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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched a Southeast Asia-wide campaign that connected with top-level marketing decision makers
  • Handed off 124 warm prospects and 9 qualified appointments
  • Registered 36 event attendees; 4x more than targets

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

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



TARGET DECISION MAKERS
Directors, Head and Senior Managers of Marketing / Branding / Corporate Communications / Public Relations / Advertising


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

Appointment-Setting

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

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

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

Call-to-Invite

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

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


RESULTS



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

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

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

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



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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Carried out 3 successful event marketing campaigns for the Client
  • Generated 353 total registered event attendees
  • Added 1,050 new prospects to the Client’s pipeline

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

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

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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

STEP 1. LAYING DOWN THE GROUNDWORK

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

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

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STEP 2. CONTACTING AND INVITING POTENTIAL ATTENDEES

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

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

STEP 3. FOLLOWING UP AFTER THE EVENT

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

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

RESULTS



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

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

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



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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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

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

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

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


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

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

A. Setting up the campaigns

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

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

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B. Profiling and screening potential attendees

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

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

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

C. Following up and converting prospects

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

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

RESULTS



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

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



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

 

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

  • 90 Qualified Appointments

  • $150,000 in won deals

  • 180 Net New Prospects

  • Industry

    Managed IT

  • Location

    Atlanta, GA, USA and Sydney, AU

  • Headquarters

    Atlanta, GA

  • Campaign Type

    Appointment Setting

  • Target Location

    Boston, GA, USA and Sydney, AU metropolitan Areas

  • Target Industries

    Mining, Construction, Transportation & Public Utilities…

  • Target Decision Makers

    Owner, Office Manager, IT Manager, Finance Manager

The Client

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

The Challenge

Since 2017, Callbox has been responsible for planning and executing targeted outbound prospecting campaigns based on The Client’s growth objectives and revenue goals. In August 2018, the Client expanded into the Australian market by setting up an office in Sydney. Despite the Client’s strong presence in their local US market, they still remain a new player in the Australian tech space. With the success achieved during the previous 12-month partnership with Callbox and Callbox’s extensive experience in ANZ, the Client is convinced that they’d be able to keep up the momentum for this AU-focused campaign.

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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
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.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Consumers

TARGET PROSPECTS
Migrant Workers

TARGET AREAS
Singapore


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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched a successful, long-term pre-qualification and appointment setting project for a SG-based FinTech startup
  • Exceeded campaign targets in terms of booked sales appointments and completed leads handed off to the Client
  • Enriched and improved the quality of the Client’s marketing database through thorough data profiling
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

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

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

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

Step 2: Pre-qualifying each contact

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

Step 3: Following up and nurturing leads

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

RESULTS



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

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

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



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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
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.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
All large companies except auto dealerships, gyms, cinemas, apartments, hotels, and bowling alleys

TARGET PROSPECTS
General Managers, Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers, Office Facility Manager, Operations Manager, Purchasing Manager, Owner, School Director

TARGET AREAS
Nassau County and Suffolk County (Long Island, NY)


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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Carried out a highly successful 2-and-a-haf-year appointment setting project for a Long Island, NY-based commercial cleaning firm
  • Communicated Client’s unique value proposition through campaign materials aligned with the company’s messaging requirements
  • Exceeded key campaign benchmarks and minimum requirements set by the Client
CAMPAIGN RESULTS

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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.

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  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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Corporate offices all over Singapore

TARGET PROSPECTS
Procurement Manager, HR Manager


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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

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

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

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

Appointment-Setting

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

Email Marketing

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


RESULTS



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

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

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



VoIP Switches to Callbox, Gains High-Value Sales Appointments


VoIP Switches to Callbox, Gains High-Value Sales Appointments


  • 39 Qualified Appointments

  • 41 Completed Leads

  • 78 Net New Prospects


  • Industry

    Managed Telecommunications

  • Location

    USA

  • Headquarters

    USA

  • Campaign Type

    Appointment Setting

  • Target Location

    USA

  • Target Industries

    All Industries

  • Target Decision Makers

    CIO, CTO, IT Managers, IT Decision Makers

The Client

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 providers for the Client’s lead generation campaigns, finding companies interested in their services for the long term remained an unresolved challenge.

The Client’s previous marketing partners had clear difficulties delivering consistent campaign results, which in turn made it very hard for the Client’s sales reps to meet their numbers.

Most of the leads and appointments from their former 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.

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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
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.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
All industries except government schools and hospitals

TARGET PROSPECTS
General Managers, Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers, Office Managers, Owners


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched a very successful campaign that resulted in 6 new customers for a Melbourne, VIC commercial cleaning firm
  • Added $330,000 in additional revenues for Client while 3-month campaign was still ongoing
  • Increased total number of appointments per month by at least 35%, exceeding Client’s 25% target
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



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

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

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

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

Email Marketing

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


RESULTS



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

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

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

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



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

CASE STUDY



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


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
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.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS

• Assigned a dedicated virtual assistant to handle back office and admin tasks for a Los Angeles-based medical practice
• Ensured high degree of fit in terms of relevant skills, proficiency in medical back office tools, and continuous availability
• Contributed to process improvement and quality of patient care throughout the ongoing long-term outsourcing partnership

Campaign result

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

CASE STUDY



Utility Gains Omni-channel Inbound and Admin Support with Callbox


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
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.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS

• Provided back office and administrative support for utility customer service desk through phone, email, and chat
• Streamlined key steps in customer service workflow through process management
• Enabled seamless CRM integration and (later) migration to client’s internal system

Campaign results

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

CASE STUDY



Mobile Platform Deepens Pool of Potential Merchant Partners in SG Campaign


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
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.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Retailers, Food and Drinking Place

TARGET PROSPECTS
Owner, Restaurant Manager, Marketing Manager, General Manager


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.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Launched a multi-touch campaign that helped accelerate the Client’s partner acquisition efforts
• Increased the number of potential merchant partners from SG retailers in the Client’s pipeline
• Expanded both branding and revenue potential with high decision maker reach rates


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:

  • Engaging decision makers to gauge fit and interest
  • Booking face-to-face meetings with qualified prospects
  • Collecting information needed in the Client’s sales process

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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 decision maker reach rates by leveraging SMART Calling, 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 in six months (or 132 days at 22 days per month), 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 decision maker reach rate of around 24% and, by the end of the campaign, the team connected with a total of 3,045 decision makers.

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.