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Breitling automates Instagram DMs to help customers find the perfect watch for their taste and budget


Breitling is a Swiss luxury watchmaker, known for its precision-made chronometers designed for aviators. 


Fashion & Apparel 


Conversational commerce

Drive sales with one to one shopping experiences and product recommendations.


Paid ads on Instagram
Send customers from your Instagram ads to your DMs. 

Retargeting messages
Send Instagram notifications to opted-in users for ongoing engagement.

Direct message automation
Automate Instagram DMs and convert high intent customers.

Entry points
Instagram ads, Instagram reels, posts, and stories.



decrease in cost per conversion lift


finished the conversation once they started it


Breitling's messaging strategy solves the major challenges fashion brands face with customer acquisition and making shopping experiences feel personal online

It’s not easy to improve CAC and conversion rates when customers want a convenient shopping experience and expect to connect on a personal level with brands. 

With fierce competition, it’s a significant challenge for fashion brands to keep their customers engaged. Especially for high-value items, where the purchase is a big decision and customers often need assistance to help guide them through the journey. 

So how did messaging help fashion marketers at Breitling connect with their audiences and guide them to find the perfect watch?

Customer acquisition cost

Improve CAC and conversion rates by guiding shoppers and recommending products dynamically in chat in real-time.

Customer signals

Collect customer signals to improve personalization, capture 100% of leads, & retarget drop-offs 1:1 without cookies.

Ongoing engagement

Drive continuous value with a directly reachable messaging audience you can engage with free recurring notifications.

Audience growth

Activate younger customers on their preferred channel and seed new high value lookalikes using zero party data from chat.


Breitling engages shoppers with a one to one conversational journey across the customer lifecycle

Here’s an overview of the Breitling customer journey from start to finish.

It shows you how to send audiences into Instagram DM from Instagram ads, how to engage and qualify them, typical conversion paths, and then how to re-engage them to increase customer lifetime value.

1 | Acquire users

with paid ads and organic entry points from Instagram reels, posts, stories, and more.

2 | Engage & qualify

users to understand their individual needs and personal preferences.

3 | Convert users

with personalized product recommendations based on zero party data shared in chat.

4 | Send notifications

on their preferred messaging app to drive ongoing engagement and upsell them.

5 | Increasy loyalty

with tailored and timely offers that grow sales and boost customer LTV.


Breitling captures zero party data in a privacy-safe channel to improve customer profiles, segment audiences, and reach them directly

Engaging and qualifying customers in a private Instagram conversation helps Breitling capture zero party data on their preferences. They use this to personalize the buyer journey in real-time and send a private offer.

Below is an example of how Beliani structures the data from chat to build audience segments and re-engage customers one to one with push notifications from Instagram. 

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Customer profile
Thomas Erhard
First seen: September 20, 2022
Source: Click to Instagram DM ad


Breitling improves conversion rates by automating Instagram DMs to help customers find their ideal watch

Breitling knew they needed to engage younger customers on their preferred channels. That’s why they launched an automated one to one Instagram experience to help customers find the perfect watch based on their needs.

The automated DMs helped the company improve conversion rates, with a wide range of customers interacting with the bot via Instagram. 

As Breitling knew their audience was active on Instagram, they used entry points, such as Instagram ads, posts, and reels, to encourage engaged customers to make purchases. 

Using the data shared in chat conversations, the company improved their personalization and converted customers with offers tailored to their needs. 

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