January’s guide to the most interesting things happening in the world of advocacy marketing

The key to bring an industry leader is digital

1. L’Oreal chief digital officer Lubomira Rochet on the future of digital marketing

When you think of cosmetics giant L’Oréal, you’re probably not thinking about advocate marketing. But L’Oréal chief digital officer Lubomira Rochet isn’t like the rest of us. Six years into her role at the company, she’s driving the heritage brand’s transition from makeup brand to a digital beauty giant, via savvy advocate marketing strategies. Example? While Rochet admits bigger influencers are still used by the company for content reach, it’s regular consumers that they’re looking towards more and more for innovative advertising with high engagement rates. On top of that, L’Oréal is investing in AR tech and other strategies that are meant to start a conversation with customers and develop referrals and engagement. The key to it all? Consumer centricity. Technology and social media are constantly transforming, but you won’t know what to invest in until you know your customers. Read the full article.

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This is how you maximize the benefits of your referral program

This is how you maximize the benefits of your referral program

When people think of advocate and referral marketing, more often than not they think it boils down to the economics – an influencer offers an incentive to someone they might influence and, when that person transacts, they receive a reward. But, as we’ve discussed in our three-part series on the psychology of referral, and again in our most recent webinar, there’s more going on with advocate and referral marketing than a simple exchange of incentives and rewards.

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Comment Maximiser les Profits de Votre Programme de Parrainage

This is how you maximize the benefits of your referral program

Quand on pense au parrainage et au marketing de recommandation, on croit souvent que cela se résume à l’économie, à savoir un influenceur offre un incentive à une personne potentiellement réceptive et, lorsque celle-ci passe une commande, l’influenceur reçoit une récompense. Cependant, comme nous l’avons vu dans notre série en trois parties sur la psychologie du parrainage et au cours de notre dernier webinaire, le parrainage et le marketing de recommandation ne s’arrêtent pas là, car il ne s’agit pas seulement d’un échange d’incentives et de récompenses.

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2010 – 2019: a decade of advocate marketing

Advocate marketing didn’t start in 2010 – or even, for that matter, in 2010 BC. Since the dawn of time, our grunting ancestors would drag fellow tribesmen down to the local fire pit to try the “mega-delish grilled mammoth”. But the modern, digital version of advocate marketing? That really kicked off when Uber launched with a referral programme that saw it rapidly grow into a multi-billion-dollar behemoth.

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2010 – 2019: Dix ans de Marketing de Recommandation

Le marketing de recommendation ne date pas de 2010, ni même d’ailleurs de 2010 av. J.-C. Depuis l’aube des temps, nos ancêtres grincheux traînaient les membres de leur tribu jusqu’au feu de camp du coin pour goûter au « succulent mammouth grillé ». Mais qu’en est-il de la version numérique et moderne du marketing de recommandation ? Le coup d’envoi a été donné lorsque Uber a lancé un programme de parrainage qui s’est rapidement transformé en un mastodonte de plusieurs milliards de dollars.

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December’s guide to the most interesting things happening in the world of advocacy marketing

7 marketing trends to look out for this holiday season

1. Seven marketing trends for this holiday season

‘Tis the season to spend big money, and marketers and retailers are out in force. Starting in November and running well into January, the spending frenzy will continue. But there are some crucial trends to bear in mind as you make the most of the avid consumer this holiday season. A great deal of focus has been placed on customer journey and experience, moving beyond a previously singular focus on seasonal discounts and product launches. Now, there’s also been significant investment in online and in-store customer experiences, loyalty and referral programs, personalized messaging, and other previously under-utilized marketing tactics. Check out a breakdown of this holiday season’s top marketing trends. Full story

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