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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:

table

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

Callbox Electrified Success For Energy Retail Lead In 21 Days


CASE STUDY



Callbox Electrified Success For Energy Retail Lead In 21 Days


THE CLIENT



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



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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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


RESULTS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT



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

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

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

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

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

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

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

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

Appointment-Setting

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

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

2. Appointments were set for both prospect types.

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



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

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


CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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



THE CHALLENGE



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

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

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

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

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

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

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

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

Appointment-Setting

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

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

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

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



Callbox Prints Out Success For ICT Leader [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Prints Out Success For ICT Leader


CASE STUDY



Callbox Prints Out Success For ICT Leader


THE CLIENT



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

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

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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

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

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

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

Appointment-Setting

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

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

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

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



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

Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success For Jewelry ERP


CASE STUDY



Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success
For Jewelry ERP


THE CLIENT



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



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



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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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


RESULTS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT



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

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

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

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

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

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

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

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

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

Appointment-Setting

1. Active contacts were prioritized for calling.

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

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

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



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

Callbox Concluded Success for Digital Marketing Analytics Leader


CASE STUDY



Callbox Concluded Success for
Digital Marketing Analytics Leader


THE CLIENT



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



THE CHALLENGE



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

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

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

Appointment-Setting

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

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

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

Email-Marketing

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

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

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

Customer-Profiling

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

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

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



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

Vibration Test Leader Handles Tough Competition with Callbox Help


CASE STUDY



Vibration Test Leader Handles Tough Competition with Callbox Help


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

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

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

TARGET CRITERIA

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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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



THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


RESULTS



The campaign returned the following results:

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

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

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




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.

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