How to do Organic Discovery like Airbnb: Part 3

A guide to creating organic discovery: Part three of three

So now we come to the last part of our trilogy on how to create and implement an Organic Discovery strategy like Airbnb. In Part One, we talked about how to start with the basics by ensuring your customer experience really is first-class and is something that people would want to talk about, and making sure your SEO is in order. In Part Two, we discussed getting your customers to create content and leave reviews and share those on social. Now we discuss Influencers, Referral Programs and Employees and Partners, and how to tie all these elements together.

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How to do Organic Discovery like Airbnb: Part 2

A guide to creating organic discovery: Part two of three

In Part One of this guide on how to create and implement an Organic Discovery strategy like the one which allowed Airbnb to get 91% of its web traffic from unpaid sources, we discussed the preparation needed, such as making sure you do actually have a world-class and unique customer experience that’s worth sharing, that you know what you are trying to achieve, and getting your SEO set up. Below we will discuss User-Generated Content, Ratings and Reviews and Social Media, before dealing with Influencers, Referral Programs and Employees, Partners and other Influencers in Part Three

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How to do Organic Discovery like Airbnb: Part 1

A guide to creating organic discovery: Part one of three

If you’ve been following our blog, hopefully, you didn’t miss our prediction for the big marketing trend of 2021: Airbnb style Organic Discovery.

This was inspired by the momentous news that Airbnb released in the run-up to its successful IPO in December 2020, which raised US$3.5bn and valued it at US$86bn (almost equal to the combined valuations of Marriott, Hilton and Expedia). But if you didn’t hear, Airbnb announced that it got fully 91% of all of its web traffic without paying a single penny to Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple (‘GAFA’).

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How to win back lost customers with referral marketing

Looking for lost customers, reward offered

Every business loses customers, regardless of whether you’re a major telecom, a large bank,  a popular retailer or even just a small local business. Sadly, it’s one of those universal truths like death and taxes. And just looking at the average churn rates across industries is enough to send chills down any finance director’s spine: retail has an average churn rate of 37%, finance and banking have a churn rate of around 25%, and telecom customers churn at a rate of 21% churn rate.

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How to get customers to become Brand Ambassadors

How to get customers to become Brand Ambassadors

When it comes to trying to market a brand or product, there is no asset more valuable than a Brand Ambassador; those who evangelize you, your brand or your product or service to their friends,  family and colleagues. No matter how well you personalize your messaging, no matter how much data you pour into your targeting, and no matter how much effort you put into reaching niche audiences, you simply can’t compete with the power and credibility of a trusted friend, family member or colleague.

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