Fuel Adds Robust In-app Functionality to its AI-powered Cross-channel Marketing and Guest Engagement Platform

Newly released platform update makes it easier than ever for hoteliers to create personalized marketing campaigns with in-app mobile and campaign building features.

Myrtle Beach, SC – November 19, 2019 – Fuel, the premier provider of hotel marketing software and digital agency services for the hospitality sector, has announced the launch of a powerful new feature set that has been integrated into its AI-powered cross-channel marketing and customer engagement solution. Powered by Blueshift, the patented platform works by aggregating guest data from every hotel system touchpoint and making it actionable, in order to create more personalized guest engagement and maximize deliverability of all guest communications.

The new in-app features integrated into the latest release of the platform include a set of easy-to-use mobile messaging and marketing tools. Mobile messaging allows hotels to easily create and optimize personalized in-app messaging, allowing them to deepen guest engagement and drive action with contextual timely communications. Mobile marketing features are designed to create rich, connected mobile experiences for the guest by personalizing every touchpoint. This is all accomplished through a new in-app campaign builder that is based on a robust template library, making it easy to understand and implement automated messaging campaigns. The campaign builder features drag-and-drop functionality and an open-source liquid editor to dynamically pull data and customize recommendations.

In addition to a comprehensive  suite of standard features, such as confirmation notifications, pre-arrival emails, post-stay surveys, and cart abandonment messaging, the solution also offers a wide range of highly sophisticated tools, such as Intelligent Profiling and Segmentation. The system combines everything from message engagement, website behavior, and PMS profile information for a Single Customer View of each guest, enabling true 1:1 marketing. Using machine learning algorithms and data science, the solution then provides automatic segmentation recommendations.

Another unique benefit of the platform is Intelligent Targeting, which leverages predictive analytics on guest research and booking behavior patterns to automatically determine each guest’s potential value, sentiment and propensity to book, allowing for hyper-targeted drip campaigns.

Additional predictive features include Predictive Engage Time Optimization and Predictive Channel-of-Choice. Predictive Engage Time Optimization is based on a sending model that analyzes all cross channel engagement and downstream behaviors, so each guest receives messages at the precise time they are most likely to engage. With Predictive Channel-of-Choice, the platform delivers campaigns on the channel that each guest prefers to engage on, such as email, push, and/or SMS. It also has real-time integrations with the Facebook Ad Network and the Google Ads platform to automatically syndicate audiences for targeted advertising campaigns.

“The new mobile and in-app capabilities that Blueshift has added to our guest engagement platform greatly expands the hotelier’s ability to create customized and highly personalized campaigns on the fly,” said Stuart Butler, Fuel’s COO. “As hotel guests become increasingly mobile-dependent and loyal to their channel of choice, this level of personalization is key in reaching them how and where they are most receptive.”

For additional information on the platform or to learn more about Fuel’s advanced suite of hospitality solutions, please visit fueltravel.com.

About Fuel | As a leading provider of advanced software solutions and digital marketing services for the hotel industry, Fuel helps independent hotels, resorts, condotels, and management groups maximize market share and profitability. This is achieved by providing a comprehensive suite of software and marketing solutions including: the Fuel Booking Engine, Fuel AI-Powered CRM & Marketing Automation, Fuel Mobile App & Digital Key, Fuel Gauge Analytics Dashboard, website development, SEO, SEM, email marketing, social media, and analytics services. Through these solutions, Fuel helps properties drive more direct bookings and reduce reliance on third-party channels. To learn more about Fuel and to take your travel marketing to the next level, call (843) 839-1456, visit the website, listen to the #1-ranked Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast, and follow Fuel on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Blueshift | San Francisco–based Blueshift is the leading AI-powered Cross-Channel Marketing Platform. Its patented AI technology empowers marketers to use all their customer data to create real-time segments with personalized recommendations, and orchestrate campaigns across multiple channels. Leading consumer brands such as LendingTree, Udacity, IAC, and the BBC use Blueshift to increase customer engagement and revenue. Learn more about Blueshift at www.blueshift.com.

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