Braze Launches Canvas Flow For Brands To Create Dynamic Cross-channel Campaigns

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Reimagined tool offers enhanced UI/UX and is designed to allow marketers to exceed customer expectations and drive growth more quickly.

Braze, the comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers interactions between consumers and the brands they love, announced Braze Canvas Flow, a next-generation journey orchestration tool that is designed to allow brands of any size to build sophisticated customer experiences across their channel mix quickly. Canvas Flow is an enhancement to Canvas, Braze’s proprietary, no-code visual development tool, and includes three new features — an updated and intuitive user interface, advanced real-time orchestration and personalization features, and enhanced experimentation and versioning capabilities.

“We believe the state-of-the-art for creating meaningful experiences has evolved. Braze Canvas Flow empowers marketers to create more creative customer journeys with a simple, easy-to-use tool,” said Kevin Wang, SVP Product at Braze. “Canvas Flow helps brands get started faster and build sophistication while expanding to a cross-channel strategy – allowing them to deliver the cohesive and personalized experiences that customers have come to expect.”

Marketers can launch more creative campaigns faster than ever

Leveraging Braze Canvas Flow, marketers can easily design, visualize, and launch customer journeys from a single drag-and-drop interface. Brands can break down silos between data and creative teams by utilizing Braze Canvas Flow’s proprietary, no-code visual development environment that empowers marketers to build easily, operate, and understand the real-time results of personalized cross-channel campaigns. With Braze Canvas Flow’s updated UI/UX, marketers can use visual components to design multi-step customer journeys even faster with no code required, empowering marketers to quickly build effective campaigns that would otherwise require more time and resources using software engineering teams.

Brands can adapt in real-time to exceed customer expectations

Customer behaviors and user preferences are changing faster than ever. Using Action Paths, Audience Paths, and Decision Split components within Braze Canvas Flow, marketers can automatically tailor each customer’s experience based on contextual preferences, behaviors, and cross-channel interactions. The comprehensive offering is real-time, letting marketers capture, update, and act on customer preferences, behaviors, and predictive analytics at the moment, with seemingly no latency. Additionally, using the new Canvas Exit Criteria, marketers can automatically exit customers from receiving subsequent journey-based campaigns the instant they convert. With a new User Update Component, brands can also simplify data capture within a customer journey by capturing customer behavior and preference data and using it to inform future segmentation, personalization, and messaging.

As customers adopt more digital channels, brands must ensure their engagement strategy is consistent across touchpoints. Braze Canvas Flow units owned and paid channels in a dynamic customer journey context. Marketers can use cross-channel interaction, behavior, and preference data to meet customers with relevance wherever they are – email, SMS, mobile, web channels, or paid social.

“With the implementation of Braze, we were able to effectively organize our data and have it streamed directly into the platform,” said Max Pulcini, Director of Marketing and Communications at EverWash. “This made customer segmentation much simpler, delivering even more value. We set up push notifications, developed an SMS strategy, and began creating dynamic customer journeys using Braze Canvas Flow. Armed with better tools and data, we could engage with users in more meaningful ways to help increase the lifecycle and value of our subscriptions. Our membership lifespan is up by an average of one month, our monthly recurring revenue is up 30.3%, and 30-member retention is up 7%.”

Marketers can optimize journeys to improve results continuously

Opportunities for improvement are often missed when brands can’t properly test and evolve their strategies. Braze Canvas Flow empowers marketers to continuously test, iterate, and optimize the customer journey to discover what works and fine-tune their campaigns to improve results.

With the tool’s comprehensive journey testing, marketers can test at the overall journey level, at any point within a journey, and the individual message level. The new Experiment Paths component enables marketers to test and implement the most effective channels, cadence, frequency, subject lines, message copy and creativity, and more from a single tool. Global Control Groups are designed to give marketers a turnkey solution for seamlessly testing engagement uplift and ROI with high conviction, without wasting time manually building and maintaining control group segments. With new post-launch edits and versioning capabilities, marketers can also freely iterate on journeys to constantly improve results, all while staying up-to-date with collaborators.