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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 campaigns, 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.

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

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

The Client

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.

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 the dozens of rent-a-car providers competing in the lucrative corporate vehicle leasing segment, a sector that 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 their type of service (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.

The Client partnered with Callbox for a pilot three-month appointment setting program. After this initial campaign, it remained with Callbox for four years, achieving key business milestones throughout the period.

The Callbox Solution

The campaigns carried out during the partnership revolved around Callbox’s multi-touch, multi-channel lead generation approach & appointment setting. The campaign schemes involved contacting and nurturing high-value prospects through multiple touches throughout the outreach cycle. The program consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management via Voice, Email, Chat, Web, and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support which covered Training, 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

  • Each campaign’s main objective was to book phone appointments with qualified prospects on behalf of the Client’s reps.
  • The Callbox team was also to promote the Client’s services via web and social media.
  • And, manage the database, keeping it clean and accurate throughout each campaign cycle.

Below is the two-step campaign process:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target attendees, locations, industries, and company size.
  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 target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach out which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. The campaign’s primary targets were General Manager, Procurement Manager, HR Manager, Hotel Manager/Director, Events Manager, Sales & Marketing Managers
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to title, industry, location and company size.

Results

The entire project met most of the objectives set by the Client. The project booked a total of 782 Sales Qualified Leads, 391 Marketing Qualified Leads, 195 Follow-ups, 97 For Call back, and 622 Social Media Connections.

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.

VoIP Switches to Callbox, Gains High-Value Sales Appointments

The Client

The Client is a US-based company that primarily provides telephone voice and data communications services. The company also The Client is a US-based company that primarily provides telephone voice and data communications services. The company also develops software for IP communications and telephony systems.

The Challenge

Despite having already worked with a number of third party lead generation providers, finding companies interested in their services for the long term remained a challenge. Most of the leads and appointments from their former marketing partners were a poor fit for the Client’s enterprise VoIP solutions. When those prospects reached the Client’s sales team, reps uncovered that many of them were actually still not in the market for the company’s offerings.

Additionally, the Client also observed that their previous providers were not able to fully capture and communicate the company’s unique value proposition, failing to map out key product benefits with business pain points in campaign materials used in the outreach programs.

With the lessons gained from these earlier campaigns, the Client searched for a reliable marketing agency that can provide them with a full suite of tools and strategies to book sales meetings  with interested and qualified prospects.

The Callbox Solution

To address the Client’s problem with the quality of sales appointments, the Callbox team carried out an Account-based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management via Voice, Email, Webinar, Chat, Web, and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support which included Team Training, 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 CAMPAIGN GOALS 

  • The Callbox team was to profile and update each contact information with each call, and ask prospects probing questions to uncover not just perceived, but actual business needs. 
  • Send personalized emails to prospects and track every action taken by them like clicking a link on a website or submitting a form.
  • Book meetings with interested prospects for the Clients reps.

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target industries, locations, 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: CTO, CIO, IT Manager, IT Decision Makers
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these decision maker profiles, and was further grouped according to industry type

Results

The ABM campaign generated a total of 78 Sales Qualified Appointments, 81 Follow-ups, and 56 Potential Leads.

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 the commercial cleaning sector is projected to grow at a healthy 5.0% each year, 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. Having this in mind, the Client focused on inbound marketing, but later planned 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 it by at least 25%.

The Callbox Solution

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

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


The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to reach out to potential customers to uncover pain points and upcoming needs
  • Book meetings with qualified prospects for the Client’s consultants
  • Keep the database profiled and updated throughout the campaign

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

The Client specified target industries, location, and
decision makers.

The Client specified target industries, location, and
decision makers.

  1. The Client specified target industries, location, 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 compiled a list of potential contacts to target, which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Email Marketing

  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. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were General Managers, Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers, Office Managers, Owners
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

Overall, the Appointment Setting campaign produced a total of 120 Appointments and 58 Marketing Qualified Leads.

Out of the leads generated, the Client was able to close 6 accounts valued at $330,000 in total.

L.A. Physician Streamlines Back Office Ops in Ongoing 11-Year Partnership with Callbox

The Client

The Client is a Los Angeles, CA-based physician who specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine with more than 21 years of medical practice. The Client is affiliated with a group practice health center in the Los Angeles area.

The Challenge

The Client has been working with a virtual assistant (VA) from Callbox since 2007. The VA handles a number of back office and administrative responsibilities, including various data processing, bookkeeping, and other office support tasks.

A key hurdle that the Client faced early in the outsourced program was to ensure seamless integration of the remote workload into the practice’s internal processes. This was particularly crucial since the Client’s office had been using a diverse set of tools to carry out many of the admin activities in-house prior to partnering with Callbox.

Another critical challenge that occasionally surfaced throughout the 11-year partnership was the need to quickly modify the outsourced workflow in response to the Client’s changing requirements. For example, when the Client’s affiliate health center began expanding its patient base, some key steps in the internal processes had to be significantly readapted.

Since the Client’s schedule changes from time to time, the Client also expects a high level of flexibility and availability from the remote assistant.

The Callbox Solution

From a pool of candidates who had extensive background in medical administrative and support roles, Callbox provided the Client a virtual assistant with a high level of proficiency in many of the back office tools that the Client was using. Some of the tools included:

  • QuickBooks
  • Yahoo Business Email/Yahoo Calendar
  • Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • RingCentral (phone, messaging, and video conferencing)
  • eFax
  • Password Managers
  • Dropbox

Selecting the assistant based on relevant experience significantly shortened the learning curve and enabled smooth deployment. Callbox also provided ample opportunities and incentives for continuous improvement. This helped the designated virtual assistant continually increase efficiency and productivity across multiple tasks, such as:

  • Recording transactions on QuickBooks
  • Submission of credentialing applicationfor Medicare, Medi-Cal and other insurance provider
  • Managing the practice’s disbursements and payables
  • Processing the practice’s licenses, permits, and other requirements
  • Updating and processing CRM records
  • Carrying out specialized desk research
  • Handling email communications
  • Providing phone support
  • Creating and posting online ads

Callbox also arranged holiday and sick cover for the assigned virtual assistant to minimize disruptions and ensure availability.

Results

The Client mentions that Callbox’s virtual assistant has helped streamline and improve the practice’s operations.

Not only has the outsourced assistant made the Client’s back office processes more efficient and helped the practice cut costs, but the outsourced arrangement also frees up time and resources which allows the Client to devote more attention to patient care. This is the main reason why the Client continues to choose Callbox as an outsourcing partner.

Utility Gains Omni-channel Inbound and Admin Support with Callbox

The Client

The Client is the sole electric power distribution company for one of the cities in the Central Philippines. Founded in the 1920s, the company primarily serves a metropolitan area consisting of more than 54,000 households and commercial establishments.

The Challenge

In 2013, the Client faced a number of business challenges that prompted a thorough review of the company’s internal processes. An increase in the frequency of power outages and multiple billing disputes caused a spike in consumer complaints. This, in turn, overstretched the company’s customer welfare desk, leading to long hold times and request backlogs.

Understaffed and struggling to meet customer demands, the Client decided to farm out part of their customer care operations to a local contact center, which handled phone-based customer care, billing follow-up, and notification campaigns.

But nine months into the outsourcing program, results showed only a minimal performance improvement in terms of resolution rates, ticket backlogs, and satisfaction scores.

Further review of the Client’s customer service processes revealed that it needed to overhaul many of its inbound and admin workflows. Customers were reaching out to the company through other channels than phone, but the Client has yet to adequately cover those other touch points.

The Client also understood the need for having a unified view of each customer for better reporting and case management, since customers often found themselves repeating the same requests and complaints to different customer service reps, while reps persistently experienced difficulties in updating and retrieving customer information.

It was clear that the company’s outsourcing requirements went beyond processing inbound customer calls.

The Callbox Solution

In 2014, the Client switched providers and entered into a two-year outsourcing contract with Callbox, having chosen the latter for its multi-channel customer service capabilities, broad range of outsourced back office solutions, and comprehensive process management tools. The contract was renewed in 2016, in which the Client doubled the number of Callbox agents handling the project.

Upon signup, Callbox then closely collaborated with PECO to evaluate and recommend improvements to many of the key inbound activities in its customer service desk, including:

  • Customer Care and Support
  • Billing and Payment
  • Complaint Resolution
  • Hotline and Dispatching Services
  • Notification Campaigns
  • Outage and Emergency Reporting, and internal coordination with the Switchboard and Field Trouble Shooting Teams
  • Customer and Market Research

To carry out these roles, Callbox had originally assigned a dedicated six-person team consisting of five full-time specialists and a support staff. This was later increased to 12 agents during contract renewal in response to a growing customer base and largely positive results in the initial two years.

Some of the team’s main responsibilities include back office and administrative tasks such as:

  • Answering email and chat inquiries
  • Assisting with inbound and outbound calls
  • Documenting and routing complaints to the appropriate departments
  • Processing account inquiries and billing disputes
  • Following up on bills and late payment notifications
  • Accessing and updating customer records in CRM

Throughout much of the outsourcing program, Callbox provided the CRM platform and ensured seamless integration with the Client’s internal system. In August 2018, data from back office and administrative activities handled by Callbox have been migrated to the Client’s own CRM without disrupting any customer service process.

Results

The Client’s outsourcing program with Callbox is now in its fourth year, and Callbox remains a key strategic partner for the company.

By transferring much of the back office and administrative workload to the Callbox team (plus leveraging its omni-channel and process management capabilities), the company’s customer welfare desk has been able to focus on core activities that resulted in:

  • 85% rep occupancy rate (up from 62%)
  • 27% Reduction in average case handling time
  • 32% increase in daily case resolution rate
  • 19% improvement in median case quality scores

Mobile Platform Deepens Pool of Potential Merchant Partners in SG Campaign

The Client

The Client is the Singapore office of a South Korea-based Internet platform developer that specializes in e-commerce, online-to-offline (O2O) solutions, and digital marketing. The company is a fully-owned subsidiary of a Fortune Global 500 firm with 2,300 employees and offices in eight countries.

The Challenge

Headquartered in South Korea, The Client established its Singapore office in 2012, providing a suite of integrated marketplace platforms tailored for the local online and mobile commerce segments. This included its flagship social discovery app launched in 2013 that allowed users to share and recommend places of interest in Singapore.

One of the app’s key selling points was that it featured an extensive network of merchant partners that actively engaged users with exclusive offers and promos. The app gave participating merchants an added channel for having real-time conversations with customers, improving brand visibility through user-generated content and micro-influencers, as well as gaining valuable customer insights and contextual marketing information.

Several months after releasing the app, the Client wanted to accelerate the growth of its merchant partner network in response to very positive user adoption numbers. This led the company to consider implementing targeted marketing tactics alongside its inbound marketing efforts.

But with little experience in direct marketing and much of its marketing resources already tied up in existing programs, the Client realized the best way forward was to work with a third-party provider that specialized in targeted outreach.

The Callbox Solution

The Client chose Callbox after reviewing a shortlist of marketing agencies, pointing to Callbox’s long-term experience deploying successful campaigns in Singapore as the deciding factor.

Callbox and the Client then developed a campaign plan that combined emails and phone calls delivered as a sequence of multiple touches. The main campaign objectives included:

  1. Engaging target contacts to gauge fit and interest
  2. Booking face-to-face meetings with qualified prospects
  3. Collecting information needed in the Client’s sales process

Appointment Setting

  1. The target prospects included business owners, restaurant managers, marketing managers, and general managers from retailers in Singapore.
  2. Callbox prepared all campaign materials including the call script and campaign list, which were reviewed and approved by the Client.
  3. The Callbox team maximized target contact reach rates by leveraging SMARTCalling, Callbox’s proprietary call management system.

Email Marketing

  1. The campaign’s first touch point was an intro email that primed prospects up for the sequence of one-on-one calls. Follow-up emails and targeted send-outs (for distributing additional marketing materials) were also used at later stages in the campaign.
  2. The Callbox team created and tested all email materials including templates, copies, and landing pages. The team also handled replies and prospect requests.
  3. The Client monitored the entire campaign (including both email marketing and phone-based appointment setting) through Pipeline CRM, Callbox’s lead management and marketing automation tool.

Results

Callbox completed the campaign and handed off a total of 129 qualified appointments and 302 verified leads to the Client.

Since the campaign followed a multi-touch cadence that started with email activities designed to initiate contact, the Callbox team only began generating appointments near the end of the first month. Once the nurtured contacts began converting, the campaign was able to consistently deliver between 18 to 25 qualified appointments each month.

The Callbox team also achieved a relatively high target contact reach rate of around 24% and, by the end of the campaign, the team connected with a total of 3,045 target contacts.

The Client projected that 80% of the appointments generated in the campaign would convert into qualified sales opportunities, with 60% turning into signups. That translates to 62 potential new merchant partners for the Client’s social discovery app.

SG-based 3PL Company Doubles Sales Appointments, Gears Up For Expansion

The Client

The Client is a Singapore-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider that offers warehousing, distribution, transportation, and freight management services primarily to freight forwarders and shippers. The company also provides value-added services including crating, labeling, sorting, sub-assembly, and fumigation.

The Challenge

Third-party logistics (3PL) is the process of outsourcing parts or all of a business’s supply chain and logistics operations to another company. As supply chains become more complex, many shippers now find it more cost-effective to work with 3PL service providers that take care of transport, warehousing, customs brokerage, and freight forwarding—instead of doing these activities in-house.

As part of its effort to improve the company’s market position, the Client looked into expanding the outbound component of its customer acquisition program where the bulk of its lead generation initiatives were mostly tied up in inbound tactics, but the Client wanted a more proactive approach and a bigger role for outbound in its marketing mix.

The Client teamed up with Callbox to deploy an outbound prospecting program that would complement the company’s current marketing efforts. Under its existing strategy, the Client averaged 8 to 10 appointments each month, and the company wanted Callbox’s help to develop a new lead source and increase the flow of qualified prospects into their pipeline.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed a Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign for the Client which consisted of:

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management which utilized Voice, Email, Web, Chat, Webinar, and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support that covered 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 GOALS

  • The Callbox team was to profile the database, and keep each contact accurate and up to date in order to get a good conversion rate out of the target accounts.
  • To call and pre-qualify target prospects based on the Client’s criteria, and book interested prospects with the Client’s specialists.
  • To build connections with potential clients on social media to increase brand awareness.

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach out which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were For Freight Forwarders: Air/Sea Freight Division Manager; For Shippers: Trade Compliance Manager, Shipping Officer, Procurement Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Controller, Persons in Charge of Imports/Exports
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type

Results

The campaign met all the Client’s expectations, particularly in terms of the number of qualified appointments delivered and net new prospects added into their pipeline: 165 Sales Qualified Appointments, 193 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 44 Follow-ups.

AU Security Firm Gets 1,800+ Sales Appointments from 18-Month Callbox Campaign

The Client

The Client develops, installs, and maintains access control and CCTV systems for businesses, as well as offers security integration services and customized security solutions. The Client primarily sells to small and medium-sized organizations across a wide range of industries all over Australia.

The Challenge

The Client ranks as one of the leading Sydney-based security companies that specialize in fully-integrated video surveillance solutions for businesses. The company offers its products and services directly to customers, as well as through its network of channel partners and contractors.

To address the growing competition in its home state of New South Wales and some areas in Queensland, The company adopted a more proactive marketing approach, which added direct outreach into the marketing mix to complement its existing inbound program.

The Client initially carried out outbound activities in-house with its inside sales team researching and contacting cold prospects via phone and emails. But the effort only managed to deliver 37 appointments after six months (or an average of 6 per month).

It was clear that the Client had a hard time scaling its outbound marketing activities. Prospecting took up nearly half of their inside sales team’s time, and the company wasn’t sure how hiring new reps would improve results.

That was when the company decided to outsource its outbound marketing program and let Callbox handle the time-consuming tasks of identifying and setting sales appointments.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox planned an initial one-month campaign for the Client, since the company wanted to see first how partnering with an outside provider would work out. The main strategy behind the campaign was to use a combination of email outreach and phone conversations to qualify prospects and schedule meetings on behalf of the company’s reps.

Right after the pilot program, the Client decided to proceed with the campaign and reviewed the project status on a monthly basis. The two main campaign components (phone-based appointment setting and targeted email outreach) focused on these activities:

Appointment Setting

1. The campaign primarily targeted proprietors, managing directors, managing partners, and (secondarily) other persons in charge of business security at SMEs in NSW and QLD.

2. Callbox closely collaborated with the Client to create the materials for the campaign, including call scripts and the prospect list.

3. Agents engaged the target prospects in one-on-one conversations in order to introduce the Client’s latest line of video surveillance systems and to book qualified prospects for a face-to-face consulting session with one of the company’s licensed security specialists.

Email Marketing

1. The Callbox team used emails to initiate contact with prospects and to nurture them throughout the campaign.

2. The campaign also relied on emails to follow up with and respond to prospect inquiries and requests.

3. Callbox crafted and tested the email templates and landing page based on the Client’s requirements and feedback.

Results

In the campaign’s first month alone, the Client received 55 qualified appointments, which was around 1.5 times what the company was able to generate from its in-house prospecting activities. By the end of the campaign, Callbox handed a total of 1,829 qualified appointments to the Client, (or an average of 101 qualified appointments each month). The campaign also added 1,993 follow-ups and 414 requests for information to the Client’s prospect pipeline.

This led the Client to request more calling agents from Callbox to be assigned to the campaign in the subsequent months. This, in turn, helped steadily increase the number of qualified appointments produced during the first few quarters of the campaign, as shown below:

By the end of the 18-month campaign, Callbox handed a total of 1,829 qualified appointments to the Client, (or an average of 101 qualified appointments each month). The campaign also added 1,993 follow-ups and 414 requests for information to the Client’s prospect pipeline.

Healthcare SaaS Vendor’s Pipeline Growth Jumps 2-Fold in 3-Pronged Campaign

The Client

The Client provides NLP-based computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical documentation improvement (CDI), compliance auditing, and analytics solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities all over the United States. The company also offers medical coding, transcription, and revenue cycle management services.

The Challenge

The Client, a provider of NLP-enabled medical coding and health information management SaaS applications, routinely outsources initial prospecting activities to third-party agencies. With a sales cycle that can take more than six months to complete, the company believes its in-house sales team is best put to use nurturing and following up qualified opportunities instead of doing cold outreach.

The Client, however, has had mixed results with different outsourced marketing companies so far. The previous outsourced campaigns often ran into issues such as:

  • Prospect lists that need further profiling and updating
  • Not enough time given to product knowledge training
  • High percentage of no-show appointments
  • Appointments not properly vetted and qualified

This led the Client to briefly reassign much of the prospecting work to its in-house reps. But this move also produced underwhelming results. The Client saw a corresponding drop in the number of proposals sent.

It was clear that outsourced prospecting made more business sense for the Client, but the company needed to make sure that the agency it partnered with should focus on both volume and quality of sales opportunities being delivered.

The Callbox Solution

The Client chose Callbox after a thorough review process, pointing out Callbox’s multi-channel, multi-touch approach at prospecting as a crucial factor. Callbox’s own track record and a growing body of industry research show that this strategy tends to produce higher quality prospects at scale.

In addition, Callbox also had an extensive technical background in complex-sale products such as healthcare SaaS solutions, which meant a more favorable learning curve for the agents and faster campaign deployment.

The Callbox team then collaborated with the Client to work out an appointment setting program that combined phone calls, emails, and social media, with the goal of setting up phone demos with qualified prospects who want to learn more about the Client’s SaaS offerings.

Appointment Setting

  1. Callbox identified potential hospitals to target all over the United States and segmented the records into small, medium, and large institutions based on the number of hospital beds available in each facility.
  2. The Callbox team then pinpointed which decision makers to contact in each hospital, which included roles such as HIM directors, CIOs, CFOs, and persons in charge of clinical documentation.
  3. Agents then contacted each prospect to qualify them as leads or schedule them for a phone demo with the Client’s reps.

Email Marketing

  1. The campaign team created email templates for the different touches in the prospecting cadence, including initial outreach, targeted send-outs, and a series of follow-up emails.
  2. Intro emails warm up prospects and help the team identify which ones to prioritize, while targeted send-outs allow agents to distribute the Client’s marketing materials to interested prospects.
  3. The Client also helped set the touch points in the prospecting cadence through Lead Nurture, a built-in drag-and-drop marketing automation tool within Callbox Pipeline, Callbox’s proprietary lead management and CRM platform.

Social Media

  1. This provided another set of touch points to nurture and engage prospects.
  2. The campaign team’s social media specialists expanded the Client’s social media connections, joined relevant groups, and reached out to prospects via InMails.
  3. The Callbox team also collected additional prospect data to further enrich the contact and appointment information handed off to the Client.

Results

The campaign generated a total of 187 qualified appointments to the Client’s reps. This represented more than a two-fold increase over what its internal sales team could typically produce in a comparable period. This strongly indicates that the rapport-building and lead nurturing efforts during the campaign’s early stages are turning into measurable results.

The social media activities, meanwhile, generated 759 new connections and reached a 12.5% InMail response rate.

Callbox Seamlessly Pivots Campaign as HR Software Firm Rebrands

The Client

The Client is a UK-based business services and software company that offers cloud-enabled solutions for recruitment and talent acquisition. The company primarily sells to mid and large-sized businesses across different industries.

The Challenge

With over 20 years’ experience providing award-winning recruitment to high-profile customers, the Client recently underwent a major strategic pivot. The shift in focus sought to realign the Client’s various offerings in its US, APAC, and UK divisions under a single global identity.

As part of its new business direction, the company also unveiled a new suite of enhanced talent acquisition tools. This move aimed to further strengthen the Client’s position as a key technology partner for modern HR and recruitment teams.

To support its recent refocus and product rollout, the Client planned a series of marketing initiatives designed to:

  • Increase awareness of its new value proposition through live events, especially in markets that still offer room for growth
  • Generate opportunities with companies that show a clear need and fit for the Client’s offerings through targeted marketing campaigns

The company decided to look for a third-party agency that can help it quickly gain a foothold in its target markets.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox put together an Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign plan which consisted of:

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

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified campaign target industries, location, 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 target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach out which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were HR Director, HR Manager, VP for Talent Acquisition Manager, HR Executive, Senior Recruiters
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type

Results

Overall, the Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign delivered 140 Sales Qualified Leads, 57 Marketing Qualified leads, 50 Follow-ups, 70 For Callback, and 437 Social Media Connections.