The Client is a world-leading provider of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions with more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. It offers a wide range of 3D virtual solutions enabling businesses of every size to digitize innovative ideas and enjoy lifelike experiences with future products and environments.
The global company has offices in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, with partners from leading industries and sectors including Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Construction, Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, and others.
Prior to engaging Callbox, the Client hired a prominent direct marketing solutions provider to handle its lead generation program. Not satisfied with the results, it sought better marketing. The Client’s Singapore office decided to investigate a lead generation program with Callbox.
The Client’s main objectives were:
The client judged Callbox’s strategies to be more cost-effective and efficient and signed up for a three-month pilot project.
THE CALLBOX SOLUTION
The initial campaign started on November 22, 2010 with two full-time Callbox agents. It was divided into three segments: Lead generation, Appointment Setting, and Call-to-Invite.
Callbox looked for prospects to register for a virtual conference organized by the Client.
Callbox created two customized Pipeline CRM accounts for generating and rechanneling leads to the Client’s authorized resellers. Since the Client delivered the call lists on a daily basis, sustainability and integrity of records were a major challenge. To solve this, Callbox used Pipeline CRM and a customized spreadsheet to monitor the Client’s data more effectively – an activity which involved close coordination between the Research and Campaign Specialists.
While this campaign focused on generating leads from the warm lists, Callbox suggested tapping prospects on the cold lists producing substantial positive results from this source. Guidelines for the callout process were made visible to each Callbox Team member to ensure that they were updated with the Client’s instructions.
At the end of the three-month pilot campaign, Callbox delivered a total of 372 leads at an average of five to ten leads per day. Satisfied with the results, the Client re-contracted for an additional 18-month project last March 2011. Nine months later, Callbox had produced a total of 1,623 leads, from both the warm lists sent by the Client and supplemented by the lists mined from the Callbox database.
The campaign is currently in progress with three full-time Callbox APAC seats generating leads and appointments for two of the Client’s Value-added Resellers (VAR) in Australia.
The Client is a well-known software company in Australia which develops and distributes practice management and tracking software for large companies. Its clients include Ingram Micro, The University of Sydney, Accenture, CitiStreet, and Acumen Alliance.
The Client has excellent brand recognition in Australia and its products have strong market potential. However, it had difficulty penetrating foreign markets often dominated by large global competitors. The Client did not invest significantly in marketing aside from the irregular cold calling efforts by its sales staff. The primary source of new clients was word of mouth.
To boost its capability to compete squarely in the international market, the Client looked for an appointment setting company to carry out its objectives methodically:
This campaign required technically sound telemarketers with firsthand experience in selling software systems. Having campaigned on behalf of several IT and software companies for many years, Callbox was qualified for the challenge.
THE CALLBOX SOLUTION
Following a campaign brief, Callbox set up an outbound telemarketing team. The Client specified potential customers: IT Directors, CIOs, Managers, and C-level Executives. Callbox prepared a customized telemarketing list and created personalized scripts based on typical market response and various selling scenarios.
Callbox implemented stringent QA monitoring to ensure that every lead and appointment generation effort supported the Client’s requirements. Callbox encouraged the Client’s active participation in each campaign process – from script development to new product trainings and lead qualification. This allowed to Client to provide inputs and feedback as the campaign progressed.
Callbox maintained an impressive momentum throughout the 18-month calling campaign, contacting 4,887 companies at an average of 222 calls per day. The Client witnessed the action in real-time via Callbox’s Pipeline CRM, which also allowed it to respond promptly to appointments and other actionable results.
Greatly impressed by its performance, the Client continues to rely on Callbox for its outbound marketing campaigns, as it continues to grow its market share, not only in Australia, but now in the expanded markets of New Zealand, Brunei, and India. It also intends to hire additional agents to keep up with the influx of new leads and further increase its marketing activities.
The Client is a leading supplier of shipping software and IT solutions. Based in Singapore, it has more than 100 employees serving over 200 clients worldwide. Its IT solutions are being used by well-known customers around the world, mostly shipping companies, liner agents, short sea carriers, NVOCCs, terminals, and depots.
The Client wanted to increase sales from new businesses and open new markets abroad. Although it had its own inside sales team running its lead generation campaigns, the Client found managing international campaigns quite challenging given the scope of its target market which required working in different time zones. So, it looked for a marketing partner who could execute a more targeted lead generation campaign and bring in more qualified sales leads for its inside sales team to focus on.
Upon learning about Callbox in 2007, the Client was hesitant because outsourced telemarketing service was embryonic and unproven in Singapore at the time. Nevertheless, by explaining the benefits of outsourcing to a qualified telemarketing company, Callbox was able to convince the Client to embark on a cold calling campaign with them.
THE CALLBOX SOLUTION
The first campaign took off in February 2007 with one dedicated telemarketing agent. Close coordination between the Client and the Callbox Team played an important role throughout this campaign. Callbox conducted weekly conference calls with the Client to address campaign-related issues and facilitate exchange of ideas. The Client also provided Callbox with weekly updates on companies they wanted to focus on. The success of this campaign was a result of both parties’ willingness to work closely together in addressing questions and concerns.
The Client expressed why it continued to use Callbox’s services after the first campaign:
The Client was one of Callbox’s first accounts in the Asia-Pacific region, and it has continued to use its services since the first campaign in 2007. The Client also used Callbox in other projects including a call-to-invite campaign targeting Dubai and UAE, lead generation in Europe, SEO, and market research.
Extremely satisfied with results from these campaigns, the Client recommended Callbox to its sister company, an established aviation software solutions provider. The Client also referred three more accounts who became regular Callbox customers.
This Ontario company is a top provider of Managed Services and Remote Monitoring software for small and medium-sized IT solutions providers worldwide. It has won several major awards and established itself as a leader in market adoption, product innovation, and commitment to the success of its partners.
The Client needed a marketing partner to:
Generating a minimum of 30 webinar registrations per day required hundreds of calls and became challenging for Client’s in-house staff. Deciding to outsource for the first time, the Client chose Callbox for its extensive experience in B2B telemarketing.
THE CALLBOX SOLUTION
The Client approved a call-to-invite campaign in June 2010 with a team of eight Callbox telemarketers. Each agent was required to target a quota of four confirmed webinar registrations daily. The Client provided Callbox with a list of potential contacts from various IT organizations. Additionally, Callbox mined its own database of over 20 million records worldwide and segmented thousands of potential registrants in the US and Canada.
Callbox’s professional telemarketers contacted key decision makers to introduce them to the potential of increased sales and lowered business costs through managed services. Leads that expressed interest and agreed to be contacted by the Client were registered for the webinar and then passed to the Client’s lead development team.
For almost three years now, Callbox has hit daily and monthly quotas consistently, bringing a total of 35,793 webinar registrations and counting. The success of the US and Canada campaigns inspired the Client to scale up to 20 Callbox agents at one point, and to expand its reach into the UK and New Zealand markets.
“I have been working with the Callbox team for over 12 months. They have acted as our introductory sales team for this period of time. They are a very professional team that responds to all of our needs in a very timely manner.
I love the fact that I do not have to deal with sick days or the day to day management of this team anymore. We simply set the objectives, collaborate on the scripting, and then they do their work.
I would highly recommend this team.”
Director Partner Development
January 21, 2011
“I am pleased to recommend Callbox. They have consistently worked with a collaborative attitude to ensure all processes are current and achieve all set key performance indicators. Whenever an issue did arise we worked through the issue in a timely and efficient manner so goals remained on target. They have a positive, easy to work with demeanor and strive to exceed performance expectations. I highly recommend their services.”
November 14, 2011
The Client is a well-known software manufacturer with 60 offices in 23 countries and a worldwide customer base of more than 100,000. Since its founding in 1987, it has developed, manufactured, and supported software products used by IT professionals for application management, database management, virtualization, cloud automation, and back-up and recovery solutions.
In 2011, The Client was recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring.
The Client has an impressive line of software products and a proficient in-house team whose expertise is making sales presentations. However, it sometimes struggles to generate enough sales leads and business appointments to keep its salespeople constantly engaged in revenue-generating priorities. Having compiled an extensive database of existing and potential clients over the years, the Client recognized that it could maximize this resource if it had a lead generation partner capable of executing a telemarketing campaign focused on converting its contacts into qualified selling opportunities.
The Client partnered with Callbox to set up an outbound telemarketing campaign with the following goals:
THE CALLBOX SOLUTION
In September 2011, Callbox set up an RSVP campaign to generate sign-ups and drive attendance to the Client’s seminar in Singapore. Prior to this, the Client had organized similar campaigns but had been disappointed with the turnout. In this campaign, Callbox put every ounce of talent and experience in B2B telemarketing into exceeding the Client’s expectations in terms of RSVP and turnout rates.
As with any call-to-invite campaign, some prospects RSVP’d “just in case” they could make it while others declined due to conflicting schedules. To ensure no opportunity was wasted, Callbox worked closely with the Client’s team in qualifying and following up on targets prior to the seminar. Additionally, prospects who expressed interest but could not attend for various reasons were set up for telephone appointments with the Client’s sales team, who could define the best approach for each case.
The outcome of the initial campaign was impressive: a whopping 70% RSVP rate (52 confirmed out of 74 RSVP’s) and 70 phone appointments after 17 calling days. Encouraged by these results, the Client organized monthly seminars the following year and diverted its entire marketing budget to four RSVP and two telemarketing lead generation campaigns in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines from February to October 2012. Throughout these campaigns, Callbox consistently exceeded the Client’s monthly quota.