Trane sets high sales goals—we reach them
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BY THE NUMBERS:
Cost per lead
- Digging deep for amazing results
- Customizing valuable market intel
- Creating a two-year pipeline of qualified leads
A new product demands new solutions
Trane, an HVAC manufacturer was ending support of a product and needed to convert current customers to a new model. Notifications, sales and installs all needed to happen on a tight timeline. Communications began with a direct mail campaign to announce the new product. The immediate problem: they lacked internal resources to make timely follow-up calls or send emails to customers interested in learning more.
360 degrees of support makes the difference
Our contact center provided both outbound calls and inbound customer support for a truly integrated campaign. We called proactively to inform customers of the new product and generate leads. We took inbound calls from direct mail respondents. We sent follow-up emails to those requesting additional information. It’s a good thing we did. Only one-third of the customers we called recalled seeing the direct mail or initial email notification. Our outbound calling helped reach 42 percent of decision-makers. The leads we generated led to sales of replacement products—and upsells of other products.
“Everyone in district sales wants to jump on the outbound calling bandwagon now,” said Charlotte Haire, Senior Marketing Manager for Trane. “I’ll definitely allocate more budget for next year. You guys do a great job for us.”
Surge in sales, strong return on investment
Decision-makers reached: 42 percent with a $164 cost per lead. What began as a small project expanded nationally into multiple, concurrently-running independent campaigns, each with its own script and objective. Volkart May’s support of the inside sales team extended to lead generation in every sales territory.
“I’ll definitely allocate more budget for next year. You guys do a great job for us.”