Bond combines the best features of Facebook, Linkedin, Slack, WhatsApp, and Twitter into a seamless and effortless community platform.
Unlike these platforms, Bond offers full control over your data, GDPR compliance, and a robust, expandable feature set. Bond plays nice with your CRM, AMS or CMS and our API allows for unlimited third party integrations.
Bond was created to foster relationships and engagement between real people in a virtual world. We believe the choice between human-to-human relationships and virtual communities is a false dichotomy; both are facets of the same human urge to congregate, share and grow.
IS IT ANOTHER CRM?
No. The world probably doesn't need another CRM. But Bond does play nice with all major CRM, CMS and AMS systems so that you can bridge user-profiles and other data. And our API allows for almost unlimited integrations with third-party platforms.
IS IT EVENTS SOFTWARE?
No. While there is an events component to Bond and the option of providing a custom integration with your favourite events management platform, Bond is first and foremost a community management platform.
IS IT LIKE FACEBOOK?
There are certainly elements of that woven into the product. In fact, you could say that we've taken a very good look at all of the social media platforms in order to distill the essential features into our platform, but without all the fluff and with full control over your data. The feed is a bit Twitter-like; the chat rooms are like WhatsApp groups; the members' section resembles LinkedIn. But all woven together in a more minimalist, uncluttered platform, where YOU are in charge of the data. We also offer an open environment, ready for customization. Try getting Facebook, Twitter or any of the others to modify their platforms to fit your unique profile...
IS IT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE?
Private, mostly. That is to say, the whole purpose of Bond is to create and manage your own community or tribe while maintaining full control over who's a part of that community. Sure, you can decide to let new users register of course, but non-members don't have access without your say-so. Think of it as the online equivalent of any club, members group, team or department.
DO I NEED SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE?
Not at all. Bond runs entirely in all modern website browsers and across all platforms and devices. You need a computer, tablet or phone and an internet connection, that's it.
WHY THIS WHEN I HAVE WHATSAPP, LINKEDIN AND FACEBOOK GROUPS?
Great, keep them too! It is important to understand that with these platforms you're not really the owner of the data your community creates, making them a commodity, ripe for use a vehicle to sell ads. Also, none of the platforms allow you full and unlimited customization; you work with the features they give you, end of story. And finally, none of these platforms are utilitarian in nature and therefore don't combine all the most useful features while banning bells and whistles that waste time. In fact, they need to keep you on their platform for as long as they can, so distracting you with gimmicks is the goal.
HOW DOES BOND HELP US CREATE VALUE FOR OUR SPONSORS
Bond's architecture was conceived with sponsors in mind. One of our core features, the segmentation tool, allows you to offer your sponsors granular control over which segments of your community they can reach. This way, sponsors can craft specific content for different segments of the community, avoiding the legacy 'one size fits all' marketing approach. Deep personalization drives higher engagement rates, better retention, and higher conversion rates.