Our latest guide to the most interesting things happening in the world of advocacy marketing

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly...of influencer marketing

1. The rise of influencer marketing agencies

With $1.9 billion spent on influencer marketing in the US and Canada alone, it’s clear that influencer marketing is no longer a passing market trend. And with the growth of influencer marketing has come the rise of agencies and networks that exist to help companies and influencers connect. Sounds perfect for both parties, right? Not necessarily. While this approach may help retailers achieve short-term influencer impression goals, many influencers claim that agency involvement can make it harder for them to form long-term relationships with brands—a key factor when creating original, relevant content. On the other hand, influencer agencies see their existence as a sign that the industry has matured. Gone are the Wild West days of influencer marketing—agencies’ involvement is meant to make sure brands are getting the scale, benchmarks, and results they deserve. But which approach is best for your business? Read the full article.

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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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Referral marketing: fashion’s hottest trend for SS17

We’re extremely proud and humbled to announce new partnerships with two of fashion’s best-loved and most recognisable brands: New Look and River Island.

With a combined total of well over 1,000 stores thoughout the UK, Europe and Asia, both brands are famed for their passionate embrace of everything new – which makes them a perfect for Buyapowa’s innovate take on referral marketing.

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Nelly’s refer-a-friend programme in 2 minutes

When Sweden’s number one online fashion destination, Nelly, looks to refer-a-friend marketing to accelerate its already stellar growth, then that has to be worth a look?

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Nelly with its wide selection of the latest fashion trends and must-haves for the young, fashion-conscious and outgoing attracts a dedicated core of brand fans. And now thanks to the Buyapowa Refer-a-Friend platform, it is now encouraging those fans to convince their friends to give the brand a try.

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Joe Browns new referral scheme

Joe Browns, the quirky Leeds based feel-good lifestyle brand present in over 250 stores worldwide, has partnered with Buyapowa to empower and enable all its customers to recommend the brand they love to friends and family.

As a brand that is passionate about creating wonderfully unique ranges of clothing that people simply love to wear day in day out, Joe Browns takes influences from all over the world to offer something that stands apart from other high street or shopping mall fashion options. They do this by combining bold colours, bright patterns, fabulous silhouettes and high quality, distinctive 3D detailing with authentic little touches and fine details to give customers clothes that help express their individuality.

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