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Managed IT Firm Long Term Callbox Client Closes 150K in One Campaign [CASE STUDY]

Managed IT Firm, a Long-Term Callbox Client, Closes $150K in One Campaign


CASE STUDY



Managed IT Firm, a Long-Term Callbox Client, Closes $150K in One Campaign


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is an Atlanta, GA-based managed IT services provider with a branch office in Sydney, AU. The company works with SMEs in both the Atlanta and Sydney metropolitan areas, offering a variety of IT services including procurement, consultancy, technical support, project management, and cloud management.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Mining, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation & Public Utilities, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Services

TARGET PROSPECTS
Owner, Office Manager, IT Manager, Finance Manager

TARGET AREAS
Boston, GA, USA and Sydney, AU metropolitan areas


THE CHALLENGE



The Client started working with Callbox in 2017. Throughout the ensuing 12 months, Callbox has remained a strategic marketing partner for the company, helping them reach key business milestones.

As an extension of the Client’s marketing team, Callbox is responsible for planning and executing targeted outbound prospecting campaigns based on the company’s growth objectives and revenue goals.

During the project’s first two campaigns, the Client focused on increasing awareness and acquiring customers for its growing suite of managed services aimed at SMEs in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

As the company’s marketing priorities shifted (such as the addition of new offerings like its IT advisory and cloud management solutions into the product mix), Callbox was consistently able to readapt how it planned and managed campaigns according to the Client’s changing requirements.

The specialized nature of the Client’s services also meant that marketing reps handling the Client’s campaigns needed to have a good technical grasp of the offerings. This ensured that the company’s unique value proposition was effectively communicated to the target prospects.

In August 2018, the Client expanded into the Australian market by setting up an office in Sydney. The bulk of the outbound activities have since been refocused toward engaging potential customers in the new market

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Designed and deployed a long-term appointment setting program for a managed IT solution provider
  • Accelerated the Client’s pipeline growth with consistent stream of qualified appointments
  • Delivered prospects that converted into $150,000 in new contracts for the Client
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Each three-month campaign consisted of an integrated phone and email outreach cadence designed to qualify prospects and book them for a meeting with the Client’s reps. Accordingly, each campaign focused on three main activities:

Researching and Profiling Contacts

  • Callbox helped the Client refine its ideal customer profile (ICP) by analyzing and documenting its target market and existing customers.
  • Callbox’s database team then collected contacts that matched the ICP through Callbox’s in-house data repository and also through desk research.
  • For both Atlanta and Sydney campaigns, the Client wanted to target business owners, office managers, it managers, and finance managers from companies in 10 industries, with 15 to 500 employees.

Outreach and Follow-up Activities

  • The campaigns followed a multi-touch outreach cadence primarily made up of email and phone touches to contact and schedule prospects for one-on-one meetings with the Client’s reps.
  • Social media was also used in later campaigns as an added touch point for profiling and nurturing leads.
  • The Callbox team prepared all campaign materials including the call scripts, email templates, landing pages, and social media posts.

Lead Management

  • The first two campaigns were executed using the Client’s own CRM, but later projects were migrated to Pipeline (Callbox’s proprietary marketing automation tool).
  • Pipeline includes SMARTCalling, a data-driven call optimization feature, to maximize decision maker reach, as well as Lead Nurture tool to help the Client customize the outreach cadence.
  • Callbox also provided real-time updates on campaign progress and lead/appointment status, and sent out timely notifications to ensure meetings took place as scheduled.

RESULTS



The project has now completed three full campaigns (each with three months of appointment setting activities) and is currently in the middle of the fourth campaign. So far, the results are in line with the Client’s targets.

The three completed campaigns have generated a total of 90 qualified appointments, or an average of 30 per campaign (around 10 per month). The Client says this far exceeds what their team can produce in-house.

More importantly, during the second campaign, the Client was able to win new contracts worth $150,000 from the appointments delivered by the Callbox team.



AU Janitorial Firm Wins 6 New Clients and 330K in Deals from Campaign [CASE STUDY]

AU Janitorial Firm Wins 6 New Clients and $330K in Deals from Campaign


CASE STUDY



AU Janitorial Firm Wins 6 New Clients and $330K in Deals from Campaign


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
The Client provides professional managed cleaning services to businesses, government offices, and nongovernment organizations across Victoria and all over Australia. The company’s customer segments include: office, commercial, hi-rise, industrial, retail, medical, and hospitality buildings.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
All industries except government schools and hospitals

TARGET PROSPECTS
General Managers, Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers, Office Managers, Owners


THE CHALLENGE



Although Australia’s commercial cleaning sector is projected to grow at a healthy 5.0% each year until 2019, commercial cleaners continue to face fierce competition and strong downward price pressure, leading to falling sales and shrinking profit margins across the industry.

As a result, commercial cleaning providers like the Client now look to include more proactive marketing tactics in their customer acquisition programs. This is especially true for the Client which operates out of Melbourne, one of the areas in the country with the highest numbers of cleaning companies that are all vying for very similar target markets throughout Victoria and Australia.

In fact, the Client had already partnered with Callbox several years ago and completed a successful three-month outbound prospecting campaign that helped significantly expand its sales pipeline. But due to changes in marketing strategies, the Client thereafter prioritized inbound lead generation.

This time, the Client plans to reintroduce outbound prospecting into its marketing mix to supplement its inbound efforts. The company’s current prospecting program generates an average of 20 face-to-face appointments each month, and the Client aims to increase this by at least 25%.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched a very successful campaign that resulted in 6 new customers for a Melbourne, VIC commercial cleaning firm
  • Added $330,000 in additional revenues for Client while 3-month campaign was still ongoing
  • Increased total number of appointments per month by at least 35%, exceeding Client’s 25% target
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Having already worked with Callbox, the Client chose to let Callbox plan and handle a new appointment setting campaign since Callbox has already demonstrated how it uses its capabilities to deliver solid results.

The Client then signed up for a three-month appointment setting program. The campaign plan included implementing a sales cadence using both email and phone touch points delivered at optimal times for engaging each contact.

The main goal was to book office appointments with qualified prospects for the Client’s reps to conduct a free cleaning estimate.

Appointment-Setting

  1. Callbox compiled the list of target companies that included mid- to large-sized Melbourne, VIC businesses that own or operate office, commercial, hi-rise, industrial, retail, medical, and hospitality building types.
  2. The target prospects consist of general managers, operations managers, maintenance managers, office managers, and owners.
  3. Callbox also prepared the call scripts that probed prospects’ fit and interest using customer pain points and the Client’s unique selling points.

Email Marketing

  1. Emails played a key role in the campaign’s prospecting cadence, and were used to initiate contact (intro emails) and to nurture prospects (targeted send-outs).
  2. Callbox created and tested all email marketing materials used in the campaign, including email templates, landing pages, and other email components.
  3. The campaign’s email specialists managed and monitored all email marketing activities.


RESULTS



After three months of appointment setting activities, the campaign wrapped up with a total of 23 qualified appointments handed over to the Client.

Together with the client’s 20-appointment monthly average from inbound channels, the appointments generated in the campaign represent at least a 35% increase in the total number of appointments per month.

An even more important result is that, while the campaign was still ongoing, the Client was able to close six of the delivered appointments as new customers. At an average deal size of $55,000, this works out to $330,000 of additional revenues the Client gained from the campaign.

The Client was very pleased with the results that they’ve recently renewed the contract for a new three-month campaign.



AU Security Firm Gets 1800+ Sales Appointments from 18 Month Callbox Campaign [CASE STUDY]

AU Security Firm Gets 1,800+ Sales Appointments from 18-Month Callbox Campaign


CASE STUDY



AU Security Firm Gets 1,800+ Sales Appointments from 18-Month Callbox Campaign


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client develops, installs, and maintains access control and CCTV systems for businesses, as well as offers security integration services and customized security solutions. The Client primarily sells to small and medium-sized organizations across a wide range of industries all over Australia.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
All Industries

TARGET PROSPECTS
Director, Proprietor, Owner, Partner, Managing Director, General Manager, Loss Prevention Officer, Store Manager, Warehouse Manager, Installations Manager, Operations Manager


THE CHALLENGE



The Client ranks as one of the leading Sydney-based security companies that specialize in fully-integrated video surveillance solutions for businesses. The company offers its products and services directly to customers, as well as through its network of channel partners and contractors.

To address the growing competition in its home state of New South Wales and some areas in Queensland, The company adopted a more proactive marketing approach, which added direct outreach into the marketing mix to complement its existing inbound program.

The Client initially carried out outbound activities in-house with its inside sales team researching and contacting cold prospects via phone and emails. But the effort only managed to deliver 37 appointments after six months (or an average of 6 per month).

It was clear that the Client had a hard time scaling its outbound marketing activities. Prospecting took up nearly half of their inside sales team’s time, and the company wasn’t sure how hiring new reps would improve results.

That was when the company decided to outsource its outbound marketing program and let Callbox handle the time-consuming tasks of identifying and setting sales appointments.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Completed an 18-month integrated appointment setting campaign that exceeded the Client’s targets
• Delivered an average of 101 qualified appointments each month, which was 17 times more than what the Client’s in-house efforts had generated
• Added more than 2,300 new prospects into the Client’s pipeline, expanding its potential reach in NSW and QLD


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox planned an initial one-month campaign for the Client, since the company wanted to see first how partnering with an outside provider would work out. The main strategy behind the campaign was to use a combination of email outreach and phone conversations to qualify prospects and schedule meetings on behalf of the company’s reps.

Right after the pilot program, the Client decided to proceed with the campaign and reviewed the project status on a monthly basis. The two main campaign components (phone-based appointment setting and targeted email outreach) focused on these activities:

Appointment-Setting

1. The campaign primarily targeted proprietors, managing directors, managing partners, and (secondarily) other persons in charge of business security at SMEs in NSW and QLD.

2. Callbox closely collaborated with the Client to create the materials for the campaign, including call scripts and the prospect list.

3. Agents engaged the target prospects in one-on-one conversations in order to introduce the Client’s latest line of video surveillance systems and to book qualified prospects for a face-to-face consulting session with one of the company’s licensed security specialists.


Email Marketing

1. The Callbox team used emails to initiate contact with prospects and to nurture them throughout the campaign.

2. The campaign also relied on emails to follow up with and respond to prospect inquiries and requests.

3. Callbox crafted and tested the email templates and landing page based on the Client’s requirements and feedback.


RESULTS



The campaign ran for a total of 18 months. In the campaign’s first month alone (despite two weeks spent warming up and nurturing prospects), the Client received 55 qualified appointments, which was around 1.5 times what the company was able to generate from its six-month in-house prospecting activities.

This led the Client to request more calling agents from Callbox to be assigned to the campaign in the subsequent months. This, in turn, helped steadily increase the number of qualified appointments produced during the first few quarters of the campaign, as shown below:

By the end of the 18-month campaign, Callbox handed a total of 1,829 qualified appointments to the Client, (or an average of 101 qualified appointments each month). The campaign also added 1,993 follow-ups and 414 requests for information to the Client’s prospect pipeline.



HK-Based Industrial Supplier Widens Market Lead with Callbox Help [CASE STUDY]

HK-Based Industrial Supplier Widens Market Lead with Callbox’s Help


CASE STUDY



HK-Based Industrial Supplier Widens Market Lead with Callbox’s Help


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
The Client manufactures and distributes industrial supplies such as decorative stainless steel sheets and other ornamental products used in interior fit-out projects. The company’s headquarters is located in Hong Kong, and it carries out the bulk of its manufacturing operations in Guangzhou, China.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work; Fabricated Structural Metal Products; Miscellaneous Structural Metal Work; Elevators and Moving Stairways; Architectural Services; Building Construction, General Contractors, Operative Builders


THE CHALLENGE



Since 1988, the Client has been providing custom decorative building materials throughout Southeast Asia and Australia. Its products include colored stainless steel, decorative glass films, elevator decoration modules, and stainless steel fabrication. The company primarily sells to architects, designers, contractors, property developers, construction suppliers, and other industrial vendors in the region.

The Client says it relies on two key advantages to attract customers and set its products apart from competitors:

1. First is its broad sales and service network across the region, which enables prompt supply and delivery.

2. Second, the Client focuses on design customizability, so that products are tailor-made according to each customer’s specifications.

Before the campaign, the Client’s sales development model placed much of the prospecting and lead qualification burden on sales reps.

Sales was responsible for finding potential customers and booking introductory appointments with prospects, without much in the way of prior screening. Under this setup, the Client estimated that reps were spending less than a third of their time actually talking to prospects, which dragged down both sales productivity and the quality of the customer’s buying experience.

Accordingly, the company has been planning to reassign lead generation and appointment setting responsibilities to its marketing team, but this department is mostly staffed by creatives who are already on tight schedules churning out product materials and sales collaterals.

It was clear that the Client needed to outsource prospecting and lead qualification. But since the company was selling highly-customized products across different geographic markets, the Client wanted to partner with an agency that had both industry knowledge and regional experience.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Completed successful appointment setting campaign that targeted prospects from key industries in six different APAC countries
• Helped the Client increase sales productivity by taking over most of its reps’ prospecting responsibilities time window
• Provided the Client with sales intelligence to make conversations with potential customers more relevant and personalized

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



After a thorough selection process, the Client chose Callbox as its outsourcing partner. Callbox had an extensive project portfolio of APAC campaigns carried out on behalf of manufacturers and industrial suppliers, including campaigns that covered the Client’s target countries.

Callbox and the Client worked out a three-month appointment setting campaign with the main goal of handing off qualified leads and appointments to the Client’s sales teams based in Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore.

Appointment-Setting

1. Callbox compiled the campaign contact list based on the location, SIC codes, job titles, and annual revenues specified by the Client.

2. The call script introduced the Client’s decorative steel sheet products, and included probing questions that determined fit and need.

3. Contacts who agreed to a face-to-face or a phone meeting were handed off as qualified appointments. The Callbox team also identified and updated key decision makers and other prospect information.


1. The Callbox team prepared cold email templates that served as initial touch points before reaching out to prospects via phone.

2. The campaign also used targeted send-outs to distribute other marketing materials to contacts who wanted to know more about the Client’s products.

3. Email automation schemes were created using the Lead Nurture tool, Callbox Pipeline’s built-in drag-and-drop marketing automation platform.


RESULTS



The campaign ran for a total of three months (or 66 business days), with the first two months focusing on prospects in Australia, the Philippines and Singapore. During the third month, the campaign widened the target areas to include Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Because Callbox follows a multi-touch, multi-channel appointment setting strategy, the first couple of weeks in this campaign are spent introducing the Client and warming up promising contacts through emails. Most appointments are generated after this initial phase, as shown in the monthly breakdown below (although the early outreach stage is repeated during the third month for the prospects in the additional target areas):

• Month 1: 14 qualified appointments
• Month 2: 22 qualified appointments
• Month 3: 12 qualified appointments

With the Client’s reps spending more time talking to qualified prospects, the company believes it can increase its lead-to-opportunity rate to 75% and its opportunity-to-close rate to 50%. Using these benchmarks, the Client expects to potentially convert 18 of the Callbox-generated appointments into new customers this year.



IT Security Provider Taps into APAC Markets with Callbox Campaign [CASE STUDY]

IT Security Provider Taps into APAC Markets with Callbox Campaign


CASE STUDY



IT Security Provider Taps into APAC Markets with Callbox Campaign


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the China office of a U.S.-based company that provides security identity solutions. Its products include authentication and credential management appliances, biometric authentication solutions, card printers, smart card-based credentials, controllers, contactless credential encoders, OEM-embedded modules, and RFID tags.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
AU: Leisure, Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs, Sports Clubs, Membership Organizations
Ph: BPO and Manufacturing


THE CHALLENGE



The Client is looking to capture a huge part of the growing demand for smart cards and personal identification applications in the APAC region. In particular, the company aims to grow sales of its card printers/encoders and its ID card design software suite.

In line with this, the Client’s strategy calls for targeting organizations that issue cards to employees or members in order to position its solutions as an alternative to legacy systems or other secure identity brands. The value proposition for its products and services revolves around flexibility, scalability, reliability, security, and affordability.

Currently, the Client focuses on two key markets: Australia and the Philippines. Its target companies in Australia include golf clubs, yacht clubs, sailing clubs, football clubs, rugby clubs, and other organizations with regular members. For the Philippines, the Client wants to reach out to manufacturing and BPO companies.

This year, the Client has been moving more toward outsourcing marketing activities in the awareness stage of its sales funnel. The company wants its in-house team to concentrate on nurturing and following up opportunities, while letting a third-party agency do much of the prospecting and lead generation heavy-lifting.

Aside from delivering cost savings and productivity gains, the Client requires its marketing partner to have deep familiarity with its target markets and must be able to effectively communicate its value proposition.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Carried out a successful appointment setting campaign for a leading IT security company
• Met all campaign objectives by the end of the project
• Delivered highly-qualified sales opportunities and actionable marketing intelligence


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client selected Callbox after a thorough evaluation process, citing Callbox’s proven track record of successfully managing campaigns for complex-sale IT products in the APAC region.

Representatives from the Client and Callbox then hammered out a campaign plan whose main goal was to engage prospects via live phone conversations enhanced with email and other channels. The primary focus of each touch point was to sell the benefits of the Client’s secure card printer/encoder and ID personalization uite in order to book an appointment with a rep from the Client.

Appointment-Setting

1. Callbox prepared the contact list based on the Client’s specifications for each target market (Australia and the Philippines). The Client then approved the list before starting the campaign.

2. The Callbox team drafted separate call scripts for each target vertical (using relevant points from the Client’s value proposition). The scripts were sent to the Client for review.

3. Agents contacted prospects on the approved list. Prospects who agreed to a face-to-face meeting were tagged as qualified appointments or sales- qualified leads (SQLs), while those who showed interest by accepting a free whitepaper were tagged as completed leads or marketing-qualified leads (MQLs).


RESULTS



The campaign ran for 3 months and generated a total of 11 qualified appointments (SQLs) and 104 completed leads (MQLs). The bulk of these appointments and leads were produced during the latter half of the campaign, since much of the first half was spent warming up prospects and collecting additional information.

In addition to leads and appointments, the campaign also gathered vital marketing intelligence for the Client. The Callbox team uncovered which security identity brands were in use, prospects’ feedback on these brands, and reasons for sticking with the status quo.

Since the 11 appointments handed off by the Callbox team are highly qualified sales opportunities, the Client believes it can convert 70% to 80% (8 or 9) of these SQLs into customers within the next three months.



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.



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 Lends B2C Expertise to Debt Management Firm in AU wide Campaign [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Lends B2C Expertise to Debt Management Firm in AU-wide Campaign


CASE STUDY



Callbox Lends B2C Expertise to Debt Management Firm in AU-wide Campaign


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
The Client is a long-established, family-run business providing a variety of financial solutions tailored for individuals and households throughout Australia. Its main lines of services include same-day small loans, car loans, and business loans. In addition, the Client is a mortgage broker offering home loans and is also a Registered Debt Agreement Administrator helping
customers with debt relief and bankruptcy avoidance.



TARGET DECISION MAKERS
• Home Owners


THE CHALLENGE



The Client is among the country’s many credit repair and debt relief companies offering Part IX Debt administration, which are services that help customers handle debt and avoid personal bankruptcy. The Client is looking to expand its share of this growing sector with its unique value proposition centered around having “the fairest fee structure in the market” as well as its reputation as an established industry player.

While there are ample opportunities to increase its customer base for debt agreement solutions, the Client also faces a number of hurdles when it comes to marketing and promoting these services.

Regulations related to the aggressive marketing of debt agreements and cases of misrepresentation by other debt relief providers have made finding potential customers even more challenging.

Accordingly, the Client decided to focus its debt agreement marketing initiatives only on individuals who have already expressed some level of interest in its other loan services and have communicated with the Client in the recent past. This ensured that the target prospects are not entirely cold while, at the same time, providing the Client with the needed information to refine the outreach effort.

Based on these initial requirements, the Client was able to come up with a list of potential customers to target with its debt agreement offer. The plan called for the Client’s in-house consultants to contact qualified prospects and find out how its solutions fit with their current financial situation.

To maximize their consultants’ productivity, the Client opted to hire the services of a third-party provider for carrying out the initial touch points and qualifying activities. The Client chose Callbox because of the latter’s experience in planning and executing Australia-wide lead generation campaigns as well as its roster of clients in the heavily-regulated financial services sector.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Carried out a successful targeted B2C campaign in a heavily-regulated industry
• Hit campaign targets consistently throughout the entire nine-month duration
• Outperformed B2C benchmarks in terms of reach and response rates

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Callbox team put together a phone-based lead generation program designed for a B2C campaign. Due to the nature of the project (i.e., aimed at consumers), it was determined that the best approach would be to engage prospects solely through live conversations without integrating other channels into the mix.

The main goal of the campaign revolved around identifying prospects willing to find out more about how the Client could help them in their current financial situation. Some key activities of the lead generation campaign include:

1. The client provided the Callbox team with records tobe contacted. The list only included individuals who have interacted with the Client in the past such as through a loan application. As is standard practice in Callbox campaigns, the list was thoroughly profiled and validated before being used.

2. Campaign materials and collaterals, including call scripts, were produced in close consultation with the Client to ensure compliance.

3. Agents qualified every prospect with probing questions that identified their suitability and willingness to further engage with the Client’s debt counselors. Prospects having personal debt, net assets, and disposable income within a given range were tagged as qualified leads.


RESULTS



The entire campaign ran for a total of nine months or 198 days (at 22 days/month) given that the Client renewed its contract with Callbox several times after the initial pilot phase. The following table shows a monthly breakdown of some key indicators throughout the campaign duration:

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Additionally, the campaign was able to yield the following metrics in terms of activity, reach, and response:

• Reach rates of up to 55% with an average of 31%. By comparison, a reach rate of 15% is considered acceptable while 30% is quite good.
• Response rates of over 18% with an average of 11%, which is in line with phone prospecting benchmarks of 9% to 10% for this type of list.

All in all, the nine-month campaign produced a total of 505 qualified leads handed over for further engagement with the Client’s in-house consultants. By the Client’s own estimates, between 70% to 80% of the leads are expected to become customers within six months after the campaign. As such, the Client is looking to potentially generate around 354 to 404 new customers for its Part IX Debt Agreement dministration services.



Callbox Breeds New Customers for HR Consultancy Leader [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Breeds New Customers For HR Consultancy Leader


CASE STUDY



Callbox Breeds New Customers for HR Consultancy Leader


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a strategic workforce planning company that provides innovative human resource solutions, and stands on a mission to help companies achieve strategic objectives through workforce planning, analytics and strategy.

TARGET CRITERIA

Location: Australia (QLD, NSW, VIC, Perth)
Industry: All including government sector (except competitors) 1000 employees and up

Decision Makers: CEO, COO, Head of HR, HR Director, HR Manager


THE CHALLENGE



The Client has drawn many years of consulting experience and stacked a load of beneficial “end to end” HR services and solutions focused to better align, acquire, utilise and develop talent, targeting key and strategic functions required to deliver core goals.

However, in the latter years of the company’s operation, the Client realized some exigencies in keeping up with the demands in acquiring customers. The slacken number of new customers in the database urged the Client to decide on taking new marketing options that can help them cope with the problem. A lead generation program was plotted to carry out the Client’s goal to acquire new and more customers.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s Multi-Touch Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program was strategically designed to help clients get in front of their customers at the best time when they are most ready to listen and are most interested. This was made possible by Callbox for the Client through the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool.

In the campaign, the Client aimed to promote its core services: Workforce Analytics, Human Resource Consulting and Workforce Strategy and Optimisation. These services were common among HR Consultancy providers in the region but the Client wanted to make a difference in addressing the customer’s’ HR requirements by doing a top-to-toe solution.

Initial Email Copies
Using the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the Callbox team sent out initial email copies bearing the Client’s summary of services and solutions, website and query boxes. Email replies and actions taken by prospects such as clicking the website and queries were tracked in real time for the agent to follow-up on.

Appointment Setting
Follow-up calls were made by the Callbox agent wherein probing questions were asked to discover the prospects’ HR needs and so that the Client may be able to tailor fit the best services and solutions for them. The key questions focused on monies invested in the people aspects and the quality of the organization’s human capital initiatives. The prospects’ answers were carefully and properly noted and all contact details were verified before the calls were disposed.

Request For More Information
Prospects who requested for more information were as good as completed leads. Brochures were set by the Client himself for the purpose of analyzing the prospect’s business status and to come up with the best answer to their questions.



RESULTS



The campaign delivered a total of 15 solid appointments63 warm follow ups and 228 RFIs (request for information). The 15 appointments set by the Callbox team were companies that had varied HR needs specifically on workforce planning, management and reporting.

With the Callbox Multi-Touch Multi-Channel Marketing Program and the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the Client was able achieve its goal to acquire new customers. Moreso, they look forward to acquiring more new customers from their list of warm follow-ups that they currently nurture.




Demand Generation Callbox Takes Business Loans Marketing 'Laid Back - Were Back' [CASE STUDY]

Demand Generation: Callbox Takes Business Loans Marketing from “Laid back” to “Look out! We’re back!”


CASE STUDY



Demand Generation: Callbox Takes Business Loans Marketing from “Laid back” to “Look out! We’re back!”


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a financial company that offers unsecured business loans to small and medium businesses in North South Wales, Australia. They grant loans to businesses for varied purposes ranging from site renovation, marketing and advertising to vendor-financing. The fast loan approval of 2-3 working days and custom packages they offer have become popular and have earned them client referrals.

The Client enjoyed dominion in the financial loans business in NSW for years, carrying with them the legacy of the mother company who cradled almost all financial needs of most of the SMEs in the state before it gave up all its business rights to the Client in 2005.


Industry: Financial

Location: Sydney, Australia
Headquarters: Australia

CAMPAIGN TYPE
Appointment Setting

TARGET CRITERIA
Location: NSW, Australia
Industry: Small and Medium Retail, Services, Freight

Decision Makers: Owners, Director, General Manager, Managing Director


THE CHALLENGE



The Client kept its good business reputation among customers which enabled them to sustain a good number of customers in their database until competitors grew and mushroomed in the market, offering similar financing options which threatened to kill much of their business. This has impacted customer acquisition and even account maintenance which urged the Client to reconsider their usual laid back marketing style of waiting for customers to ring their phones or knock at the office door. They needed a more proactive strategy that would address the following issues:

  • Depleting number of customers as competitors are quick to grab them
  • Limited target area due to limited staff and resources
  • Unqualified targets who just want information with no genuine interest


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox designed a unique Demand Generation program for the client. The process was structured in such a way that it would get the word out on the Client’s business loan offerings and create a buzz and qualified interest among its target customers by:

  • Maximizing staff and available resources both of the Client’s and Callbox;
  • Filtering the most qualified customers for immediate conversion; and
  • Generating a list of potential customers that the Client can continue to follow-up in the succeeding months.

The Client ultimately wanted to create a master list of target prospects that they can use in any of their upcoming internal marketing campaigns. With a more aggressive marketing approach in mind, the Client knew that they needed to be armed with a qualified list of potential customers that they could tap if they wanted to beat out the competition.

Maximizing Staff and Available Resources

The Callbox team and the Client discussed the campaign goals and requirements in the Kick-Off Meeting which was followed by Callbox’s preparation of list of target decision makers. At the same time, the Callbox Pipeline and the Automated Nurture Scheme were set-up while the email copies, landing page and call script were designed and approved by the Client and went through tests. Product training and call simulation concluded the preliminary actions.

Filtering the Most Qualified Customers

With the use of the Callbox Pipeline’s Lead Nurture Tool, Initial or Introductory emails were sent out to the target list which aimed to hit two birds at the same time – validate email address and present the offer. The nurture tool is able to track real-time actions so Opened Emails, Web Visits and Social Media Connections were easily monitored by the Callbox team. Prospects who replied via the said actions were called by the agent to qualify if these prospects have genuine interest.

Prospects that were called and were identified to have genuine need and interest were profiled and tagged as Lead Completed in the Pipeline for the Client to promptly handle.

Generating Potential customers to Follow-up

Other prospects who did reply but were gauged to have minimal interest, just wanted to know more information, or are just looking for options for future reference were still profiled by updating and verifying all contact information specially email addresses, as follow-up email copies were sent in drip manner as part of the nurture process to keep in constant contact with the prospect.

The Client never lost track of any positive contacts as the Lead Nurture Tool generated and sent real-time alerts and updates via the the Client’s Callbox Pipeline account and email.



RESULTS



Creating the Master List of Qualified Prospects

The campaign delivered significant returns, delivering precisely what the Client expected.

Out of the 4500 list of targets emailed, 540 (12%) responded and were classified as qualified prospects with genuine interest, which is a 50% increase from their laid back strategy. These were prospects who either replied via email, connected through social media, or visited the website and submitted a query form that specifically stated their purpose for wanting to avail a loan. This database of positive respondents, located across a much wider geographical area and profiled by Callbox with a list score of 78%, represented the initial group of people they can actively market their loans to. The Client could now proceed with their promotional efforts with confidence, knowing that they will be talking to people who have expressed varying levels of interest in their product.

Callbox’s Demand Generation campaign proved to be the much needed jump start to the Client’s sputtering business – it increased awareness and interest among target contacts, broadened the target area, and generated a well-profiled, phone-verified and updated contact list of prospects, enabling them to work their way back into great sales numbers.
The Client recently signed up for another Demand Generation campaign with Callbox.




Callbox Perfect Candidate for Japan's Chief Recruiter [CASE STUDY]

Callbox: Perfect Candidate for Japan’s Chief Recruiter


CASE STUDY



Callbox: Perfect Candidate for Japan’s Chief Recruiter


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is Japan’s largest recruiting and information Service Company. They are focused on supporting a diverse range of work style though offering a wide variety of services including job advertisements, permanent placement services, temporary staffing services, outsourcing services, pre organization-related services, and development-related services in an effort to help realize a world in which people can freely choose their own unique work style.

The Client also provides a broad range of services for companies, from employee recruitment to development and assignment. Through their diverse services, they are committed to offering the best HR solutions for business operations.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
All industries except recruitment and employment agencies and job boards companies

TARGET LOCATIONS
Houston, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and UK


THE CHALLENGE



The Client was planning to launch a new product in Singapore and they didn’t have a marketing team to help them engage with customers. Hoping to reach out to prospects and meeting their deadline, the Client decided to outsource to a company that specializes in reaching new markets and has all the marketing tools including database, email support and social media to manage a campaign and help generate potential clients for them.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



1st Campaign:

Before the campaign commenced, the Client highlighted how crucial it is for them to reach their target prospects for the launch of their product. Prior to signing up with Callbox, the Client had planned a marketing strategy of their own, which was focused on different target locations per week. They decided to apply this strategy to their first Callbox campaign.

Contacts were profiled properly and were sent out an email. To get more interested prospects, the team needed a sustained and focused effort. However, despite much effort exerted by the team, the Client’s marketing strategy gave them less time to nurture their warm prospects, which resulted to failure in meeting the Client’s campaign expectations.

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The Client assessed the results and the team provided their feedback on the campaign as well. After evaluating the campaign, the Client and the Callbox team came to the following conclusions:

  • Jumping from one target area to another from week to week gave them less time to reach out to the right people. The availability of prospects had to be put into consideration as well.
  • Having limited time to run the campaign affected the conversion rate. Many prospects considered looking into the product, however, most of them didn’t want to commit yet.
  • Right timing is the key. Running a 3-week campaign on a lean month, when most of the prospects were on vacation, contributed to a lower-than-expected turnout.

2nd Campaign:

Having learned much from the initial campaign and armed with insights on how they can make improvements, the Callbox team, together with the Client, made some changes to help improve the campaign’s performance. In order to address the Client’s challenge of reaching out to prospects before the official launch of their product, the team implemented the following:

  • Callbox’s multi-channel approach, whereby the team sent out emails to warm prospects prior to the start of the campaign which helped generates positive replies and was converted to appointments. At the same time, the team tried different approaches to touch base and follow up with them while running the campaign.
  • The Client ran a 2-week campaign, this time with 4 agents focusing on one location. The team conducted regular status meetings with the Client to provide updates and keep track of their course of action.

With the help of the Callbox Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the team was able to create a scheme and set a timeline that helped achieve the desired results within the time frame specified by the Client.

Callbox’s multi-channel approach played an important role which resulted to higher number of appointments at the end of 2nd term:

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Before the end of the campaign, the client commended the team for their effort, “99% no cancellation of appointments. Only 1% of the appointment was cancelled because of double booking.”



RESULTS



With Callbox’s experience and the team’s expertise in troubleshooting different types of campaigns, together with the Client, they managed to create a customized program to meet the Client’s target and expectations.

Running a multi-channel marketing campaign with the aid of the Callbox’s Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, the team managed to deliver a higher number of qualified appointments than they would have without it. As a result, the Client decided not to accept more office appointments and advised the team to convert them to leads instead as they no longer have enough people to handle all appointments delivered.

Currently, the Client is nurturing 178 leads, 37 of which are interested with the product and agreed to meet with the Client’s sales team, 75 warm leads who are interested to know more about the product and 66 leads which can be followed up through email. These impressive results prompted the Client to signify his intention to sign up for a long term contract by the 3rd quarter of this year.




Callbox Partnering for Sales Increase in Sydney IP Services [CASE STUDY]

Callbox’s Multi-Channel Marketing Program and Marketing Automation Platform: Partnering for 33% Sales Increase in Sydney IP Services


CASE STUDY



Partnering for 33% Sales Increase in Sydney IP Services


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

Established in 1998, the Client is an Australian-owned cloud, data centre and connectivity provider. Specializing in enterprise cloud, robust data centres, managed connectivity solutions and multi-provider internet services, the Client’s network extends throughout Australia with its own points of presence in five states.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Small to Medium Industries with 10-500 employees and
2 million annual revenue

TARGET PROSPECTS
Office Manager, Gen. Manager, Managing Director

TARGET LOCATIONS
NSW, Australia


THE CHALLENGE



In 1999, the Client partnered with Optus to wholesale Internet Protocol (IP) Services to middle-tier ISPs and voice service providers in Queensland, and extended its market to Sydney in 2006. The Sydney operation did quite well in the first five years, maintaining a good number of customers.

However, the following years saw the Sydney operation fall into a predicament. Annual ROIs barely moved up as in-house sales and marketing schemes became ineffective in acquiring new customers. The Client knew that in order to increase their clientele list, more advanced sales and marketing methods and tools were needed. But such requirement further led them to another challenge: they were not equipped with the best tactics and tools that would scale up the sales numbers.

After some foresightful study, the Client took a backseat from the situation and decided to outsource their sales and marketing efforts with Callbox.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox and the Client were a match made in heaven.

The first project was a single seat, 3-month appointment setting campaign that ran in a very modest, but effective way.

The database, containing specific zip codes from the Sydney area, was kept accurate by both Callbox and the Client by regularly washing and profiling the contacts. The process saved much quality time to reach more decision makers with each call.

Along with the managed database, the Client worked closely with the agent by providing insights on how to carry out substantial pitches about the product’s benefits through promotions and great deals, while allowing the agent to keep her fundamental appointment setting skills, resulting to quality leads.

Moreover, the Callbox Pipeline marketing automation features like lead management, campaign monitoring and lead nurturing brought so much confidence to the Client. This dependable platform served as the sole reference for them to monitor prospecting calls, follow-up emails, and booked appointments, thereby, for most of the time, not requiring any further verbal discussion on campaign status and plans of action at all. As per the client, “it’s a neat diary“.



RESULTS



Through the Callbox multi-channel marketing program and the Callbox Pipeline, the team booked 24 appointments in the first two months of the the three-month campaign period – good news not only to the company’s directors but most especially to giant partner Optus. The said number of appointments represented a significant 62% surge from their average leads percentage in the last three years.

But the best was yet to come…

On the 3rd month, things got off to a flying start as sale after sale came in.

September 4, 2014

“Hi Team, FYI, we are about to get our first large deal signed off. Thank you and your team for the fantastic result. Keep them coming!”

September 17, 2014

“Hi Team, I hope all is well. Some more good news, I have converted another lead this week. Please pass on my thanks to the team & keep up the good work!”

January 21, 2015

“Team, What a great way to start the New Year! Thank you very much.”