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Withfriends

Smart Alerts

Q1 2019

Keywords:
  • onboarding
  • user engagement

Even after an account has successfully onboarded, it’s critical for the organizer to stay active on the platform to be successful. Successful organizers on Withfriends regularly list events and customize as much of their profile as possible. Previously, this was a burden on the sales team. Sales managers would personally contact organizers to remind them to add new events, to take advantage of unused features, to promote their membership program and events, and to update account information.

With the new onboarding flow, we now had better segmentation of accounts that allowed me to design a system of smart alerts that could handle this burden automatically.

Screenshot: qualifications used to segment accounts and set pricing for the default program.
Qualifications used to segment accounts.
An early wireframe annotated re: the relationships between user selections and behavior in the dashboard.
An early wireframe annotated re: the relationships between user selections and behavior in the dashboard.

For example, if a user selected, “Facebook Events,” under “How do you promote your events?” the system can send an automated alert reminding them to link their Facebook Events to the platform so that they sync automatically.

All possible smart alert variations.
All possible smart alert variations for the behaviors most associated with successful accounts.

Based on extensive conversations with the sales team, I determined a hierarchy of priorities for these alerts as well as timing, so that users would receive them in the most effective sequence. Documentation of this hierarchy as presented to the engineering team is available here.