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Branch well suited: Branch links are perfecting for embedding into our email service provider (SendGrid), paid media channels (Facebook, Google, ASA), organic media (Instagram, Facebook, content marketing, referral) and push notification platform (OneSignal) to be able to evaluate actions taken from users that clicked on those branch links. No matter the data from these links, they are accurate and are easily exported to our database and CRM to determine ROI, and find weak points in our major funnels.
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We have promotions that we want to tell our members or a specific subset of them like they have a chance of winning a raffle. We use Kumulos to fire off the message and notification. Our members get it in their app and we can tell how many of them received it. We can also use the messages to direct them to specific web pages if we want to give them more information. We also use Kumulos to send announcements about things that are happening around the resort. Since we are located near the airport, when heads of state arrive, there are times that the roads are closed to allow them to pass. We use Kumulos to fire off notifications early enough that they know to avoid the area at a particular time. Where it doesn't do as well is when you need the notifications to be received immediately. Since the notifications pass through the Google/Apple network, it may take time to arrive. Sometimes you get it quick, sometimes you don't. So if timeliness is critical, it won't work as well. Also if you're sending to a lot of people, the rollout of the messages may take longer.
Read full review Pros Click tracking: it integrated well with Facebook, Google, Clevertap, product, etc. to allow multiple stakeholders to use this one platform for tracking. Sale attribution: it has a robust fraud detection and event deduplication in place to attribute sales correctly. Smart URL: it offers different deeplinks to support basic user platforms, thus making the URL behavior smart and personalized for users. Referrals: it's a ready-made platform to easily launch your refer and earn program, with all checks of fraud detection in place. Social sharing: it offers various goats and cards for how a link will appear on various social media channels if shared, which is particularly helpful for marketing teams. Read full review Very, very easy to use - yet equally powerful Personalization of messages Data back feeds Running mobile and web campaigns in one place Awesome support Read full review Cons Multiplayers redirection is important feature. In our marketing process for [our] Ace Tutor app https://www.acetutor.io, we have a referral reward campaign for which we want to aggregate clicks from lower level links to higher level links. For example, we created unique Branch Links for 10 marketing interns, and each intern wanted to create Branch Links for their own 10 delegates, the clicks of the Branch Links from these delegates would be automatically rolled up to the right intern's Branch Link, so we can make payment following the aggregation paths. Currently, Branch Links do not support this kind of multiplayer or multi-layer redirections. Read full review The UI could use a lot of improvement. It's not very intuitive. Canceling of sent in-app messages can't be done through the dashboard. You have to contact support for them to do it. To send the same message again, you have to recreate the whole thing instead of just resending it. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Kumulos is doing everything we need and more. The cost is also very reasonable. It has cut down our need for SMS and has lowered our OPEX because of this. We also love the analytics that it provides and it gives us insight into the usage and engagement of our app.
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It's very usable. Multiple teams in the company are using it, and it never takes more than 5 mins to explain to someone how to use this.
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We have never had any issue with support response yet. In fact, they have a local POC in our city too, who routes the urgent matters to their escalation matrix.
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Branch's links are the most consistent in the mobile space. They work across desktop and mobile, where
's didn't consistently perform in both places. Branch's measurement is more consistent across all customer touch points as well, which gives our marketing and growth teams the answers they need without any struggle.
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Kumulos is just much easier to install, configure, and set up. Ongoing running costs are much much lower, especially because we don't need the constant support of a developer to complete day-to-day tasks. Other systems required a lot of technical support, not just in the setup but also in the ongoing operation.
Read full review Return on Investment Branch had given a profound impact on the way our users share their content. Users now have more easy access to content created. Users feel more motivated in creating content because they know that it is easy to share and get their content in the eyes of the target public. Read full review 81% increase in customer retention 27% increase in daily active users Cost of the system is very low compared to tangible financial benefits it as delivered Read full review