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HR Market Leader Wins It All Back and More with Callbox

The Client

The Client prides itself with a 33-year experience in providing over 10,000 customers with low cost, simple and very effective payroll solutions.

The Challenge

The Client’s market dominion was somewhat threatened when payroll system providers in New Zealand offered the same or similar packages on software functionalities like Auditing, Templates, Tracking Capabilities, Costing Statistics, Pay History, Contributions and Help Desk Support, which deflated the Client’s huge number of customer database by 20%.

The competitors were seen to be quite aggressive in generating more customers, so the Client decided to combat the move by undertaking feisty initiatives like outsourcing a lead generation company who would help them look for new customers and win back those they’ve lost.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox’s multi-channel marketing program was designed to help clients maximize the full potential of a well-profiled and managed database to get them in front of their target prospects with the right message, at the right time.

In the said campaign, the Client required the Callbox team to generate leads using two different approaches for lost customers and new targets. The generated leads were differentiated into two categories, and from which the Client customized their solution/offers:

Concept 1 – Send Mail

A sequence of emails are sent to all unique entries contained in the Target List. The call result tag in the pipeline triggers the status change in the LN Tool, and a specific email copy is automatically sent. Below is a reference of email copy with corresponding call tag:

  • Prospects (new targets) who agreed to speak with the Client’s representative to discuss about the product /solution and its benefits

Approach:

This type of target customers were sent initial email copies that contained FAQs about their pain points like Holiday Pays, Leave Rates calculations, etc. As soon as the prospect opened the email or took action like clicked the Client’s website or accessed any link in the email, which were tracked real-time by the Callbox team, the contact was then scheduled in the Callbox PIpeline to be called by the agent and set for an office, online demo or phone appointment with the Client’s specialists.

  • Lost customers who agreed to speak again with the Client’s specialists and were interested to know about new offers

Approach:

For winback customers, the initial email copies included cost- and time-saving offers from the Client such as systems upgrade at the same package cost, restructured payment schemes and a sample comparative script of how their old service would look like upon return. A day after the initial copies were sent out, whether or not the prospect had opened or taken any action on the email or not, the agent made follow-up calls to those targets and set them for office, online demo or phone appointments with the Client’s specialists.

In addition, the agent incorporated a customer profiling activity during follow-up calls which made the database more accurate by updating contact information like the prospect’s name, company name and address, contact numbers, email addresses and social media accounts.

Results

The Callbox team generated a total of 84 Leads: 11 Office and 35 Phone Appointments and 38 Online Demonstration Bookings which were all part of the 2,343 Positive Contacts that included warm follow-ups. Out of the 84 Leads, 38 (40%) were winback customers.

Callbox’s multi-channel marketing platform was effectively utilized for the payroll leader’s lead generation campaign and which realized their goals to win back lost customers and acquire new ones worth nurturing.

Callbox’s Three-Step Tactic To Success for Marketing Consulting Specialist

The Client

The Client is a Marketing Consulting Agency which was founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2002, an event specialist mainly for IT and Software industries providing Signature Campaigns, Event Management, Retail Services, Partner Programmes, and Content Development in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It has run several successful events for IT giants like Intel, Microsoft, Bosch, Castrol, DiGi, and Disney Channel.

The Challenge

The Client recently signed a partnership with one of the biggest players in the IT sector to run a series of live events. The project was set in stone, but there was no fitting strategy in place that would efficiently carry out the campaign. This led the Client to consider partnering with a telemarketing company, specifically someone who has rich experience in running event marketing campaigns and can provide a database of contacts. Callbox was among the three providers that were shortlisted by the Client but stood out to be their best choice in the end.  

The Callbox Solution

Based on the Client’s goals, Callbox designed an Events and Account-based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

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

THE GOALS 

  • The Callbox team was to profile the list to make it accurate and updated
  • Send event invites to the profiled targets to gather registrations
  • Call to follow up and confirm registrants for the event
  • Do post-event outreach by calling, and booking meetings with prospects who are interested in speaking with the Client’s BDMs

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

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

Results

The campaign officially registered 129 confirmed attendees for the giant IT company. But for this Marketing Consulting specialist, the successfully concluded campaign was just a start of even bigger things, for them the best thing was nurturing 150 warm follow-ups who are all possible attendees to upcoming events, and a rich database containing well-profiled and accurate contacts.

The event campaign saved the Client much time and money as they not only gathered a good number of attendees for the IT giant’s event but at the same time, currently reserves another batch of warm prospects for the next event that wouldn’t necessarily require much time and effort to follow-up.

In fact, as of press time, Callbox is set to launch another event campaign for the Client.

Callbox Takes Systems Integrator Leader From “Test” To “Trust”

The Client

The Client is a leading provider of Managed B2B e-Commerce solutions that simplify integration, automate business processes and enhance collaboration and visibility across global trading partners.

The Challenge

Prior to working with Callbox, the Client employed a number of lead generation companies, but most of which resulted in low conversions due to poor lead quality brought by lists with poorly verified contacts, and the lack of probing efforts to uncover prospects’ needs.

The Callbox Solution

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

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management which utilized voice, email, chat, social media and mobile.
  • Sales Enablement & Support including training, setup and back office sales support.
  • Tools & Subscriptions to Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRMs.
  • Account Management which includes strategy building, reporting and product knowledge.

The campaign goal was for the Callbox team to profile the contact list to ensure higher chance of engagement in generating appointments for the Client.

The campaign was rolled out in two stages:  

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox built a list of target contacts 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 engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Buyer personas identified as the campaign’s primary targets were CIO, IT Manager, Senior Development Manager, PIC of the Software Development in the company
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

Overall, the ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered a total of 700 Appointments and 150 Potential Leads.

IP Provider Hit 33% Up From 3 Closed Deals with Callbox Account-Based Marketing

The Client

The Client is an Australian-owned cloud, data centre and connectivity provider, specializing in enterprise cloud, robust data centres, managed connectivity solutions and multiprovider internet services, with a network that spans through Australia points of presence in five states.

The Challenge

The Client partnered with Optus to wholesale Internet Protocol (IP) Services to middle-tier ISPs and voice service providers in Queensland, and extended its market to Sydney. The Sydney operation did quite well in the first five years, but later scaled down as in-house sales and marketing schemes became ineffective in acquiring new customers, barely drawing ROI. The Client knew that in order to increase their client list, they needed more advanced sales and marketing methods and tools, but such requirements further led them to another challenge: lacking the best tactics and tools that would scale up the sales numbers.

The Callbox Solution

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

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

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they wanted to engage which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Relevant contacts designated as the campaign’s primary targets:Office Manager, Gen. Manager, Managing Director, ICT Manager/Director, IT Manager, Communications Manager.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these decision maker profiles, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

Overall, the six-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered 72 Sales Qualified Leads, 24 Marketing Qualified Leads, 28 Requests for Information, 35 For Callback and 316 Social Media Connections. 

The Client was able to close 3 contracts to multinational companies from the campaign which equals to 33% increase in their sales in the last three years. 

Hi Team, FYI, we are about to get our first large deal signed off. Thank you and your team for the fantastic result. Keep them coming!

Hi Team, I hope all is well. Some more good news, I have converted another lead this week. Please pass on my thanks to the team & keep up the good work!

Team, What a great way to start the New Year! Thank you very much.

Callbox and Appliance Technology Firm Leagued for a Successful ABM Campaign

The Client

The Client is a pioneer, and an innovative and rapidly expanding provider of appliance technologies and services with a focus on IT security and compliance. It combines solutions from selected software vendors with appliance hardware of the highest quality in its products.

Lines of Business
Network Solutions, Security Solutions, Compliance Solutions

The Challenge

The Client has set out expansion plans for its APAC market, initially focusing on Singapore and Malaysia. However, with the bulk of tasks required to cover both countries and complete the project which was estimated to run for twelve months, the Client decided to outsource a lead generation team who will handle the prospecting, so that their sales team can focus on closing deals and other important tasks.

The Callbox Solution

Based on the Client’s campaign objectives, the Callbox team designed an Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

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

The Campaign Goals

  • The Callbox team was to contact target accounts, and promote its file transfer product and solutions.
  • The campaign will cater to companies with global presence that send out large files from site to site, or those that require file-sharing with their resellers or customers.
  • Send out prospecting emails that contain the Client’s offerings to generate interest; opened emails will be prioritized during the call.

Below is the two-step campaign process:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries, location, and relevant contacts which the Callbox team referenced in building the database.
  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. Identified as the campaign’s primary targets: Directors, Business Owners, IT Managers, Person in Charge of IT
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The Client initially signed up for a six-month contract, but due to the amount of warm leads that the Callbox team generated, the Client subsequently renewed, and capped the campaign after 4 years with a total of 857 Sales Qualified Appointments.

This is one of the longest campaigns in the history of Callbox. There were tough times along the process, but the Client gave its full support in augmenting the efforts of the Callbox team by continuously sending updates, and conducting training on product knowledge, and regular campaign feedback.

Moreso, the Client allowed the Callbox team to have a first-hand experience of their product, practically navigating its interface, which helped the team to knowledgeably and efficiently promote the file transfer system to target customers.

Turning Targets to Sales-Ready Leads with a 50% Shorter Lead Nurturing Cycle

A Callbox Multi-touch Multi-channel Campaign is essentially a Comprehensive Marketing Funnel designed to unearth opportunities from an initial list of prospects compiled from basic target demographics, and deliver them to a client as qualified, pitch-ready, warmed-up sales leads.

The Callbox method combines the efficacy of highly-personalized traditional marketing communication with the intelligent efficiency of automation. In our years of experience, we have found that touches via phone and email remain to be most effective at establishing connections in the B2B world. Data from various campaigns also clearly suggests the importance of timing. Our findings on optimizing triggers and actions form the basis of our Callbox Pipeline’s design. In its latest incarnation, the Callbox Pipeline provides clients with a flexible, user-friendly platform for Lead Nurturing.

This case study traces the success of a B2B client from effective utilization of Callbox’s Lead Generation and Lead Nurturing technology.

The Client

The Client was the North America marketing manager for a software company specializing in SAP enterprise software solutions and business intelligence. The company is also a SAP consultancy firm with expertise in areas of SAP Implementation, Process Upgrade and Data Management. The company has roots in Canada and wanted to expand into the US market.

The client was introduced to Callbox by an IT solutions business through the Callbox Referral Program. The California-based referrer company has been running a campaign targeting businesses nationwide with Callbox since January 2015.

The client had worked with two other vendors for telemarketing services and three email service providers in the past. While these vendors were able to deliver basic calling and mass email services, the client needed a more efficient and comprehensive solution that could work seamlessly across both channels. Working with separate vendors for each channel left the client’s sales team the burden of coordinating campaign activities on different platforms, setting up each component of the campaigns themselves and much time spent on prequalification of leads generated.

Callbox’s proposal for full service multi-touch multi-channel lead generation was found to be a more cost-efficient and all-inclusive alternative compared to contracting separate marketing services independently. The promise of a campaign greater than the sum of its parts and time savings on the client’s part allowing them to focus on sales efforts were part of the reasons behind the client’s decision to partner with Callbox.

The Challenge

Target Market

The company wished to increase its market presence in California, New York and Texas. While the company has had customers from a wide range of industries, the client wanted to focus the campaign on the Manufacturing sector.

Companies with annual sales of $1M to $500M and with 10 to 2000 employees were included in the database.

Around 1500 records for each of the three states were mined from the Callbox Data Warehouse based on these parameters.

Campaign Objectives

  1. Gather information on the prospect’s setup and plans concerning their company’s enterprise software
  2. Arrange for a face-to-face or phone meeting with one of the client’s team of SAP Consultants
  3. Send out an EDM (electronic direct mail) with a link to a video showcasing the client company’s latest suite of enterprise software solutions
  4. Obtain a fully-profiled contact list for upcoming marketing efforts

Marketing Funnel

A Callbox appointment is created when a prospect goes through the five stages of the marketing funnel. Our Lead Nurturing methods are designed to move as many prospects from one stage to the next, and allowed the client to obtain the most possible number of meetings.

Contacts

The Callbox Data Warehouse is comprised of over 50 million business records in over 7 countries. With the aid of our Data Specialist and our data mining tools, the client was able to zero in on the portion of this data pool that matched their market criteria.

Conversations

To begin converting inert contacts into leads, Callbox initiated a Conversation – an exchange over phone or email with a prospect. Multiple contact attempts and pre-conversations with gatekeepers, recommenders and evaluators were often needed in order gather information on and establish contact with a prospect. In the conversation stage, the prospect was given a presentation of client’s offer.

Inquiries

Positive responses to a presentation were classified as inquiries. Inquiries often involved an initial request for information (brochure). Some cases required Callbox to make follow up calls and/or emails to confirm interest and check if the lead is ready to move to the next stage.

Qualified Leads

Whenever a prospect makes a contact request to get a full presentation and/or formal proposal from the client, the lead is said to have graduated to this stage. In cases when the prospect had an immediate need and very high level of interest, the leads were converted directly into Qualified Leads from the Conversation stage.

Booked Appointments

In this stage, final preparations were made prior to endorsing the lead to the client. As required by the client’s qualifying criteria, screening questions were asked according to the approved call script. The prospect was also booked for a face-to-face or phone appointment with the client’s representative.

The Callbox Solution

Multi-touch Multi-Channel Approach

Callbox effectively combined six different channels to initiate contact, generate conversations and responses from prospects, and nurture leads.

Targeted Email

Email copies were formulated to have attention-grabbing subject lines, brief but precise body text and compelling calls to action in order to generate the most opens and replies. A total of 15,000 initial and follow-up emails were sent via Callbox’s email system — fully equipped with open and click tracking, and KPI reporting. The campaign’s Lead Nurturing schemes relied mostly on Callbox Pipeline’s programmable email marketing triggers.

Calling

Outbound calls facilitated by Callbox’s Dialer System ensured that more than 200 live calls were made 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Callbox Pipeline also allowed the calling agent to efficiently leave pre-recorded voicemail messages.

Web Visits

A landing page was created to complement the campaign’s outbound efforts via email and calling. Designed with professional and marketing aesthetics in mind, it featured the client’s brand and highlighted the main features of the client’s software. The landing page was also equipped with a web form to allow prospects to send in a contact request.

Social Media

Callbox Pipeline’s integrated LinkedIn features allowed the Callbox team to find matching LinkedIn profiles for each prospect in the contact list. LinkedIn connection requests were sent to as many contacts as possible with an accompanying introduction text. Client also opted to have Callbox send out messages to all connections made as another possible avenue to generate leads.

Postal Mail and SMS

The client was one of the first to take advantage of Callbox’s supplementary snail mail and SMS capabilities. For this campaign, these channels were used to deliver promotional postcards to the prospects’ business address and send out mobile appointment reminders.

Nurturing Leads The Callbox Way

Lead Nurturing was the key to this campaign’s efficiency and success. The client was able to take full advantage of the Callbox Pipeline’s drag-and-drop Lead Nurturing suite and the Callbox team’s knowledge of multi-channel lead generation best practices.

Callbox Pipeline’s tools for Lead Nurturing allowed the Callbox team to maximize the campaign hours and reserve manual effort for more critical tasks (eg. presenting to prospects, customized email response handling) and left most of the repetitive and time-sensitive legwork to automation.

Online Lead Nurturing Scheme

An Introduction email was sent out to all email contacts in the prospect’s list. Three follow up emails spaced five days apart were programmed to be sent out to contacts who had no opens recorded, allowing multiple opportunities to convert contacts into opens.

Emails were mostly set to send out between 8:00AM to 10:00AM local time, as these were determined to be the optimal hours for email blasts based on Callbox analytics. Latter follow-up copies were set to send out at 4:00PM- 6:00PM to increase the chances of generating opens if the first attempts were unsuccessful.

Online lead nurturing funnel

Contacts who opened the email and visited the landing page were added to a Priority Call List for further nurturing by phone.

Email responses and inquiries from the landing page are logged into the Callbox Pipeline and inquiries not converted into booked appointments after three days were lined up for a round of follow-up emails.

By the end of the Online Lead Nurturing Cycle, all contacts with no opens recorded were also collected into another Call List, to which the Call Lead Nurturing Scheme was applied.

Online-Nurturing-Scheme

Prospects were led to the landing page primarily via email send outs. Each contact request sent in by a prospect was received by the Callbox team as an email notification and treated as in inquiry.

Call Lead Nurturing Scheme

Automated actions under the Call Lead Nurturing Scheme (See Fig. 4) were determined by the Call Result Tag applied to the contact after each call attempt. Callbox Pipeline was programmed to send out different email copies if the call resulted in (a) no contact with a prospect, (b) a prospect requesting for a follow up or a (c) non-interested prospect. Email brochures and meeting reminders were sent out automatically to all booked appointments.

Call Nurturing Scheme Funnel
Call Lead Nurturing Scheme

Results

By the end of the campaign term, the client was averaging 12 face to face meetings and 23 phone appointments per week. The client’s sales team was able to move 82% of all appointments into proposal stage and garnered 2 closed deals within the first two weeks, generating a three-fold return from their initial investment in the Callbox campaign.

Of the 15,719 emails delivered, 2247 opens (14.3%) and 193 click-throughs (1.2%) were recorded. 218 inquiries were generated out of 943 total replies received. Email marketing contributed to roughly 38% of all appointments generated while meetings from contact form inquiries comprised another 9%.

Out of the 9046 records comprising the initial campaign list, 7870 records (87%) were fully profiled, complete with verified names, job titles and email addresses.

Both my marketing team and sales team are very happy. Marketing sits back and only has to monitor because they have done their job on the setup and almost everything is automated; while my salesforce are very busy fulfilling booked appointments.

The Client, CEO

Below is the number of Targets on each stage of the Marketing Funnel after only 12 weeks in the Callbox Multi-touch Multi-channel Lead Nurturing Campaign.

With the Client’s previous telemarketing and email marketing service providers, the Client was able to convert 2% of raw targets into booked appointments only after running the campaigns for about 6.5 months or 26 weeks. Callbox cut this time into half, and significantly moved more targets into the later stages of the marketing cycle. This was enough to convince the Client to expand the number of campaigns they are running with Callbox.

marketing Funnel Conversion Summary

Callbox and Software Leader Spell Success

The Client

The Client is a software consulting firm based in Irvine, CA, specializing in the Sage Software family of products like Sage MAS 90 and 200, Sage BusinessWorks, Sage CRM, and JobOps management software. They help businesses increase productivity and profitability through integrated accounting, distribution, and management applications, with reporting tools that allow users to quickly and easily extract, analyze and professionally present business information.

The Challenge

The Client’s suite of services include software selection, system design and implementation, user training and support, data conversion, and eCommerce/EDI/CRM consulting. With the goal of becoming the most trusted name in the network technology and business management industry.

But, considering the tough competition in the software industry, the Client had to double its effort in carrying out prospecting activities to be able to get ahead in the track. The traditional in-house tools it has been using for years, have become quite ineffective in meeting customers’ demands these days. A better marketing strategy must be put in place to help them achieve their goals. 

The Callbox Solution

The Client turned to Callbox to rev up their sales efforts.

Callbox initially carried out an invitational campaign in Aug. 2005, calling prospects and inviting them to attend meetings and/or seminars conducted by the Client. A series of lead generation and appointment setting campaigns followed, spread out over a year, alternately conducted on a per-lead or per-seat arrangement. Since the start of the campaign, the call quota of Callbox agents rose from 100 to 160 calls per day, targeting 20 leads per month as required by the Client.

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management which included Voice, Email, Web, Chat, and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support that provided 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 make initial contact with prospects by sending brochures via email, and prioritize those that are most responsive.
  • Call and profile businesses that needed System Change, Upgrade or Downgrade, Maintenance, or Add-ons.
  • Generate meetings with prospects for the Clients BDMs.

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. Buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets: CEO, Managing Director, Financial Director, Manager, GM of Operations, IT Manager
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type with unique accounts and unique contacts

Results

Overall, the nine-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign produced a total of 108 Sales Qualified Leads, 90 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 432 Social Media Connections.

Callbox Delivers Qualified Leads for Workforce Management Solutions Expert

The Client

The Client specializes in empowering project workforce locally, and provides visibility globally. They make it possible to manage project workforce in real-time, eliminating the spreadsheets and custom-built applications enterprises use to fill the gaps caused by disconnected systems.

Their project workforce management helps streamline project management, optimize resource utilization and precisely account for costs and revenue across projects and workforce. The Client leverages existing software investments and adapts to structures and processes to automate time and expense tracking, cost and revenue accounting, workforce planning, as well as other project and workforce related processes.

The Client’s on-demand software has earned an unqualified SAS 70 Type II certification ensuring maximum data security, reliability, and scalability for our hosted customers. Since 1995, the Client has served over 800 organizations around the world, including Caterpillar, Corning Cable Systems RD&E division, First National Bank, Hydro Quebec – DPE, Invensys Systems Canada, Major Drilling, Pioneer Natural Resources, State of Wyoming, The Pentagon, University of Michigan, Fisher Scientific, and Wyeth Biopharma.

The Challenge

With the volume of traffic the Client’s website gets every day, the Client needed to gather significant information from all its visitors in order to enhance its service offerings. It sought the services of a sales and marketing expert to handle all website inquiries and calls on their behalf and more importantly, qualify visitors and identify their needs so that its sales team can focus more on closing deals.

The Callbox Solution

For Client’s needs, Callbox implemented an extremely effective marketing strategy — Lead Qualification.

The Callbox team handled all service inquiries in the Client’s website. Callbox agents profiled the Client’s visitors by asking them their role in the company they represent, what industry they belonged to, the motivation behind visiting the website and gathering their contact information. The more crucial process was finding out what service they were interested in and what their requirements were. The qualifying process included questions on:

  • Budget
  • Current processes and software solutions (tech stack)
  • Number of users
  • Target implementation date
  • Industry

While discussing these criteria and requirements, each Callbox Lead Manager types notes directly into Thunderchild using the template of the question and determines which among his or her list should be given a follow up call.

Once a lead is set to qualified, the Callbox sales team will then take over. An appropriate sales representative is assigned to a particular set of prospects based on their geographic location as well as the size and scope of the implementation. The sales representative then calls these prospects for a more thorough discussion about their business requirements in preparation for an eventual product demonstration.

Results

Owing to the Callbox team’s excellent communication skills, consistency and efficiency in the conduct of the Lead Qualification campaign, the Client has been getting a steady flow of qualified appointments. Its sales team is now devoting full attention to closing deals, significantly increasing sales.

Callbox Provides Maximum Marketing Support for Talent Management Solutions Leader

The Client

The Client is a worldwide talent management leader with experience serving organizations of all sizes. The Client configures talent solutions for specific business needs to dramatically improve business performance. They provide on demand talent management solutions to assess, acquire, develop, and align workforce.

The Client delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions for businesses of all sizes, matching all sources of talent – be they professional and hourly candidates, agency referrals, campus recruits, contingent workers, or existing employees to all positions, whether it is centralized, decentralized, or multinational. It maintains its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and a research and development facility in Quebec City, where the company employs approximately 300 people focused solely on talent management applications.

The Challenge

The Client needed to invite prospects to its 2007 World conference. Its desired attendees were composed of its current customer base and prospects from all over the US culled from their in-house database.

This global company needed a reliable partner to update and manage its lists and gather pertinent information such as names of prospects, email addresses and phone numbers, company names, addresses and zip codes. Using the lists from their database, the Client needed to generate interest and drive attendance to their event.

The Callbox Solution

The Callbox team broke the challenge down into distinct implementation phases: Database Cleanup, List Management and Call to Invite Campaign.

Database Cleanup

The Callbox team helped preserve the valuable information in the Client’s global database which contained millions of key contacts. The team updated and enhanced their existing prospect and customer lists by:

  • reviewing, evaluating and studying the work that needs to be done for the Client’s lists
  • updating addresses, name spellings, titles and email addresses
  • removing or consolidating duplicates
  • normalizing data formats
  • adding key data fields
  • phone-verifying all contact and company information

List management / Contact management

With the team’s expert knowledge of the direct marketing business and trends in the List Industry, recommendations were given to the Client on how to best utilize their list. After studying the Client’s prospect list, target emails based on interest, demographics, or custom questions were prepared by the Callbox team and sent out using advanced software and systems. Responses and results were recorded, tracked and reported to the Client daily.

Call-to-invite

After completing the list cleanup process and list management, Callbox agents went to work calling and qualifying potential attendees as a follow-up on all emails sent. All call activities were automatically logged in to Pipeline CRM, Callbox’s customer contact and sales force management system where the Client can view, process or download reports of leads and/or appointments generated by Callbox agents. Personal contact and company information were collected from those who signified their intention to attend the conference, organized and forwarded to the Client to be included in their list of attendees. Highly-trained Callbox agents efficiently multi-tasked, making hundreds of calls daily, identifying potential attendees, providing conference information when requested by prospect and preparing reports for the Client.

Results

With Callbox providing maximum support prior to their event, the Client was able to focus on preparing for the conference itself and exceeded its target number of attendees. Client was impressed with the Callbox team’s excellent prospecting skills and attention to detail in cleaning up and updating its lists that it renewed its contract several times.

With Callbox’s list management and efficient reporting, the Client was freed from purging, updating and mailing, as Callbox did everything for them. With enhanced database capabilities, they are exploring an even more extensive direct marketing aimed at solely building their email lists.

Callbox: A Sales Support to one of the Largest Business Software Firms

The Client

The Client is the world’s third largest business software company with branches in over 30 countries, offering a full range of enterprise business software, and providing the best software experience for its global customers.

The Challenge

The Client had an in-house team of marketing and sales people, but not experts to run a lead generation and
lead management campaign, nor did they have the database and tools to support a multi-strategy region wide
marketing campaign.

To achieve their objectives, they searched for a partner to develop and execute a comprehensive lead generation,
qualification and appointment-setting program to capture greater market share.

And with the rapidly increasing number of individuals from various companies across all industries downloading
information from the Client’s website, it was crucial for them to:
• profile and qualify all individuals using their website
• strengthen their sales force capabilities in handling the profiling and qualification

The Callbox Solution

The Callbox team designed a Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign that will utilize outbound
activities such as Voice, Email, Web, Chat and Events to generate leads and appointments for the Client’s sales
force.


The Goals

• The Callbox team was to run lead generation, call-to-invite and profiling campaigns for the Client with the
following objectives:
• To determine whether the prospects wanted to evaluate a new software solution
• Uncover business pains and/or areas of interest to find a fit between prospects’ needs and Client’s solution
offerings
• Identify the type of software they use and for how long they’ve been using it
• Find out if prospects would be interested to know about a new solution

Account Research and Selection

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

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach, which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were IT Manager/Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Finance Manager
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type

Results

Overall, the campaign ran for 24 months. The Callbox team was able to deliver a total of 224 Sales Qualified Leads, 264 MQLs, 2000 Profiled Contacts and 98 RSVPs.

Top Managed IT Firm Got Rock-Solid Leads from Callbox ABM Campaign

The Client

The Client is a managed services firm that helps businesses embrace new ways of working using digital, mobile and emerging technologies in transforming their teams, operations, services and digital infrastructure.

Lines of Business
Recruitment Services, Managed Professional Services, Off-Payroll Services

The Challenge

The Client aims to help build outstanding workforces to achieve business goals. This is why they work with experts to assist their in-house team, or fully outsource a campaign, to complete a project. 

In this campaign, the Client needed a B2B telemarketing company who can provide a robust list of target customers and can effectively carry out a multi-channel lead generation strategy for one of their partners, which is Oracle.

The Callbox Solution

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

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

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to manage a call-to-invite campaign that would cover several pre and post event tasks from inviting prospects to doing follow-up calls or generating leads.
  • The rep was to book appointments for the Client’s business development team.
  • Keep the database accurate and updated by continuously profiling throughout the campaign.

Below is the campaign’s two-step process:

Account Research and Selection

  • The Client specified their target industries, locations, and decision makers.
  • Callbox filtered the Client’s ideal customer profile which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  • Callbox compiled a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  • The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they want the outbound campaign to engage.
  • The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  • Qualified prospects were those identified to be interested to know or have the need for the Client’s services.

Results

Overall, the Events Marketing campaign gathered a total of 71 RSVPs, and the six-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered 90 Sales Qualified Leads, 166 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 326 Social Media Connections.

Software Company Favors Callbox Sales Leads Over Own Contact List

The Client

The Client is a Microsoft Certified Business Partner providing global services for industry-specific implementation of Microsoft Dynamics. A Microsoft’s Eastern Region Competency Awardee, the Client is an authorized reseller of Microsoft Dynamics AX “Axapta”, Microsoft Dynamics GP “Great Plains”, and dynamics CRM.

The Challenge

Before engaging Callbox, the Client had difficulty generating a sufficient number of leads for its inside sales team due to a saturated contact list, limited market reach, and changing lead qualification requirements.

With its priorities on selling, the Client needed a reliable lead generation partner to fill the gaps that were emerging in its sales pipeline with sales-ready leads, so that its inside sales team could focus on converting those leads into sales, instead of spending their limited time prospecting.

The Callbox Solution

  • Planning to buy new software in the next six to twelve months
  • Averaging at least $35M in annual revenue
  • Servicing a minimum of fifteen corporate clients
  • Employing at least sixty-five full-time staff.

The Client signed up for an initial three-month lead generation campaign, which was immediately followed by a six-month contract with a quota of ten leads per month. The Client provided the script and brochures, while Callbox prepared the list of target contacts. Prospects that did not match the specified qualification criteria were removed from the calling list, making the campaign highly targeted.

Results

The Client has been renewing its contract with Callbox continually for more than five years now. Throughout this time, Callbox has delivered close to 300 qualified sales leads for the Client, providing a stable source of leads for its sales team, and filling its calendar with qualified appointments month after month.

The Client found that using Callbox’s targeted contact list resulted in higher contact rates and better lead quality, and it was finally able to escape its dependence on its own overused contact lists. The Client’s salespeople became more productive because they were able to focus on pre-qualified prospects instead of raw contacts.

Aside from successfully generating a substantial number of leads from outbound calls, Callbox was able to use each one-on-one decision maker conversation to tap into prospects’ interest, ultimately stimulating more inbound interest and capturing more leads for the Client from this fresh new source. This helped augment the Client’s revenue potential with a marked increase in inbound inquiries and website visits.