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B2B Logistics Brand Seals $6M in New Deals from Callbox Campaign

B2B Logistics Brand Seals $6M in New Deals from Callbox Campaign

The Client

The Client provides specialized logistics solutions to manufacturing, technology, wholesale, retail, and home delivery companies throughout the United States. Its primary lines of service include managed freight, logistics, shipping, and storage. The company currently has more than 200 employees and annual revenues of over $30 million.

The Challenge

With over 40 years in the business, the Client has already established a reputation as a leading logistics provider in most of the segments it operates in.

The company has recently been ramping up its presence in the “last mile” delivery market. This was marked by a series of specialized logistics services rolled out during the last three years, which were aimed at helping traditional retailers and ecommerce companies streamline their home delivery operations.

To support its push into the U.S. home delivery space, the Client had put together a “full spectrum” marketing plan. The primary strategy combined a number of digital and outbound channels deployed throughout their conversion funnel.

During planning, the Client had also decided to divide the marketing activities between its internal team and an outside marketing agency. A third-party vendor would handle most of the early-stage prospecting and lead generation activities, while the company’s in-house agents took care of activities further down the funnel.

Specifically, the Client wanted the outside marketing firm to carry out the following roles:

  • Look for retail businesses with a strong fit
  • Contact key persons in charge of logistics and home delivery operations
  • Screen them further with additional qualifying requirements
  • Schedule qualified contacts for an introductory meeting

The Callbox Solution

After reviewing a handful of potential providers, the Client chose to partner with Callbox. The Client pointed out Callbox’s track record of successfully carrying out marketing campaigns for other B2B logistics companies as one of the main factors behind their decision.

Taking the Client’s requirements into careful consideration, Callbox then hammered out a plan for a three-month appointment setting campaign which the Client reviewed and approved.

Finding best-fit companies and key decision makers

  1. The Client specified retail and ecommerce businesses that sell furniture, electronics, and appliances all over the United States as the main companies to target.
  2. Decision makers in charge of logistics operations, home delivery operations, and order fulfillment were identified as the ideal prospects to contact.
  3. Callbox obtained contact and other key information from its in-house database and through additional research.

Reaching out and engaging prospects

  1. The Callbox team engaged the target decision makers through a combination of email, phone, social media, and web touch points.
  2. Targeted emails and one-on-one phone conversations provided direct outreach capabilities.
  3. Social media (primarily through LinkedIn) and online marketing (mainly Google AdWords) enabled more opportunities to connect with prospects.

Nurturing and converting opportunities

  1. Each touch point with a prospect was scheduled and triggered based on a defined lead nurturing cadence.
  2. Prospects who agreed to a phone or face-to-face meeting with the Client’s sales reps were tagged as qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads, SQLs).
  3. Callbox Pipeline CRM served as the campaign hub where the Client and campaign team managed and executed the project.

Results

The three-month campaign’s results exceeded most of the engagement and conversion KPIs set during the planning phase. Results on a per-channel basis include:

  1. Phone: 17% decision maker reach
  2. Email: 15% open rate, 11% reply rate
  3. LinkedIn: 44% connection acceptance rate, 34% InMail reply rate
  4. AdWords: 4% click-through rate, 7.3% conversion rate

In terms of overall prospecting results, the campaign delivered a total of 83 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads or SQLs) and 48 completed leads (marketing-qualified leads or MQLs).

The Client was able to close 3 new customers worth $6 million from the generated SQLs while the campaign was still ongoing. The company expects to win more deals from the qualified appointments handed over by Callbox within the next couple of months.

The Client was very satisfied with the results of the three-month campaign that they decided to partner with Callbox for their upcoming campaigns. In fact, at time of writing, the Client is in the middle of a new Callbox appointment setting project for one of their other logistics solutions.

Niche Consulting Firm Gains Solid Foothold in High-Growth SG Market

Niche Consulting Firm Gains Solid Foothold in High-Growth SG Market


CASE STUDY



Niche Consulting Firm Gains Solid Foothold in High-Growth SG Market


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a multinational consulting company that offers intangible asset management and valuation services. The scope of their practice covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other forms of intellectual property. The company works with manufacturing and technology companies in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and United States.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Manufacturing, IT

TARGET PROSPECTS
CEO, CFO, CTO, Founder, Director, Head of Innovation/Acquisition, Finance Manager

TARGET AREAS
Singapore


THE CHALLENGE



Intangible assets (such as patents, software, content, brand name, and digital property) account for a greater portion of the value of a business today. In Singapore, intangible assets now make up at least a third of local companies’ value, up from 20% in 2010.

The Client is looking to strengthen its presence in the Singapore market, where the rapid expansion in businesses’ intellectual property (IP) portfolios has created strong demand for many of the Client’s services.

Much of this growth has been driven by increased R&D activity in Singapore’s manufacturing, engineering, and technology sectors—which are also the Client’s main target industries.

To support their planned Singapore expansion, the Client has implemented a comprehensive marketing strategy that involves direct outreach with key decision makers from companies that strongly fit their customer profile.

Right from the outset, the Client had decided to outsource this component of their marketing plan, laying down clear requirements for what they wanted their service provider to meet:

  • Extensive marketing experience in Singapore’s manufacturing, technology, and IT sectors
  • Ability to provide highly-targeted access to relevant companies and contacts
  • Proven track record of success in terms of sales impact
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched two highly-successful appointment setting campaigns for a consulting firm in Singapore’s manufacturing and tech sectors
  • Delivered 140% of Client’s target number of qualified appointments
  • Helped the Client carry out their expansion plans in the Singapore market
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

Appointment Setting Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client selected Callbox as their outsourced partner after extensive discussions with different marketing agencies. According to the Client, Callbox was able to show how they leverage their years of experience marketing in Singapore’s manufacturing and tech industries, including a couple of successful campaigns that resulted in new customers for other consulting firms.

Based on the Client’s objectives and requirements, Callbox determined that the best approach would be an integrated appointment setting campaign. The Client agreed to a three-month pilot program, which was then renewed for another three-month term after initial results met the Client’s expectations.

Profiling Target Customers and Contacts

  1. The Client’s target companies included medium-sized manufacturing, technology, and IT companies in Singapore with 50 to 499 employees and annual revenue of $5 million to $50 million.
  2. The key contacts were made up of CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, finance managers, IT directors, and decision makers in charge of R&D.
  3. Most of the contact records were obtained from Callbox’s internal leads database, while other records were acquired via research.

Multi-Channel Outreach

  1. The campaign reached out to the target prospects via phone, email and LinkedIn.
  2. Targeted emails and live phone conversations enabled the campaign to engage prospects on a one-on-one basis.
  3. LinkedIn helped warm up and profile prospects throughout the campaign.

Multi-Touch Lead Nurturing and Conversion

  1. The touch points were scheduled and performed based on a nurturing cadence that matched the campaign requirements, which started with an intro email and continued with a sequence of phone and email follow-ups alongside LinkedIn activities.
  2. The cadence’s primary goal was to qualify interested prospects as well as book phone and in-person meetings.
  3. The nurturing cadence was automated and managed using Callbox’s Pipeline CRM tool.

RESULTS



The pilot campaign’s results exceeded the Client’s main requirement of generating at least 10 qualified appointments per month. In total, the pilot campaign delivered 43 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads or SQLs) and 78 marketing-qualified leads (MQLs).

After the first three-month campaign, the Client renewed the contract for another three-month appointment setting program. At time of writing, the new campaign was wrapping up its third month and has produced a total of 37 qualified appointments and 67 MQLs.


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Targeted Lead Generation Speeds Up SG Digital Marketing Firm’s Expansion

Targeted Lead Generation Speeds Up SG Digital Marketing Firm’s Expansion


CASE STUDY



Targeted Lead Generation Speeds Up SG Digital Marketing Firm’s Expansion


THE CLIENT



About the client

ABOUT
The Client is a digital marketing agency based in Singapore that specializes in social media marketing, email marketing, affiliate marketing, and PPC advertising. The company targets SMBs in the APAC and North American regions.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Food & Beverage, Retail, Beauty/Cosmetics, Fashion, Travel, Mobile Apps, IoT, Hospitality, Entertainment, Consumer Processed Goods, Consumer Services, Consumer Electronics, Financial Services

TARGET PROSPECTS
Marketing Managers, Marketing executives, marketing directors, marketing assistant, brand manager, brand director, owner, social media manager, social media director, digital marketing manager, digital marketing assistant, digital marketing director, marketing strategist, digital strategist, events director, events marketing manager, events marketing, head of marketing, head of digital marketing, head of branding, co-founder

TARGET AREAS
Hong Kong and Singapore


THE CHALLENGE



As one of a handful of highly-specialized digital marketing companies in Singapore, the Client recently expanded into the influencer marketing space.

In 2017, the company unveiled their full-service influencer marketing package initially to the Hong Kong and Singapore markets. The Client was planning to follow this up with a full rollout in the rest of their APAC and North American segments in the next year.

The company wanted to accelerate the first phase of this expansion, so they decided to support their overall marketing efforts with targeted outbound tactics. The owner and CEO was convinced that outbound could be a “force multiplier” to inbound in terms of “scaling up direct touches.”

But with much of their expertise and manpower committed to the company’s core digital marketing business, the Client sought the help of third-party providers to handle the outbound campaign. The company looked at potential marketing partners that had:

  • Proven ability to reach their target businesses in their initial markets of Singapore and Hong Kong (and later in other APAC and North American locations)
  • Past experience handling campaigns in their priority industries
  • Demonstrated domain knowledge and marketing expertise in the Client’s services
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Completed a targeted appointment setting campaign to boost an SG digital marketing firm’s product rollout
  • Delivered results that significantly impact both funnel and pipeline growth
  • Enabled Client to start next phase of market expansion
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

Callbox Lead Generation for SG Digital Marketing Firm Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



One of the Client’s longtime digital marketing customers recommended Callbox as a possible outbound provider. After a thorough review of each potential vendor, the Client went with Callbox, mentioning how the latter “scored highly” in all the criteria they laid out.

A three-month appointment setting campaign was then planned and implemented. The campaign’s main goal involved driving awareness and booking sales meetings for their recently-launched influencer marketing platform. Some key campaign activities include:

Building an Accurate, Targeted Marketing Database

  1. For the campaign, the Client wanted to target Singapore and Hong Kong companies from a range of consumer-facing industries, with 10 to 500 employees.
  2. The target contacts consisted of decision makers in charge of marketing, branding, and sales.
  3. The list was compiled using both Callbox’s in-house database and additional desk research.

Identifying Interested Leads and Scheduling Sales Appointments

  1. The campaign team used phone, email, and LinkedIn touches in an integrated outreach cadence.
  2. The messaging strategy was crafted to capture how the Client’s new influencer marketing platform’s key benefits solve the target customers’ pain points.
  3. Probing questions gauged each prospect’s level of fit and interest. Prospects who wanted to know more about the platform were counted as completed leads, while those who agreed to meet with reps from the Client were tagged as qualified appointments.

Managing Prospects and Maximizing Conversions

  1. The Client was provided with access to Pipeline CRM, Callbox’s lead management and marketing automation tool, which helped them oversee the project and monitor progress in real-time.
  2. The Campaign team leveraged various functions and features in Pipeline CRM to nurture prospects and maximize engagement.
  3. Callbox handled all aspects of the campaign—from preparing campaign materials, to continuous testing and improvement.


RESULTS



The three-month campaign ran for a total of 66 days spanning much of Q3 2018 and early October of that year. The results met the Client’s expectations in a number of key performance areas:

  • 48 qualified appointments (which the Client considered near-term sales opportunities)
  • 80 completed leads (which the Client will still transfer to their sales team but require more follow-ups)
  • 116 requests for information (which represented significant marketing funnel growth)

Given these results from the initial campaign, the Client wants callbox to handle its upcoming outbound initiatives for the next stages of its expansion.


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SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox [CASE STUDY]

SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past 2.5x Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox


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SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past 2.5x Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox


THE CLIENT



SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox [The Client]

ABOUT
The Client is the Singapore office of a cloud-based HR software solutions provider headquartered in Japan. The company’s main offering is its on-demand, subscription-based time attendance software used by more than 9,500 companies and 600,000 users throughout Asia.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Construction, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Services, Logistics

TARGET PROSPECTS
HR Manager, IT Manager, Finance Managers, CEO, Owner

TARGET AREAS
Singapore and Malaysia


THE CHALLENGE



Building on the success of its cloud-based time attendance management solution, the Client recently rolled out a more internationalized version of its flagship product. As of February 2018, the current platform served 9,500 companies with over 600,000 users, mostly located in Japan.

To accelerate its customer acquisition initiatives, the Client sought to expand into several key Southeast Asian countries. The Client’s own research indicated a strong potential for tight product-market fit in the region, placing Southeast Asia as the next major growth driver for the company.

By providing an open API that allowed global customers to integrate any payroll system with the Client’s suite of HR software solutions, the company aimed to bring its product portfolio in front of a broader group of potential customers.

But first, the company needed help with a key part of their customer acquisition strategy: direct outreach. The Client relied both on inbound and outbound marketing channels to capture and convert prospects, but they felt their outbound efforts could use a boost.

Before partnering with Callbox, the Client’s marketing team was generating an average of 6 booked appointments for their sales reps per month. The Client decided to outsource their outbound activities instead of hiring full-time staff to handle prospecting, so that the company could assign their internal people into lead nurturing and lead conversion roles.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Designed and launched a targeted appointment setting campaign for a cloud-based HR software company
  • Helped the Client’s expansion push into Southeast Asian markets
  • Contributed 2.5x faster sales pipeline growth
RESULTS WITHIN 5 MONTHS

SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox [Campaign Results]


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox has a long track record of planning and managing successful targeted marketing campaigns for B2B SaaS companies in Southeast Asia. That was one of the main reasons why the Client chose Callbox from a shortlist of marketing agencies.

A pilot three-month campaign was first carried out to gauge the program’s impact on the Client’s sales pipeline. With the pilot run’s results exceeding all key targets, the Client gave the go-ahead for a one-year appointment setting program, which is wrapping up its fifth month at time of writing.

Callbox created an integrated appointment setting strategy that combined phone, email, and LinkedIn touch points. The program consists of three main campaign activities:

Identifying and profiling potential customers

  1. Callbox and the Client worked out the specifics of the target companies and relevant decision makers based on the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP).
  2. The Client wanted to target construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, services, and logistics companies in Singapore and Malaysia with at least five employees.
  3. From the specifications, a list of HR, IT, Finance, and other key managers was prepared and submitted to the Client for approval.

Carrying out multi-touch, multi-channel outreach

  1. The Callbox team designed and executed an outreach cadence consisting of targeted emails, one-on-one sales conversations, and LinkedIn marketing.
  2. The touch points were initially set based on the project’s objectives and timeline, and later fine-tuned according to campaign results.
  3. The overall program was carried out by a dedicated team that had in-depth experience in marketing campaigns for SaaS solutions, with each channel handled by specialists.

Qualifying, following up, and verifying prospects

  1. Agents engaged the target decision makers through live conversations designed to gauge fit and interest.
  2. The outreach cadence also included nurture paths for following up prospects and ensuring that all booked meetings took place as scheduled.
  3. The entire project was managed using Callbox’s marketing tech stack which is powered by Pipeline CRM (Callbox’s proprietary CRM tool).

RESULTS



The program has now completed a three-month pilot run and is now finishing up the fifth month of the main (one-year) phase. The results so far have consistently exceeded the Client’s targets, and the sales appointments Callbox generated have significantly expanded the Client’s pipeline.

The initial three-month test campaign yielded a total of 51 qualified appointments, which was 8.5 times more than what the Client could produce. Meanwhile, the main phase of the program has delivered 65 qualified appointments as of press time.

This means that, throughout the engagement so far, Callbox has managed to hand off an average of 15 qualified appointments per month, which is almost 2.5 times what the Client’s in-house team can generate.

Aside from appointments, the two campaign phases also yielded 161 completed leads, which are prospects that match the target customer profile but require further nurturing by the Client’s in-house team.


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Branding Consultancy Grows in SE Asia with New Prospects and Event Attendees [CASE STUDY]

Branding Consultancy Grows in SE Asia with New Prospects and Event Attendees

The Client

The Client is an NYC-based brand management consulting firm with a global customer base. The company offers brand strategy, research and analytics, brand valuation, corporate identity, brand intelligence, brand engagement, packaging design, and naming services.

The Client was founded in 1974 and now ranks among the biggest branding companies in the world. The company has more than 1,500 employees and a network of 35 offices across 26 countries. Its latest reported annual revenues exceeded $185 million.

The Challenge

In 2013, the Client’s Singapore office signed up for a three-month pilot appointment setting campaign with Callbox. The company wanted to outsource some of their prospecting responsibilities, so that their in-house team could focus on opportunities further downstream.

Right around the same time, the Client was also ramping up its direct marketing activities across Southeast Asia. The company had a number of inbound and outbound marketing initiatives for driving awareness and demand toward its brand management solutions.

One of these was direct outreach activities that targeted various executive and senior-level marketing-related roles at Southeast Asian companies. The main goal of these efforts typically included profiling key accounts and booking introductory meetings for the Client’s consultants.

The Client also hosted live events as part of its customer acquisition strategy. These were usually 1-hour, invitation-only seminars on branding-related topics held at different locations in the region. The target attendees for these in-person events also consisted of senior marketing and sales decision makers.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox worked with the Client to put together a campaign plan that included three months of appointment setting and one month of event marketing (Call-to-Invite) activities, along with thorough customer profiling.

Appointment Setting

The Callbox team carried out a multi-channel appointment setting program for the Client that used targeted phone conversations combined with email, social media, and online touch points. The goal was to schedule prospects for an initial “brand health checkup” with a strategy director from the company.

The campaign connected with CEOs, CMOs, directors, marketing managers, and other persons in charge of PR and branding at companies in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

  1. Callbox assigned a dedicated campaign team of calling agents, email marketing and social media specialists that had relevant experience in the Client’s target segments.
  2. The campaign team prepared all campaign materials, including email copies, call scripts, and prospect list.
  3. The Client’s point persons monitored the campaign through Pipeline, Callbox’s lead management tool.

Call-to-Invite

During the appointment setting effort’s last month, the Callbox team also ran a Call-to-Invite campaign. The goal was to increase attendees to a number of lunch and dinner seminars hosted by the Client in Singapore and Bangkok later that year.

  1. Callbox added more agents to help carry out the Call-to-Invite activities.
  2. The pre-event cadence included email, phone, and social media touch points.
  3. The Callbox team assisted in event registration, confirmed attendees, and reengaged prospects after the seminars.

Results

Callbox registered 36 event attendees—more than four times than the target.

Going into the appointment setting campaign, the Client’s main metrics included number of qualified appointments and number of hand-raisers (warm prospects). As for the Call-to-Invite campaign, the primary KPI was number of registered attendees.

The campaign generated a total of 9 qualified appointments from the target areas of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The campaign also produced a total of 124 warm prospects for the Client.

There were a total of 36 registered attendees handed off in the Call-to-Invite campaign. These included 33 registered attendees for the Client’s Thailand seminars (which was more than four times what the company had targeted for Callbox).

Callbox Boosts Event Turnout for Cloud Provider Hands Over 1000 New Prospects [CASE STUDY]

Callbox Boosts Event Turnout for Cloud Provider, Hands Over 1,000+ New Prospects

The Client

The Client is a San Francisco, CA-based software company that provides cloud computing solutions to enterprise and business users. The Client primarily offers an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) platform, where subscribers store customer data, track sales opportunities, and collect customer insights.

The Client also develops other subscription-based solutions for meeting businesses’ needs throughout the customer life cycle, as well as provides a full suite of development integration services.

Founded in 1999, the Client now remains the clear leader in the CRM space with a 20% market share. As of 2017, The Client has around 30,100 employees across its global offices and annual revenues of more than $8.4 billion

The Challenge

As a leading brand in the CRM market, the Client regularly organizes and hosts in-person events throughout different parts of the world. These tradeshows and conferences, including its annual flagship event, typically draw huge numbers of attendees and receive extensive media coverage.

For its Asia-Pacific calendar, the company had a series of live events lined up for 2017. These events—which were scheduled for January, April, and July—would showcase the Client’s insights on how top-performing marketers succeed with customer-centric strategies driven by digital tools.

The Client planned to host each of the events in both Singapore and Hong Kong, targeting CMOs, marketing directors, sales directors, marketing managers, and other persons in charge of marketing and sales at organizations based in the two cities. The three events included separate programs for SMB and mid-market/general business (MMGB) audiences.

The company partnered with Callbox after being introduced by one of Callbox’s long-time clients in the software space. The Client intended to add targeted, one-on-one outreach into the event promotion mix, and wanted to see how Callbox’s Call-to-Invite package would be able to help boost registrations for its January event.

The initial campaign’s results met the company’s expectations, and The Client decided to work with Callbox for the April and July live events.

The Callbox Solution

A Call-to-Invite campaign was planned for each of the three events. The three campaigns combined email outreach and live phone conversations to engage attendees and prospects throughout the event cycle.

STEP 1. LAYING DOWN THE GROUNDWORK

Prior to the start of each campaign, callbox closely worked with the Client to thoroughly prepare for the Call-to-Invite activities:

  1. Hand-picked and briefed the campaign team, which included calling agents and email specialists
  2. Created the Client’s account on Pipeline, Callbox’s lead management platform, and integrated The Client’s event partner Revolution 360 into the loop
  3. Developed the campaign collaterals, including email templates and call scripts which were reviewed by the Client
  4. Compiled the target list based on the Client’s ideal attendee profile (table below shows record counts for all three campaigns)

STEP 2. CONTACTING AND INVITING POTENTIAL ATTENDEES

The pre-event outreach cadence started one month prior to each scheduled conference. The Callbox team segmented potential attendees according to location (Singapore or Hong Kong), business size (SMB or MMGB), and target industry.

  1. Launched the pre-event cadence with initial email invites
  2. Followed up the initial emails with phone calls and another batch of targeted email send-outs
  3. Helped contacts complete the registration process
  4. Called up registered attendees two days before the event to confirm attendance

STEP 3. FOLLOWING UP AFTER THE EVENT

To maximize conversions, Callbox executed a post-event follow-up cadence after each conference.

  1. Sent a personalized thank-you email two days after the event
  2. Contacted attendees in order to screen them as qualified opportunities
  3. Reengaged registered attendees who were not able to attend as well as reached out to other contacts in the campaign

Results

Going into each campaign, the Client focused on the number of registered attendees as the primary KPI to gauge the Call-to-Invite campaign’s success. The following table summarizes the number of registered attendees from the three campaigns:

In addition, the three campaigns also generated 1,050 new prospects for the Client. This consisted of 394 follow-ups and 656 requests for information.

The Client was very pleased with the results of the three Call-to-Invite campaigns. The first campaign exceeded their expectations that they increased the number of calling seats for the March-April and June-July campaigns. The company has also decided to continue partnering with Callbox for its upcoming Asia-Pacific events.

B2B Events Firm Gets Solid Registrations from Long Term Partnership with Callbox [CASE STUDY]

B2B Events Firm Gets Solid Registrations from Long-Term Partnership with Callbox


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B2B Events Firm Gets Solid Registrations from Long-Term Partnership with Callbox


THE CLIENT




HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched multiple successful campaigns for Asia’s largest B2B events organizer
  • Generated 1,207 registered attendees for one of the Client’s trade shows
  • Handed off a total of 1,249 warm prospects and 2,771 profiled contacts

ABOUT
The Client is a London, UK-based B2B events organizer with a portfolio of in-person exhibits, tradeshows, and conferences across various industries worldwide. The company also offers web and banner advertising services, B2B broadcasting and data services, as well as digital and print media services.

Founded in 1918, the CLIENT is widely considered to be one of the largest B2B events coordinator today, with 70 offices in 20 countries. THE CLIENT currently operates in two main service segments: one for events, and the other for general marketing services. The company is subdivided into three geographic units: Americas, Asia, and EMEA.

As of 2017, the CLIENT has over 3,500 employees and has reported annual revenues of more than $1.3 billion.


THE CHALLENGE



Since 2014, one of Singapore’s major professional and industry events organizer has been working with Callbox to help promote several of their B2B events in Asia.

When the Singaporean event company was acquired by the Client in 2016, Callbox remained the organization’s official marketing partner tasked with handling their portfolio of high-profile tradeshows and conferences, including:

EVENT A – An annual event billed as Asia’s largest conference for professionals and businesses in the global telecommunications industry that typically draws more than 40,000 attendees

EVENT B – A biennial trade event for the food and hospitality industry that features exhibitors from 70 countries and attracts more than 47,000 visitors

EVENT C – An annual international event that highlights trends in the professional audio, film, digital media, and broadcasting industries

EVENT D – A leading trade event and conference held every two years that showcases Asia’s oil and gas industry, attended by more than 18,000 visitors

EVENT E – A biennial industry event for Asia’s machine tools, precision engineering, and metalworking sectors that generates more than 12,00 attendees in event turnout

EVENT F – A paid, annual event that focuses on IT security and cyber threats, widely considered as the top InfoSec industry conference in Asia

While each event has its own unique requirements, the key challenge is to connect with the right number and the right kind of attendees to impact event turnout. Also, with so many live projects lined up in its calendar, the CLIENT faces very tight time tables to prepare and generate enough buzz for each event.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Throughout its four-year partnership with the CLIENT and its Singapore subsidiary, Callbox planned and launched an end-to-end event marketing campaign for each of the live event mentioned earlier. With the exception of the infosec-focused conference, Callbox has ran multiple campaigns for each of these events.

Each campaign centered around using targeted outreach through a mix of different marketing channels (phone, email, and social media) to engage attendees and prospects at key points in the event process.

A. Setting up the campaigns

Before each campaign began, Callbox and point persons from the CLIENT worked out a campaign plan and completed the needed preparations.

  • THE CLIENT was assigned a campaign team that handled all aspects of the event marketing activities.
  • THE CLIENT reviewed the call scripts, email templates, and other campaign materials prepared by Callbox.
  • THE CLIENT also provided the list of target attendees which Callbox would update and profile (the next figures show record counts and target industries for each list):

CS_OTH-B2B-Events-Firm-Gets-Solid-Registrations-from-Long-Term-Partnership-with-Callbox-records

B. Profiling and screening potential attendees

One month prior to each event, the team started the pre-event outreach activities. Aside from sending out invites, completing registrations, and confirming attendees, the Callbox team also scrubbed and cross-checked the target attendee list.

Since database profiling played a crucial role in each campaign’s success, Callbox devoted a great deal of time and resources to thoroughly validate and enrich each database record through desktop research combined with email and phone verification.

  1. THE CLIENT wanted the campaigns to focus on driving online pre-registrations and to collect deeper intelligence on each potential attendee.
  2. For the paid infosec event, Callbox coordinated with reps from the Client’s subsidiary to handle contacts who wanted to find out more about payment details and other information.
  3. The machine tools/precision engineering campaigns focused exclusively on data profiling.

C. Following up and converting prospects

The post-show re-engagement phase of each campaign was launched two days after the event. This step began with a personalized thank-you email and continued with a series of follow-up phone calls.

  1. Callbox prioritized registered attendees who came to the shows, and the team also reconnected with other prospects.
  2. Each contact was thoroughly screened based on the CLIENT’s requirements before hand-off.
  3. Throughout each campaign, the CLIENT kept track of each prospect’s status through Pipeline CRM.

RESULTS



In all, the campaigns generated the following results in terms of registered attendees and other KPIs:

To date, the CLIENT continues to partner with Callbox for targeted promotion of its in-person events. Callbox will be handling pre-event and post-event outreach for all upcoming conferences and exhibits hosted by the CLIENT in Asia.


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

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


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


THE CLIENT



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



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

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

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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

Researching and Profiling Contacts

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

Outreach and Follow-up Activities

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

Lead Management

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

RESULTS



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

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

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


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B2C FinTech Startup All Set to Grow Active Users for Flagship App [CASE STUDY]

B2C FinTech Startup All Set to Grow Active Users for Flagship App

The Client

The Client is a pre Series A FinTech startup based in Singapore that provides a P2p remittance platform developed primarily for migrant workers in Singapore and Hong Kong. Its flagship app processes an average of $1 million in users’ money transfers to their home countries in Southeast Asia each month. The startup has so far raised $2.2 million in funding after three seed rounds.

The Challenge

With more FinTech startups joining Southeast Asia’s growing P2P remittance market, players in this space are turning to more proactive customer acquisition strategies to sustain their growth momentum.

Having secured $2.2 million in seed funding and handling more than $1 million in monthly remittance transactions, the Client seeks to expand the number of active users of its flagship app. Currently, the company’s online P2P money transfer platform caters mainly to migrant workers sending money to Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia.

The company maintains an in-house database of prospects collected through its list-building initiatives and opt-in campaigns. But as the list steadily grew, the company’s sales team has only been able to convert only a small percentage of the prospects into sales opportunities.

The problem came down mainly to reps not being able to promptly follow up on enough leads, leaving a huge number of potential customers practically uncontacted. Plus, many of the prospects that got contacted turned out to be a poor fit with the company’s target customer profile.

It was clear the Client needed more manpower to handle the tasks of initially contacting and screening prospects. Accordingly, the company decided to outsource much of these activities to a third-party provider and let their reps focus on the final steps in the conversion process.

The Callbox Solution

The Client chose Callbox because of the latter’s experience in B2C financial services and its track record of implementing integrated phone and email outreach campaigns which closely matched the company’s specific requirements.

A plan was drawn up for a one-month campaign that would run each January or February to coincide with the company’s seasonal sales activity. As of writing, the project has completed two full months and is currently in its third. Each campaign involves three key steps:

Step 1: Profiling the Client’s in-house list

  • Callbox’s data research team checked and verified each record in the Client’s prospect list.
  • The list was thoroughly scrubbed, then duplicate and incomplete records were appropriately processed.
  • The first month’s list was exported into Callbox Pipeline, while the second month’s campaign exclusively used data in the Client’s own CRM.

Step 2: Pre-qualifying each contact

  • The team followed an outreach cadence that initiated contact with email touches and then engaged warm prospects through live phone conversations.
  • These interactions achieved the two-fold objective of deepening awareness of the Client’s offer and qualifying potential leads for the company’s reps.
  • The Client also gave Callbox access to its proprietary creditworthiness calculator to help the team identify which prospects qualified for their cash advance promo.

Step 3: Following up and nurturing leads

  • The campaign’s outreach cadence also included a sequence of additional email and phone touches to follow up and keep leads engaged.
  • Appointments were confirmed via phone call to ensure leads show up for their meeting with the Client’s reps.
  • The added touches also provided the Callbox team with more opportunities to gather crucial marketing intelligence about the prospects.

Results

The project has now wrapped up a total of two campaign months, with the first campaign completed in January of 2017 and the second in February last year. Based on the KPIs specified by the Client at the outset, the project has so far produced very good results: 201 booked appointments and 67 completed leads.

The Callbox team was also able to profile 2,147 records from the Client’s in-house list and maintained response rates of 31% for phone calls and 17% for emails throughout the two campaigns.

The Client continues to partner with Callbox, and the project is about to launch its third full campaign month.

31-Month Campaign Yields New Cleaning Contracts for NY Janitorial Firm [CASE STUDY]

31-Month Campaign Yields New Cleaning Contracts for NY Janitorial Firm

The Client

The Client is a family-owned commercial cleaning company that serves businesses in the Long Island, NY area. The company offers janitorial services, building maintenance solutions, as well as sanitary supplies. It specializes in commercial, medical healthcare, educational, industrial, and retail properties.

The Challenge

With limited manpower and resources to carry out outbound prospecting activities in-house, the Client hired the services of Callbox in January of 2015. For the next two-and-a-half years, Callbox served as a close extension of the company’s sales team, consistently providing appointments and leads to its reps and marketing staff.

Before working with Callbox, the Client had been following a 3-point messaging approach in all its marketing communications and sales collateral. The Client required all marketing/sales materials to:

  • Be precisely tailored for the Client’s target audience
  • Be clearly Mapped to the right stage in the company’s sales cycle
  • Tie benefits and pain points back to specific business outcomes

The Client was very clear about meeting these standards. This formed the basis for selecting Callbox since the agency was able to demonstrate these qualities through its flexible service proposal and actual track record in deploying successful marketing campaigns for commercial cleaning firms.

In addition to the Client’s messaging requirements, the company also went into the partnership with Callbox expecting to receive at least 15 qualified appointments from the campaign each month.

The Callbox Solution

Throughout the whole effort, the campaign plan centered on carrying out multi-touch, multi-channel appointment setting mainly through an outreach cadence of phone and email touch points.

Callbox then helped the Client identify and refine the campaign’s target prospects which consisted of decision makers handling facilities management, operations, and business service procurement.

The target companies included businesses having at least 75 employees, that operated large Buildings like schools, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, medical practices, and large retail establishments located throughout the Long Island, NY area.

Appointment Setting

  1. With the Callbox-supplied prospect list, the campaign was able to increase its reach and scope much more than what was possible with the Client’s own database.
  2. The Callbox team used SMARTCalling, its proprietary call management algorithm, to determine the optimal times to contact prospects and increase success call rates.
  3. Prospects who agreed to an in-person or phone meeting with the Client’s reps were tagged as qualified appointments, while contacts who accepted company literature via email were labeled as completed leads.

Email Marketing

  1. The outreach cadence was made up of a combination of phone and email touches tailored for the Client’s specific objectives and targets.
  2. The campaign relied on emails to initiate contact and nurture prospects, in particular leveraging targeted send-outs for both qualifying leads and distributing marketing literature.
  3. Callbox’s exclusive Lead Nurture tool enabled easy orchestration of event-driven email touches.

Results

  1. The entire project ran for 31 months from January 2015 to July 2017. In terms of the KPIs agreed upon at the campaign’s outset, the whole effort generated the following results:
    • 622 total qualified appointments (averaging 20 per month)
    • 993 total completed leads (averaging 32 per month)
    • 1,047 total net new prospects (averaging 33 per month

    Callbox was able to maintain delivering 17 to 22 qualified appointments each month throughout the project, which meant that the campaign consistently met the Client’s expectations.

    Although the Client did not disclose any figures, the company has mentioned that it had already converted “a great deal” of the Callbox-supplied appointments into new customers.

SG Corporate Car Rental Firm Expands in 4-Year Team Up with Callbox [CASE STUDY]

SG Corporate Car Rental Firm Expands in 4-Year Team-Up with Callbox


CASE STUDY



SG Corporate Car Rental Firm Expands in 4-Year Team-Up with Callbox


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
Founded in 1995, the Client ranks as one of the leading providers of corporate car rental services to business customers all over Singapore and Malaysia. The company offers both self-drive and chauffeur-driven vehicle rentals through a number of flexible packages for short- and long-term leasing arrangements.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Corporate offices all over Singapore

TARGET PROSPECTS
Procurement Manager, HR Manager


THE CHALLENGE



Singapore is well-known for its high cost of vehicle ownership, making it an ideal market for car rental companies. The Client is one of dozens of rent-a-car providers competing in the lucrative corporate vehicle leasing segment, a sector which is currently undergoing some major developments.

The Client’s service portfolio includes both short-term and long-term car rentals, but with competition heating up in the business travel market for car rentals (especially with the entry of smaller boutique players via Singapore’s real-time online car rental booking platform), the company wanted to refocus its marketing efforts on long-term rental services, where the Client could better differentiate its offerings.

To maximize results for the new marketing initiative, the Client planned to concentrate its in-house resources on inbound activities, while letting a third-party provider handle the bulk of its outbound strategy. The Client expected this approach would allow them to redirect their internal team on more crucial stages of the sales process.

In 2013, the Client partnered with Callbox for a pilot three-month appointment setting program. After this initial campaign, the Client remained with Callbox until mid-2017, helping the company achieve key business milestones throughout the period.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Completed a long-term multi-channel appointment setting program for a Singapore-based corporate car rental company
  • Exceeded campaign benchmarks in terms of qualified appointments and leads completed throughout the 4-year engagement
  • Contributed to the Client’s medium-term business goals, including market share expansion and revenue growth
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The campaigns carried out during the four-year partnership revolved around Callbox’s multi-touch, multi-channel approach at appointment setting. This involved contacting and nurturing high-value prospects through a sequence of phone and email touches made at critical times in the outreach cycle.

Each campaign’s main objective was to book phone appointments with qualified prospects on behalf of the Client’s reps, targeting procurement managers and HR managers from corporate offices across Singapore.

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  1. Callbox prepared all campaign materials including the campaign database, call scripts, email templates, and landing pages—which were all reviewed and approved by the Client.
  2. Agents engaged the target decision makers in one-on-one sales conversations designed to uncover fit and interest, while QA analysts further screened each potential prospect before handing them over to the Client’s reps.
  3. Callbox’s SMARTCalling tool enabled data-driven call scheduling so that each prospect was contacted at the best possible time.

Email Marketing

  1. Each campaign outreach cadence relied on email touches for warming prospects up and nurturing them toward conversion.
  2. Callbox’s Lead Nurture Tool, a drag-and-drop marketing automation scheme builder, allowed the team to further refine and personalize email send-outs and responses based on specific events and triggers.
  3. Email specialists closely monitored and tracked the campaign’s email performance, maintaining KPIs within the required benchmarks for opens, CTRs, bounces, and response rates.


RESULTS



The entire project ran for 50 months (from June 2013 to July 2017) and met most of the objectives set by the Client. Going into the project, the company wanted to add 10 sales appointments, 20 leads, and 30 warm contacts per month. Here are the actual results of the whole engagement based on the target KPIs:

  • The project booked a total of 782 qualified appointments (averaging 16 per month) for the Client.
  • The Callbox team also generated a total of 2,011 verified leads (averaging 40 per month).
  • There were also 1,426 contacts (averaging 29 per month) positively contacted and profiled during the course of the project.

Overall, the Client was satisfied with the quantity and (more importantly) quality of the leads and appointments Callbox delivered. While the company gave no specific figures, the Client cited gaining a steady stream of opportunities and conversions as the main reason why it continued to work with Callbox for more than four years.


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

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

The Client

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

The Challenge

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

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

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

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

The Callbox Solution

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

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

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

Appointment Setting

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

Email Marketing

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

Results

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

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

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

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