6 Referral Program Examples (& the Marketing Strategies You Can Steal)

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Finding the right method to acquire new, valuable customers for your business is hard work. That’s where referral marketing companies come into their own.

More marketing leaders are turning to conversational, trust-based marketing, and continuing to adopt new marketing technology to reach new customers.  However, the proven tactic that continues to bring in loyal customers for titans like Dropbox, Slack, Uber and so many more is referral marketing.

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Trust Based Relationship Selling for the Digital Age

Trust is one of the most important factors in maintaining a successful relationship with your customers. It can boost sales, give your company an edge over the competition, but above all – it is the driving force behind brand loyalty.

The problem is, brand-customer trust cannot be established with the press of a button. With all the spam and phishing scams floating around, how do you let your audience know they can feel secure and comfortable doing business with you?

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Affiliate vs Influencer vs Referral Programs

The pros and cons of affiliate, influencer and referral marketing

At Buyapowa, we see many digital marketers wondering what is the difference between affiliate, influencer and referral programs and which is best to help boost sales via word-of-mouth. All of these can be genuine forms of word-of-mouth marketing (although affiliate marketing may have nothing to do with word of mouth, and can be can be click arbitrage or other forms of marketing) but differ from each other in a number of ways. For retailers just starting out, the terms can be easy to mix up. Even experienced marketers can struggle to understand the best time to implement such a program and the relative benefits of each. Which program is best for new businesses?

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The Epic Beginner’s Guide to Building a Successful Referral Marketing Program

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Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. You can have a fantastic team, a great catalogue of products, and an amazing intended path forward, but none of it matters if you can’t keep your customers happy, engaged, and willing to tell their friends about you. In ecommerce, your customers are arguably the most important and effective sales tools you have at your disposal. Your customers talk, and their friends listen. You can spend your entire marketing budget on precisely targeted Facebook ads, compelling email campaigns, and clever CRO tests, and you’d still never get as good of results as you get when a loyal customer—a brand advocate—convinces a friend or family member that your products are worth buying.

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