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Callbox Helped Decode Issues And Brought Significant Sales Uptick For 5-Star Cybersecurity Software Provider

CASE STUDY

Callbox Brings Significant Sales Uptick For 5-Star Cybersecurity Provider


THE CLIENT


Client Information

ABOUT

The Client is one of the trusted names in cybersecurity in the IT industry that offers endpoint security solutions. They are composed of teams of bold malware hunters, software engineers, and security industry veterans, and their innovative technology has been awarded six patents since inception.

TARGET AREAS

Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia

TARGET INDUSTRIES

Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Finance/Insurance/Real Estate, Services, Public Administration, Transportation and Public Utilities, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining and Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing, Healthcare (Sg), Multinationals

TARGET PROSPECTS

IT Director, CTO, CIO, Desktop Manager, IT Security Manager, Security Architect, CISO, Desktop Administrator


THE CHALLENGE


Apart from expanding their market reach to neighboring nations, Malaysia and Hong Kong, the Client also needed to address some vague issues about their product.

The Client needed to educate their target customers further than their anti-malware tool does more than just removing known viruses, but can isolate and remove trojans, block or flag malware and detect threatening files and behaviours that are common in viruses.

Although news and updates about their products were regularly published via newsletters, and webinars and in-person events were held, the cybersecurity expert decided to look for a partner who can provide proven process and tools that could speed up information dissemination to target customers, as well as generate leads and appointments to grow their sales pipeline.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Successfully completed a 6-month Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign for an IT anti-malware company
  • Fairly worked out outbound campaign activities that opened opportunities for the Client to engage new sets of target buyers
  • Achieved key objectives in terms of best-fit accounts and highly-qualified prospects delivered

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Appointment Setting and Lead Generation Campaign results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION


Callbox tailored a multi-touch, multi-channel account-based marketing campaign for the Client. It’s a marketing ensemble of voice, email, and LinkedIn which delivered what the Client needed. They approved the proposal and signed for a two-term appointment setting and lead generation program.

The Callbox team was to generate leads based on the Client’s target specifications and set either zoom or face to face meetings with qualified decision makers who articulated their issues and interested to speak with the Client. The campaign involved three key steps:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries and decision makers.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox then 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 want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Buyer personas were identified as the campaign’s primary targets: IT Director, CTO, CIO, Desktop Manager, IT Security Manager, Security Architect, CISO, Desktop Administrator
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.


RESULTS


Overall, the six-month Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign produced a total of 86 appointments, 36 marketing qualified leads, 84 requested for more information, 98 for follow-ups, 94 for callbacks, and 542 LinkedIn connections.



Cost Reduction Consulting Firm Grows Potential Sales with 270+ New Business Leads

CASE STUDY

Cost Reduction Consulting Firm Grows Potential Sales with 270+ New Business Leads


THE CLIENT


Client Information

ABOUT

The Client is an independent cost reduction consulting firm with offices all over the US and Canada. They help businesses reduce essential service expenses on telecom, merchant services, and shipping by twenty-seven to twenty-eight percent, and have delivered more than three hundred million dollars in documented savings to their clients.

TARGET AREAS

USA and Canada

TARGET INDUSTRIES

Accounting & Financial, Administration, Construction, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Information Services, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Printing & Publishing, Professional Services, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation

TARGET PROSPECTS

Business Owners, Managers, Directors


THE CHALLENGE


The dawn of automation in computers and mobile devices brought a drastic change in the Client’s performance and ROI metrics. As people start to learn to maximize the internet’s capabilities like remote management and tracking usage, the consulting expert found themselves dragging, having not enough data resources and tools to use to help them implement innovative ideas to attract new customers and keep the old ones.

To keep up, the Client looked for options, tools, and services that could help them cut the rope. With a colleague’s advice, they considered outsourcing their marketing efforts to Callbox.

The Client’s thrust was to increase their customer base in order to achieve its goal of opening more operation sites in target states in the US and provinces in Canada.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Successfully completed an 18-month US and Canada-wide Appointment Setting campaign for a management consulting company.
  • Worked out outbound campaign activities that opened opportunities for the Client to engage new sets of customers in two countries.
  • Achieved key objectives in terms of best-fit accounts and highly-qualified prospects delivered.

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION


Callbox designed an Appointment Setting campaign which the Client approved and initially signed up for three months, and eventually progressed to five more contracts thereafter.

The goal was for the Callbox team to set appointments between the Client’s specialists and prospects who have a need for their consulting services.

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries and decision makers.
  2. Callbox filtered the Client’s target decision makers 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 want the outbound campaign to engage.
  2. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  3. Callbox qualified prospects that had a current need of any of the Client’s services.


RESULTS


Overall, the eighteen-month Appointment Setting campaign delivered 270 appointments (sales-qualified leads) in total, 135 leads completed (highly convertible leads that require further nurturing), and 90 requested for more information (qualified prospects who need more time to review).



Appointment Setting Campaign Causes Rise in Sales-ready Leads for Cyber Security Firm

CASE STUDY

Appointment Setting Campaign Causes Rise in Sales-ready Leads for Cyber Security Firm


THE CLIENT


Client information

ABOUT

The Client is a New York City-based company that supports businesses and organizations to help them deal with their information security challenges and deal with cyber threats. The Client primarily targets organizations including some of the world’s most high profile blue-chip companies and government organizations ranging from financial, retail, legal, and defense sectors.

TARGET AREAS

East Coast states with a focus in NY industries

TARGET INDUSTRIES

Retail Trade, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate

TARGET PROSPECTS

CIOs, CTOs, IT managers, CFOs and other IT Decision-makers


THE CHALLENGE


The NY-based client provides IT security services such as Cyber Security Consultancy, Cyber Risk Management, and Cyber Defence testing and Insurance.

The Client has an internal sales team, in charge of finding, reaching and converting potential clients. They have tried various methods and strategies in the hopes to generate more leads. However, the lack of new prospects, and as an effect, closed deals have been a prevalent struggle for the Client recently. That’s where Callbox stepped in.

The Callbox team implemented a 3-month account-based appointment setting strategy to help the Client expand its reach to other viable markets and secure sales meetings with the right people across these accounts.

The Client wanted Callbox to help them initiate this process so that their staff can focus on improving their services and fully cater to their existing clients’ needs. Therefore, Callbox’s role expanded to include market research, account selection, account profiling, and targeted outreach.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Successfully completed a 3-month account-based appointment setting campaign
  • Doubled the number of sales-qualified leads generated per month as compared to internal efforts
  • Added a total of 148 marketing-qualified leads and 790+ profiled prospects

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Appointment Setting for Cyber Security Firm Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION


The Client chose Callbox after being referred by one of their top customers, which also happened to be a long-time Callbox partner.

Together with the Client, Callbox has put together an Appointment Setting Campaign with the mission of updating the Client’s database and build a fresh set of qualified prospects.

Account Research and Selection

  1. The first step of this process, we narrowed down the campaign’s focus to a few high-impact potential customers and identified the ideal accounts by sorting out through the pool of target prospects in the selected industries. We computed the Client’s total number of companies in their market as well as the minimum number of the ideal target accounts that reached the objective.
  2. After identifying all possible prospects, we proceeded to sift through them to find Ideal Account Profiles (IAP) to make sure which specific organizations to target and which ones to avoid.
  3. Lastly, our team segmented all potential accounts into tiers that would allow the Client to prioritize candidates and customize their engagement strategy accordingly to their different needs. We gauged each company on how well they meet the Ready, Willing, Able, and Success potential criteria outline.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. Once all potential prospects have gone through the sorting process, it was important that we gathered and prepared the most important specs and evaluated them; gathering all the helpful data needed. This is where we finalized the target criteria to determine whether we need to expand or alter our list as we went along.
  2. We made an initial B2B list on the available data. The client provided us with data on their target prospects such as CIOs, CTOs, IT managers, and other IT decision-makers, who are most likely to contribute to the campaign.
  3. To conclude the process, we input additional data that would serve as a good back up in case the first contact was inaccessible. This helped improve and spike up the Client’s chances of picking up on more potential customers.

Multi-touch, Multi-channel Outreach

  1. Active voice calls have been done by our team to reach out new as well as existing prospects, encouraging and following up with their teams, including decision-makers. There have been 18,522 calls made with 980+ (5.3%) resulting in successful conversations.
  2. Our team has also maximized the use of email to reach prospects. 10,842 emails have been delivered which garnered 1,301.04 replies in return. Additionally, Adwords Impressions have also reeled in a 1.6% click rate which boosted the brand’s visibility greatly.
  3. Social media touchpoints have been used to its fullest potential sending out 706 Invites and 415 InMails which resulted in 54.7% connections and 24.6% replies.


RESULTS


This appointment setting campaign was completed within three months.

The campaign showed the very effective use of outreach channels and touches, with the following highlights:

  • Phone: 989 (5.3%) conversations with decision-makers
  • Email: 10,842 delivered e-mails, 1301.4 (12%) replies
  • LinkedIn: 67% InMail reply rates, 112 new connections

The consolidated ABM results for the two campaigns include:

  • Accounts touched: 5,695
  • Average touches per account: 32.89
  • Average contacts per account: 4.2

In total, the campaign was able to set 53 appointments with sales-ready leads for the Client. This figure almost doubles what the Client’s own team was able to produce on a normal basis. Additionally, the campaign has also generated a total of 148 potential leads and 790+ completed profiles.

These results suitably exceeded the Client’s expectations. This is why the Client has expressed interest in tapping Callbox to handle its future ABM outreach campaigns.



ABM-Focused Campaigns Double Sales Opportunities for Managed Cloud Firm

CASE STUDY

ABM-Focused Campaigns Double Sales Opportunities for Managed Cloud Firm


THE CLIENT


Client information

ABOUT

The Client is an Austin, TX-based company that provides managed cloud solutions tailored for the security, middleware, and database needs of enterprise customers. The Client primarily targets organizations operating in industries with complex regulatory and compliance requirements.

TARGET AREAS

Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Florida

TARGET INDUSTRIES

Manufacturing, Distribution, Banking, Insurance

TARGET PROSPECTS

CIO, CTO, CFO, CEO, Managing Director


THE CHALLENGE


The Client, an Austin, TX-based managed cloud services provider with Fortune Global 500 customers in a number of countries worldwide, wanted to expand its market presence much closer to home with an intensified push for increased market share in over a dozen U.S. states.

With the help of its newly launched ABM program, the company has already made some progress toward this planned expansion. Their ABM effort has so far added 97 candidate strategic accounts into their pipeline after a full year of implementation.

The Client, however, understood they need to scale this up in order to make their funnel numbers work. They aimed to apply a tiered approach at selecting accounts during the program’s second year.

Under their tier-based ABM strategy, the company segments accounts into two main tiers according to how potential companies match the target customer profile:

  • Tier 1 Accounts: Best-fit companies requiring hyper-targeted, market-of-one engagement
  • Tier 2 Accounts: The rest of their target accounts that still require targeted and personalized messaging but not a market-of-one approach; consists of two further sub-segments based on industry group

In order for their internal team to exclusively focus their time and resources on selling to Tier 1 accounts, the Client planned to let a B2B marketing service provider handle the top-of-funnel activities for the Tier 2 segment.

The company set three main goals that their partner marketing agency should help them achieve:

  • Increase the quantity and quality of target accounts in all Tier 2 sub-segments
  • Navigate each target account’s org chart to identify all relevant decision makers
  • Initiate contact and set the stage for the Client’s reps to convert and close promising prospects

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Completed two account-based appointment setting campaigns that engaged senior-level decision makers from large U.S.-based enterprises
  • Targeted 3 separate decision-maker groups in each potential account with personalized messaging and unique lead nurture path
  • Doubled the number of strategic accounts and qualified opportunities in the Client’s sales pipeline

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Results of Appointment Setting Campaign for Cloud Provider


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION


The Client chose Callbox after being referred by one of their top customers, which also happened to be a long-time Callbox partner.

Since the Client wanted Callbox to target the two sub-segments under their Tier 2 account category, a separate three-month account-based appointment setting campaign was planned for each sub-segment. These campaigns were carried out consecutively and consisted of the following main activities:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The first campaign targeted manufacturing and distribution companies with enterprise compute workloads that were already running or in need of being migrated to the Cloud.
  2. The second campaign reached out to financial services and insurance firms that needed all workloads to be transferred to the Cloud.
  3. The second campaign reached out to financial services and insurance firms that needed all workloads to be transferred to the Cloud.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The two campaigns targeted three main buyer groups in each account: influencers (CEOs and Managing Directors), technical buyers (CIOs and CTOs), and economic buyers (CFOs).
  2. The Client provided additional information on past deals to help refine the target buyer profiles under each decision-maker group.
  3. Each entry in the account and prospect lists was thoroughly checked by a database QA team and had to be approved by the Client before being used in the two campaigns.

Multi-touch, Multi-channel Outreach

  1. Both campaigns followed a unique lead nurture path and personalized messaging strategy for each of the three decision-maker groups.
  2. A data-driven outreach cadence that combined phone, email, and LinkedIn touches was developed and executed for each lead nurture path.
  3. Pipeline, Callbox’s own CRM and marketing automation tool, served as the main hub of the two campaigns, where activities were orchestrated and the project was managed.


RESULTS


Each of the two campaigns was completed in a three-month interval, for a total of six months of account-based appointment setting activities.

Both campaigns showed very effective use of outreach channels and touches, with the following highlights:

  • Phone: 2,798 conversations with decision makers
  • Email: 32% open rate, 9% CTR, 3.7% reply rate
  • LinkedIn: 67% InMail reply rates, 112 new connections

The consolidated ABM results for the two campaigns include:

  • Accounts touched: 4,993
  • Average touches per account: 10.1
  • Average contacts per account: 4.0

In total, the two campaigns handed off 86 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads) to the Client’s reps. This figure almost doubles what the Client’s own team can produce in a similar period. Additionally, the two campaigns have also generated a total of 144 marketing-qualified leads (completed leads, requests for information, and follow-ups).

These results suitably exceeded the Client’s expectations. This is why the Client has expressed interest in tapping Callbox to handle its future ABM outreach campaigns.



IT Telecom Consultancy Adds Over $1.3M in Sales Pipeline Opportunities

CASE STUDY



IT Telecom Consultancy Adds Over $1.3M in Sales Pipeline Opportunities


THE CLIENT



Client Information

ABOUT
The Client provides supplier integration, cost management, and strategic sourcing solutions for IT and telecommunications services. Founded in 1997, the Client targets Fortune 500 and other large companies doing business in a number of industries throughout the United States.



TARGET AREAS
United States

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Mining, Construction, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade

TARGET PROSPECTS
IT Executives and CFOs


THE CHALLENGE



The Client is a leading IT and telecommunications consulting firm based out of Albany, NY. The company works primarily with large U.S.-based enterprises to help them reduce expenses through cost management programs and strategic sourcing initiatives.

For the better part of two decades, the Client has carved out a decent market coverage across a broad range of industries. The company maintains a number of Fortune 500 brands and government agencies in its customer portfolio.

The Client, however, recently ramped up customer acquisition activities in verticals where it lagged behind competitors. These included mining, construction, retail, and wholesale trade.

The move required committing additional time and people—which were already at a premium internally at the company. To avoid diverting resources away from other ongoing marketing initiatives, the Client decided it was better to outsource the prospecting activities for the new campaign.

For example, the Client’s inside sales agents generated an average of 10 sales appointments on their own each month. The company wanted to know whether a third-party provider could help increase this figure, so that they would be able to evaluate if outsourced prospecting was a viable long-term strategy.

The key was to partner with an outsourced marketing agency that had the right services and track record to effectively meet the company’s prospecting requirements:

  • Expand their target account list with potential customers in the mining, construction, retail, and wholesale trade industries
  • Identify the most relevant decision makers in each target account, which include IT executives and CFOs
  • Contact and qualify these decision makers, then book high-interest prospects for a phone or face-to-face sales meeting
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Designed and implemented a long-term account-based appointment setting campaign for an IT/telecom consulting company that targets large U.S-based enterprises
  • Added pipeline value of between $1.3 million to $4.2 million in potential new business
  • Expanded pool of target accounts and qualified decision makers available for the Client
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Appointment Setting Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s account-based appointment setting service was exactly what the Client needed. After a thorough evaluation process, the Client signed up for a three-month pilot campaign. This was then renewed for three more terms, and the ongoing project has now completed six months of campaign activities.

Callbox worked closely with the Client to tailor a campaign plan that matched their specifications. The campaign was continuously refined throughout the project and covered three main activities:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client wanted to target businesses with at least 500 employees and annual sales of more than $50 million from mining, construction, retail, and wholesale trade.
  2. The target account specifications were further refined by analyzing the Client’s top customers and comparing qualities such as technologies in use, geographic focus, and customer base.
  3. Callbox then prepared the target account list using Callbox’s in-house database and external data sources.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. There were two key buyer personas (decision maker groups) targeted in the campaign: IT executives and CFOs.
  2. The Client provided further demographic and firmographic qualities for segmenting the contact list.
  3. Each record was thoroughly verified before being submitted to the Client for approval.

Multi-touch, Multi-channel Outreach

  1. Each of the two target prospect segments was contacted and qualified using a unique lead nurture path and personalized messaging strategy.
  2. The lead nurture paths combined phone, email, and LinkedIn channels to maximize engagement and response.
  3. Each lead nurture path was comprised of multiple touches, which were carried out based on a combination of automated engagement and one-on-one interactions.

RESULTS



The entire effort has completed a total of six months of appointment setting activities and is now about to start its seventh month. So far, the project has met all key objectives, from individual outreach channels, all the way to overall campaign results.

Outreach activities for each channel have produced the following key results:

  • Phone: 23% decision maker reach rate
  • Email: 34.0% open rates, 11% CTR, 7.1% reply rates
  • LinkedIn: 39% InMail reply rates, 177 new connections

In terms of account-based prospecting, the campaign has so far delivered:

  • Accounts touched: 6,878
  • Average touches per account: 15
  • Average contacts per account: 3.2

The Callbox team has delivered a total of 104 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads) to the Client throughout the campaign so far. That translates to around 17 appointments each month, which is 1.7 times higher than what their inside sales team can produce on average.

Using the Client’s own conversion metrics (40% lead to proposal rate and 50% proposal to close rate) and average deal size of between $60,000 to $200,000, the Client can potentially add between $1.3 million to $4.2 million in new sales from the Callbox-generated appointments.



Callbox Profiles Key In-House List for Government Agency, Lifts Email KPIs

CASE STUDY



Callbox Profiles Key In-House List for Government Agency, Lifts Email KPIs


THE CLIENT



Client information

ABOUT
The Client is the head office of a government agency in a Southeast Asian country. The Client develops and implements foreign trade policies, as well as regulates the country’s export and import industries.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
International Trade Sector (Export and Import Industries)

TARGET PROSPECTS
C-level and Senior Management


THE CHALLENGE



As part of the government agency responsible for overseeing international trade in its home country, the Client facilitates trade relations with private companies overseas. The Client maintains an extensive database of key contacts from exporters and importers located in partner countries.

The office’s foreign companies list consists of around 25,000 contacts acquired from different sources, such as signup forms, internal research, tradeshow events, and publicly available documents. The list makes up the backbone of the Client’s promotion activities and information drive, as well as the main distribution list for the agency’s monthly newsletter.

The Client recently started a planned update and migration of its various data resources. A data audit revealed that the agency’s foreign companies list contained a very high number of potential data quality issues, including missing values, duplicate entries, and outdated fields.

With tight timetables for the data migration project, the Client sought the help of a third-party provider to scrub and update its foreign companies list. Following a thorough procurement process, officials chose Callbox after taking into account price competitiveness, data management capabilities, and track record.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cleaned and updated a Southeast Asian government agency’s contact list of overseas exporters and importers
  • Enriched Client’s database with targeted information collected from various sources
  • Helped improve Client’s outbound campaigns with highly accurate and up-to-date data
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Data Profiling Campaign results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox carried out a data cleaning and data profiling campaign for the Client. The campaign was designed with the agency’s very particular requirements and timelines in mind.

Data Cleaning

  1. The data cleaning phase of the campaign was scheduled and completed during the first two weeks.
  2. A battery of database scrubbing activities were performed on the Client’s foreign companies list, including de-duplication, error correction, and record standardization.
  3. The data cleaning workflow consisted of both manual and automated processes which made use of Callbox’s suite of list health tools.

Data Profiling

  1. After completing the data cleaning activities, the Callbox team verified and updated each list record through one-on-one calls with contacts, which consisted of senior and C-level executives from multiple countries and locations.
  2. Desk research helped enrich the Client’s database by supplying missing values and appending new information mined from different sources.
  3. Accuracy of each list entry was guaranteed through cross-referencing with Callbox’s own records and using different data sources to validate fields.

RESULTS



The whole campaign took two months to complete (or 44 days), which was well within the Client’s required timeline. The first two weeks were spent on data cleaning, while the remaining six weeks were allocated for data profiling.

The Callbox team profiled a total of 24,952 records and worked to achieve 99.5% accuracy for the final list.

Three months after receiving the cleaned and profiled database, the Client reported 1.3x higher delivery rates, 70% fewer bounces, and across-the-board improvement in their email engagement/response metrics.



ICT Leader Aced More Than A Thousand New Leads With Callbox’s ABM Appointment Setting Program

CASE STUDY



ICT Leader Aced More Than A Thousand New Leads With Callbox’s ABM Appointment Setting Program


THE CLIENT



Client information

ABOUT
As a multinational company and one of the world’s top ICT brands, the Client specializes in advanced electronics technology. It’s core business focuses on fusing hardware, software and services to open up wider possibilities for businesses and consumers alike.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
All Industries

TARGET PROSPECTS
IT Managers, IT Directors, CTO, CEO


THE CHALLENGE



The Client has more than four decades of ICT experience and leadership. It started with service-oriented technologies and has kept the battle in its hands until it lost bearings in 2011 due to management hit-or-miss and tough market competition.

The ICT magnate saw a decline in their revenue and sagging interest from their customers with competitors’ rapid release of mobile devices that made them seem invisible in the market.

Although several innovations were launched to snatch their target customer’s interest back, the problem continued for a couple of years, resulting to difficulty in promoting their new line of products. This called for the client to outsource some of its functions, particularly sales and marketing.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Successfully completed a 6-month Malaysia-wide, appointment setting campaign for an MY-based ICT company
  • Revived the Client’s marketability through proven targeted outbound account-based strategy
  • Exceeded key objectives in terms of best-fit accounts and highly-interested sales contacts delivered
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Appointment Setting Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox and the Client built a detailed plan for a two-term account-based appointment setting campaign.

The thrust was for Callbox to get the Client’s sales specialists appointments with relevant IT purchase stakeholders, B2B prospects that have a need to purchase servers or PCs within three to six months time.

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target industries, employee size, decision makers and number of users.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying which companies best qualify as target accounts.
  3. Callbox then compiled a list of potential accounts to target, which was reviewed and accepted by the Client.

Account and Contacts Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of prospects they want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Two buyer personas were designated as the campaign’s primary targets: mid-level IT managers or directors and C-level IT decision makers.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these two personas and further grouped according to industry, business size, and technologies in use.

Multi-touch, Multi-channel Outreach

  1. The campaign combined phone and email channels to maximize engagement with the target prospects.
  2. The touches were carried out based on a combination of calling and email marketing interactions with live agents.
  3. Messaging (used in scripts, email copies, page content, ad copies, etc.) was tailored according to the buyer personas and contact segments.

RESULTS



The six-month campaign exceeded all key objectives set for the project: individual channels, main activities, and overall campaign.

The campaign produced the following results:

  • Average appointments per day: 8
  • Decision maker reach rate: 39%
  • Accounts touched: 59,103
  • Average touches per account: 3.35
  • Total emails delivered: 21,164

Overall, the six-month campaign produced a total of 1,248 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads).

The appointments delivered were best-qualified. Although the Client did not specify, they confirmed that the bulk of the leads were converted into new accounts.

Callbox was able to establish a good working relationship with the Client which resulted to two referrals from them.



Callbox’s Call-To-Invite Campaign Delivered ICT Leader From Buyout Concussions

CASE STUDY



Callbox’s Call-To-Invite Campaign Delivered ICT Leader From Buyout Concussions


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a global computer technology pioneer that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services. They empower countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology solutions that help them do and achieve more.



TARGET AREAS
Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia

TARGET INDUSTRIES
All Industries

TARGET PROSPECTS
IIT Manager, Network Security Manager, Networking Manager


THE CHALLENGE



The Client made history and proved its might in the technology sector when it completed a merger valued at approximately $60 billion with one of the biggest data storage companies, in 2015.

Although It was known to be the biggest tech deal ever, several roadblocks halted the deal’s success which affected the business in many different ways. One of those is product redundancy.

The Client’s newly acquired partner hosts several subsidiaries that were meant to augment technology bases and slope up the business but turned out to create a complex battleground, resulting in customer anxiety instead.

In the hope of driving awareness on customers about its new line of combined products and services, the Client decided to host a series of events.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Successfully completed a 3-month region-wide Call-to Invite campaign for a multinational ICT company
  • Worked out seamless outbound campaign activities that set the stage for the Client to deliver its message to its target audience
  • Achieved key objectives in terms of best-fit accounts and highly-interested participants delivered
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Call-to-Invite Campaign results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox and the Client methodized a three-month Call-to-Invite campaign.

The goal was for the Callbox team to invite target participants and register to the series of events that the Client will be hosting in different countries and schedules.

The discussions focused on automation and data security.

Account Research and Selection

  1. Callbox helped analyze and refine the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) that served as basis for identifying which companies to include as target accounts.
  2. Callbox improved the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying which contacts qualify best as target participants.
  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 prospects they want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Two buyer personas were designated as the campaign’s primary targets: mid-level IT managers or directors and mid-level network managers.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these two personas and further grouped according to industry and business size.

RESULTS



The three-month Call-to-Invite campaign concluded the key objective set for the project: to drive awareness on target customers about the new line of merged products and services as one brand.

The Call-to-Invite campaign delivered the following results:

First Month, Thailand

  • Total calls made: 2,970
  • No. of RSVPs: 70
  • For follow up: 65
  • Requested more information: 40
  • Total positive contacts: 424

Second Month, Singapore

  • Total calls made: 3,080
  • No. of RSVPs: 80
  • For follow up: 70
  • Requested more information: 53
  • Total positive contacts: 512

Third Month, Malaysia

  • Total calls made: 1,776
  • No. of RSVPs: 30
  • For follow up: 40
  • Requested more information: 25
  • Total positive contacts: 115

Overall, the three-month Call-to-Invite outreach produced a total of 180 leads (confirmed attendees) as against the Client’s target of 100.

The leads delivered were best-qualified targets which turned in 55% conversion for the Client.



Account-Based Appointment Setting Puts Business IT Firm in Front of Best-Fit Customers

CASE STUDY



Account-Based Appointment Setting Puts Business IT Firm in Front of Best-Fit Customers


THE CLIENT



About the CLient

ABOUT
The Client provides managed IT and IT consulting services to manufacturing, industrial, food and beverage, and media organizations throughout the United States. The company specializes in IT support, advisory, cloud, procurement, and networking solutions.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Manufacturing, Industrial, Media, F&B

TARGET PROSPECTS
IT Manager, IT Director, CIO, CTO


THE CHALLENGE



Since 2014, Callbox has been a key partner in the Client’s customer acquisition program. The Client outsources much of its prospecting activities to Callbox and receives the bulk of its outbound leads and appointments from Callbox campaigns carried out regularly throughout the year.

During the campaign for the second half of 2018, Callbox implemented an account-based appointment setting strategy. This was in support of the Client’s recent adoption of an ABM approach for acquiring new business.

With ABM, the Client aims to capture high-value deals by engaging multiple contacts in an organization. According to the Client, they’ve observed that IT buying decisions now have to pass through different layers of decision makers. Oftentimes this means reps need to speak to multiple roles within the target company just to get their foot in the door.

The Client wanted Callbox to help them initiate this process, so that their reps can focus on moving the sales conversation forward. As a result, Callbox’s role grew to include market research, account selection, account profiling, and targeted outreach.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Successfully completed a 6-month U.S.-wide multi-channel, account-based appointment setting campaign for a CA-based IT company
  • Complemented the Client’s ABM efforts with a seamless pivot to a targeted outbound account-based strategy
  • Exceeded key objectives in terms of best-fit accounts and highly-interested sales contacts delivered
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Account-base Appointment Setting Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox and the Client worked out a detailed plan for a six-month account-based appointment setting campaign. The plan applied Callbox’s proven multi-touch, multi-channel outreach capabilities to connect with multiple relevant IT purchase stakeholders in the target accounts. The campaign consisted of three main activities:

Account Research and Selection

  1. Callbox helped analyze and refine the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) that served as basis for identifying which companies to include as target accounts.
  2. The Client indicated specific industries, annual revenues, employee size, technologies in use, and other business characteristics that their best-fit accounts had.
  3. Callbox then compiled a list of potential accounts to target, which was reviewed and accepted by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of prospects they want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic descriptions.
  2. Two buyer personas were designated as the campaign’s primary targets: mid-level IT managers and C-level IT decision makers.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these two personas and further grouped according to industry, business size, and technologies in use.

Multi-touch, Multi-channel Outreach

  1. The campaign combined phone, email, LinkedIn, and PPC channels to maximize engagement with the target prospects.
  2. The touches were carried out based on a combination of automated lead nurturing and interactions with live agents.
  3. Messaging (used in scripts, email copies, page content, ad copies, etc.) was tailored according to the buyer personas and contact segments.

RESULTS



The six-month campaign met all the key objectives set for each level of the project: individual channels, main activities, and overall campaign.

In terms of individual outreach channels used in the campaign, the Callbox team delivered the following results:

  • Phone: 32% decision maker reach rate
  • Email: 38.3% open rates, 9% CTRs, 5.5% reply rates
  • LinkedIn: 30% InMail reply rate, 201 new connection
  • PPC: 2.9% CTR

The three main account-based campaign activities produced the following:

  • Accounts touched: 7,909
  • Average touches per account: 19.2
  • Average contacts per account: 3.5

Overall, the six-month campaign produced a total of 89 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads) and 134 marketing-qualified leads (MQLs).

Since the qualified appointments represented best-fit, highly-interested opportunities, the Client expected to convert the bulk of these into new accounts, though they did not specify their forecast.

The Client continues to have Callbox as a marketing partner. Currently, Callbox is running a new six-month account-based appointment setting campaign for the Client



Long-Term B2C Client Taps into Steady Flow of Appointments

CASE STUDY



Long-Term B2C Client Taps into Steady Flow of Appointments


THE CLIENT



Long Term B2C Client Taps into Steady Flow of Appointments [About the client]

ABOUT
The Client installs and replaces windows and doors for homes and residential units. With its headquarters located in Edmonton, Alberta, the company primarily targets homeowners throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and other Canadian provinces.


TARGET DECISION MAKERS
Homeowners


THE CHALLENGE



The Client has been a Callbox customer since 2014. Callbox handles most of the activities in the Client’s outbound prospecting program.

At the time the Client started working with Callbox, the company had a fairly extensive coverage of key areas in their primary markets of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

The early campaigns that Callbox launched for the Client were aimed at expanding the company’s presence in newer locations throughout these provinces. Around two years into the partnership, the Client shifted their marketing focus toward expanding across Canada.

The Client was very particular with the depth of product knowledge that the agents assigned to the project held. The Client had prior experience with a different provider that focused the messaging strategy on the Client as an organization but underemphasized the company’s products and benefits.

In addition, the Client also wanted Callbox’s appointment setting solution to seamlessly integrate with the company’s processes and technology stack. In particular, the client made it clear that the outbound campaigns should sync up with their internal CRM tool.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS IN ONGOING PROGRAM

  • Launched an ongoing targeted B2C appointment setting program for a window and door replacement company based in Canada
  • Delivered a consistent flow of qualified appointments each month for over 5 years now
  • Grew the Client’s prospect database with new contacts and updated fields
Long Term B2C Client Taps into Steady Flow of Appointments [Campaign results]

THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox planned and carried out phone-based outbound appointment setting campaigns for the Client. The project’s main objective is to hand off qualified prospects with a very high degree of interest in the Client’s window and door installation services.

The campaign activities broadly fall into two main categories: prospect research and phone outreach.

Prospect Research and Profiling

1. The company sells to homeowners within a specified income bracket and age group. This was initially limited to the company’s primary markets of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario but was later expanded into other Canadian provinces.

2. The Client provided its own prospect list, which the Callbox team supplemented with additional records and updated fields.

3. Most of the new contacts that Callbox provided have been acquired through research. These new records were reviewed and approved by the Client before being used.

Phone Outreach

1. The campaign team’s calling agents contacted prospects and determine their interest in the Client’s services with a series of probing questions. Contacts who were planning to replace their window or door, plus agreed to meet with a rep for a free estimate, were tagged as success calls.

2. To ensure that calling agents had adequate product knowledge, product training and call simulations were done prior to the project. The Client also regularly reviewed call scripts and recordings to see if their product-level value proposition was maintained in the calls.

3. Callbox tailored each outbound campaign to meet the Client’s changing requirements, scaling up the manpower and resources allocated to the project as needed. When the target locations grew to include other provinces in Canada, Callbox assigned an additional calling agent and another data specialist to the campaign team.


RESULTS



The campaign team has been able to maintain a positive response rate of at least 34% and a monthly list growth rate of 3%.

The appointment setting program is still ongoing and has now completed more than five years of targeted outbound B2C campaign activities for the Client.

On average, Callbox hands off 318 qualified appointments to the Client’s reps each month. The campaign team has also been able to maintain a positive response rate of at least 34% and a monthly list growth rate of 3%.

The Client is very satisfied with the results of the program so far and continues to partner with Callbox.



Gym Software Firm Gets Pipeline in Shape After 3-Month Callbox Program

CASE STUDY



Gym Software Firm Gets Pipeline in Shape After 3-Month Callbox Program


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
The Client develops and provides membership management software designed for fitness clubs and wellness centers. The company targets gym facilities of all sizes, as well as single-location and multi-site fitness chains throughout the United States and Canada.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Gyms, Fitness Facilities, Health Clubs, Wellness Centers
TARGET PROSPECTS
Fitness Club Owner, Fitness Center Manager, Fitness Director, Gym General Manager, Operations Manager, Assistant Manager


THE CHALLENGE



The Client offers a very competitive fitness club management platform that handles operations, memberships, sales, and back office processes. But the market for this type of software in North America is also highly saturated, with more than 50 major vendors operating in the same segments as the Client.

The company approached Callbox to help execute the outbound portion of their marketing program. They already had a very effective digital marketing process in place, but was dragged down by chronic underperformance in their sales development efforts.

Internally, the Client generated around six sales meetings on average each month. As the number of new customers continued plateauing, the company wanted to at least double the opportunities entering their sales pipeline.

The Client understood that reaching this target would need substantial commitments in manpower and other resources. The new pipeline targets would require them to ramp up their direct outreach volumes and expand their marketing database. That was why they partnered with Callbox.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Planned and deployed a multi-channel appointment setting program for a software company that targeted gyms and fitness clubs throughout the US and Canada
  • Used targeting and segmentation strategies that improved engagement and overall results
  • Accelerated pipeline growth by up to 3.7 times the baseline rate
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

Gym Software Appointment Setting Campaign Results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox and the Client worked out a campaign plan for a three-month appointment setting program. The campaign’s primary objectives were:

  • Research and profile potential customers from the Client’s target segments
  • Introduce the Client’s offer to the right decision makers in the company
  • Qualify prospects based on fit and interest
  • Schedule qualified prospects for a discovery call with the Client’s reps

To achieve the campaign objectives, Callbox carried out the following activities.

Building and Refining the Target List

To guarantee the quality of data to be used in the campaign, the list underwent thorough customer profiling, which involved manually validating and verifying each database record and field.

1. The campaign targeted gyms and fitness clubs throughout the US and Canada, reaching out to persons in charge of gym operations, memberships, facilities, and administration.

2. The Client provided records from their in-house prospect list, which the Callbox team expanded and enriched with additional contacts.

3. The target list was further divided into six segments which represented five major wellness chains and one category for the other fitness centers.

Combining Phone and Email Outreach

1. The campaign used a combination of phone and email touch points to engage the target prospects.

2. Emails worked well at initiating contact, sending out sales collaterals, and following up with prospects throughout the outreach cadence.

3. Phone calls enabled direct, one-on-one conversations with the target decision makers, giving the Callbox team the right channel to nurture, qualify, and convert contacts.

Nurturing, Qualifying, and Converting Leads

1. The team carried out the outreach cadence with the help of Callbox’s suite of CRM and marketing automation tools found in Pipeline CRM.

2. Pipeline CRM also enabled real-time tracking and campaign management for both the Callbox team and the Client.

3. All campaign materials including call scripts, email templates, and landing pages were created by Callbox and approved by the Client.


RESULTS



The campaign was able to generate 3.7 times more appointments than their internal sales development efforts

Overall, the three-month campaign helped the Client meet their pipeline growth targets. In addition, each key campaign area (database profiling, email outreach, and phone-based conversations) exceeded the campaign requirements.

Email activities produced delivery rates of 98%, open rates of 33%, click-through rates of 11%, and reply rates of 7%.

The campaign handed over a total of 66 qualified appointments (sales-qualified leads), or an average of 22 qualified appointments each month. This number means that the campaign was able to generate 3.7 times more appointments than their internal sales development efforts.



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



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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.