Callbox ABM Concluded Top ICT’s Quest for Success

The Client

Established in 2001, the Client is a regional telco and ICT services company with operations in Singapore (HQ), Malaysia and the Philippines, and a trusted partner of Fortune 500 companies and top The Client is a boutique Internet solutions provider, and the first to commercialize numerous connectivity technologies in Singapore (HQ). It also operates in Malaysia and the Philippines, providing a wide range of services such as Connectivity, Cybersecurity, Secure SD WAN, Data Center Services, Productivity & Remote Work Solutions, and SME Solutions, helping many businesses build and transform their network and security infrastructure, securely move to the cloud, and achieve their digital agenda.

Lines of Business
Global Connectivity, Managed Network, and Managed Security Solutions

The Challenge

The Client was looking for a telemarketing partner for a couple of reasons: to assist them in promoting their recently launched SECURE SD-WAN: Converged Network + Security Solution services, and to cater customers’ needs in a more personalized manner via voice, email, and chat channels.

Unsure of who to work with on the project, the ICT leader shortlisted lead generation agencies from online which they believed were the top and with most client reviews, and considered some referrals from channel partners at the same time. 

After several proposal reviews with a number of providers, they decided to work with Callbox because of the latter’s cohesive and comprehensive approach, and the wide range of services it provides, that are very much aligned with their focus which is business results over process and activities.

The Callbox Solution

Based on the Client’s requirements, Callbox designed an Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management which included Voice, Email, Web, Chat, Webinar, and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support through Team Training, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRM
  • Account Management via Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to help the Client in generating potential leads.
  • To call and promote their newly launched services to the target audience.
  • To schedule face-to-face, online or phone meetings with prospects from other target regions for the Client’s representatives

Below is the two-step campaign process:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries, location, and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox came up with a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they wanted the outbound campaign to target. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Identified as the campaign’s primary targets were SVP/EVP/VP/Director/ Manager – IT, Network, Security, Procurement Heads, CTO, CIO, CSO/CISO, CFO.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The 6-month Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign generated a total of 84 Sales Qualified Leads, 126 Opt-In Marketing Qualified Leads, 246 Follow-ups, and 132 Opt-in Requests for Information.

Client Feedback

Callbox feels like an extension of our own team. They’ve shown great passion to learn about our business, customers, and processes. They align with us accordingly while applying their own expertise.

Callbox: Bridge to Global Market for Improved Code Review Tool

The Client

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

The Challenge

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

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

The Callbox Solution

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

Appointment Setting

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

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

Database Profiling

  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

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

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

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

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Callbox Takes Systems Integrator Leader From “Test” To “Trust”

The Client

The Client is a leading provider of Managed B2B e-Commerce solutions that simplify integration, automate business processes and enhance collaboration and visibility across global trading partners.

The Challenge

Prior to working with Callbox, the Client employed a number of lead generation companies, but most of which resulted in low conversions due to poor lead quality brought by lists with poorly verified contacts, and the lack of probing efforts to uncover prospects’ needs.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign for the Client which consisted of:

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management which utilized voice, email, chat, social media and mobile.
  • Sales Enablement & Support including training, setup and back office sales support.
  • Tools & Subscriptions to Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRMs.
  • Account Management which includes strategy building, reporting and product knowledge.

The campaign goal was for the Callbox team to profile the contact list to ensure higher chance of engagement in generating appointments for the Client.

The campaign was rolled out in two stages:  

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox built a list of target contacts which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Buyer personas identified as the campaign’s primary targets were CIO, IT Manager, Senior Development Manager, PIC of the Software Development in the company
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

Overall, the ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered a total of 700 Appointments and 150 Potential Leads.

IP Provider Hit 33% Up From 3 Closed Deals with Callbox Account-Based Marketing

The Client

The Client is an Australian-owned cloud, data centre and connectivity provider, specializing in enterprise cloud, robust data centres, managed connectivity solutions and multiprovider internet services, with a network that spans through Australia points of presence in five states.

The Challenge

The Client partnered with Optus to wholesale Internet Protocol (IP) Services to middle-tier ISPs and voice service providers in Queensland, and extended its market to Sydney. The Sydney operation did quite well in the first five years, but later scaled down as in-house sales and marketing schemes became ineffective in acquiring new customers, barely drawing ROI. The Client knew that in order to increase their client list, they needed more advanced sales and marketing methods and tools, but such requirements further led them to another challenge: lacking the best tactics and tools that would scale up the sales numbers.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign for the Client which consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management which included Voice, Email, Chat, Web, Social Media, and Webinar
  • Sales Enablement & Support that provided Team Training, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support.
  • Tools Subscriptions to Callbox Pipeline and Hubspot CRM
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target location, industries, and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox then compiled a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they wanted to engage which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Relevant contacts designated as the campaign’s primary targets:Office Manager, Gen. Manager, Managing Director, ICT Manager/Director, IT Manager, Communications Manager.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these decision maker profiles, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

Overall, the six-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered 72 Sales Qualified Leads, 24 Marketing Qualified Leads, 28 Requests for Information, 35 For Callback and 316 Social Media Connections. 

The Client was able to close 3 contracts to multinational companies from the campaign which equals to 33% increase in their sales in the last three years. 

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Speeding Up Lead Flow for Leading Payment Processor

The Client

The Client comprises regional directors and division managers of one of the leading independent payment processors in the United States, handling credit and debit card transactions as well as payroll services for over 100,000 restaurants, hotels and other retail merchants. They employ over 400 staff, and over 800 sales representatives. Their company, headquartered in the east coast, has numerous regional offices that handle large sales territories such as Ohio, California, Texas, Arizona, Indiana.

The Challenge

The Client needed a reliable marketing strategy to keep its services clearly faster and more accessible than that of the increasing number of competitors in the highly-competitive mercantile arena. Specifically, the Client aimed to help their operational level Relationship Managers manage their sales pipeline to encourage increased business development.

The Client wanted to:

  • Grow their vested organization substantially with heavy emphasis on quality people and low sales professional turnover
  • Leverage their 800 strong nationwide sales force coverage

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign package which consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management which engaged Voice, Email, Chat
  • Sales Enablement & Support that included Team Training, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support
  • Tools & Subscriptions to Callbox Pipeline
  • Account Management supported by Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to establish connection with target decision makers 
  • To follow up the most responsive prospects, and simultaneously profile each account to keep the list updated and accurateBook meetings with interested prospects for the Client’s Relationship Managers

Below is the two-step campaign process:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries, location, and relevant contacts
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts
  3. Callbox came up with a list of potential contacts to target, which was reviewed and approved by the Client

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided profiles of the accounts that they want the outbound campaign to target which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. Relevant contacts identified as the campaign’s primary targets were Business Owners
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on target industries

Results

The campaign ran for 4 years, a result of several contract renewals, and which generated 1,061 Sales Qualified Appointments.

Australia’s Leading Technology Broker Captures More Leads with Callbox

The Client

The Client is a certified Microsoft Partner, and Australia’s leading technology broker and retailer of a wide range of brand name technology products. It operates an online store serving a wide client base composed of corporate organizations, academic institutions, government sectors, and resellers throughout the country.

The Challenge

The Client wanted to widen its market reach, and decided to look for a lead generation partner to augment its in-house strategies in promoting its IT products and services . Highly technical in nature, the Client required someone with domain expertise to handle inquiries confidently, and the ability to capture and communicate the technical details of each touchpoint.

Rather than risk a trial-and-error with “generic” telemarketers from unfocused lead generation companies, the Client chose Callbox to run the project due to its capability to provide technically sound prospecting solutions with relevant experience in the IT field.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management which utilized Voice, Email, Chat, Webinar, and Web
  • Sales Enablement & Support which covered TeamTraining, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRM
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge

THE GOALS

  • The Callbox team was to identify Microsoft users with near-term for software licensing or upgrade to any versions of Microsoft applications.
  • Profile the contacts in the database to keep each account at best quality.
  • To uncover pending needs and pain points from prospects, and if they would be interested in receiving proposals from the Client.
  • Book meetings with qualified prospects for the Client’s inside sales team.

Below is the two-step process for the ABM campaign:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target industries, locations, and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox worked out the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox then compiled a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided specific target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach, which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were IT Managers, System Administrators, Infrastructure Managers, Procurement Managers, and Office Managers.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The six-month campaign generated 207 Sales Qualified Leads, 362 Marketing Qualified Leads, 112 For Callback.

Integrated Campaign for UK’s Leading Workflow Automation Solution

The Client

The Client is a leading provider of enterprise workflow applications software and automation solutions that help increase efficiency and simplify business processes through process-driven applications. Based in London, UK, the Client serves a stable of more than 1500 corporate clients in 40 countries, with over 1 million users worldwide.

The Challenge

The Client was seeking to drive attendees to its Microsoft SharePoint Seminar in London. Its immediate goal was to produce high quality sign-ups. However, the overall objective was to generate and deliver to its inside sales team sales resources that are fully-qualified and with near-term requirement for the products it offers. The Client had no experience in outsourcing its marketing function, and the result of this campaign would determine whether or not it would consider similar projects in the future.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox had an excellent campaign with the Client’s main branch in the US, and was recommended by the latter to its UK office. The Client hired Callbox to make outbound calls inviting prospects to its Microsoft SharePoint Seminar in London. After making thorough preparations, Callbox then started the campaign, targeting CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and Finance, and Operations Managers outside London. This project was a huge challenge for the team as it involved inviting prospects to an event that would require them to travel for several hours mostly by land.

With two weeks left in the project, Callbox proposed an integrated two-phase campaign to make a shift from event invitation to lead generation marketing to which the client agreed. The Callbox team proceeded with the lead generation campaign right away, focusing on promoting the client’s workflow application for the police and fire services around London, UK area. Callbox was able to mine the Client’s existing contacts database to identify hundreds of potential customers. This campaign targeted IT Managers, ICT, CIOs, HOD ITs, and IT Directors.

Throughout the campaign, Callbox communicated regularly with the Client through PipelineCRM, which allowed the Client to monitor campaign progress in real-time.

Results

Despite the difficulties encountered during the campaign, Callbox was able to produce significant results for the Client.

  • 15 qualified leads in 22 calling days
  • 412 positive contacts out of 1912 (22% contact rate)
  • 38 contacts scheduled for follow-up
  • 55 requested for additional information

Additional benefits of this campaign include enhanced brand and product awareness, and acquisition of business intelligence and other significant data about the Client’s market. Most notably, this campaign inspired the Client to consider a change in marketing practices with outsourcing.

Needing more time to close the leads, the Client decided to put the campaign on hold, but expressed willingness to run another lead generating project with Callbox in the near future.