How three companies used Cognism to grow their business

Cognism is driving revenue growth for a range of businesses. We asked three of our clients how our data intelligence solutions have helped them grow their business and gain an advantage over their competitors.

Cognism is an end-to-end sales acceleration solution, which provides B2B organisations with a more efficient way to prospect. In a crowded marketing technology space, Cognism has been able to demonstrate the power of its platform, powered by a patented artificial intelligence (AI) engine, by using it to grow its own client base and increase revenue significantly since it started trading in 2016. At the heart of the solution is a game-changing approach to data that improves the depth, accuracy and timeliness of each prospect interaction.

Here are three case studies, detailing how our customers were able to take advantage of the data they possess.

Liftshare

The first is the UK’s leading car share provider, Liftshare. Based in Norwich, this Social Enterprise provides a car sharing platform to over 600,000 users. Liftshare also works with 700 businesses across the UK to provide the platform to their employees.

Notably, since Liftshare has deployed Cognism’s platform in 2018, its sales team has drastically increased sales opportunities and leads. The platform has provided Liftshare with a different approach to data that improves the depth, accuracy and timeliness of each prospect interaction.

According to Andrew Anderson, head of Business Engagement at Liftshare:

“Liftshare has been able to utilise data to more accurately identify desired prospects with the most relevant business profiles by using data that was not only clean, but compliant with regulations such as GDPR. In addition, the AI engine’s feedback loop used within the technology has enabled us to act on changes in user profiles in a highly timely manner. In doing so, we could make sure we were not only prioritising outreach activity at the right time, but that each prospect interaction was focused and relevant to that persona, increasing the likelihood of a sale. The result is both improved conversion rates and an increase in leads.

“Our sales team closed two sales within the first month of using Cognism’s platform, and they continue to receive multiple responses to their outreach campaigns daily, spurring us on to grow the Opportunity Generation team to accommodate the increase in enquiries.

“Since deploying Cognism’s platform, our team now receives an additional 15-20 leads per month, and in particular, the email marketing campaigns have achieved a read rate of 17.2% and a reply rate of 5%. We are looking to increase the volume of campaigns run, as we continue to expand into different geographical locations.”

Graduate Fasttrack

The second case study, Graduate Fasttrack, has been a market-leading graduate recruiter since 2003, helping thousands of graduates find their ideal job within sales and recruitment. Its clients range from small start-ups to large FTSE businesses, so there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach the organisation can take.

Ciaran North, head of Business Development at Graduate Fasttrack, explains:

“After just nine weeks of using a strategic approach to data through Cognism’s Revenue AI platform, we had already seen a return on our investment. It was incredibly rapid in providing revenue for us as a business, which was essential for us. There were a number of benchmarks for us to measure against, but the easiest one for us to look at was the number of meetings booked; it’s always been the bottom line for our Business Development team. Since using the data we had intelligently, the number of meetings rose to 3.8 per week, which at first we thought wouldn’t last and was too good to be true. We were proved wrong very quickly.

“The increase in the number of meetings booked was not the only benefit seen, as two new clients were already signed in December, which has historically been the worst month for new business, so to sign two new clients was amazing. This has also directly affected our projected growth this year; it’s much higher than we initially thought possible.”

Asemblr

Our final use case is Asemblr, a smarter solution to plan and manage events, which was founded in early 2016 by its CEO, David Lovett Hume. He identified an opportunity within the industry to use technology to streamline the way in which corporate events are planned and built. Fast forward a few years and Asemblr has become an intuitive, digital platform for busy professionals to book and manage corporate events, conferences, trip incentives and team building, all in one place.

Mark Hulme, Business Development director at Asemblr, says:

“In order to continue building brand awareness and scaling up to achieve our rapid growth plans, we recognised that a new approach to our sales development activities was needed. We had no database to work from, meaning that activity had been conducted via networking at events and calling previous contacts. We needed to build the sales process from the ground up with a solution that could produce results, without taking up additional resource the team simply did not have to spare.

“We also wanted to be confident the team were not just on top of nurturing relationships with relevant sales leads, but that they were contacting prospects and using data sources in a GDPR-compliant way. Being GDPR-compliant in our practices is something that is really important to us, and something that Cognism was able to completely reassure us they could provide. We need the data we use to be fully refreshed and accurate to ensure we are always reaching out to the right person, with the right message, at the right time; which the data sources we’re now using guarantee.”

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If you would like to see how Cognism’s sales acceleration platform can lead to improved conversion rates, reduced B2B prospecting times, and ultimately more revenue, be sure to register for a demo. Alternatively, call us on +44 203 858 0822.

This article originally appeared in Information Age.