Why you should build referral into your 2018 marketing plans

It’s that time of year when marketers take a look back at the performance of their marketing activity. What made the grade, and what was bottom of the class and should be banished from your marketing toolbox, never to return? Hopefully, you’ll already have a core plan for the coming year, but to hit your (inevitably) increasing targets you’ll either need to make existing channels work harder or implement new activity.

So how can you convince the holder of the purse strings to give you the budget to launch a new marketing channel? If you don’t yet have referral marketing as part of your mix, here are three compelling insights that might help you bag that budget.


6 marketing objectives your referral scheme can tackle

Every business will have slightly different marketing objectives, depending on its audience, industry and size. But there are some core objectives which most marketing teams share. We take a look at 6 key objectives and how a referral scheme can help you achieve them.


Optimising the Referral Funnel

Many refer-a-friend schemes don't work as well as they could. Fact. 
A few years ago Mention Me surveyed 150 UK online companies and found that about half of them had some kind of referral scheme. Yet very few of them proclaimed it a runaway success. Why is this?


Swoon worthy furniture worth telling your friends about

Swoon Editions, the online retailer of beautifully handcrafted furniture has appointed Mention Me to power a new referral programme. Established in 2012, Swoon is on a mission to make homes remarkable through distinctive design, beautiful craft and fair prices. The business model uses real-time sales data to test demand quickly on limited edition batches and then scale production on the most popular pieces. It is backed by Octopus Investments and Index Ventures and is one of the UK’s fastest growing furniture brands.


Referrals in the Gifting Market. The gift that keeps on giving.

The tradition and ritual of buying presents for loved ones has always been big business. Retailers of all shapes and sizes meticulously plan their marketing and advertising around the fact, with certain calendar ‘hot spots’ signalling reliable consumer spending sprees, all powered by gift giving. 


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