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Microsoft Field Sales Team

CPM Ireland provide a dedicated, full-time field sales team across Ireland for Microsoft

The challenge

CPM provide a full time field sales team across the Island of Ireland for Office, Surface & Windows in Harvey Norman, PC World, Independent Retailers and xBox in Smyths & Gamestop.
CPM also provide a Digital resource, a SME Business Development resource and a Breadth account Manager for Microsoft.

Our Solution
  • Team in place for 10 years, extensively trained and deployed across top Irish retailers representing Microsoft
  • The team are tasked with delivering across the key pillars of retail execution in all Microsoft product categories.
  • Priority focus -attach, product sales & delivering messaging on the Modern PC.
  • Team concentrate on training & relationships in store to drive advocacy.
  • The team deliver insights from their experience in retail to drive Microsoft strategy.

Results

All KPI’s achieved in FY16.
2,300 calls completed, 2,369 RP Training Impressions, 137% achieved on Expertzone.

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Eir

CPM Ireland manage eir SMB Inside Sales Team

The challenge
  • Customer acquisition for eir business providing fixed line, mobile, Broadband and Wi-Fi to SMB customers.
  • CPM’s field sales team support new customer acquisition through the provision of Sales Management, Digital Executives and Lead Generation Executives.
  • CPM also provides account management services for a portion of high value SMB customers.

Our Solution
  • CPM provide an outsourced telephone account management team of 10 full time permanent sales professionals dedicated to Inside Sales for eir.
  • CPM manage all recruitment, HR, staff management and performance of these staff on behalf of our client in the eir SMB business channel.

Results

  • Digital Executives increased Sales volumes by 200% compared to previous outsourced partner.
  • Lead Generators cost 57% of a Field sales resource and have improved the channels sales performance by 12% by having quality appointments set for the field teams.
  • Each Telephone Account Managers proactively manages a base of 400 SMB accounts along with dealing with inbound care queries and upsells to both groups of customers.

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Eir

CPM Ireland delivers Direct Sales for eir in the Consumer Market

The challenge

eir and CPM’s consumer sales relationship has existed for over 16 years. CPM currently recruit, train, and manage over 80 full time field sales representatives nationwide in a tough sales and regulatory environment. We also provide excellent operational support in terms of HR, order processing, complaint handling, data management and customer Insight. CPM regularly utilise venue and event marketing to increase eir sales opportunities on a campaign basis.

Our Solution

The CPM/eir consumer sales team provides a flexible and dynamic channel to market consisting of 1 Client Service Manager, 1 National Sales Manager, 6 Regional Sales Managers and 80 Field Sales Representatives. Activity covers all 26 counties and a lead base of over half a million potential customers in every city, town and village in Ireland.

eir Consumer Markets & CPM Management teams work in partnership to develop strategies and action plans that deliver business objectives.

Results

  • 2,080 calls (per day)
  • 900 customer contacts
  • 100 sales closed and processed on site
  • Average 2.4 products sold per customer
  • Detailed tactical information collected from every sale
  • Daily product and customer insight provided to client from 6 regional hubs

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SSE Airtricity

CPM manage SSE Airtricity Field Sales

The challenge
  • To provide a high quality ethical sales solution to acquire new customers for SSE residential market. Selling Electric and Gas.
  • To capture tactical information from all customer contacts that is submitted to SSE to support enhancement of customer product & service propositions.
  • To provide the sales support function that allows for timely order fulfilment for customers.

Our Solution
  • CPM have built an outsourced team of 40 full time permanent sales professionals.
  • The sales team is supported by a National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Managers and Team Coaches.
  • Ancillary support is provided by a Learning & Development Specialist and a Sales Support Executive.
  • CPM manage all recruitment, HR, staff management and performance of these staff on behalf of our SSE Airtricity client.

Results

  • CPM acquired 5,300 customers for SSE from May – December 2016
  • Forecasting acquisition of over 12,000 customers in 2017

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LoveScout24 Meetic

Consumer Activation, Events and Promotions
The challenge

CPM assist in identifying and selecting the venue, then make an appointment with the owner. Once we verify that the venue meets the criteria of Meetic we will present the concept to the owner and negotiate the best offer in a face to face meeting. We will validate all the contractual terms and conditions and proceed to book the venue for the event.

CPM will collect all data elements needed to validate the activation.

Welcome drink offered to all first time attendees as an icebreaking mechanism.

Our Solution

To fulfil the clients requirements we have taken the following steps:

  • 2 Events per month in Bern and Zurich.
  • 2 Field Sales Mangers for each city.
  • Venue selection, negotiations and activation – relationship with 3 bars per each city.

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Aviva

Consumer Activation, Events & Promotions
The challenge

As a CSR initiative, Aviva wanted to create book wall to collect old books, recycle it and distribute new books to under privileged children.

Our Solution
  • Create India’s longest book wall at Ansal Plaza ampetheatre using iron structure and flex branding.
  • Larger than life size dummy of the logo.
  • Using street play to communicate how education is important for under privileged children

Results

  • More than 130,000 books collected
  • The effort was graced by Education Minister of Delhi and Cabinet Minister, Govt. of India and appreciated the cause

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Danone

Consumer Activation, Sampling
The challenge

Danone along with CPM decided to launch ‘Smoothie’ a fortified flavored milk with nutrition in competition with Amul Kool and Nestle Fun Shake. A product sampling activity was conducted to create product visibility and improve brand awareness.

Our Solution

To fulfill Clients requirements we took the following steps:

  • Distribution of engagement activities like coloring sheet, puzzle etc.
  • Explaining importance of milk by distributing product literatures.
  • Magic shows to engage children.

Results

  • 122 schools covered
  • 127,000 product samples distributed

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Max Factor

Sales, Sales Force, Merchandising
The challenge

In 2010 Procter and Gamble decided to outsource their sales force and focus on their core strengths, making innovate products and bring them to markets. As CPM where already delivering their supermarket sales force P&G / Max Factor decided to contact CPM in order to maintain their sales and merchandising in drug stores. CPM took over liability of their people and continued with the field team and agreed strategy.

Our Solution

After we took on board the field team we started optimising the store planning, changed some regions using the latest optimisation technology available in our group and brought our experience and expertise in from clients sharing and re-applying our success into the newly designed field sales team.
We directly saw the positive effect on sales climbing up to I X 108 managing the make-up units and selling custom-made year plans to the retailers. In 2015 P&G sold Max Factor to COTY. Although the strategy of COTY made some changes we are still successfully working with Max Factor with a passionate team of Sales Development Representatives that still have a great and trustful relation with the retailers.

Results

Year on year growth for the Max Factor brand in-store, being one of the best represented make-up brands in drug stores in The Netherlands with a strategy change that worked and still gets tuned quarterly to maintain the success and keep the pace.

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Mercedes-Benz

Merchandising, Visual Merchandising
The challenge

Mercedes-Benz contacted CPM Nederland looking for an outsourced sales agency with the goal to continuously improve the look and feel of their dealerships in the Netherlands. This included supporting the dealers by implementing and (re)place seasonally all their POS materials as per 2012 in and around the dealers. In addition to providing a team of merchandisers CPM was also responsible for the full coordination of this process and implementation.

Our Solution

We developed a dedicated and passionate team of Visual merchandisers including project coordination and support taking into consideration all necessary facilitating from Mercedes-Benz

CPM Responsibilities:

  • Performing the Visual merchandising activities in 3 rounds every year (spring, summer, autumn)
  • Collecting license plate information in-field
  • Merchandising activities:
    • (Re)placement of visual in-store merchandising;
    • (Re)placement of promotion displays;
    • (Re)placement of car information stands;

Results

  • 19 Events , 6850 Attendees & 2022 Enquires in 2017 as on 31st March.
  • 63 Events, 17117 Attendees & 5391 Enquires in 2016

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VISA

Consumer Activations, Event and Promotions
The challenge

Demonetization come up with an opportunity to push digital transactions across India. Therefore, Visa along with CPM planned to deploy the decals across major cities in India for consumer activation activity.

Our Solution

TRO manages Visa’s Operation Code blue Program . Wherein we have deployed the branding elements (Soft POSM) across 8 different cities.

POSM included:

  • Stickers, Danglers, Acrylic Stands
  • Major Cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa

Results

42,526 Stores covered within 8 weeks.

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