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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There's nothing niche about referral marketing

Giants like Zalando and Expedia have embraced referral marketing

E-cigarettes were invented back in 2003. The first patent for fidget spinners was granted in the early '90s. People have been drinking almond milk since the 13th century. There's nothing new about these things but, suddenly, they're everywhere.

That's what happens when a niche phenomenon goes mainstream, and it's exactly what's happened with referral marketing in 2017. Once regarded as something only risk-taking, edgy brands like Uber and Airbnb dared to do, it's now the fastest growing form of customer acquisition.

That's why international giants such as Zalando, Europe's biggest online fashion retailer, and Expedia, the world's largest online travel company, have both recently jumped on-board and embraced referral. Like Feelunique, ASOS, Telefónica and hundreds more brands before them, they've teamed up with the leading experts here at Buyapowa to launch programmes designed to get their customers sharing and their friends shopping.

Of course, just like your local Starbucks didn't offer almond milk lattes back in Middle Ages (although I hear their mead frappucinos were divine), none of these brands prioritised referral until their customers began to demand it. According to the Ivy League data-scientists at the Wharton School of Business, 83% of customers want to refer their friends to


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GDPR: how to save 20m Euros

GDPR

Referral marketing has overtaken digital advertising and social to become the fastest-growing and most effective channel for customer acquisition. But a new piece of European data protection legislation is set to expose brands which operate old-fashioned referral programmes to eye-watering fines.

It’s called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, as you hopefully know, it’s something you need to take very seriously.

Get things wrong and you could be liable for fines of up to €20m (or 4% of your global annual turnover - whichever is greater). Get things right and you could earn millions in incremental sales, increased basket sizes and greater lifetime value.

We’ve produced the mini-guide below to make you aware of how the EU GDPR applies to referral marketing, and how you can quickly migrate your referral programme to a platform that’s 100% GDPR-compliant.

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We still have migration slots available but, with the EU GDPR coming into effect early next year, time is running out quickly - so get in touch ASAP to make sure you don’t miss out.

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The science of referral marketing

The Science Of Referral Marketing

As the world’s most advanced referral marketing platform, we spend all day every day digging into what makes people share invites to their favourite brands and retailers and what makes their friends shop. Over the years, we’ve acquired a vast wealth of insight... now it’s time to share it with you.

In this dispatch from our labs, you’ll learn which sharing channels, rewards and incentives work best. We’ll identify which kinds of customers refer the most, the best time to get them involved and how long their referrals can take to come in. And we’ll debunk a myth or two along the way.

All the data in this guide is gathered from studying the results and trends across our hundreds of clients over the 12 months leading up to June 2017.

Ready? Just put your lab coat on and click through the slides below to get started...



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If you're thinking about launching or improving a referral programme, or you fancy even more insight from our experts, just get in touch. We've got a


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