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B2B Mobile Marketplace Gets Clear Buying Signals from New Prospects

CASE STUDY



B2B Mobile Marketplace Gets Clear Buying Signals from New Prospects


THE CLIENT



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ABOUT
The Client is a CA-based software company that offers a cloud-based mobile e-commerce platform for various types of hospitality business establishments. The company sells to small- to medium-sized retail shops, food and drinking places, and other hospitality establishments across the United States.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Food & Beverage, Retail Trade, Services

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


THE CHALLENGE



The Client designs and develops an integrated digital marketplace that helps SMB operators of hospitality establishments to boost mobile visibility. Its primary app allows companies to attract foot traffic by improving their discoverability via local and mobile searches.

As a small and nimble player in the B2B digital marketplace vertical, the Client wants to move fast and maintain its growth momentum, especially now with the threat of new entrants looming over the horizon.

This led the company to adopt proactive growth hacking initiatives that combine both inbound and outbound marketing strategies. Recently, the Client decided to outsource most of its outbound prospecting operations, so that its in-house marketing team could focus on handling inbound leads and nurturing warm opportunities.

The Client was very clear about its requirements for an outsourced marketing partner. First, the provider needed to have adequate resources to cover a USA-wide campaign. Second, the agency must be able to support targeted outreach across the different segments the Client was looking to enter.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Completed a USA-wide campaign that targeted small- to medium-sized hospitality establishments
  • Generated results that exceeded targets by at least 20% within the set project timeline
  • Enabled the Client to maintain growth momentum by accelerating the flow of potential customers into their sales pipeline
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client had to narrow down a long list of potential marketing partners before choosing Callbox. The company pointed out Callbox’s lengthy track record of managing campaigns that spanned the United States and its massive data resources as the two main factors behind their choice.

Callbox and the Client then worked out a comprehensive campaign plan that centered around integrated appointment setting carried out through a mix of phone, email, and social media touchpoints. The plan’s main objective was to introduce the Client’s music video streaming service and then book interested prospects for a follow-up phone meeting with the company’s reps.

Callbox campaigns typically consist of three main activities: target customer profiling, outreach activities, and nurturing/conversion. Here’s how each was applied to the Client’s campaign:

Target Customer Profiling

  1. The Client primarily sells to SMBs that operate retail shops, recreation/entertainment centers, food and drinking places, and other related establishments.
  2. Based on the Client’s current roster of customers and its target prospect profile, it was determined that the ideal decision makers to connect with were owners, restaurant managers, marketing managers, and general managers.
  3. Using these specifications, a list of potential contacts was compiled and validated by the Callbox team and approved by the Client.

Multi-Touch, Multi-Channel Outreach

  1. The campaign’s outreach cadence started out with an intro email and then followed by a sequence of one-on-one sales conversations, targeted LinkedIn engagements, and additional personalized email touches.
  2. The main messaging strategy was crafted in a way that positioned the Client’s digital marketplace platform as a viable solution to the challenges prospects face in improving their mobile presence.
  3. The Callbox team prepared and optimized all materials used in the campaign including call scripts, email templates, landing pages, and social media posts.

Nurturing and Conversion

  1. Campaign activities were managed using Pipeline CRM, and touch points were coordinated and organized using Pipeline’s Lead Nurture tool.
  2. Prospects who agreed to a phone meeting with a rep from the Client were tagged as qualified appointments, while promising prospects that need more follow-up were handed off as completed leads.
  3. Email replies, responses to requests for information, and response handling were processes by specialists from the campaign team.


RESULTS



The Client considered 11 of the 73 appointments as “very promising” in that these prospects expressed “clear buying signals” during their meetings with reps.

The campaign completed all appointment setting activities within three months (or 66 days). The project also achieved all the key metrics set by the Client and Callbox within the predetermined timeline.

Callbox handed off a total of 73 qualified appointments and 116 completed leads. Going into the campaign, the Client expected to receive at least 20 phone meetings each month from the Callbox team. This means the results exceeded targets by more than 20%.

In addition, by the end of the campaign, the Client considered 11 of the 73 appointments as “very promising” in that these prospects expressed “clear buying signals” during their meetings with reps.



SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past 2.5x Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox

CASE STUDY



SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past 2.5x Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox


THE CLIENT



SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox [The Cient]

ABOUT
The Client is the Singapore office of a cloud-based HR software solutions provider headquartered in Japan. The company’s main offering is its on-demand, subscription-based time attendance software used by more than 9,500 companies and 600,000 users throughout Asia.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Construction, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Services, Logistics

TARGET PROSPECTS
HR Manager, IT Manager, Finance Managers, CEO, Owner

TARGET AREAS
Singapore and Malaysia


THE CHALLENGE



Building on the success of its cloud-based time attendance management solution, the Client recently rolled out a more internationalized version of its flagship product. As of February 2018, the current platform served 9,500 companies with over 600,000 users, mostly located in Japan.

To accelerate its customer acquisition initiatives, the Client sought to expand into several key Southeast Asian countries. The Client’s own research indicated a strong potential for tight product-market fit in the region, placing Southeast Asia as the next major growth driver for the company.

By providing an open API that allowed global customers to integrate any payroll system with the Client’s suite of HR software solutions, the company aimed to bring its product portfolio in front of a broader group of potential customers.

But first, the company needed help with a key part of their customer acquisition strategy: direct outreach. The Client relied both on inbound and outbound marketing channels to capture and convert prospects, but they felt their outbound efforts could use a boost.

Before partnering with Callbox, the Client’s marketing team was generating an average of 6 booked appointments for their sales reps per month. The Client decided to outsource their outbound activities instead of hiring full-time staff to handle prospecting, so that the company could assign their internal people into lead nurturing and lead conversion roles.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Designed and launched a targeted appointment setting campaign for a cloud-based HR software company
  • Helped the Client’s expansion push into Southeast Asian markets
  • Contributed 2.5x faster sales pipeline growth
RESULTS WITHIN 5 MONTHS

SaaS HR Firm Speeds Past Sales Pipeline Growth with Callbox [Campaign Results]


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox has a long track record of planning and managing successful targeted marketing campaigns for B2B SaaS companies in Southeast Asia. That was one of the main reasons why the Client chose Callbox from a shortlist of marketing agencies.

A pilot three-month campaign was first carried out to gauge the program’s impact on the Client’s sales pipeline. With the pilot run’s results exceeding all key targets, the Client gave the go-ahead for a one-year appointment setting program, which is wrapping up its fifth month at time of writing.

Callbox created an integrated appointment setting strategy that combined phone, email, and LinkedIn touch points. The program consists of three main campaign activities:

Identifying and profiling potential customers

  1. Callbox and the Client worked out the specifics of the target companies and relevant decision makers based on the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP).
  2. The Client wanted to target construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, services, and logistics companies in Singapore and Malaysia with at least five employees.
  3. From the specifications, a list of HR, IT, Finance, and other key managers was prepared and submitted to the Client for approval.

Carrying out multi-touch, multi-channel outreach

  1. The Callbox team designed and executed an outreach cadence consisting of targeted emails, one-on-one sales conversations, and LinkedIn marketing.
  2. The touch points were initially set based on the project’s objectives and timeline, and later fine-tuned according to campaign results.
  3. The overall program was carried out by a dedicated team that had in-depth experience in marketing campaigns for SaaS solutions, with each channel handled by specialists.

Qualifying, following up, and verifying prospects

  1. Agents engaged the target decision makers through live conversations designed to gauge fit and interest.
  2. The outreach cadence also included nurture paths for following up prospects and ensuring that all booked meetings took place as scheduled.
  3. The entire project was managed using Callbox’s marketing tech stack which is powered by Pipeline CRM (Callbox’s proprietary CRM tool).

RESULTS



The program has now completed a three-month pilot run and is now finishing up the fifth month of the main (one-year) phase. The results so far have consistently exceeded the Client’s targets, and the sales appointments Callbox generated have significantly expanded the Client’s pipeline.

The initial three-month test campaign yielded a total of 51 qualified appointments, which was 8.5 times more than what the Client could produce. Meanwhile, the main phase of the program has delivered 65 qualified appointments as of press time.

This means that, throughout the engagement so far, Callbox has managed to hand off an average of 15 qualified appointments per month, which is almost 2.5 times what the Client’s in-house team can generate.

Aside from appointments, the two campaign phases also yielded 161 completed leads, which are prospects that match the target customer profile but require further nurturing by the Client’s in-house team.



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.



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.



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.



Callbox Seamlessly Pivots Campaign as HR Software Firm Rebrands

CASE STUDY



Callbox Seamlessly Pivots Campaign as HR Software Firm Rebrands


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the Asia-Pacific arm of a UK-based business services and software company that offers cloud-enabled solutions for recruitment and talent acquisition. The company primarily sells to mid and large-sized US and UK businesses across different industries, and is looking to increase its presence in the APAC market after carrying out a recent business pivot.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Agriculture, Mining, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation & Public Utilities, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Services, Public Administration


THE CHALLENGE



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

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

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

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

The plan started out with Southeast Asia as its main priority. The company decided to look for a third-party agency that can help it quickly gain a foothold in all three markets

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Launched a 2-part, APAC-focused campaign that covered database profiling and appointment setting for a UK-based HR software company
• Kept campaign seamlessly on track as Client’s objectives shifted due to ongoing rebranding efforts
• Accelerated Client’s expansion into Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia with qualified sales appointments, profiled contacts and potential accounts


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox partnered with the Client and put together a campaign plan jointly with the company. The plan originally consisted of an event marketing phase and an appointment setting phase. The event marketing part of the campaign was intended to boost signups for the Client’s series of webinars scheduled for the second and third quarters.

But the company’s ongoing business pivot meant the campaign requirements could change at any time. Prior to the start of the event marketing phase, the Client decided to prioritize targeted opportunity generation through direct outreach instead of live events.

As a result, both Callbox and the Client agreed to replace event marketing with a thorough database profiling program for the campaign’s first stage. Without altering the campaign timeline or incurring delays, the Callbox team put together a revised campaign plan which the Client reviewed and approved well before the original starting date.

Database-Profiling

1. The Client submitted a list of 300 companies (100 from each target country) for Callbox to profile.

2. Callbox then identified all relevant decision makers (persons in charge of HR, recruitment, and talent acquisition) from each company, using records from Callbox’s in-house database and through desk research.

3. Callbox also provided additional contacts from other organizations that matched the Client’s target customer profile.


Appointment-Setting

1. Callbox carried out integrated appointment setting that combined email and phone calls to connect with and screen prospects for fit and purchase intent.

2. The Callbox team prepared all campaign materials in close collaboration with the Client.

3. During the first month of appointment setting activities, the Client rebranded under a new name and identity. Callbox seamlessly pivoted the whole campaign without any disruptions to the project timeline.


RESULTS



The two-part campaign has already completed the Database Profiling phase and is currently in the second month of the Appointment Setting stage. The profiling activities (which ran for one month) resulted in 565 contacts profiled and 147 potential accounts identified.

The campaign’s appointment setting leg has so far delivered 12 qualified appointments after one month of activities. Most of the appointments were generated near the end of the third week as the initial outreach and lead nurturing efforts done at the start of the program began converting.



High-Growth SaaS Startup Boosts Momentum with Callbox Campaign

CASE STUDY



High-Growth SaaS Startup Boosts Momentum with Callbox Campaign


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a Singapore-based software-asa-service (SaaS) company that develops and offers a transportation operations management platform primarily for SMEs in Southeast Asia. Its subscription-based cloud service provides collaborative planning, route optimization, driver dispatch, and e-signing capabilities for fleet owners.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
Third-Party Logistics (3PL), Transporters, Delivery Services, Courier Services, Movers/Moving Services, Field Services, Field Services


THE CHALLENGE



The Client helps SMEs better manage their fleet of land transport vehicles with its cloud-based logistics operations platform. The platform automates many of the challenges that businesses face in their logistics processes, such as handling job orders, tracking vehicles, allocating routes, planning schedules, and dispatching drivers.

Founded in 2012, the Client has experienced strong growth over the last three years, with annual revenues increasing 350% year-on-year. The company says around 100 organizations (including some Fortune 500 brands) across Southeast Asia now regularly use its system to process nearly 1 million delivery and pickup tasks.

After raising its seed round, the Client rapidly expanded its user base in Singapore and also gained additional subscribers in different locations across Southeast Asia. As part of its medium-term growth outlook, the company planned to increase its market share in Singapore and Malaysia, before focusing on Indonesia and other markets in the region.

With less than 50 employees (most of whom doing engineering roles), it was clear the company needed outside help in several business areas to let the company reach and sustain its revenue growth objectives. In particular, the Client wanted to outsource the time-consuming activities of researching potential customers and contacting them one by one for a sales appointment, which typically took up almost two-thirds of their reps’ time.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Launched an integrated appointment setting campaign for a logistics SaaS startup that targeted SG and MY SMEs
  • Helped the Client sustain its years-long high-growth performance
  • Provided the Client with enough pipeline boost to meet a key business milestone
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

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THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client chose Callbox as its outsourced marketing partner, citing that Callbox’s extensive experience running successful campaigns for both cloud companies and logistics service providers in the APAC region gave Callbox the needed domain knowledge to operate in the Client’s target market.

Callbox and the Client then drew up a campaign plan for a three-month appointment setting program with the following goals:

  • Pinpoint SMEs in Singapore and Malaysia that potentially need transport management systems (TMSs)
  • Connect with decision makers in these companies through targeted sales calls and emails
  • Introduce the Client’s subscription-based TMS and book meetings with interested prospects
  • Collect additional information to help the Client gauge product-market fit

Some key activities from the campaign include:

Appointment-Setting

1. Callbox prepared the list of Singapore and Malaysia contacts based on the Client’s specifications (job titles, industries, annual revenue, and employee count).

2. The Client had already drafted its own call script and asked Callbox to review and contribute to the final version.

3. The Client wanted the Callbox team to prioritize setting office meetings for Singapore prospects and phone appointments for Malaysia contacts.


Email Marketing

1. The Callbox team prepared all email templates used in the campaign, including the initial outreach email and targeted email send-outs.

2. The campaign’s email specialists handled, tracked, and tested key email components, such as subject lines, copy, design, calls-to-action, and landing pages.

3. Email touches allowed the Callbox team to warm up and nurture prospects, as well as to follow up and respond to information requests.


RESULTS



The Client received a total of 55 qualified appointments from the three-month campaign.

The bulk of the three-month campaign’s activities were carried out during the closing quarter of 2017 and early January the following year. Since Callbox campaigns typically start with email outreach to gauge prospects’ readiness for a one-on-one sales call, the first 2 to 3 weeks saw mostly email marketing results:

  • Delivery rates between 96% to 98%
  • Open rates of up to 17%
  • Reply rates of 3.8% on average

The Callbox team started handing off appointments to the Client toward the end of the first month, and continued to deliver a steady supply of meetings throughout the remaining two months.

The Client received a total of 55 qualified appointments from the three-month campaign. While the Client did not indicate how much of these prospects are expected to convert into opportunities or customers, the company mentioned that the 55 qualified appointments provided significant boost to its pipeline to help it meet a crucial business milestone in time for its pre-series A funding round application.



IT Security Provider Taps into APAC Markets with Callbox Campaign

CASE STUDY



IT Security Provider Taps into APAC Markets with Callbox Campaign


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the China office of a U.S.-based company that provides security identity solutions. Its products include authentication and credential management appliances, biometric authentication solutions, card printers, smart card-based credentials, controllers, contactless credential encoders, OEM-embedded modules, and RFID tags.



TARGET INDUSTRIES
AU: Leisure, Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs, Sports Clubs, Membership Organizations
Ph: BPO and Manufacturing


THE CHALLENGE



The Client is looking to capture a huge part of the growing demand for smart cards and personal identification applications in the APAC region. In particular, the company aims to grow sales of its card printers/encoders and its ID card design software suite.

In line with this, the Client’s strategy calls for targeting organizations that issue cards to employees or members in order to position its solutions as an alternative to legacy systems or other secure identity brands. The value proposition for its products and services revolves around flexibility, scalability, reliability, security, and affordability.

Currently, the Client focuses on two key markets: Australia and the Philippines. Its target companies in Australia include golf clubs, yacht clubs, sailing clubs, football clubs, rugby clubs, and other organizations with regular members. For the Philippines, the Client wants to reach out to manufacturing and BPO companies.

This year, the Client has been moving more toward outsourcing marketing activities in the awareness stage of its sales funnel. The company wants its in-house team to concentrate on nurturing and following up opportunities, while letting a third-party agency do much of the prospecting and lead generation heavy-lifting.

Aside from delivering cost savings and productivity gains, the Client requires its marketing partner to have deep familiarity with its target markets and must be able to effectively communicate its value proposition.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Carried out a successful appointment setting campaign for a leading IT security company
• Met all campaign objectives by the end of the project
• Delivered highly-qualified sales opportunities and actionable marketing intelligence


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The Client selected Callbox after a thorough evaluation process, citing Callbox’s proven track record of successfully managing campaigns for complex-sale IT products in the APAC region.

Representatives from the Client and Callbox then hammered out a campaign plan whose main goal was to engage prospects via live phone conversations enhanced with email and other channels. The primary focus of each touch point was to sell the benefits of the Client’s secure card printer/encoder and ID personalization uite in order to book an appointment with a rep from the Client.

Appointment-Setting

1. Callbox prepared the contact list based on the Client’s specifications for each target market (Australia and the Philippines). The Client then approved the list before starting the campaign.

2. The Callbox team drafted separate call scripts for each target vertical (using relevant points from the Client’s value proposition). The scripts were sent to the Client for review.

3. Agents contacted prospects on the approved list. Prospects who agreed to a face-to-face meeting were tagged as qualified appointments or sales- qualified leads (SQLs), while those who showed interest by accepting a free whitepaper were tagged as completed leads or marketing-qualified leads (MQLs).


RESULTS



The campaign ran for 3 months and generated a total of 11 qualified appointments (SQLs) and 104 completed leads (MQLs). The bulk of these appointments and leads were produced during the latter half of the campaign, since much of the first half was spent warming up prospects and collecting additional information.

In addition to leads and appointments, the campaign also gathered vital marketing intelligence for the Client. The Callbox team uncovered which security identity brands were in use, prospects’ feedback on these brands, and reasons for sticking with the status quo.

Since the 11 appointments handed off by the Callbox team are highly qualified sales opportunities, the Client believes it can convert 70% to 80% (8 or 9) of these SQLs into customers within the next three months.



Thrice in a Row: Callbox Boosts Event Attendance Rates for CRM Market Leader

CASE STUDY



Thrice in a Row: Callbox Boosts Event Attendance Rates for CRM Market Leader


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is the Asia-Pacific unit of a USA-based cloud computing company that provides CRM solutions to business and enterprise customers. Its main product line is its suite of on-demand, cloud-based CRM platform
available to users on a subscription basis. The Client also offers a number of other cloud-enabled tools for customer service and support as well as for sales team collaboration.



THE CHALLENGE



With its reputation as a key mover in the CRM software space, the Client regularly organizes a number of annual conferences and events aimed at customers, vendors, developers, IT professionals, and industry thought leaders throughout various locations around the world. These are typically high-profile events that generate attendance figures that average in the thousands, as well as receive considerable media coverage particularly from the tech press.

While many of the Client’s conferences fulfill both branding and PR objectives, there is also a more tangible marketing (and overall business) goal that underlies most of the company’s events: to attract more people into its far-reaching ecosystem.

Among the events lined up for 2017 are three sets of conferences scheduled for January, April, and July. All three events are set to take place in Hong Kong and Singapore, showcasing insights on Asian business innovation and customer experience.

The three events’ target audience consists primarily of decision-makers who deal with marketing technology in some way at small- to medium-sized Hong Kong- and Singapore-based companies. The target attendees mostly come from technology-intensive industries such as manufacturing, financial services, professional services, retail, and healthcare.

Although it already possesses considerable brand equity and can easily leverage its extensive network of connections in the region, the Client determined that it needed to outsource part of the event registration activities in order to meet two key objectives:

• to ensure that relevant attendees from the specified verticals are identified and targeted
• to maximize registration and attendance rates through prompt outreach and follow-up

The Client chose Callbox after evaluating a list of event marketing companies, pointing out that Callbox’s substantial experience in the Hong Kong and Singapore markets was a clear differentiator.

HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Launched three successful call-to-invite campaigns for CRM market leader
• Exceeded targets consistently in all three campaigns
• Improved event attendance rates and potential conversions


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Callbox’s Call-to-Invite package was a good fit to help the Client meet its event marketing objectives for a number of reasons.

• Since the Client wanted to ramp up registrations a month prior to each event, it allowed the Client to obtain immediate response from its target attendees and gain additional information to help improve preparations.
• Call-to-invite campaigns provided a way to quickly and accurately qualify likely attendees based on the parameters set by the Client, especially given the tight timetables associated with the events.
• This also enabled multiple outreach opportunities, such as follow-up and confirmation calls.

The call-to-invite campaigns included the following main activities:

• Callbox put together the list of target attendees to be contacted based on the Client’s specifications, as well as prepared the campaign’s call scripts. These were reviewed and approved by the Client.
• Contacts who expressed interest to attend the event and completed the registration via the registration link were tagged as qualified
attendees (RSVP). These were forwarded to the Client’s team on a daily basis.

• In addition to outbound phone-based qualification, Callbox also helped other interested prospects complete the registration process by assisting them through the submission procedure. Agents also managed the information send-outs for prospects who want to first receive the invites.

Although it already possesses considerable brand equity and can easily leverage its extensive network of connections in the region, the Client determined that it needed to outsource part of the event registration activities in order to meet two key objectives:

• to ensure that relevant attendees from the specified verticals are identified and targeted
• to maximize registration and attendance rates through prompt outreach and follow-up

The Client chose Callbox after evaluating a list of event marketing companies, pointing out that Callbox’s substantial experience in the Hong Kong and Singapore markets was a clear differentiator.


RESULTS



Callbox’s Call-to-Invite package was a good fit to help the Client meet its event marketing objectives for a number of reasons.Each of the three call-to-invite campaigns ran for 22 days and was aunched a month prior to the respective event. Hong Kong and Singapore prospects were simultaneously contacted in all three campaigns. The below table summarizes the results from each campaign:

table

Taken together, the three call-to-invite campaigns were able to produce a total of 353 confirmed RSVPs for the three sets of events. Using a benchmark conversion rate of 11% to 20% (based on industry averages), the Client can potentially generate between 39 to 71 new customers from attendees at the three events that registered via the call-to-invite campaigns.



Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success For Jewelry ERP

CASE STUDY



Callbox Mines a Shimmering Success For Jewelry ERP


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
A B2B marketing specialist that fuses digital and calling strategies to drive revenue for clients worldwide through high-end marketing services.



TARGET PROSPECTS
All relating to retail, wholesale, and manufacturing of gold and other precious metals, diamond and other precious stones



TARGET PROSPECTS
• Shareholders
• Managing Director
• CEO
• CFO
• IT Manager
• Accountants


THE CHALLENGE



The Client started providing technology and business solutions more than a couple of decades ago, and has acquired a weighty database of customers despite some challenges encountered. In 2014, the technology solutions leader launched an ERP software for jewelries that would provide reports that are useful in increasing business profitability. However, the target market was quite conservative – the kind who doesn’t easily believe and engage in software solutions for business advancement and prefer to do business the old way. That was one big challenge for the Client which urged them to outsource their lead generation campaign to Callbox.
HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Utilized Callbox’s Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program
• Utilized Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool
• Won Over Elusive Target Prospects


RESULTS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT



The initial campaign generated only 3 leads but the Client wasn’t surprised at all of the result as they knew that a jewelry software is all new to the target market. They considered the campaign as testing the market.

In 2016, the Client reconvened with the Callbox team to run another round of campaign despite the market’s indifference to the product. Callbox still maximized its multi-channel lead generation, utilizing the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool using the same campaign process as of the initial campaign.The two-period campaign showed erratic trend results: Month 1 with 5 appointments, month 2 with 10, month 3 with 8.

The 4th month (start of the 2nd period), spiked to 12 appointments but the 5th month decreased to 6, and went up again to 10 appointments on the 6th month and finaled at 3 appointments on the the 7th month.

The ups and downs of lead results was one carousel ride but the Client probed into the matter and concluded that the target market has become quite welcoming of the product now as compared to 2015. The two campaign periods generated a total of 40 appointments, an average of 20 appointments per campaign period, which is an improvement over the Client’s own campaign from previous years.

As the target market slowly accepted the fact that the jewelry ERP could have a place in their business, the Client again launched another campaign in 2017. The first month generated 18 appointments and the 2nd month concluded with 10.

A total of 85 leads were generated by the Callbox team for the jewelry ERP provider, 51 (60%) of which were converted into proposals, potential additional revenue for the Client valued at $612,000.00.


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Customer-Profiling

1.Callbox validated the contact information in the database by sending initial emails with overview on the jewelry ERP software.

2.Prospects’ active responses like opened emails, website visits, clicked links, downloads and queries were tracked via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and saved for follow-up.

3.Invalid emails like bounces and other contact details were updated upon speaking with the prospect.

Appointment-Setting

1. Active contacts were prioritized for calling.

2. Agents followed a careful process in the call flow: they had to speak in the clearest manner as target prospects were mostly seniors who are less interested with the new technology and must verify all contact information first before introducing the ERP software.

3. Prospects who agreed to speak with the Client were sent calendar invites to keep them reminded of the appointment schedule.

4. Prospects who were not ready to discuss yet were sent follow-up emails.



Callbox Concluded Success for Digital Marketing Analytics Leader

CASE STUDY



Callbox Concluded Success for
Digital Marketing Analytics Leader


THE CLIENT



ABOUT
The Client is a leading digital marketing analytics (business intelligence) company that collects, filters, analyzes and aggregates data from social media, forums and other online locations.



THE CHALLENGE



Social media has become a way of life, thus getting people to sit down and talk about social media analytics may be a less interesting topic, but this group of millennial entrepreneurs whose minds are packed with fresh innovative ideas weren’t shaken and took the challenge. The target of 36 leads was quite high for a three-month project run with only two in-house staff to do all the marketing tasks, but the Client remained unruffled despite time constraints as outsourcing a lead generation provider was originally part of the marketing plan. The last thing that awaited resolution was “who” to employ.
HIGHLIGHTS
RESULTS WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS

• Utilized Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool and Multi-Channel Marketing Program
• Exceeded Targets
• Well- managed Campaign and Sanitized Database


THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



The 1st week of the campaign saw the bulk of the initial touch points made by the Callbox reps as they set about establishing contact with the prospects, as evidenced by the number of email opens and contacts profiled.

As trust and a rapport began to build between Callbox and the prospects, 10 appointments were generated towards the end of the first 4 weeks, while 15 were generated between the 5th and 8th weeks, and more came in as the campaign progressed – 19 in between the 9th and 12th weeks.

Appointment-Setting

1. Apart from calling to set appointments for the Client, Callbox also profiled the contact list through verification of information with the prospect himself.

2. During the calls, Callbox shared an overview of the social media analytics platform and helped the prospect identify his business needs via probing questions.

3. This allowed Callbox to gain the prospect’s trust on the Client’s behalf and generate interest in the Client’s products, and eventually, quality appointments.

Email-Marketing

1. The Callbox team utilized the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool to send initial emails containing information about Social Media Analytics.

2. Follow-up emails with information on the specific social media platform which the prospect is concerned with were sent after the agent has
spoken with the prospect.

3. Final emails were also sent to both prospects who wanted more information about the business intelligence platforms and those who agreed to a meeting.

Customer-Profiling

1. The Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool was also used to profile the contact list. Based on the sendout results, Callbox was able to identify and filter active contacts from inactive ones.

2. Invalid emails (bounces) were replaced and contact information (name, address, phone numbers, social media accounts) of prospects was updated.

3. Active responses by prospects like Opened Email, Clicked Link and Visited Website were tracked in real time and were set as follow-ups, and were profiled as to how the Callbox team would be able to reach them (call, email, mobile or social media).



B2B Marketing Specialist and Callbox: A Rare and Stellar Collaboration

CASE STUDY



B2B Marketing Specialist and Callbox: A Rare and Stellar Collaboration


THE CLIENT



ABOUT

The Client is a B2B marketing specialist that offers major marketing solutions all over the United States of America and worldwide. They fuse digital and calling strategies to drive revenue for their clients through high-end marketing services.

They stand on a mission to help their clients achieve full business growth through creativity, technology and strategic vision to become an organization that draws, develops and retains exceptional relationships.

TARGET INDUSTRIES
All Industries

TARGET LOCATIONS
All Over US


THE CHALLENGE



From a simple telemarketing service 12 years ago, the Client’s business spawned into a broad range of marketing solutions like List-To-Lead Management, Content and Digital Marketing, Automation, and Web Services which includes Social Media Management.

However, not surprisingly, along with the big time expansion arose the need to increase the number of target clients – a large database of qualified prospects who have the need of the Client’s expanded services. Although the Client promptly addressed the need for a beefy database, a handful of related issues came up which seemed too much for the Client and its telemarketing team to handle: due to the extensive number of targets in the database to be called, productivity went against time so the information shared was somehow incomplete which resulted to low call quality and revenue. The Client decided to look for other options as the lead flow in the sales funnel seemed like jelly pearls passing through a large straw from a tumbler of winter melon iced tea – very few and flimsy.

The facts:

  • The Client’s callers used to make 80 calls/agent/day until the database was expanded and the daily target was raised to 140/caller/day, which came as a challenge, averaging only at 150/agent/day.
  • Number of leads generated averaged at 3/caller/day but went down to just 1/agent/day, a drastic decline of 60%.
  • Call quality rated average was 85 but slipped to 76.5, down by 10%
  • Campaigns closed averaged at 7/month, decreased to 4/month, revenue down by 50%

THE CALLBOX SOLUTION



Prior to the Appointment Setting program, Callbox and the Client agreed to sanitize the database via Customer Profiling. Customer Profiling is part and parcel of Callbox’s holistic campaign management. Moreover, Callbox takes full responsibility in managing the database by cleansing and profiling the contacts before, during and until the campaign ends.

  • Data Cleansing – all contacts on the database are called to confirm every piece of business information
  • Deduplication – missing details are retrieved and necessary changes are applied to eliminate goneaways, duplicate entries, and contacts that fall outside the target criteria.
  • Data Verification – contact names and contact numbers are validated, as well as email addresses, postal codes, and other pertinent contact details.

Appointment-Setting

Callbox not only prides itself with more than a decade of sales and marketing experience and world-class service to its clients worldwide but for the proprietary technologies it has incepted like the Multi-Channel Lead Generation Program which has benefited numerous clients.

The Client thought of taking things one at a time and start the project as new – unloading their quite ambitious goal of going big at a snap in such a short period of time (3 months) and instead embrace a new set of strategies like the SMART Calling technology from Callbox which catalyzed their goals into success.

The campaign flow:

  • The Callbox team sent out flyers to the profiled contacts via the Pipeline Lead Nurture Tool. Opened emails, clicked links and downloads were tracked real-time and were followed up by callers at a certain time.
  • During the follow-up call, the agent must first be able to get the prospect to agree to receive the Client’s business eBook which contains a comprehensive information about their products and services. After which, the caller should set an appointment at the prospect’s most convenient way and time.
  • To ensure accuracy in the program, the Callbox team sent out calendar invites to prospects who agreed for appointment and a reminder to all those who agreed to receive the eBook.

RESULTS



  • The Callbox team averaged at 180 calls/agent/day (16% increase from the Client’s 150 average a day)
  • Leads generated averaged at 4/agent/day (25% increase from the 3/agent/day)
  • Call quality scores improved to 90 (15% hike from the 76.5)
  • After the campaign period, deals closed averaged at 10/month (30% increase from 7/month), raising the Client’s monthly revenue to potentially $200,000 or more

While Callbox makes no promises when running a campaign and just simply addresses the need of the Client’s business by giving them the power to scale up their business potentials to boost sales numbers, the Client on the other hand, deserves commendation for going down the humble road and seeking help with their marketing requirements from an industry colleague. An unusual, profound business collaboration and teamwork between marketing rivals resulted to stellar business success.