Kung Fu Tea

Rewarding fans for social interactions across 200+ locations

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Social actions from Popdeem campaigns


Increase in monthly visits amongst participating users

Kung Fu Tea is a fearless and rapidly-expanding bubble tea chain with over 200 locations globally. The Kung Fu Tea brand is “relentless for mastery” across all aspects of their business, and that includes a premium digital loyalty program with social rewards.

As social media is a core element to Kung Fu Tea’s overall marketing strategy, social integration for their loyalty app was a natural fit for the program. In August 2018, Kung Fu Tea integrated Popdeem into their loyalty app to introduce social connectivity, and to reward app users for sharing #KungFuTea experiences across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the objective of turning loyal app members into brand advocates.

Integrating social rewards with Popdeem into the Kung Fu Tea loyalty app

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Once Popdeem’s social integration was added to the app, Kung Fu Tea was able to reward customers in a variety of ways when they connected and interacted with the brand on social media. Some of the rewards, for example, have included: 

  • Earn $1 credit instantly for connecting your first social media account (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
  • Earn an additional 5 reward bubbles (points) for posting a photo of our new Sesame Matcha drink with #KFTSesameMatcha
  • Earn $50 gift card for sharing your National Bubble Tea Day experience with #NBTD
  • KFT Halloween Costume Contest – #KFTCostumeContest
  • Earn instant loyalty points or credit for sharing your #KungFuTea experiences

For customers, this new social experience was seamlessly added to their existing loyalty app through an integration with LevelUp, so all they needed to do was update the app with the new Popdeem features so they could earn even more rewards. 

Rewarding customers for sharing their Kung Fu Tea experience has resulted in powerful word-of-mouth marketing on social media:

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Yay it’s Friday!! ✨ Went out Christmas shopping with my Pop and told him I was feeling a little parched. So I settled for this scrumptious peach oolong #kungfutea from @kungfuteausa ????. Now that I’m all refreshed, we can continue shopping! ???????????? Hope my #furiends have a great weekend ???? Xo Luna ???? _____________________________________________ #misslunabelle #yorkie #yorkiesofinstagram #yorkiepuppy #yorkielovers #yorkielove #yorkiegram #yorkiefamous #yorkielife #yorkie_styles #yorkieswag #yorkshireterrier #yorkshire #yorkshires #yorkshireterriers #holidays #christmas #brooklyn #nyc #instapup #instadog #peachoolongtea #bayridge #puppyswag #likeforlikes #unitedpawsgroup #weareunitedpaws #yorkieoftheday

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Results: Increased social engagement and loyalty performance

Since Kung Fu Tea launched with Popdeem in September 2018, there has been a significant boost in social media engagement:

  • 10,000+ social actions generated from Popdeem powered campaigns
  • 100,000+ social interactions (likes and comments)
  • 2,500,000+ estimated impressions

Popdeem can be used to compliment an existing loyalty program and through an integration with the LevelUp platform, Popdeem is also able to measure the effects of social rewards in terms of spend and purchase frequency. Kung Fu Tea customers who engaged with social rewards spent more money per visit and visited more frequently:

  • 44% Redemption Rate (after user receives social reward)
  • 27% Increase in Monthly Visit Frequency
  • 6% Increase in Average Ticket Spend
  • 40% Increase in Total Monthly Spend

Now, with a database of over 100,000 brand advocates and growing, Kung Fu Tea can further build on their success.

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