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

8 examples of world-class referral programs to get your customers referring and their friends shopping.

NOTE: We’ve updated this article to include yet more fantastic examples of brands that are deploying creative and innovative ways of maximizing the performance of their refer-a-friend program.

What is a referral program? A referral program is growth marketing tactic that seeks to encourage existing customers to recommend a brand to their friends, family and colleagues. Often called word-of-mouth marketing, it seeks to supercharge natural or latent word of mouth with easy to use sharing tools and referral rewards.

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.

Due to that fact that 9 out 10 customers trust peer recommendations, a figure much higher than that achieved by traditional advertising, 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 more loyal customers for titans like Dropbox, Slack, Uber and so many more is referral marketing.

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The Guide to Customer Retention, Loyalty & Referrals

While surely everyone knows the famous quote that acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one, it’s strange why so many brands still focus so much on acquiring new customers instead of focusing on their existing ones. Because improving the experience for existing customers will not only increase customer retention and the bottom line, but also create satisfied customers that can become brand ambassadors to help acquire new ones.

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Apuesta Total lets the games begin with referral marketing

Apuesta Total takes it to the next-level with Referral Marketing

Peru’s leading gaming brand, Apuesta Total, is committed to their gaming market, enabling their customers to access the best bets and betting exchange markets across its website and network of shops throughout Peru. Whether it’s wagering pre-match and in-game across all major global leagues and sporting events or virtual games or live casinos, their customers can enjoy secure and entertaining gaming, no matter where and when.

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48 takes word-of-mouth to the next level with Buyapowa

48 Ireland chooses Buyapowa to power their refer-a-friend

It’s our great pleasure to announce the launch of the Irish mobile network 48’s enhanced recruit and reward programme – powered by Buyapowa.

48 launched back in 2012 as Ireland’s first youth focused, truly digital mobile brand and revamped itself in 2020 bringing new plans to the market that challenged the conventional wisdom of the market. While their coverage – underpinned by the powerhouse network Three – is second-to-none, their perk-filled plans quickly won a special place in the hearts of young mobile customers across Ireland. 

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X-cellent news from Vodafone and Buyapowa

Vodafone X refer a friend
 

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Vodafone X’s brand new refer-a-friend programme, powered by Buyapowa.

Vodafone X has been offering young people in Ireland an incredible package of perks ever since its launch in 2017. Now, in addition to unlimited data and weekend calls, plus unique access to free online courses and creative studio spaces, Vodafone X customers and their friends will each receive a €20 Amazon voucher every time those friends activate and maintain a new account.

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