3 cognitive triggers to optimise your marketing efforts

Understanding some of the basics of the psychology of persuasion and how to apply them, can make a huge difference to your marketing efforts.

In the past, we’ve spoken about Cialdini’s 6 weapons of influence, as one of the most useful set of psychological principles that can help shape and optimise brand communications — not least, referral marketing campaigns.

In truth, there’s a whole universe of theories and heuristics belonging to a wider field of behavioral economics.

Behavioral economics basically describes the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on human economic decision making.


MeTime - sharing best practice and celebrating referral marketing success

With Spring taking it's time to arrive this year, it was a delight to huddle with our favourite clients and colleagues in the luscious greenery (amongst the flamingos) to talk referral, trust and the future of marketing!

At every event we run there are always great snippets of insight and information from the Mention Me team, but it's especially wonderful to see our clients inspiring each other with ways to make their referral program really shine.


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.


The rise of Shoppable Marketing in the fashion sector

Whilst content marketing has emerged as a powerful means of earning long-term consumer awareness and trust in the digital age, another ecommerce trend has seen brands taking a far more direct approach, focussed on instant results for both retailers and consumers.

So called ‘shoppable marketing’ basically describes any form of interactive content that allows consumers to directly interact with and purchase related products.


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