How To Create Targeted Custom Audiences For Chatbot Marketing With Audience Insights

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Below is a transcript of the Chatbot Marketing Training Course by MobileMonkey and Isaac Rudansky, of Adventure Media. Get the full course here and become a chatmarketing master.

Howdy chatbot fans and welcome back.

In this lecture, let’s just quickly discuss audiences as they relate to custom variables.

And this is sort of where we’re going to tie in some of the information that we covered and some of the strategies that we’ve built up throughout this course.

So if you remember, we had the sofa company, right?

And through some of the chat blasts we built for them, we were collecting some custom variables like — right?

We asked them what they’re in the market for. We asked them how long they spend on their couch; that was a throwaway, one when we recorded it.

But the point is that we’ve recorded it as the custom variable.

If we remember the IV company, right? We asked them — we asked our users why not? What’s their fear of using this service? Is it that needles are scary? Do you remember this?

Is it that they think it’s too complicated? Or they’re not sure how it works?

For the customers who have used our service, we asked them what do they use it for? Was it for headaches?

Was it for the flu? Was it for food poisoning, hangover, jetlag?

Well, we had the medical supply company, right? That sold portable oxygen concentrators.

We asked those users what was the most important feature, right?

We asked them about price. We offer them to choose price, battery, if you remember — if you recall, and weight. I’m glad that you all remember this.

So these are some custom variables that we’ve been collecting through our marketing campaigns.

This is useful information, why?

Because now we can create audiences around these variables and follow up with more personalized and more direct and more relevant marketing information.

So for the users who said battery was the most important to them, what are we going to do when we get in a new shipment of oxygen concentrators that have a really great battery?

We’re going to send these people who expressed that they’re interested in better batteries, information about our better batteries, “Hey, we just got in these great units that have batteries that last all day longer than the last model or the last version. They’re yours now for 20% off. Sale ends tomorrow.”

For the people who were interested in weight as the most important feature, we’re going to send a marketing message that says, “We just got in the lightest weight oxygen concentrators that we’ve ever had. They’re yours for 20% off and the sale ends tomorrow.”

For the sofas, people who are in the market for sectionals, and they’ve self-identified as being in the market for sectionals, what are we going to send them?

What type of chat blasts will we send them?

What type of drip campaigns will we send them?

When we send them gallery, widgets with pictures, what are we going to send them?

When we send them lists with links to the website, what are we going to send them?

When we send them product guides and blog posts, what are we going to send them? Information about recliners?

No, because we don’t have to, because we’re using MobileMonkey, because we’re the top 1% of marketers in the entire world.

So we’re going to send them information about recliners, and what they self-identified as being in the market for.

That’s the power, that’s the real power of audiences, is you collect these custom variables, you collect these characteristics from your customers.

And you use that to make the campaigns more relevant and more specific and more targeted in the future, which ultimately increases conversion rate, increases profitability and increases your business.

Let’s go quickly into MobileMonkey and see how this is done.

Back in our audiences’ segment, we’re going to create an audience.

And I’m just going to create one quick audience such a show you how you do it.

And we’re going to call it in market for sofas, all right? Wait for it to save.

I’m going to find my custom attribute, which is in market for; equals, sofas, 229 people.

I could also — if I’m not going to be as segmented or if my audiences are too small, I could do sofas and sectionals because those are sort of similar and then keep recliners separately.

But I have 229 people on this list. That’s good enough for me. I’m going to save it.

I’m going to click done and that’s an audience now that I — if I want to go into a chat blast — I’m sorry, if I want to go into a chat blast, I go to my pages, I go to my chat blasts, I want to have my Sofamania coupon.

I might want to only send this to people who are interested in sectionals, and I’ll change the copy around here, we’ll talk to us about sectionals, whatever it is.

I actually want to change this gif real quick.

I’m going to remove it. We’re going to do something like couch that just seems pretty not funny, but also, at least for now, not offensive until I find a better gif.

Okay. Now if I wanted to create a chat blast for just that audience, I can go back into my chat blast and create a new chat blast.

And then under audience, I would choose in market for sofas. So that’s 229 people. And I would send out a sofa-related chatbot.

So I would check — now I have my audience, I’ll go find the page I want, which is, let’s say, chat blast Sofamania coupon.

And of course, we’re pretending that I edited that chat blast to be totally sofa specific.

So images of sofas, talking about sofas, using the word sofas. And all the sudden, it becomes more relevant, more powerful.

So that’s audiences. You now know how to create audiences, you now know how to use audiences, you now know a bunch of examples use cases for audiences.

You now know how to create audiences out of your custom variables and attributes.

And you now know how to begin using MobileMonkey, thinking about the end goal of which audiences you ultimately want to create, that you want to use.

And where does that data come from, it comes from your own analytics, it comes from you knowing your business.

It comes from using Google Analytics, it comes from surveying your customers, asking your customers questions.

If you’re not sure which attributes are important, start off by just using your best guess.

Ask those attributes in your chat blasts when you run your Messenger ads, when you do your Facebook comment guards.

And then see when they come to your website, is there a difference.

And then you’ll know, okay, that’s an important attribute, that’s not an important attribute.

But most of you, I’m sure, will be able to look at your business and look at the history a little bit, and just use your own good judgment and intuition what are important characteristics that will make up really effective segmented audiences.

Learn more about how to segment an audience using MobileMonkey.