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Top ISO Certification Firm Boosts Sales Pipeline with Callbox [CASE STUDY]

Top ISO Certification Firm Boosts Sales Pipeline with Callbox


CASE STUDY



Top ISO Certification Firm Boosts Sales Pipeline with Callbox


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client provides a full suite of independent assessment services that cover certification, validation, verification and training. It helps its customers align management systems and business processes for compliance with international and industry-specific standards and schemes. The Client presently offers its assessment services in over 120 countries, with recognition from more than 50 accreditation bodies.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Agriculture, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Public Administration/Government, Publishing & Printing, Retail/Wholesale Trade, Services, Transportation, Utilities


THE CHALLENGE



The Client is looking to capture a huge portion of the growing demand for ISO certification among companies operating in Southeast Asia. In particular, the Client identifies a strong potential for its certification and training programs geared toward small to medium-sized enterprises across various industries in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets.

With a broad ISO certification portfolio and a worldwide roster of customers under its fold, the Client has significant strategic advantage over its competitors in the region. The Client has extensive experience assessing quality management systems that include a wide range of compliance coverage, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, and other related standards for commercial and industrial organizations.

To help reach its revenue expansion goals, the Client developed a marketing strategy that involved direct outreach to relevant prospects from companies in its target verticals. The client also determined that it needed the help of a third-party marketing agency to carry out this segment of the plan. Accordingly, the Client decided to partner with Callbox mainly because of the latter’s track record at managing B2B marketing campaigns that target organizations based in Indonesia and Malaysia.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Launched a 3-month multi-channel appointment setting campaign for a leading QA
certification firm

• Reached campaign objectives well before the project’s conclusion

• Exceeded response benchmarks for both email and phone channels


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s multi-channel appointment setting package was deemed to be the best approach for helping the Client achieve its current marketing goals.

The campaign was made up of two integrated components: (1) phone-based appointment setting and (2) email marketing, and was put together with the following objectives in mind:

• To prequalify and generate face-to-face/phone appointments for the Client
• To drive awareness for the Client’s core standards including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OhSaS 18001: 2007

The campaign’s target prospects consist of persons involved in handling or overseeing QA processes at organizations with 50 to 2,000 employees that belong to a given set of industries and locations specified by the Client.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Appointment-Setting

1. The Callbox team prepared the campaign prospect list, call script, and email templates based on the Client’s specifications. These were submitted for the Client’s review and approval prior to the start of the campaign.

2. Agents contacted and qualified the target prospects using the list of probing questions outlined by the Client. Prospects who demonstrated a clear need for or interest in ISO certification and agreed to meet with one of the Client’s reps were tagged as qualified appointments.

3. The Callbox team forwarded all leads to the Client via email notifications and Pipeline update.

Email-Marketing

1. Emails were used in the campaign as an added layer of touch points for engaging prospects.

2. Emails were primarily sent to warm up cold prospects as well as to follow up on phone calls and prospect requests.

3. The Callbox team monitored and handled email replies and follow-ups, making use of the Pipeline Lead Nurture tool for timely email send-outs and response.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The entire campaign ran for a total of three months (66 days). The campaign’s first couple of weeks was mostly spent gaining initial traction through emails. As such, the results during this stage of the project prominently focused on email marketing. Here are some key highlights of the campaign’s email marketing activities:

• Delivery rates of up to 98.6%
• Open rates of up to 8.54%
• reply rates of up to 3.81%

Once the results from the initial email outreach started trickling in at the close of the first month, there was a noticeable pick-up in the number of qualified appointments generated. In fact, the majority of appointments produced during the campaign were recorded after the first four weeks. Here is a monthly breakdown of the number of appointments set throughout the campaign:

• 1st month: 17 qualified appointments
• 2nd month: 31 qualified appointments
• 3rd month: 23 qualified appointments

Using a benchmark lead-to-opportunity rate of 30% and a close rate of 40%, the 71 appointments delivered during the 3-month campaign can potentially turn into 9 new customers for the Client within the next 6 to 12months.



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.



Thrice in a Row: Callbox Boosts Event Attendance Rates for CRM Market Leader


CASE STUDY



Thrice in a Row: Callbox Boosts Event
Attendance Rates for CRM Market Leader


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the Asia-Pacific unit of a USA-based cloud computing company that provides CRM solutions to business and enterprise customers. Its main product line is its suite of on-demand, cloud-based CRM platform available to users on a subscription basis. The Client also offers a number of other cloud-enabled tools for customer service and support as well as for sales team collaboration.



TARGET DECISION MAKERS
Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Operations Manager, Managing Director, Owner, CEO, COO, IT Manager, IT Director


THE CHALLENGE



With its reputation as a key mover in the CRM software space, the Client regularly organizes a number of annual conferences and events aimed at customers, vendors, developers, IT professionals, and industry thought leaders throughout various locations around the world. These are typically high-profile events that generate attendance figures that average in the thousands, as well as receive considerable media coverage particularly from the tech press.

While many of the Client’s conferences fulfill both branding and PR objectives, there is also a more tangible marketing (and overall business) goal that underlies most of the company’s events: to attract more people into its far-reaching ecosystem.

Among the events lined up for 2017 are three sets of conferences scheduled for January, April, and July. All three events are set to take place in Hong Kong and Singapore, showcasing insights on Asian business innovation and customer experience.

The three events’ target audience consists primarily of decision-makers who deal with marketing technology in some way at small- to medium-sized Hong Kong- and Singapore-based companies. The target attendees mostly come from technology-intensive industries such as manufacturing, financial services, professional services, retail, and healthcare.

Although it already possesses considerable brand equity and can easily leverage its extensive network of connections in the region, the Client determined that it needed to outsource part of the event registration activities in order to meet two key objectives:

• to ensure that relevant attendees from the specified verticals are identified and targeted
• to maximize registration and attendance rates through prompt outreach and follow-up

The Client chose Callbox after evaluating a list of event marketing companies, pointing out that Callbox’s substantial experience in the Hong Kong and Singapore markets was a clear differentiator.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Launched three successful call-to-invite campaigns for CRM market leader
• Exceeded targets consistently in all three campaigns
• Improved event attendance rates and potential conversions


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s Call-to-Invite package was a good fit to help the Client meet its event marketing objectives for a number of reasons.

• Since the Client wanted to ramp up registrations a month prior to each event, it allowed the Client to obtain immediate response from its target attendees and gain additional information to help improve preparations.
• Call-to-invite campaigns provided a way to quickly and accurately qualify likely attendees based on the parameters set by the Client, especially given the tight timetables associated with the events.
• This also enabled multiple outreach opportunities, such as follow-up and confirmation calls.

The call-to-invite campaigns included the following main activities:

• Callbox put together the list of target attendees to be contacted based on the Client’s specifications, as well as prepared the campaign’s call scripts. These were reviewed and approved by the Client.
• Contacts who expressed interest to attend the event and completed the registration via the registration link were tagged as qualified
attendees (RSVP). These were forwarded to the Client’s team on a daily basis.

• In addition to outbound phone-based qualification, Callbox also helped other interested prospects complete the registration process by assisting them through the submission procedure. Agents also managed the information send-outs for prospects who want to first receive the invites.

Although it already possesses considerable brand equity and can easily leverage its extensive network of connections in the region, the Client determined that it needed to outsource part of the event registration activities in order to meet two key objectives:

• to ensure that relevant attendees from the specified verticals are identified and targeted
• to maximize registration and attendance rates through prompt outreach and follow-up

The Client chose Callbox after evaluating a list of event marketing companies, pointing out that Callbox’s substantial experience in the Hong Kong and Singapore markets was a clear differentiator.


RESULTS



Callbox’s Call-to-Invite package was a good fit to help the Client meet its event marketing objectives for a number of reasons.Each of the three call-to-invite campaigns ran for 22 days and was aunched a month prior to the respective event. Hong Kong and Singapore prospects were simultaneously contacted in all three campaigns. The below table summarizes the results from each campaign:

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Taken together, the three call-to-invite campaigns were able to produce a total of 353 confirmed RSVPs for the three sets of events. Using a benchmark conversion rate of 11% to 20% (based on industry averages), the Client can potentially generate between 39 to 71 new customers from attendees at the three events that registered via the call-to-invite campaigns.



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 Bridge to Global Market for Improved Code Review Tool [CASE STUDY]

Callbox: Bridge to Global Market for Improved Code Review Tool


CASE STUDY



Callbox Bridge to Global Market for Improved Code Review Tool


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a group of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Integration experts, providing consulting and implementation solutions to numerous enterprise clients in the areas of Data Architecture, Data Modelling and ETL. They also provide consulting services relating to Reporting, Development, Modularized Solutions and Change Management.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Companies Using Informatica, Datastage, ODI

TARGET PROSPECTS

  • CTO/CIO/Sr. VP/VP/Director/Manager – Data Warehouse
  • CTO/CIO/Sr. VP/VP/Director/Manager – Business Intelligence
  • CTO/CIO/Sr. VP/VP/Director/Manager – Data Engineering
  • CTO/CIO/Sr. VP/VP/Director/Manager – Data Quality/Governance
  • Informatica Tech Lead
  • Informatica Architect
  • Informatica Administrator
  • Architect
  • Solution Architect
  • Data Warehouse Manager

TARGET LOCATIONS
USA, Europe, Middle East


THE CHALLENGE



The Client required a software license to complete product development, Their product, being a tool developed for Informatica PowerCenter, required the Client to team up with informatica users to obtain substantial information about the facets of the product’s development and come up with best practices.

The challenge was to “gain stronger and larger presence in the global market”. In order to achieve this, the Client needed access to Informatica users to help earn credibility and to increase trials for the software.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s Multi-Touch, Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program was all set to drive success for the Client. At the initial campaign term and even in succeeding terms, Callbox rolled out a Customer Profiling program to make the most out of the Appointment Setting campaign.


Initial email copies were sent to email addresses via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool to validate the activeness of the contacts. The said email copies contained CTAs like links to the Client’s website, query boxes and downloadable questionnaires. All actions taken by prospects and email replies were tracked in real time.


Replies and actions were monitored by the Callbox team and were set as follow-ups. in order to appropriately profile the contacts, the agent first verified information details followed by the required probing questions that focused on companies who are current Informatica Users for their code review tool and later on expanded to companies who also use ODI (Oracle Data Integrator) and IBM Data Stage code review tool.

The feedback from these users were properly noted and to in order to help the users carry out the best of the tools, the agent set for them appointments with the Client’s demo specialists to discuss with them some how to’s and DIY’s.



RESULTS



The initial term generated 35 appointments for web demo, the second term brought in 29 appointments and the third term rolled out 31 appointments, a total of 95 web demos.

15 qualified leads in 22 calling days

Callbox bridged communication between the Client and its target market. The information that were dished out of the current Informatica users were substantial to the improvement of the tool and has earned them a higher credibility from their customers. On top of that, the three term-campaign that Callbox initially ran for them has allowed them to establish a larger and stronger presence in the global market.

As of the writing of this case study, the Client is still engaged with Callbox for yet another campaign term.




Callbox Instrumental to Manufacturers Marketing Success [CASE STUDY]

Callbox: Instrumental to Manufacturer’s Marketing Success


CASE STUDY



Callbox: Instrumental to Manufacturer’s Marketing Success


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a 50-year old market leader that provides high technology tools and systems like desktop, portable, handheld XRF and OES materials identification and analysis systems, as well as coating thickness measurement and gauging instrumentation to industrial customers with diverse needs. They design and manufacture equipment that can fabricate, analyze and manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular levels.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Steel Manufacturing, Foundries, Automotive Manufacturers

TARGET PROSPECTS
Quality Manager

TARGET LOCATIONS
Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea


THE CHALLENGE



The Client, although prided with the value proposition of providing A1 screening tools for fast and accurate analysis of the widest variety of materials, truthfully admitted that coping with global competitions would be difficult to achieve without a partnership with some significant sectors like sales and marketing. Their products’ key benefits (point and shoot, verification in seconds, rapid, reliable and rugged, non-destructive testing and no sample preparation, easy to carry) were first-rate features that set them apart from competitors but were hardly positioned to their target customers’ attention due to some deferring areas in the business process that withheld progress and expansion goals:

  • Customers database is inaccurate with incomplete contact information
  • Customers evade long discussions and questions which inhibits the Client from being able to further explain how their product or service could be beneficial to the customer
  • Some customers’ needs were understated which caused application of inadequate solutions by the Client


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



As an industry expert on providing sales and marketing solutions to a global market, Callbox, upon its initial discussion with the Client deemed the course unique and framed a fitting solution for the aforementioned concerns.


The Client saw their database as obsolete as the last update was done over 3 years ago, but Callbox’s customer profiling service recreated the list as new.

The Callbox team first sent out initial emails to the current list to see which contacts were still active by tracking replies and actions like website visits, clicked links and downloads. Those emails contained a one-page informational content which included CTAs like links to landing pages about specific subjects the target would be interested to see, website links, Q&A boxes and downloadable collaterals. Inactive contacts were scrubbed off to leave room for newly acquired ones.

Active contacts in the old list and the newly acquired database which was provided by the Callbox team, were then called by the agent to verify all pertinent information like contact name, business name, business address, active phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and industry focus.

Both lists were then deduplicated to ensure calling time and effort were maximized throughout the duration of the campaign.


The final action in the lead generation program was appointment setting. The Callbox team meticulously drafted a script for the campaign which would uncover the target’s concerns at base level. Only three key probing questions were asked of the target but were surefire to uncover the prospect’s pain points. This opened an avenue for the Client to speak with their target prospects how their products and services would benefit their business.



RESULTS



The combined lists from the Client and Callbox totaled to 4,894 profiled and updated records. The three-point probing approach unleashed significant answers from the prospects which were instrumental to the Client in tailor-fitting solutions for them.

Out of the 4,894 records, the Callbox team generated 93 appointments and 51 warm follow ups, and before the three-month campaign ended, the Client was already preparing proposals for three large companies.
The technology leader concluded that indeed, with Callbox’s Appointment Setting program, business advancement and expansion were imminent.




Bridging the Offshoring Gap Genuine Interest and the Need for Education [CASE STUDY]

Bridging the Offshoring Gap: Genuine Interest and the Need for Education


CASE STUDY



Bridging the Offshoring Gap: Genuine Interest and the Need for Education


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a leading media company in Hong Kong, providing news and finance information services to financial intermediaries and high net worth individuals. The services they provide include educating Chinese financial intermediaries on the effective use of tax planning and asset management through series of summit. They work on a platform that was built from different media channels like online media, periodicals and guides to deliver the latest information and relevant topics to finance professionals.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Corporate services, Trust Companies, Private Bank and Wealth Management

TARGET PROSPECTS
C-Levels, Business Development Managers, Directors, Marketing Directors, General Managers

TARGET LOCATIONS
Hong Kong, Singapore


THE CHALLENGE



Basically, the Client’s job is to bridge a connection between Chinese financial consultants and companies planning to bring their businesses offshore via financial conferences. These businesses could either be companies from neighboring countries in Asia like Singapore that would want to be educated on how to bring investments to Hong Kong, or Hong Kong-based companies that would like to expand their businesses to other regions.


The Client prides itself in being recognized as the leading media company in Hong Kong that is able to get every financial summit they launch jampacked with attendees. The leads generated from such impressive attendance numbers, however, are a different story. Since its inception in 2010, the Client’s events have had subpar lead turnout at only 10-20% warm follow-ups and those interested to discuss further out of the total number of attendees. Others were just curious to hear what the meeting was all about and didn’t really have the need for offshoring.


At that point, the Client realized that they needed a more targeted audience who have the need for education on offshoring and equally interested to engage further with their services. There was added pressure to expedite the project since a series of summits were already on the approving stage and were ready to take off anytime once scheduled were finalized..


The challenge was, the Client didn’t have the proper tools and processes to use to address their need – to profile their target attendees and gauge the need to be educated, and uncover the genuine interest for offshoring opportunities.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox designed a multi-channel marketing campaign with the help of the Callbox Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool that fully addressed the Client’s needs. The following activities were simultaneously ran throughout the campaign duration – exerted with best effort by both Callbox and the Client.


Callbox’s filtered database together with the Client’s existing one were profiled by the team. Aside from updating the contact details like name, business address, phone numbers and emails, the lists were well-managed by scrubbing off DNs and revalidating bounced emails off from both lists.


The appointment setting campaign was rigidly rolled out as it was the main component of the whole multi-channel marketing campaign. A number of probing questions were included in the call script and required to be fully answered by prospects in order for the agent to be able to uncover important information that will qualify the call as a lead. The said questions were to gauge the prospect of the following:

  • If the business has plans of expanding to other regions
  • If the company is interested in investing in or acquiring another line of business
  • If the organization has in depth knowledge of the business rules and processes of the region which they target to set up the business in

Also, to enhance customer experience, the agent walked the prospects through the Client’s website to assist them with any concern like queries about the services, browsing through the summit schedules or signing up for the upcoming events.


Reporting

Both the Callbox team and the Client regularly convened to discuss the successes and challenges encountered in the campaign. This was the venue where specific action plans were laid down to be understood by everyone in the team and carefully structured to address challenges and even avoid repetition of the course. Aside from the regular meetings, Callbox utilized the integrated features of the Callbox Pipeline, particularly its Lead Nurture Tool to send real time updates to the Client such as appointment schedules and confirmation emails.



RESULTS



The multi-channel marketing campaign concluded with stellar results.The Callbox team delivered 19 confirmed appointments which scored 30% turnout from the total number of attendees. These were prospects who were profiled and identified to have both the interest on offshoring and the need to be educated . In addition to the the appointments, 38 warm follow-ups were prospects for confirmation of attendance whether they or their representatives will attend and there were 48 who requested for more information – these were prospects who, with thorough probing, were identified to have the need for education and interested in offshoring opportunities but decisions were held pending due to some matters for further discussion.

The leading media company was perfectly happy with the campaign turnout. With Callbox’s multi-channel marketing campaign, the Client’s list of customers were properly profiled and filtered according to need and interest in the Client’s services. The summit that included the 19 confirmed attendees produced a number of leads that were converted into current customers and are successful investors in their chosen region.




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 Three Step Tactic Success Marketing Specialist [CASE STUDY]

Callbox’s Three-Step Tactic To Success for Marketing Consulting Specialist


CASE STUDY



Callbox’s Three-Step Tactic to Success for Marketing Consulting Specialist


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a Marketing Consulting Agency which was founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2002. The company is an event specialist mainly for IT and Software industries providing Signature Campaigns, Event Management, Retail Services, Partner Programmes and Content Development in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and had ran several successful events for IT giants like Intel and Microsoft.

As the Client’s reputation grew in 2007, more industry giants like Bosch, Castrol, DiGi and Disney Channel entrusted them to handle major events which brought them more acclaim in the region.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
All industry types and sizes

TARGET PROSPECTS
IT Managers / IT Admin / Helpdesk Managers / Infrastructure Managers

TARGET LOCATIONS
Singapore & Malaysia


THE CHALLENGE



The Client’s successes in the past did not leave them overconfident and content with their achievements but rather drove them to set their sights higher with plans for expansion of their services in the Southeast Asia by providing service to multinational IT and software companies. This objective was crystal clear but the tools and processes to run the project remained a gray area. This led the Client to look for a third party provider who possesses the expertise that would help them realize their plans. They considered partnering with a telemarketing company – specifically someone who has rich experience in events marketing campaigns and can provide a large and well profiled database for them.

Callbox was among three providers that were shortlisted by the Client but stood out to be their best choice in the end. Find out the reason why.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client planned out a trade event for a giant IT firm. The objective was to gather as many attendees as possible and get interested prospects who would be good targets to follow up for succeeding events.

Callbox, known for its thought technology as a top lead generation provider, designed a multi-channel marketing campaign for the Client and employed the use of the Callbox Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool, a marketing automation tool that streamlines actions and communication between the Client and the targets, creating a seamless workflow for the Callbox team throughout the duration of the campaign.

The presentation of the whole idea of how the project will be ran was the very reason why the Client blithely chose Callbox over the other two lead generation providers.

The process was easy as counting 1-2-3:

  1. Event invitation emails were sent to prospects before the calling commenced. This was coursed through the Callbox Pipeline Lead Nurture tool which served a double purpose – to formally invite prospects and at the same time to validate the information details of the contacts in the list. The validation process filtered invalid contacts like DNC and Bounced emails by moving these entries from the target list to a repository list. Once updated, these were uploaded back to the target list to be blasted with email invites.
  2. A one call resolution tactic was applied in making follow-up calls to prospects who took actions like opened email, replied or clicked a link on the page upon receipt of the invites. The agent’s follow-up call was not simply to share more about the event details or answer the prospect’s queries but as much as possible, aimed to seize the lead by walking them through the whole registration process. Once done, the agent immediately sent out a calendar invite that contained complete event details like title, date and time, venue and confirmation codes as a steady reminder for the prospect.
  3. The third and last step was calling all the registrants a day or two before the event date to confirm their attendance. During the confirmation call, the agent had to make sure that the registrant had accepted or accepts the calendar invite and confirms his or his representative’s attendance to the event.


RESULTS



The campaign officially registered 129 confirmed attendees for the giant IT company. But for this Marketing Consulting specialist, the successfully concluded campaign was just a start of even bigger things, for them the best thing was nurturing 150 warm follow-ups who are all possible attendees to upcoming events, and a rich database containing well-profiled and accurate contacts.

The event campaign saved the Client much time and money as they not only gathered a good number of attendees for the IT giant’s event but at the same time, currently reserves another batch of warm prospects for the next event that wouldn’t necessarily require much time and effort to follow-up.
In fact, as of press time, Callbox is set to launch another event campaign for the Client.




Global Media Runs On Accurate Market Data [CASE STUDY]

Global Media Runs On Accurate Market Data


CASE STUDY



Global Media Runs on Accurate Market Data


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a global media company providing more than 30,000 marketing programs from the Fortune 50 to emerging start-ups for 17 long years now. Their core services include targeted content, active audiences and innovative capabilities that run via a platform, to assist their clients in engaging with revenue-driven technology marketing programs.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
All Industries (Medium to large)

TARGET LOCATIONS
Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, India


THE CHALLENGE



To profile the data and conduct a survey among the Client’s existing customers.



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



First Campaign – Data Profiling (2013)

The Client provided Callbox a list of their existing customers to be updated and profiled. The data profiling campaign wasn’t ran generically as merely updating wrong information, but rather implemented based on the Client’s specific process that required further research and data recording to complete the action.

Client’s Process:

  1. To call all the contacts in the list
  2. Verify all the details: name of pic, company name, job title, email address and direct line
  3. In case of “no answer”, the caller will have to look up the phone number for the company’s main switchboard, and attempt to verify the contact’s details; while for contacts who have left the company, the caller must use publicly available sources like Google and LinkedIn
  4. All information gathered shall be saved and sent to Client every 2 days

Note: The caller must not find/replace a contact and email address other than what’s in the list.

First Campaign Result

campaign 1 result

Second Campaign – Data Profiling (2014)

The second campaign worked on profiling more databases but delved more into the sources from which and how the information was verified which required accuracy in call disposals.The Leads were classified as:

  • Profiled by phone
  • Profiled by online sources
  • Employment validated
  • Employment invalidated
  • Unreachable/No updates

Aside from updating and cleansing the list, a step-by-step Question-&-Answer form was to be filled out by the caller in a spreadsheet that will detail how the data verification was done for each call.

Below are just 5 of the 11 questions and possible answers:

  • Did the phone number we provided work? Yes/No (Yes=the phone rang; No=the phone number was invalid or has been disconnected)
  • If yes, Did someone answer the phone? Yes, the lead him/ herself; Yes, someone other than the lead; No, nobody answered the phone)
  • If yes: Were you able to speak to the lead? Yes/No
  • If yes: Did the lead confirm the job profile and contact information we have on file for them? Yes/No
  • Did the lead give you updated information that is reflected in the spreadsheet? Yes/No
Second Campaign Result

campaign 2 result

Third Campaign – Survey, White Paper (2015)

In the third campaign period, both types were divided into four technology segments. Each had a corresponding question:

  • Big Data
    Question: Does the business plan to purchase or upgrade big data technologies in the next 12 months?
  • Cloud Infrastructure
    Question: How does the business deploy server resources in the next 12 months?
  • Desktop Virtualization
    Question: Does the business plan to upgrade or invest in desktop virtualization solutions within the next 12 months?
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
    Question: Will the business be implementing or undertaking a DR related project in the next 12 months?

Answers to the survey were uploaded via links provided by the Client.

Third Campaign Result

campaign 3 result

The results of all the three concluded campaigns were precedent to the upcoming campaign which the Client will be launching early 2016, with the same Callbox team.

Callbox is customer satisfaction-driven. We translate your business thoughts into ideal opportunities, project plan schemes into materialized tasks, and goals into achieved targets.




Callbox Data Profiling: A Major Coup for Exhibition Leader [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Data Profiling A Major Coup for Exhibition Leader in Singapore


CASE STUDY



Callbox Data Profiling: A Major Coup for Exhibition Leader in Singapore


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is an exhibition and conference pioneer that withstood time and tide to become Singapore’s top and most successful trade event organizer today. They stage trade exhibitions that provide dynamic platforms for effective networking and business opportunity growth to the largest and longest running key industry sectors in the region.

TARGET CRITERIA

Location: Singapore, Malaysia & Philippines
Industry: Communications, Engineering, Lifestyle, Mining, Construction & Building, Plastic & Rubber, Machinery, Processing & Packaging


SUMMARY



Their four-decade reign as leader in the exhibition industry brought numerous recognition from different awardgiving bodies like the Exhibition City Approved International Fair (AIF) Scheme, and the Singapore Business Events Awards. Such has gained them much trust from the industry sectors they serve and increased their clientele list over the years.

Indestructible they may seem to have lived with a four-decade trade leadership in the region, what good reason did they have to still take the option to enterprise telemarketing into their current strategies? Why not stick with the conventional, but proven effective scheme of 40 long years?

Why Callbox?



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Campaign 1 – Call To Invite

The first couple of Call-to-Invite projects aimed to gather attendees for Asia’s largest and most comprehensive business networking event for the Global ICT industry, which was participated in by international satellite communications and services companies in Asia, and professionals from Broadcast, Production, Post Production, Digital Media, Entertainment, Houses of Worships, System Integrators, Rental Houses, and Education.

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Attendees’ takeaways:
The event was not launched for mere knowledge enrichment and ideas sharing purposes for the attendees, but a plenitude of beneficial platforms for ICT professionals were introduced like Big Data Analytics, Cloud, eGovernment, eServices, Security, Smartcard/RFID and Wearables. Also featured were the latest technologies in 3D Printing, IoT, M2M, Mobile Apps, OTT and more.

Campaign 2 – Call To Invite

The second wave campaign engaged key decision makers in the manufacturing industry to access the latest precision engineering and machine tool technologies available in the global market, and key decision makers from the international oil and gas industry to showcase a comprehensive product innovation.

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Attendees’ takeaways:

Local parts and components manufacturers and service providers showcased their expertise at the Capabilities Hub, which brought prospective buyers closer to the suppliers via a single platform.

How Callbox streamlined the success

The preceding call-to-invite campaigns were successfully rolled out by the Callbox team which made an abounding progress in the client’s database. Both Callbox and the exhibition leader were responsible team players in completing the project thru multitouch, multichannel marketing tools and strategies.

The Callbox Pipeline, Callbox’s Lead Management and Marketing Automation platform, stored the client’s big amount of data. The callers updated the contacts with the most current information they uncovered during the call outs. Hitting two birds with a single stone – callers invited the prospects to attend the event and preregistered them on the client’s behalf and updated/profiled the list at the same time.

The Lead Nurturing Tool was activated. A scheme was customized to send out email invites to prospects, and once the invite was opened and read, a notification prompted the callers to do a follow up call and get the prospect pre-registered.

DM Outreached. Client’s own database came up to nearly 20,000,but almost 50% of that number was deemed “Un-contactable”.Both Callbox and the client agreed to add target contacts/job titles for the expansion of the list which resulted to a wider market reach and more email invites sent to target decision makers.

Campaign 3 -Data Profiling

A profiling campaign was set off by the client at the last quarter of 2015 which aimed not only to keep their database accurate, profiled and cleansed, but to prep things up for the next coming edition of events in 2016 and 2017, and which this exhibition expert sets to run again with Callbox.

So, ask again what good reason did this trade and exhibition expert thought of working with Callbox, despite their years of experience and proven expertise?

Why Callbox?

Clearly, the fitting reply can only be Why not?




Callbox and the Quartered Success of The File Transfer Expert [CASE STUDY]

Callbox and the Quartered Success of The File Transfer Expert


CASE STUDY



Callbox and the Quartered Success of The File Transfer Expert


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

A group of file transfer software experts from Germany founded this File Transfer Appliance Company in 1996 which later spanned to France and Singapore in 2007.

The company stands on a mission to offer the latest Hardware Technologies coupled with the leading Software Solutions as “Plug-and-Play” appliances designed for security problems and compliance tasks.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Oil & Gas, Architecture firms, Precision Engineering firms, Property Developers, Advertising Media or Graphic Design
Houses, Large Manufacturing companies, Government-linked companies, Lawyers, Health, Pharmaceutical companies, and Building and Construction. With an Annual Turnover of more than SG$ 2 Million and having more than 20 employees.

TARGET PROSPECTS
Directors, Business Owners, IT Managers, Personin Charge of IT

TARGET LOCATIONS
Singapore & Malaysia


SUMMARY



The campaign’s initial run in April 2011 mainly focused on the Singapore market. The client preferred to cater to companies that send out big files. These are companies that have worldwide presence and do site-to-site file sending, or those that require file-sharing with their resellers or customers.

The initial campaign production delivered 19 leads. Such number was instrumental to the client’s positive decision to renew for another campaign that was even more impressive with 34 leads. Since then, the team continuously worked on for the lead generation campaign. The number of leads fluctuated but nevertheless quality was maintained at its best. The following campaign period brought in 28 leads with positive contacts at 63%, the next with 26 leads at 50% positive contacts, followed by another month with 35 leads at 71% positive contacts, and proceeded to another renewal month with 14 leads at 71% positive contacts and the last month with 23 leads at 76% positive contacts.

As the Singapore database was close to being exhausted, Callbox proposed to the client to divert its focus to other countries. In 2012, Malaysia came into the picture and kicked off with 30 leads in the 1st run, and went on alternately running MY and SG markets for the rest of the campaign period, with 18-20 leads per month, renewing contract after contract of 3 or 6 months, until the final leg in May 2015.

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THE CHALLENGE



Quality vs. Quantity

The campaign required the Callbox team more effort compared with the other campaigns. The leads that were passed were strictly qualified based on the set criteria, which were subjected to the client’s scrutiny and approval.

Database Use

The 4-year run made the most of its target database of contacts. Towards the end of the last 2 months of the campaign, both the Malaysia and Singapore databases went all in, as both target markets have been saturated, yet the campaign was still able to produce 18 leads at the least.



RESULTS



What A Difference It Has Made

This is one of the most successful and longest running campaigns in Callbox. But how was this huge success achieved?

The client truthfully engaged himself with the campaign by sharing full product knowledge with the team by conducting a thorough training on the product specifications, features and usage benefits.

The Callbox team had a first-hand experience of the product as they were able to practically navigate its interface which helped the calling agent efficiently position the offer to the prospects. These best practices also made the leaders effectively coach the caller on the challenges encountered in the calls, making them able to easily address issues that arise from day to day calling.

All available resources in Callbox were utilized.

Calling, sending of emails and other marketing resources like the social media were substantial to the exceptional results of the campaign.
Definitely, this campaign has made history with Callbox.