Podcast: referral and Lebara mobile

Lebara

This week, Buyapowa's Director of Client Success, Robin Bresnark, catches up with Dipesh Sanghrajka from Lebara's Digital Growth team to chat about traditional marketing channels, online acquisition and, of course, referral marketing.

Dipesh is a fascinating man and Lebara - one of Buyapowa's latest clients - is a fascinating telecoms brand, set up specifically to serve migrant communities and to help family members, displaced across the world, keep in touch with each other.

Fundamentally, Lebara serves communities - and that makes them an absolutely ideal client when it comes to referral marketing. When it comes to switching mobile phone network, the first thing we all do is ask our friends: "What’s the service like? How’s the signal?". So referral’s a natural fit in telecoms.

Add that to the sense of community Lebara’s customers have - where it’s all about helping your relatives and neighbours - and you’ve got something very special indeed.

You can stream the podcast below, or just hit the download button to save it to your device. Enjoy!


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BT Mobile, Lebara and Three's Smarty all join the Buyapowa family

BT Mobile, Lebara and Smarty

Just last month, we announced the launch of a refer-a-friend programme for Vodafone's VOXI sub-brand. Today, we're delighted to announce that we'll be working with three further UK telecoms companies: BT Mobile, Lebara and Smarty - the brand new in-house MVNO from another of our clients, Three.

Each of these networks is highly distinct, with singular selling points: BT Mobile offers the UK's biggest 4G network, free wi-fi and perks such as BT Sport; Lebara specialises in international calling, offering packages including unlimited calls to 50 countries across the globe; while Smarty is one of a new breed of highly-targeted sub-brands with compelling features - in this case, a novel new approach to data, where any unused megabytes are refunded the following month.

For a number of years, Buyapowa has been the go-to referral marketing platform for the telecoms industry. Clients such as Three and O2 have benefitted enormously from our technology but, equally, we've benefitted from working with them - developing our understanding of the telecoms sector and its customers at a rate and to a degree which would never have been possible without such incredible hands-on experience. And it's that experience which enables our team of experts to


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Vodafone refer to Buyapowa for their revolutionary youth sub-brand, VOXI

Vodafone and VOXI embrace referral

Vodafone and Buyapowa are excited to announce a new refer-a-friend programme for the industry-first dedicated youth-brand, VOXI. The innovative programme will play a key part in Vodafone's marketing campaign for VOXI, and will equip and incentivise customers to encourage their friends to experience the new network's unique benefits, including endless flexibility with no contracts, unlimited calls & texts and free data for social and chat apps.

Given Vodafone's unique history, spanning over 30 years at the forefront of the mobile telecommunications industry, it made sense for them to partner with a referral marketing platform with similar credentials. That's why they've joined forces with Buyapowa - the technology platform behind ground-breaking referral programmes for brands such as ASOS, Expedia and Sky, plus numerous mobile networks including Three, Telefónica's O2, Lebara and BT Mobile.

Drawing on Buyapowa's experience in tailoring referral programmes for multiple demographics with differing wants and needs, Vodafone are, in fact, launching three distinct referral programmes to cater for three distinct groups: happy customers who want to share the love with their friends, brand ambassadors who are driven to celebrate VOXI among their networks and the brand's most passionate advocates - Vodafone employees themselves.

VOXI referral programme

In each case, friends will


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The Phone Casino brings referral to mobile gaming

ThePhoneCasino.com, the UK's leading smart phone casino operator, has partnered with Buyapowa to boost customer acquisition for its 294 exclusive mobile slot, scratch card, bingo, blackjack, Keno and casino style games.

By integrating the Buyapowa Refer-a-Friend platform into its customers' mobile experience, ThePhoneCasino.com now enables customers to refer friends by email, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, SMS or any digital platform of choice, directly from their smart phones. In order to encourage friends to try ThePhoneCasino.com's games, each referred friend gets an introductory offer of a £10 cash credit and 100 free spins. For each friend who creates an account and deposits at least £10, the referrer will also earn a £10 cash credit. And to encourage customers to keep referring, an additional £25 cash credit is awarded to any customer who successfully refers 5 friends.

Gideon Lask, Founder and CEO of Buyapowa said "ThePhoneCasino wanted to make referrals a natural part of their customers' mobile user journey. This not only meant enabling intrinsic mobile sharing behaviour such as via SMS, Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, but also ensuring that the experience was completely in line with the brand's look and feel across all mobile devices.

By choosing to partner


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O2 Invite-A-Friend Launch Video

When Telefonica's O2 decides to empower and reward its happy customers for talking to their friends, family and colleagues about the services it offers, then that surely merits a closer look?

If you haven't already seen O2's new Tell-a-Friend Scheme, the short walk-through below will show you how it works.

Enjoy the video!

O2 is just one of many leading brands and retailers that have put their trust in the Buyapowa referral marketing solution. If you'd like to see some case studies, or if you fancy a full demo of our platform, we'd love to hear from you .

Just drop us a line and we can share what we have learned about referral marketing from working with over 100 of the World's leading brands and retailers!

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