As a marketer, you’re always looking for new ways to reach and connect with your customers. In today’s tech-driven, mobile-first world this increasingly means using messengers to get in front of your audience. Viber is a messaging app that is becoming increasingly popular as a digital marketing tool. It allows brands to communicate with potential and existing customers in real time and engage with them in a variety of ways, including through text, images, and video. Hardly any other marketing channel can boast the effectiveness of this messaging app.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use Viber for marketing and how to get the most out of the platform.
First, let’s start with the core point of difference that makes Viber a powerful tool to reach and connect with your customers like never before.
Viber is incredibly versatile and can be used for large-scale reach while always providing one-to-one interaction. You can send Viber business messages to hundreds of thousands customers and always be sure it will reach an individual on their phone. Unlike, for example, print magazines or TV ads, where you expect to reach an audience, but you can’t be exactly sure how many people will see your ad, and how long they interact with your content, despite all advances in martech and measurement.
Viber provides an advantage like no other platform can: one-to-one messaging at scale.
With Viber, businesses can send one-to-one messages to millions of their customers quickly, easily, and at a low cost. This is a game-changer for businesses and marketing teams who want to reach their audiences on a personal level. With Viber, they can do just that.
Here are just a few of the ways you can use the messaging app to connect with your target audience:
Viber Business Messages
There are three types of Viber Business Messages: Promotional, Conversational and Transactional.
Let’s look at each one in detail.
Promotional messages can be sent to the entire customer base, or a particular target segment. Viber messages are highly personalized and can be customized to the individual preferences of groups as defined in your Customer Data Platform, or you can even create messages unique to each customer! You can use promotional messages to deliver important announcements, special offers, or to share your brand’s story. This is a great way to stay top of mind and an excellent tool to drive purchases, increase sales, reward loyal customers, drive traffic to your website or Viber Chatbot.
By using Viber you can have a 1:1 dialogue with your customers. Conversational messages are designed to start a conversation and create an engagement with your audience. These messages can be used to assist customers and increase conversions, manage bookings or orders, provide post-sales support, request feedback, run competitions, and more. With Viber you can also use chatbots to automate part of the customer service.
Transactional messages are designed to send important information about the purchase, such as a confirmation of order or a notification that their product has been shipped. Transactional messages are also perfect for sending reminders, such as an appointment reminder, or a meeting alert.
No other marketing channel can offer you a similar approach of the audience reach at scale, and with a guaranteed one-to-one conversation.
Large-scale marketing campaigns
Viber makes it easy to reach large groups of people with your marketing communication, even if this audience is not a part of your CRM or CDP. A wide range of advertising solutions is available for digital marketers, including banner ads, videos, and other types of advertising unintrusively placed in chats, post-calls, Viber explore, Viber more, Viber for desktop and Viber calls. Define you target audience, and we'll help you deliver your campaign.
Our recently launched branded Lenses help businesses connect with the Gen Z audience, and Viber Stickers are a great tool for viral advertising that creatively leverages interactivity to increase visibility and engage the company's current and prospective customers.
Just like with Viber Business Messages and Chatbots, Viber Advertising Solutions is uniquely positioned to reach large audiences across geographies and interests, but also ensure the interaction is one-on-one, at the screen of a mobile device or a desktop version of Viber.
Servicing every customer individually, but connecting with millions at the same time
Thanks to Viber’s built-in features, it’s easy to provide top-notch customer service via the app. You can use Viber’s conversational live chat feature to answer customer questions in real-time, or you can use the app to send automated messages (like appointment reminders or shipping updates) to your customers. Viber provides a quick and easy way for you to stay in touch with consumers – and resolve any issues they may have. You are able to expand your customer support reach and provide outstanding service no matter where your customers are.
A prime example of using Viber for Business solutions to reach more new customers and provide great service to existing ones, is foodpanda (now Glovo) – a mobile food delivery marketplace which operates in over 50 countries.
The brand wanted to drive awareness in Bulgaria, position themselves as innovative, dynamic and open minded, and improve customer experience using a modern digital communication tool. As the solution, foodpanda took advantage of Viber advertising and messaging solutions to drive audiences and increase engagement with their brand new chatbot. foodpanda released two sticker packs and allocated a media budget to promote them, targeting Viber users via ad placements. In addition, their chatbot provided customer care, facilitated food orders and offered 1-2-1 personalized messages. The campaign has been a tremendous success, with a large spread across Viber Bulgarian users. Find out more about this success story.
Here is why Viber is changing marketing and is a powerful marketing tool for brands:
1. Connect with customers one-on-one, which builds trust and rapport.
2. Reach customers at scale, thus increase the chances of conversion.
3. Generate leads and sales through chatbots and other automated processes.
4. Increase brand awareness and reach new markets.
5. Drive traffic to your website, app, chatbot or channel.
6. Increase engagement with your brand.
7. Engage customers in a more interactive way through rich content, including branded stickers and video.
8. Enhance customer service and support.
9. Provide a more personal touch than other marketing channels such as social media, and make customers feel more valued.
10. Track engagement and analyze data to better understand what customers want and need. Privacy is the top priority for Viber – no messages are ever accessible to anyone except for the two people exchanging those messages.
Viber is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world with over 1 billion Android downloads. It is a revolutionary solution for marketing, and it's why we're seeing more and more brands using Viber to reach their customers. Over 8500 brands use Viber messaging solutions to connect with their customers.
Companies can send messages to millions of people at once, and they can target their messages to specific groups of people and be sure that every message is open on the customer’s device. This means that brands can reach their target audiences more effectively and at a lower cost.
Learn how brands use Viber: