By partnering with Five Tool, Cognosos launched a new brand, a new website, and spun up its first lead gen campaigns in the first 90 days. This extra lift helped move Cognosos from beta-only customers to closing their first truly marketing generated deals.
IoT Inventory Management
Website Build, SEO, Email
Cognosos had found success with a few dealerships and automotive auction companies. To develop a large list of prospects we would connect with industry associations, trade shows, and other automotive technology companies.
The Cognosos IoT product was new to the market. With that in mind, we planned to A/B value propositions in all marketing campaigns. This approach would quickly identify messaging that would resonate with dealership prospects.
Cognosos had a two-person sales team and over 15,000 companies in their addressable market. We recognized marketing automation would be needed to do the heavy lifting on qualifying prospects. We intended to achieve this by building out an integration between their website, marketing automation platform (MailChimp), and Salesforce.
UX & WEB DESIGN
Deep improvement of product and industry pages (including a full website redesign) to include explainers, social proof, and custom graphics to illustrate product usages and benefits.
Through outreach to associations, publications, and other automotive tech companies, we acquired a list of over 16,000 prospects. From there we had the data needed to begin segmenting and prioritizing leads based on a set of criteria.
Next, we used automated Mailchimp email campaigns to deliver personalized messaging to high priority leads. Automated Salesforce notifications went to the sales team when a prospect qualified as ‘high potential’. This enabled the sales team to focus their efforts on highly qualified opportunities while the marketing automation did the heavy lifting on lead qualification.
As an early stage company, it’s essential that our marketing partners focus on helping us fill the marketing funnel and deliver opportunities to Sales. During our work together, Five Tool demonstrated a results-oriented focus and always ensured that marketing initiatives and demand gen programs were aligned with company strategies and goals.
Steve Robb, CMO
OVER 65,000 NEW LEADS
Through digital marketing campaigns and building relationships with industry contacts, we were able to obtain over 65,000 leads. More importantly, these leads contained critical information to begin classifying and prioritizing prospects by tier (e.g. company size, inventory size, dealership attributes).
$1.2 MILLION IN NEW REVENUE
Cognosos generated $1.2 million in incremental new revenue during the period Five Tool ran the Cognosos marketing and lead generation programs.
OVER 14,000 NEW PROSPECTS REACHED
Multi-channel marketing/sales campaigns enabled Cognosos to connect with over 14,000 prospects, test their messaging, and better define their product offering.
FULLY INTEGRATED MARKETING & SALES AUTOMATION
Five Tool built out the integration and process that moved leads from the Cognosos website, through MailChimp marketing campaigns, and ultimately into Salesforce. This process saved countless hours on lead qualification and gave leadership full visibility into marketing and sales performance.
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