherapy treatment that would benefit users by saving time, no storing and cleaning between treatments and avoiding cross contamination.

This family-run award-winning and customer-oriented physiotherapy systems manufacturer has been reaping success for years now but their new product which projects a higher standard compared with the existing ones required a more advanced, fast and comprehensive marketing program that would help them cope with the competition – enter the Callbox Multi-Touch Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client requested Callbox to maximize the capacity of the Multi Channel Marketing Program by utilizing the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool in communicating with prospects at the time when they are most available.


Callbox called the target decision makers to introduce the new product, Single Use Adhesive Electrodes. Prospects who agreed to receive a follow-up call from the Client’s sales representatives were further handled by the Client’s sales representatives themselves to further explain the product’s features and benefits which is instrumental in drafting the best project design for the prospect company.


Using the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the Callbox team sent out introductory emails to prospects only to verify the validity of the contact details. Replies, website clicked and queries were tracked in real time for the agent to call.

After the call, prospects who requested for information were then reported to the Client to be sent brochures and forms as reference for the sales representatives in tailor-fitting a project design for them.



RESULTS



The initial result of the campaign was a pleasant surprise for the Client as Callbox produced 96 Appointments just halfway through the campaign period (middle of the second month of a 3-month campaign). Towards the end of the campaign, that number doubled to 192 Appointments, 72 of which were warm follow-ups.

The physiotherapy manufacturer leader thought they’ve had enough successes in the past and that they’ve ran the best marketing strategies in the business, but was in awe when the Callbox team pulled through with lofty results for the campaign. Their decision to partner up with the best in lead generation led them to an all-time high. Just goes to show how much proven expertise can make a difference.