A Case Study in AI-Augmented Cold Outreach

AI + Human Approach is More Efficient than AI-Only Approach for Acquiring Customers


  • Sam Koch SellWithOtto Author


AI Augmented Knowledge Work, Lead Generation, Cold Outreach


In this case study, we explore the impact of integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with human efforts in the context of cold outreach for lead generation. Our client, facing rising costs and decreasing productivity, conducted a three-armed trial to compare traditional manual processes, fully automated AI-based processes, and a hybrid approach combining both AI and human inputs. The results demonstrated that the hybrid approach significantly outperformed both the manual and fully automated methods, achieving a remarkable $141.21 cost per booked appointment. This study highlights the synergy between AI's data processing capabilities and the personalized touch of human interaction, leading to higher engagement and conversion rates. Our findings suggest that leveraging AI to handle routine tasks while allowing humans to focus on high-value activities can optimize lead generation efforts, reduce costs, and improve overall efficiency. This study provides valuable insights into the future potential of AI-human collaboration in enhancing business processes, with implications for competitive advantage and workforce dynamics in the AI-driven era.

Author Biography

  • Sam Koch, SellWithOtto

    Entrepreneur building the next generation of cold outreach one email at a time. Come check us out @ sellwithotto.ai

    Travel member of USA Men's Epee team 2016-2018
    Naples World University Games Top 32 finisher

    Expertise in Business Development, Outbound Sales, Product Management and Technology

Human and AI Synergy