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World’s Computer Giant Gets Even Bigger with Callbox

The Client

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.

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.

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

The Client

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 doing well with having an in-house team who did the prospecting and closing sales. Though their services were known to be first-rate in the industry, and repeat business was substantial, they realized that they were devoting too much of their limited time to prospecting.

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

The Callbox Solution

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

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management via Voice, Email, Web, Chat and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support that covered Training, Setup, and Back Office Sales Support
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRMs
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting and Product Knowledge

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to contact potential customers using multiple marketing channels to broaden the Client’s market reach
  • Keep the contact list updated to ensure more lead conversions
  • Manage the Client’s social media account to heighten brand awareness

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach out which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were CxOs, Business Owners, Managing Director, CMOs
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type

Results in 12 months

Overall, the twelve-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign produced a total of 137 Sales Qualified Leads, 563 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 465 Social Media Connections.

Australia’s Leading Technology Broker Captures More Leads with Callbox

The Client

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

The Challenge

The Client was looking for a lead generation partner to promote its IT products and services. 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 touchpoint.

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

The Callbox Solution

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

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

THE GOALS

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

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

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

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

Results

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

Callbox ABM: A Quantum Success for Global Data Solutions Provider

The Client

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

The Challenge

The Client previously hired a lead generation company, but needed additional support for other marketing initiatives that they wanted to work out for the current year. So they looked for a reliable telemarketing provider with significant regional experience and robust resources to augment their current activities. After searching and comparing several service providers online, the Client was impressed by Callbox’s long track record in the B2B lead generation industry, and immediately penned a deal.

The Callbox Solution

Being a data expert itself, the Client did a thorough analysis of which marketing tools and strategies would best work for their needs.

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

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

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to invite participants to its open house events in Australia
  • Profile its database and generate market feedback to improve its sales lead generation campaign
  • Connect with prospects via social media

Below is the two-step campaign process:

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they wanted the outbound campaign to target. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Both the Client and the Callbox team Identified two sets of target personas for the campaign.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The Events Marketing campaign gathered a total of 61 RSVPs. The ABM campaign which ran for a total of 9 months produced a total of 165 Sales Qualified Leads, 291 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 468 Social Media Connections.

Print Solutions Firm Peaks Lead Generation Campaign with Callbox ABM

The Client

The Client is a leading managed print solutions provider of a wide range of office printers, multifunction devices, copiers, and software solutions to help manage information and workflows efficiently. Their 60-year experience in document management outsourcing has served over 15,000 customers across 160 countries.

The Challenge

The Client has engaged a number of marketing methods in the past, but none of the campaigns brought good results. They searched for a more straightforward lead generation strategy that could provide quality leads and expand their database.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-Based Marketing campaign which consisted of:

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

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to generate qualified sales leads and business appointments for the Client’s sales team to keep them constantly engaged in revenue-generating activities. 

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they want the outbound campaign to target. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. The campaign’s target prospects were IT Manager/Director, Managing Director, CIO, CTO, CFO
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The 6-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered 132 Sales Qualified Leads, 55 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 157 Social Media Connections.

IT Firm Uses Callbox to Divide and Conquer Market

The Client

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

The Client

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.

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.