11 Best Referral Program Examples (And Insights You Can Steal)

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You can ask people to spread the word about your business but that method can only go so far. What you need is a referral program – a structured means of getting leads for your business by building hype, creating trust, and incentivizing. To give you an idea of what a successful referral program looks like, I’ve prepared a list of the best referral program examples.

Go ahead, check them out:

11 Best Referral Program Examples + Insights

1. Evernote

Evernote is a cloud-based software that you can use to take notes, organize your files, and collaborate with your team.

How to Use Contests to Collect User-Generated Content

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Don’t you envy brands that have hundreds to thousands of fans raving about their company?

It seems like people give these brands a lot of attention at their request. They leave great reviews, comment on their blogs, share their favorite brand’s posts with their friends, and more.

What’s even more interesting is that the more these people do it, the bigger and faster the brand’s audience grows.

To give you an example, let’s consider Starbucks…

Starbucks ran a contest in 2014 where they encouraged their fans to decorate their iconic reusable cup with their own drawings

How to Choose Images for Your Contest Landing Page

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The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s most famous works of art. It gets 5 million visitors from around the world each year and 20,000 visitors daily.

If it wasn’t Michelangelo’s stunning paintings, the chapel’s ceiling would still be plain blue and simply dotted with stars, and would probably get a lot less attention.

As you can tell, images can make anything come to life. Images get your point across. In the digital marketing space, images have the power to scale your campaigns. As a matter of fact, the brain

How to Do Market Research in Your Contest

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Knowing your audience better is the key to success.

Because if you consider their preferences, you can make your marketing campaigns much more effective and targeted. You get the idea.

Speaking of your audience’s preferences, a topic we need to tackle today is market research… in the context of contests.

“But what exactly do you mean, Wilco?”

I’m here to tell you that you can do market research by running a contest. If it sounds unbelievable, keep reading this post. This article will discuss:

  • Why you should be doing market research
  • Types of market research
  • A 3-step process for

7 Take-Home Business Lessons from Avengers: Endgame

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Avengers: Endgame makes history by earning $1 billion during its opening weekend. As one of the most-anticipated movies of all time, I went to watch the 3-hour film myself to:

#1: Learn the fate of the Avengers 😁

#2: Take away crucial business lessons for you 💪

I can’t unveil the lessons here without spoiling some major scenes – sorry! So, if you’re a Marvel fan and haven’t watched the movie, be warned. Regardless, you’ll find a ton of insights in this article that are guaranteed to help take your business forward.

Let’s get started.

What Can Avengers: Endgame Teach

How Shire Talk Got 800+ Leads and Helped Drive 20,000 People to a Local Event

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One of the best things about the internet is that it can be used to promote anything offline. It can be a physical business, a concert, community gathering, or anything you’d like to get people’s attention to.

If you’re curious to know how you can do it, we invite you to learn from Brett Whipp’s case study. Brett is an avid user of our contest platform UpViral and the owner of Shire Talk.

After running a 13-day giveaway to promote a local event in his place, he was able to get these amazing results without spending money on ads:

    34,297 Leads and $300,000 in Sales: How Bunkie Life Went Viral [Case Study]

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    It amazes me how a simple problem can turn into a GREAT BUSINESS… Because most people who start already decide that something is going make them money. They do their research, come up with a business plan, pick a niche, and create a product.

    Mark Davies of UpViral had the pleasure of speaking with David Fraser, one of our users, who was able to hack viral marketing. After running a 26-day contest using UpViral, he impressively got:

    • 34, 297 leads
    • $300,000 in sales
    • 1,998 survey participants 
    • 2,546 new Instagram followers

    And more.

    Here’s a sneak peek of his

    What is Viral Marketing and How Do You Start a Viral Campaign?

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    The Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Metro’s Dumb Ways to Die.

    Salt Bae.

    The Old Spice campaign.

    #MeToo Movement.  

    There’s a huge chance that you’ve come across one of these “viral” campaigns. If you’re a marketer who wants to be seen and heard by the masses, you’d probably wonder how you can get viral. (Previously, I wrote a blog where I dissected ten viral posts on social media. Be sure to check that one out.)

    Viral marketing is a hot topic especially now that brands are finding ways to break through the chatter

    [Case Study] How Groove Watersports collected 2,800+ Email Subscribers Using a Viral Giveaway

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    As someone who’s about to launch a startup business, you feel like you’re training for a marathon. You’ve set your eyes on some goals, but at the same time, you hit some walls.

    You find that some techniques don’t pay dividends, so you find faster means of scaling.

    Meet Groove Watersports, a startup with a goal of growing their email list before their launch. Although they were already working to grow that list, their strategy was less efficient.

    Groove Watersports recently learned about UpViral, a platform that runs viral contests and giveaways. They decided to give it

    A Customer Acquisition Strategy You Should Start Doing This 2019

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    Ever wondered how Harry’s, a men’s shaving brand, acquired over 1 million customers since their launch in 2013? Well, you would probably say that in order to grow that much, you’d need a mix of strategies.

    But one of those marketing strategies will always have a bigger impact, and to Harry’s, that is running a referral program.

    Their pre-launch referral campaign helped them collect 100,000 emails in a single week and communicate their value as a brand.

    In this post, we’re going to talk about referral programs as a powerful customer acquisition strategy. By understanding the art