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

The problems with 5-star rating systems and how to fix them

Does your business rely on a 5-star rating system for feedback? New research suggests you might want to rethink this approach. The truth is that 5-star systems are good at weeding out very low-quality businesses or products, but they make it hard to separate the good from the great. Why? Well, the 5-star system has built-in selection biases. Without incentives to rate businesses or products, most customers who leave feedback have either had a very good experience or a very bad one. Also, some businesses inflate their ratings system, meaning that 4.8-star average score might not be as exceptional as you think. The solution? Show customers an average rating for products or suppliers in that sector. Or, adjust user ratings based on differences in their reviewing behaviour. Follow the few easy tips laid out here to make your rating system more meaningful.

Read more

Le Guide Du Mois D’Octobre Sur Les Événements Les Plus Intéressants Dans Le Monde Du Marketing De Recommendation

Les problèmes avec le système d’évaluation à 5 étoiles et comment les résoudre

Votre entreprise s’appuie-t-elle sur un système de notation à 5 étoiles pour obtenir un retour d’information? De nouvelles recherches suggèrent que vous allez peut-être vouloir repenser cette approche. La vérité est que les systèmes à 5 étoiles sont bons pour éliminer les entreprises ou les produits de très mauvaise qualité, mais ils rendent difficile la distinction entre ce qui est bien et ce qui est vraiment très bien. Pourquoi ? Eh bien, le système de notation à 5 étoiles est biaisé. En l’absence d’incentive pour évaluer les entreprises ou les produits, la plupart des clients qui laissent des commentaires ont eu soit une très bonne ou soit très mauvaise expérience. De plus, certaines entreprises gonflent leur système de notation, ce qui signifie que la note moyenne de 4,8 étoiles n’est peut-être pas aussi exceptionnelle que vous le pensez. La solution ? Indiquer aux clients la note moyenne pour les produits ou les fournisseurs de ce secteur. Ou, ajuster les évaluations des utilisateurs en fonction des différences dans leur comportement d’évaluation. Suivez les quelques conseils faciles présentés ici pour rendre votre système d’évaluation plus significatif.

Read more

Buyapowa Client Summit 2019




What do you get when you decide to work with Buyapowa? Well, you get unprecedented numbers of valuable new customers, acquired via the world’s leading refer-a-friend platform. You get unlimited support and guidance from our team of advocacy experts, plus a fully-managed service which makes launching and refining your programme a breeze. But, most importantly, you get to come to the annual Buyapowa Client Summit – just like these wonderful people did this week:

As always, it was a blast – and it turned out to be every bit as enlightening as it was fun, thanks to absolutely fascinating guest presentations from Bulb’s Jenny Zhao and SMARTY’s Ian Buckley, plus a panel chaired by ecommerce legend Matthew Tod and featuring Vodafone’s Daniel Thomas. From our side, we were delighted to announce several brand new features coming soon to the Buyapowa platform, and to explain how our clients can use some whip-smart psychological hacks to supercharge their referral programmes.

Read more

Six marketing, retail and advocacy trends for 2019

Advocacy trends for 2019

We got a brand new crystal ball as an early Christmas present. Not one of those rubbish ones from ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, which just shows flying monkeys and melty witches. Nope, our one’s much more useful, because it allows us to peek behind the curtain and see what’s in store in the world of marketing, retail and our own particular field of expertise: advocacy.

Read more