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Callbox Telemarketing Boosts Online Advertising

CASE STUDY

Callbox Telemarketing Boosts Online Advertising


THE CLIENT


Client information

ABOUT

The Client is an evolving web advertising firm that provides creative, technical and search marketing services, comparable to that of world-renowned agencies, at an affordable price. Situated in Chicago, Illinois, the Client offers its customers a variety of interactive advertising avenues such as web design, Flash animation, off-the-shelf custom content management systems, and Search Engine Optimization. They have served companies of different sizes from several industries.

TARGET AREAS

Outside the Chicago area

TARGET INDUSTRIES

All Industries (SMEs)

TARGET PROSPECTS

Owner, C-Level, Director, Managing Director, Marketing Manager


THE CHALLENGE


The Client wanted to increase business leads through telemarketing their service offering as traffic to their website does not provide them a steady business flow. The Client offers SEO to their own customers but felt they needed supplemental support in promoting the said service to a wider market and reach other business firms outside their own locality. The Client also needed to gather information on the companies who wish to take on their SEO service.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Launched a lead generation and appointment setting to reach and convert contacts included in the Client’s list of targeted accounts.
  • Produced a total of 87 sales-qualified leads and 106 marketing-qualified leads

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Appointment setting campaign results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION


For this particular campaign, the Client sought Callbox’s help in researching companies and firms that are in need of and will benefit from their SEO service. Callbox launched a lead generation and appointment setting campaign which included calling the prospects of companies included in the Client’s list of targeted industries. Companies found to be interested in the Client’s SEO service underwent a pre-qualifying process with a Callbox agent to determine if each prospect is the type of customer sought after by the Client. The pre-qualifying questions were formulated both by Client and Callbox.

Once determined to be a qualified sales lead, the prospect’s details were listed in the Client’s personal PipelineCRM account. The Client’s Account Sales Representative, then followed-up on the leads which were generated by Callbox and personally set appointments with the prospects.



RESULTS


The Callbox team successfully increased the Client’s customer share by providing a total of 87 sales-qualified leads and 106 marketing-qualified leads. The Client’s own team focused on closing business opportunities via setting appointments after Callbox qualified their prospects for them. Companies who availed of Client’s SEO service offering exponentially increased after the latter’s involvement with Callbox’s Lead Generation campaign. The Client is currently following-up on the business prospects which Callbox has provided them.



World-class Branding Consultancy Gets Marketing Boost with Callbox

CASE STUDY



World-class Branding Consultancy Gets Marketing Boost with Callbox


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the world’s largest brand consultancy with a network of 33 offices in 27 countries. Over the past 40 years, it has created and managed branding campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized brands including BMW, P&G, and McDonalds.


THE CHALLENGE



Part of the Client’s marketing strategy is conducting a series of events each year. One of those events was a free seminar workshop held in Singapore and Thailand, aimed at introducing its branding solutions to potential customers. To maximize the marketing value of this event, the Client looked for a marketing partner who could develop an effort that combined email and telemarketing to generate its desired number of registrations in a short span of time. The Client’s objective was two-fold:

  1. To identify target contacts and send out email invites.
  2. To qualify prospects based on the Client’s pre-defined criteria.

THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Having worked with a number of big companies in Singapore and Thailand before, the Client had already compiled a database contacts which would be used in this campaign. The overall effort started in September 04, 2013 and involved two waves of marketing activity leading to the event.

The first was an email campaign to send out invitations containing details of the event, along with a short summary of the Client‘s profile and its services. Target contacts included C-level prospects from the top 200 local companies in Singapore and Thailand.

The second wave involved an outbound telemarketing outreach to qualify email respondents based on the Client’s qualification criteria. Qualified respondents were then forwarded to the Client’s team for confirmation and event registration. Callbox submitted weekly RSVP reports which allowed the Client to forecast the number of potential attendees and make adjustments to step up the campaign when necessary.


RESULTS



Both campaigns were successful not only in terms of quantity (number of leads generated), but more importantly, in quality. The email blast generated an impressive response rate that a week prior to the campaign’s completion, the Client contracted another agent from Callbox to assist with the calls. In 22 days, the campaign generated a total of:

  • 39 qualified leads
  • 30 confirmed RSVPs (a whopping 76% RSVP rate)


Speaking for a Network Management and Security Company

CASE STUDY



Speaking for a Network Management and Security Company


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a privately held corporation and is a premier provider of IT management solutions for businesses. The firm’s diverse product line, offered in a wide variety of capacity and application-specific configurations, can be scaled to support virtually any corporate environment.

The Client’s customers span a wide range of industries, and include Fortune 500 global enterprises. Their customer base is Medium to Large Enterprise businesses with complex, heterogeneous IT environments with stringent uptime and performance requirements. Today, over 40 customers with more than 5,000 total locations rely upon their products.


THE CHALLENGE



With their infrastructure ready to safely accommodate “many more” clients, they want to markedly increase highly qualified interest in their IT products, to produce enough leads to “boost sales to the next level.”


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client consulted Callbox. After reviewing their sales and marketing operations, Callbox immediately proposed deploying the Appointment and Lead Generation Program to realize their goal. Callbox started with an “out of the box” telemarketing campaign that would generate qualified/potential leads and appointments for the client on a daily basis. This was done by locating prospects, profiling, identifying prospects, probing, qualifying targets, and pitching sales.

A script outline was developed which would serve as a guide for the agents to use in qualifying a prospect. It includes:

  • Introduction of the Client to the prospect, usually the IT or IP/Telephony Manager
  • Initial qualification of the prospect based on their interest in simplifying network and IT management including uptime objectives and hardware requirements.
  • Delivery of proper rebuttals when necessary
  • Callbox appointment setters then e-mail the Client’s marketing collateral and Statement of Qualifications to the prospect companies.
  • Appointments made with the qualified prospects are then delivered via PipelineCRM, an online CRM tool developed by Callbox especially for clients with distributed offices and disparate territories to access their up-to-date sales pipeline. Managers can view the dashboard and sales pipeline of any sales agent, any region, or the whole campaign, at any time, from anywhere, and get an up-to-the- minute report on both closed sales and forecasting in any format [html, csv, pdf, xml].

RESULTS



The sales generated as a direct result of the Callbox campaign exceeded projected revenues. Engaging Callbox to set appointments and generate leads effectively increased ROI and decreased transaction costs. It eliminated unnecessary costs incurred by the sales and marketing department by freeing them from calling dead ends and meeting unqualified clients.

The Client enjoyed the following benefits:

  • Savings in time and money
  • Increased productivity of in-house sales force
  • Higher conversion rate as a result of improved lead quality

This case study is another success story showing that companies from various industries and strata benefit from Callbox’s target marketing to increase profitability and growth without sacrificing the quality of customer service.



Callbox: Successful Partnership with IT Heavyweight

CASE STUDY



Callbox: Successful Partnership with IT Heavyweight


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a progressive internet and information technology company whose aim is to provide customers with the best range of products at the most competitive price. They offer domain name registration, web hosting, computer hardware, web design, computer networks and many more products to a large and diverse client base. They have clients from Global Fortune 50 companies to home users each getting the product and support they need to run their businesses. The Client also offers telecom services and SEO (search engine optimization). Their general offices are based in Dublin, Ireland.

For this marketing project, the Client targeted companies in the market for an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to integrate all data and processes of the organization into a unified system.

The Client engaged the services of Callbox for the duration of 10 months (February to December 2006).


THE CHALLENGE



The Client needed research on companies that had either current or future plans of ERP implementation. ERP system implementation is a complex process. Evaluation of the current company system and the actual tuning or upgrading takes a significant amount of time and depends on the size of the business, the scope of the change and willingness of the customer to take ownership of the project. A small project (e.g., a company of less than 100 staff) may be planned and delivered within 3 months; however, a large, multi-site or multi-country implementation may take years. Due to the complexity involved in the implementation, ERP is, without a doubt, expensive.

While the benefits it provides to a particular business, especially large scale ones, spark interest in improving or changing their current system, it is the length of time involved that often discourages companies from proceeding with ERP implementation, and this is the most common reason for the Client’s lost sales.

The Client therefore needed their current as well as prospect companies to understand that despite the fact that it is costly and involves a certain length of time, the benefits and advantages from the system will do much for their business in the medium and long term. With Callbox, the Client needed to generate and maintain the loyalty of existing customers but more importantly, find new ones.

The Client needed to identify companies that needed any of the following:

  1. Upgrading
  2. Systems performance tuning
  3. Entire change of current software system

THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s team went to work:

1. Profiled prospects for Client’s software services, specifically ERP

  • Significant business intelligence was gathered via phone research. After discussing the goals of the campaign and obtaining a list of prospects or existing clients, this list was surveyed using questions developed jointly by the Client and Callbox’s experienced researchers. Responses were then analyzed and presented along with the raw data.

2. Implemented a lead generation program, including:

  • Cold calling companies that needed upgrading, systems performance tuning or entire system overhaul
  • Callbox agents adeptly setting phone or office appointments with C-Level executives, accounting managers, IT managers, and controllers assuring Client of a steady stream of business opportunities.
  • Providing Client with PipelineCRM, a private online customer relationship management calendar including lead tracking and sales pipeline

RESULTS



For the 10-month duration of the campaign, the Callbox team generated a total of 456 leads for the Client.

The Client expressed satisfaction with Callbox by deciding to continue the campaigns after a one quarter break to digest their full pipeline.



Callbox: Opening Communication Lines

CASE STUDY



Callbox: Opening Communication Lines


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a leader in the SMB marketplace for Business Phone Systems and Applications. Their services include the design and installation of structured cabling, equipment installation and maintenance, and voice and data networking, including LANs, WANs, routers, hubs, switches, firewalls, and high-speed internet access. Their expertise includes designing and installing cabling for everything from small offices to large, multiple site locations.

Business is headquartered in Lemont Illinois with branch offices in Santa Fe Springs and Sacramento in California. They provide IP-PBX systems, IP-enabled Systems, VoIP Phone Systems, VoIP solutions, VoIP Technology and traditional TDM systems. For carrier-based services, they offer T-1, ISDN-PRI T1, dedicated internet access, integrated voice and data T-1′s, DSL, and more. The Client strives to be a single-source solution for companies’ telephone, video, and data communication needs. The Client engaged the services of Callbox in September 2006.


THE CHALLENGE



The Client’s objective was to see an increase in the number of its sales leads so that it could service more customers in the areas where its facilities were located. The Client has its own sales representatives for each county but they felt they needed supplemental support in searching for leads and wanted these leads forwarded to their in-house sales representatives for follow-up.

The Client searched for an outsourcing partner to help provide leads for its sales reps. Aside from this, the Client wanted to help their customers save on telecom bills by introducing and offering their affordable services as an alternative to other telecom providers.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



To achieve the Client’s objectives, Callbox carried out a lead generation and appointment setting campaign.

Taking its cue from the Client’s instructions, Callbox agents adeptly qualified leads and set appointments and forwarded these to the Client’s sales representatives. The 3-seater campaign focused on targeting small to medium sized businesses and a few large ones. No particular number of leads was required by the Client, so Callbox, equipped with research tools and a diligent team of agents, made calls and delivered leads according to the needs of the company.

The Callbox team made 160-200 calls per day for the Client. Callbox agents inquired about the current phone systems of target businesses, determined their level of contentment with their current telecom provider and asked them if they were interested in upgrading or adding features.


RESULTS



Callbox generated a total of 303 leads for the Client during the 8-month campaign. Each seat successfully generated 1-2 appointments per day, 25-30 appointments per month for Client’s sales team. The Client took a break in January 2007 to digest its full pipeline and resumed partnership with Callbox.

The Client ultimately profited from choosing Callbox as their outsource partner.



World’s Computer Giant Gets Even Bigger with Callbox

CASE STUDY

World’s Computer Giant Gets Even Bigger with Callbox


THE CLIENT


ABOUT

The Client is a global systems integrator and provider of end-to-end enterprise IT and software solutions. Its service portfolio includes strategic outsourcing, IT consulting, application management, training, small business services, asset recovery, and software services. It serves a huge client base in 170 countries with several business partners around the world.

TARGET AREAS

US, Singapore, Malaysia, APAC

TARGET INDUSTRIES

All Industries

TARGET PROSPECTS

CIO, CTO, IT Managers, IT Decision makers


THE CHALLENGE


The Client wanted to expand its market and open new accounts in the Asia-Pacific Region as well as in selected US cities. Not being satisfied with the performance of its previous telemarketing provider, they actively sought for a better lead generation carrier.

The Client had the following requirements for this campaign:

  1. Highly flexible, non-scripted telemarketing approach to fit the different needs of various sets of projects.
  2. Technically sound telemarketers to promote the Client’s software and IT products, and answer technical questions from prospects.
  3. Excellent lead generation and appointment setting skills to produce substantial business leads in a limited time.

Having raised the bar, and seeing Callbox’s previous experience in B2B lead generation for multi-level marketing campaigns, the Client greenlighted the partnership.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Successfully launched 5 multi-channel appointment setting and lead nurturing campaigns
  • Helped client achieve its goal of market expansion in APAC and USA

CAMPAIGN RESULTS

Appointment Setting Campaign results


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION


A brief kick-off meeting was held where the Callbox agents were trained on how to present the Client’s offerings including fourteen different software and three hardware products. The Client instructed Callbox to generate a database of potential customers in the Asia Pacific and North America. To their amazement, Callbox had already prepared a comprehensive list of contacts from its own contacts database. With the entire team geared up, the calling campaign started without delay.

Customer Nurturing Campaigns

Callbox deployed three customer nurturing projects designed to identify and communicate with the Client’s business partners in Malaysia and in the US. For the first campaign, the Callbox team was tasked to introduce the Client’s reseller incentive programs, and promote their new products and services. It was followed by two more projects aimed to verify the contact details of the Client’s business partners and to update them on the new reseller certification courses offered by the Client through its continuing education program.

Lead Generation and Appointment Setting Campaigns

The next set of campaigns was a lead generation project launched to support the Client’s marketing team in the US and Asia-Pacific. One campaign was launched on behalf of its business partners in Singapore to market a back-up storage solution. Time was of the essence in this campaign, and Callbox was given three weeks to call prospects and deliver as many leads as it could generate. It was soon followed by a much bigger campaign aimed at generating sales leads for sixteen Client Business Partners in four countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the US). The density of the campaign was a huge challenge. Callbox submitted daily and weekly reports so that the Client’s salespeople could respond to new leads and appointments without delay. Lead distribution was facilitated through PipelineCRM, allowing the Client a real-time dashboard view of lead activity.



RESULTS


The five successive campaigns ran flawlessly for over a year, generating excellent results for the Client:

  • Callbox produced a total of five hundred qualified leads resulting in increased sales activity among the Client’s salespeople.
  • New accounts were opened adding significantly to the Client’s customer base.
  • Callbox was able to contact and work with the Client’s fifty business partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pleased with the competence, exactness, and success of Callbox’s performance the Client’s business partners often expressed satisfaction:

You are a great gun. Keep it up, mate. Good work. This team is good. The information provided and quality of leads is much, much better than what we had from two other options we had earlier. This is real call success rate. This team is giving similar results to what our own internal team was doing. Finally, we have something working.

I am pleased to say that the team has done a very good job of calling and generating leads for our organisation. I am sure we will have another round of campaigns with your team very, very soon. Loved the way your team works timely reports, timely information regards the leads, proper scripts. Good. Keep it up!! Best part is you understood what we are selling and devised your own process & ways to help us position & qualify a lead. Very Good.

Since then, the Client continued to renew contracts regularly and invited Callbox to take part in their annual ASEAN and NorthAm marketing plans.



Callbox Delivers Intelligent Solutions to Speed Up Market Access

CASE STUDY

Callbox Delivers Intelligent Solutions to Speed Up Market Access

THE CLIENT

ABOUT
The Client is a private company of internet marketers, web designers and developers, and web technology experts providing a wide range of internet solutions to various internet-based companies. Its online business solutions include web design and applications development, internet marketing, project consulting, e-commerce, and interactive development.

THE CHALLENGE

Over the years, the Client was performing well with its own sales team dialing for prospects and closing sales. Though their services were known to be superior in the industry, and repeat business was substantial, they found that they had to devote too much of their limited time to prospecting for leads. The Client needed to find a more productive way of generating business leads and face-to-face appointments without consuming the time allotted for presenting product demos and closing sales.

The Client had the following specific objectives:

  • To speed up market penetration
  • To ensure an ongoing flow of leads into their pipeline
  • To increase their lead-to-sale conversion ratio

After thorough planning and consultation, the Client decided to experiment with outsourcing for the first time, and chose Callbox as a strategic enterprise partner.

THE CALLBOX SOLUTION

The Client came to Callbox to develop and launch an initial three-month cold calling campaign as a pilot project to see if they could produce a sufficient number of leads to increase sales. The campaign began with a thirty-minute coaching session conducted by the Client and attended by a Callbox agent, team leader, and an account manager. Callbox’s broad experience in lead generation and appointment setting for all types of internet business solutions allowed the team to quickly recognize the particular needs of this client’s campaign.

Callbox used the script provided by the Client to create various sets of customized proposition messages to best fit the various industry sectors targeted in the campaign. This made the campaign largely unscripted but more personal and highly effective to each target sector. Callbox capitalized mostly on its own contacts database to identify potential prospects and increase the number of contacts of senior level targets.

The first campaign was launched in April 2010. Every Thursday, the Client was provided with weekly activity reports on pipeline and lead activity, appointment dates, and the overall campaign status.

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Australia’s Leading Technology Broker Captures More Leads with Callbox

CASE STUDY



Australia’s Leading Technology Broker Captures More Leads with Callbox


THE CLIENT



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


THE CHALLENGE



The Client was seeking an outbound telemarketing partner to promote its IT products and generate leads for its inside sales team. Highly technical in nature, the Client required domain expertise to handle inquiries confidently, and the ability to capture and communicate the technical details of each call.

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



At the kick-off meeting the Client was able to speak with each facet of the Callbox team: an account manager, a research and data analyst, two experienced Callbox agents, their team leader, and a quality analyst.

During the meeting, lead qualification criteria were discussed and set, and the potential clients were identified: IT managers, system administrators, infrastructure managers, procurement managers, and office managers. With the Client’s approval, Callbox developed a call guide, which was subsequently modified according to the Client’s ongoing store promo and type of campaign.

Despite the technical nature of the campaign, the team, confident in its ability and readiness, started calling in July 2010. The first campaign targeted Microsoft users with near-term requirement for software licensing or upgrade to any of the latest versions of Microsoft applications such as Office, Exchange, Sharepoint, and Project 2010. Satisfied with the results, the Client re-contracted for two more projects to endorse its HP server trade-in and Lenovo Thinkpad promos. Callbox averaged 250 calls per day, from 9AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday.

The Client made clear that regular reporting was crucial. Reports were delivered daily so that its salespeople could respond promptly to appointments and other actionable statistics. Each call was recorded and rigorous data quality checks were employed at every stage of the campaign to ensure perfect execution of every task.

In all campaigns, contacts were asked if they might have pending requirements for the product, and if they would be interested in receiving a quote. Information requests were processed without delay via PipelineCRM’s Save&Send feature which allowed Callbox agents to send the Client’s brochures and price quotes without leaving the calling interface or the momentum of the shift. To make best use of every call, uninterested contacts were offered a monthly price list of the Client’s products, and their e-mails were obtained for the Client’s database.


RESULTS



During the 3-month campaign, Callbox was able to deliver a strong pipeline of warm leads, freeing the Client’s time for meeting with sales-ready customers.

  • Callbox generated a total of 207 leads for the Client.
  • 474 contacts requested future callbacks and additional information.

With such a surge in leads and appointments, the Client decided to pause the campaign for a minimum of two months in order to accommodate all the new opportunities.



Quantifying Lead Generation Success for World-Class Data Solutions Provider

CASE STUDY



Quantifying Lead Generation Success for World-Class Data Solutions Provider


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a global leader in data backup, data recovery, and archiving solutions. Based in Singapore, it provides expert advice and integrated solutions for reliable and cost-effective data storage management to customers worldwide.


THE CHALLENGE



The Client hired a lead generation provider but needed additional support for other marketing initiatives. It looked for a reliable telemarketing partner with significant regional experience and resources in order to:

  • Cold call to invite participants to its open house events in Australia
  • Profile its database and generate market feedback to improve its sales lead generation campaign

After searching and comparing several service providers found on the internet, the Client was impressed by Callbox’s track record in B2B lead generation and immediately penned a deal.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox set up an outbound telemarketing team to initiate a call-to-invite campaign to be followed by a lead generation/client profiling campaign.

Email Marketing

Callbox initiated a cold calling campaign to invite and sign up participants to four open house events hosted by the Client in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. The events were organized to educate prospects and resellers in data protection solutions. The Client provided a database of 14,000 target prospects consisting of IT Managers in New Zealand and Australia.

The campaign kicked off in October 2011 after email invitations were sent. Callbox provided weekly reports enabling the Client to make attendance projections and ensure good turnout.


Lead Generation / Customer Profiling

After the success of its call-to-invite campaign, Callbox set up a telemarketing campaign to distribute free eBooks on next-generation data protection and best practices in information management. These contact opportunities were used to profile prospects, generate feedback, and gather market intelligence. The data obtained from this campaign would be used by the client to identify key prospects and opportunities which would be crucial in executing effective sales and marketing operations.

Throughout the campaign, Callbox made several attempts to reach actual prospects, which presented some challenge because operators were trained to block repeat calls. In this situation, there is no substitute for experience, and Callbox’s eight-year track record in B2B telemarketing was a key to the ultimate success of the team.


RESULTS



Callbox identified 165 qualified leads which far exceeded the Client’s expectations month after month. The events attracted a strong turnout which gave the Client excellent marketing opportunities and proved to be an effective market entry point.

All prospects in the Client’s database were contacted and profiled resulting in a comprehensive database of sales-qualified leads which became an excellent platform for selling at senior level. With an optimized database, the Client’s salespeople were able to concentrate on the most profitable engagements and prioritize opportunities likely to be most productive.



Print Solutions Provider Makes the Switch to Telemarketing

CASE STUDY



Print Solutions Provider Makes the Switch to Telemarketing


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a leading managed print solutions provider offering a wide range of office printers, multifunction devices, copiers, and software solutions to help its clients manage information and workflows efficiently. With over 60 years’ experience in document management outsourcing, the Client currently has over 15,000 employees across 160 countries.


THE CHALLENGE



The Client tried various methods to generate sales leads (offline/online advertising, sales promotions, mobile marketing, etc.) but with the amount of manpower, materials, and budget allocation these methods required, the cost per lead was spiraling. Additionally, outcome from their previous campaigns was difficult to measure and the resulting leads offered little potential for conversion.

Looking for a more straightforward lead generation method, the Client figured telemarketing provided the best value because while it was not the cheapest in terms of cost per lead, it was superior at producing high quality sales leads to effectively make back the difference in cost.

The Client had one goal: To increase the number of highly qualified sales leads and business appointments delivered regularly to its sales team to keep them constantly engaged in revenue-generating activities. The Client specified the target criteria: companies with 500 to 2000 employees and annual revenue of $50 million to $2 billion. Success call criteria were based on the prospect’s agreement to be contacted by Marketing Consultants of the Client.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox segmented a list of potential customers in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia, targeting prospects in Manufacturing, Financial, Retail, and Insurance industries.

For this campaign, Callbox chose a technically sound telemarketer who could communicate product features, benefits, and advantages fluently. The Client provided training on product specifications to equip the caller with sufficient knowledge to address technical inquiries.

Because of its technical nature, the calling process was largely unscripted. Every call contained questions which required off-the-cuff responses resulting in spontaneous and more personal dialogue with prospects. Experience proved to be an important part of this campaign particularly in terms of handling technical questions and convincing prospects to try out a new product or service.

To ensure that the Client’s expectations were met, Callbox set up stringent quality checks at every stage of the calling process. Each outbound call was recorded and reviewed to constantly measure the caller’s performance against the Client’s requirements.

The Client asked for regular reporting on the progress of the campaign so it can track daily performance against goals at a glance. As needed, conference calls were held between the Client, Callbox agent, and Campaign Manager to brainstorm new ideas and address challenges encountered by the caller.


RESULTS



As a direct result of this campaign, the Client experienced a surge in inbound inquiries, giving its sales team sufficient prospects to follow-up. The calling campaign generated a total of 139 highly-qualified sales leads at 26% contact rate, with dozens more who agreed to be contacted by the Client’s sales team. Overall, cost per lead was reduced to 40% of what it would have cost using the Client’s previous lead generation methods. The Client was very satisfied with the results and plans on working with Callbox again in the near future.



IT Firm Uses Callbox to Divide and Conquer Market

CASE STUDY



IT Firm Uses Callbox to Divide and Conquer Market


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a renowned IT consulting firm based in the US. It provides IT solutions used by well-known commercial organizations and government institutions to improve operational efficiency and reduce telecom costs.


THE CHALLENGE



The Client hired a North American telemarketing firm to promote its products. While the telemarketing company was able to deliver good numbers, the Client recognized that much of its time was spent meeting and dealing with people who were not ready to engage or ultimately unqualified.

To make best use of its in-house resources, the Client saw the need to refine its appointment setting process by segmenting its market and creating definitive profiles of its potential customers.

The Client’s main objectives were:

  1. To identify more narrowly defined potential customers and how to best reach them.
  2. To allocate more accurately its sales resources to meeting sales-qualified prospects.

THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client signed up with Callbox for a profiling campaign aimed at gathering information on the Client’s market. With the Client’s help, Callbox outlined a set of survey questions designed to evaluate each company’s communications set-up and existing voice and data contracts. Callbox then used this data to map the expiration dates of contracts and identify prospects with near-term requirement for a new voice and data provider.

While Callbox did not engage in actual selling, it gathered valuable insights to help the Client delve deeper into its market, focus on the right people, and determine the best time to follow up and set appointments with qualified sales leads. Callbox segmented prospects taking into account their location relative to the purchase decision process, budget, purchase history, and urgency of need. The Client worked closely with Callbox throughout the campaign, being particularly conscientious in following up leads on time.


RESULTS



The success of this campaign is best shown by the Client’s decision to re-sign with Callbox for an extension of the campaign period. Additionally, the Client included three additional states to its target market resulting in increased sales activity. Using the data generated from this campaign, the Client defined the best approach and the most relevant message for each prospect in each segment. This significantly reduced the number of wasted calls, increased efficiency, and improved overall sales output.



Upstart Storage Company Beats Launching Turnout Target in a Flash

CASE STUDY



Upstart Storage Company Beats Launching Turnout Target in a Flash


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a US-based all-flash enterprise storage company that enables broad deployment of flash in data centers. Founded in 2009, the company was named a silver winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2011, and the Wall Street Journal 2012 Technology Innovation Awards. It was also selected for the Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award in 2012, and was among the top 25 best places to work in Silicon Valley.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
Retail, Manufacturing

TARGET LOCATIONS
USA


THE CHALLENGE



In January 2014, the Client hired Callbox for an appointment setting campaign targeting prospects from Fortune 1000 companies in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. With its market rapidly growing, the company scheduled an official launching of its Singapore office in May of the same year, and organized an RSVP campaign.

About a week before the event, the company realized that it was coming up short of its goal of 80 registrations. The company’s country manager for Singapore approached Callbox to run an event telemarketing campaign, with a goal to come up with 17 additional leads to complete its initial goal of 80 registrations.

With only two days to plan and execute the campaign, the challenge for Callbox was to develop a quick and engaging approach in order to generate as many confirmed registrations as possible, while carefully considering the Client’s qualification requirements.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The overall effort began on May 14 and involved two phases: 1) creating and segmenting a calling list, and 2) setting up an RSVP campaign through outbound telemarketing.

The goal of the entire campaign was three-fold:

  1. To create awareness of company and its technology
  2. To provide information about the event (date, venue, etc.)
  3. To register qualified leads (i.e., confirmed RSVPs)

Time was of the essence in this campaign so Callbox made sure to keep the outreach highly targeted, supplementing the Client’s calling list with its own segmented contact database. This allowed the team to focus on pre-qualified targets, achieving a 35% positive contact rate, instead of wasting its limited time calling contacts that fell outside its target market.


RESULTS



In just two days of actual calling, Callbox completed the required number of registrations, hitting the Client’s target right on the nose, and exceeding its attendance projection by a significant margin.

  • 17 additional leads (confirmed RSVPs)
  • 57 attendees excluding members of the press (Client’s projection was 40)
  • 10 press members attending the press briefing

From this campaign, Callbox also left the Client’s inside sales team with 78 leads to follow-up, including 12 who requested for additional information.

High-profile companies at the event included StarHub, Global Foundries, Bank of America, and Maybank Singapore, among others. After the campaign, the Client re-contracted for an appointment setting campaign with Callbox.