Our latest guide to the most interesting things happening in the world of advocacy marketing

1. The top 12 most reliable marketing channels for entrepreneurs

Keeping existing customers happy while gaining new ones is key to any business’s success. And the best way to do that is to connect with your target audience–those customers that won’t just buy your product, but might also spread the word to their friends. But, how do you figure out the best channel to reach them? While it naturally depends on your consumers and your product, we also might have some ideas. For example, creating personal connections with consumers is key, and referral marketing is the best at that. What separates you from the competition isn’t just your product, but the feeling you leave your customers with. Referral marketing allows you to leverage your happy customers’ trust to elevate their experience. Another top marketing channel? Word-of-mouth. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s no better marketing channel than a happy customer, and one happy target customer can lead to many more. Interested? Check out 10 more top marketing channels that might just help you find your target audience.

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How cosmetics Brands can Jenner-ate more income

Source: Kylie Cosmetics

The past decade has seen a rapid rise in the of selling products online through ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, Big Commerce, and WooCommerce, which has made it easier than ever to launch products to a wide audience without having to invest in costly venues or stores. Companies who develop and sell their own products have never had more opportunity to bring their products to market. Because of this availability and affordability, the number of brands is inclining the quickest it ever has.

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10 Reasons Why Social Referral Marketing Works

Over the past several years, social media has evolved and grown into one of the most powerful tools available to marketing professionals. In our digital age, virtually all businesses around the world depend on social media as a marketing tool. In fact, if a company doesn’t promote itself through social media platforms, many customers or potential clients could very well consider the company to be less reliable and not as innovative.

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How Nine 7-Figure E-commerce Companies Scaled Their Customer Acquisition Channels

When you’re looking to scale your customer acquisition channels in order to grow your business, it can be tough to know in advance which platform will bring your site enough high-converting traffic to make a difference to your bottom line.

Even if you have killer content on your site and blog and you study your site analytics – so you know exactly which channel is bringing in the money – the question is how you get more and better traffic. Finding new channels inevitably involves some testing and learning, but you can always new test channels faster, be more flexible, and leverage existing customer data to plan your next testing hypotheses more efficiently.

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Do or Die: Referral Marketing the Saviour of Banks & Insurers

Piggy bank

Getting your customers to talk about you

If you are a bank or an insurance company you may feel that being seen as ‘safe and trustworthy (and perhaps a little boring)’ is not a bad place to be. After all, your customers want to trust their savings, bank balances and insurance cover to someone who is sober, reliable and who they believe will be there when they need them, not someone seen as risqué, daring or amusing who might not be around very long.

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