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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How we would improve Netflix’s referral program

Netflix referral program

Referral marketing is one of the most successful techniques that companies can employ to ensure they stay on top of their market. And many iconic companies like Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox and Netflix, owe much of their incredible initial growth to supercharging natural word of mouth with a referral program. But a mistake that we think many of these titans have made, is in not realising that no brand is too big for referral marketing and, once they have become established household names, they have often failed to update and upgrade their referral program to support the continued growth of their business.

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

6 referral program examples & strategies you can steal” & Tesla, Harry’s, Evernote & Koodoo logos

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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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.

While 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 etc.) they differ from each other in a number of ways. For retailers just starting out, the terms can be easy to mix up. And even experienced marketers can struggle to understand the best time to implement such a program and the relative benefits of each. So which program is best for your business?

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

Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Frankly, while you can have a fantastic team, a great catalogue of products, and an amazing business plan, but none of this will matter if you can’t keep those customers happy, engaged, and willing to tell their friends good things about you. Quite simply, in ecommerce, your customers are arguably the most important and effective sales tools you have at your disposal today. That’s because, when your customers talk, their friends and family listen. So you could spend your entire marketing budget on precisely targeted Facebook ads, compelling email campaigns, and clever CRO tests, but you’d probably be better advised to get loyal customers — or brand advocates – to convince a friend or family member that your products are worth buying.

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