Man’s best (refer a) friend

First, subscription boxes revolutionised the beauty industry, with the likes of GLOSSYBOX and Birchbox. Then along came Trunk Club and The Chapar and the same subscription model turned the fashion world on its head. Now, in 2016, you can sign up for monthly boxes stuffed with everything from delicious cocktails to tools to help you get through the zombie apocalypse (we’d argue that those two are, actually, one and the same).

One of our favourites is FlinkBisk, a dog-owners’ subscription box from Norway’s Zentio Group - who also offer subscriptions across northern Europe for everything from razor blades to laundry detergent. And, as of today, FlinkBisk gets even better, with the addition of a refer-a-friend programme powered by Buyapowa. Existing customers are now equipped and incentivised to get their (human) friends signed up for regular deliveries of toys, treats and cool dog gadgets. For every friend who gets on board, they’ll receive a discount against their next payment, while the friend gets their first box for free.

Zentio are using the Buyapowa platform to handle everything from initial outreach all the way through to reward distribution, making full use of the platform’s super-simple but highly-effective plug-and-play


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Everybody's Three to feel good

If you’ve been anywhere near a television, a billboard or the internet for the past few years (and, if you haven’t, try not to Google ‘Donald Trump’ until you’re fully acclimatised), you’ll have seen some infectiously entertaining marketing from the UK mobile network, Three. Ponies danced, kitties sang and, most recently, Jackson, a fuzzy little purple fella straight out of the Jim Henson Workshop, has been on a one-muppet mission to #makeitright.

It’s tremendously popular stuff (12m YouTube views for just one dancing pony video!) and, combined with the brand’s unique benefits and customer-first ethos, it’s seen Three become the UK’s most recommended telco with a higher Net Promoter Score than any other network. No wonder, then, that Three have chosen this moment to put a proper process in place for those recommendations and launch their first ever refer-a-friend programme - powered by Buyapowa’s award-winning platform.

As of today, customers won’t just be sharing Three’s brilliant creative, they’ll be sharing their love of the network and bringing their friends and family members directly into the fold, inspiring them to take out their own contracts. To reward them for


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The Power of Referral Marketing in Gaming

If you didn't see our article in eGamingreview's Digital Marketing, where our CEO Gideon Lask explains why referral marketing is a perfect fit for egaming companies seeking alternative acquisition channels, here it is:

The Power of Referral Marketing

Some industries are all about brand aura. Try buying a shoe-fetishist a pair of Caterpillar workboots for their birthday and persuading her that, hey - they both go on your feet, so they’re just as good as Monolos. Gaming isn’t one of those industries.

Some industries are all about habit and loyalty. Try getting a Mac user to switch over to a Windows PC, or - let’s be honest - anyone to start searching with Bing. Gaming isn’t one of those industries either. Gaming - especially eGaming - is all about acquisition. When you face a continually high churn of customers, and when it’s notoriously difficult to differentiate your offering from that of dozens of close competitors, acquisition is everything.

So, what’s in the standard playbook when it comes to acquisition? Display, SEO, SEM, affiliate, maybe even a bit of social where the rules and regulations permit - basically, anything you can turn on that helps


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Oliver Spencer launches innovative new referral scheme

Oliver Spencer is a great British fashion brand that's seen stellar growth since its creation in 2002, based largely on positive word of mouth from its customers as well as the loyalty of its celebrity brand ambassadors, including Jude Law, Idris Elba, Allen Leech, Michael Fassbender, Alex James, Gary Kemp and The Rolling Stones.

So we are very proud that Oliver Spencer has chosen Buyapowa to launch an innovative refer-a-friend scheme to incentivise and empower all of its existing customers to share their love for the brand

Given that the best arbiters of our tastes and style are often our friends, family and fellow members of our 'fashion tribes', Oliver Spencer understands that fashion retail is especially suited to referral marketing. So by firing up informal influencer communities and injecting social buzz to encourage a large number of customers to refer friends, it is getting around the issues that have beset online marketers such as adblocking, near-zero organic reach, high and rising paid search and affiliate costs etc.

Fans of the fashion brand will get £30 of store credit for each and every friend they introduce, with a further reward of a free shirt once they refer three new customers.


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Q1 2016: Impact Update

Here is a short video to highlight the impact Buyapowa has had across all our clients in Q1 2016.

Enjoy the video!

So you can see that from initial engagement all the way through to conversion and average order values, our platform gets people sharing, shopping and spending at unprecedented levels.

In short, it can make a huge difference to your sales. No wonder, then, that some of our clients are achieving up to 20% of their overall sales from referrals.

If you'd like to see some case studies, learn more about these stats or even see a full demo of our platform, we'd love to hear from you .

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