They turned to Braze in order to better reach customers at key stages in the lifecycle. Additionally, as a small team, they needed tools that would allow them to do more with less, especially to keep up with expectations for a globally-recognized brand. Now, they’ve been able to increase customer LTV by 21X (compared to users who have not received any messaging) with a robust strategy that relies on deep user segmentation and data-driven iteration. Their customer engagement strategy drives more sales, but it also increases their brand’s presence and visibility in the market.
Leveraging Data to Learn More About Customers
KFC Trinidad and Tobago leverages Braze to address several specific challenges across their activation, monetization, and retention KPIs. To better accomplish these goals, KFC set out to revamp a series of customer journeys aimed at specific stages of the customer lifecycle. The new customers entered the fold from different channels and with various relationships to the KFC brand, so they needed to tailor messages accordingly.
In order to achieve their activation goals, KFC decided to revamp its onboarding series with a better understanding of their customers’ needs and preferences. With a more engaging and informative introduction to their brand, they could start fostering long-term loyalty from the first interaction. They also believed they could accelerate the customer lifecycle and increase the frequency of purchases by reducing the time between first and second purchases. Lastly, they knew that they could leverage Braze to A/B test and find the right messaging frequency and targeting approach, which would help retain more customers and increase LTV.
Using Braze Canvas Flow, our visual development environment which marketers can use as a no-code journey orchestration tool, they created a mobile welcome series that engaged users across email, in-app messages (IAM), and push notifications. The journey begins with an IAM asking users to sign up to earn rewards, before sending promotions for online exclusives such as the “Online Bucket” deal. Additionally, if the user doesn’t make a purchase within three days, they are sent a push notification with a promo code for free fries. The mobile welcome Canvas targets users with five sessions or less.
To increase the effectiveness of these messages, KFC uses Braze Experiment Path to determine which copy best entices users to start using the app, as well as Decision Split in order to segment messages by those who have email enabled. If a user is opted into email, they will receive an email for the “Online Bucket” deal, while those who have push enabled will receive a push with a deep link to the deal. They also use Braze Action Paths—which allows markets to create, define, and trigger user experiences based on the actions customers take during an assigned time period—to strategically evaluate whether users made a purchase.