Air Travel Referral Program Examples – AirPartner

March 18, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Referral Program Examples
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Ever chartered a private jet? You never know when you might need to! Here’s AirPartner, which helps you do exactly that. (It’s pretty cool to pay attention to the extensiveness of the services they provide– emergency services, freight, even military aircraft. Referral program visibility – very hard to find The only hint of a referral program […]

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The Future Of Retail, According to Shopify CEO @Tobi

March 18, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Useful Ecommerce Data
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In late 2013, in This Week In Startups, Jason Calacanis interviewed Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke. Our takeaways: Distribution keeps getting more ubiquitous, so people will pay primarily for experiences. 1: There are many different kinds of innovation– not just in software. Innovation was a common thread throughout the conversation– Tobi and Jason talked about how it […]

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Footwear Referral Program Examples: Greats

March 11, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Referral Program Examples
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We’ve had a love affair with Greats for quite a while now. They’re a really cool brand with a really cool product, and they’ve been using ReferralCandy for over a year now. We’ve mentioned and featured them here and there, but we thought we’d take the time to really put it all in one place. […]

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Gaming Referral Program Examples: FantasyDraft’s Multi-Tiered Referral Program

March 9, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Referral Program Examples
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I’ve always have a soft spot for games– we talked earlier about World Of Warcraft’s referral program, for example. Games are interesting because they’re very “pure”. People play them if they’re fun, and they don’t play them if they’re not fun. In contrast, a B2B offering might be a lot more complicated– you might dislike […]

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Shopify’s Growth & Marketing – How Shopify Grew 10x in 3 Years

March 6, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Analyzing Good Marketing
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The following are our takeaways from an interview Hubspot’s CMO Mike Volpe (with Meghan Keaney Anderson) did with Shopify’s CMO, Craig Miller. Check out the interview, among others, on The Growth Show. Our summarized takeaways: Marketing is vague, growth is precise. Craig internally rebranded Shopify’s marketing team as the growth team. Once they did that, it became super-clear what […]

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Investor Referral Program Examples – Seedrs, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform

March 2, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Referral Program Examples
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We’ve been on a roll lately, running through a whole bunch of referral program examples. Here’s the latest one! Seedrs is a UK-based Equity Crowdfunding platform. Say hello to their landing page:   There’s actually a lot to learn from their landing page– it’s beautifully designed, responsive, has strong images, great copywriting and strong social proof. But […]

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Freedom, Power, Sex & Desire: Word-of-Mouth Wisdom From Ernest Dichter

February 27, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Analyzing Good Marketing
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Ernest Dichter was an Austrian-American psychologist and marketing expert in the 1950s. And from what I’ve read, it seems like he was quite a creepy guy. He called his focus groups his “living laboratory”, and lived in a castle of sorts. But he was also a total genius. He coined phrases like ‘put a tiger […]

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B2B Referral Program Examples: Booker, Business Management Software

February 24, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Referral Program Examples
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Booker is an all-in-one platform that allows you to run your business from anywhere. Their site is bright, cheery and very easy to understand. I’m particularly a fan of their copywriting, which shines with sincerity: Normally I’d argue that less is more, but in this case the copy– with its lengthy sentences and fragments– feels intimate, not […]

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Enterprise Referral Program Examples: Carpathia, Cloud Hosting Provider

February 16, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in Referral Program Examples
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We always love checking out referral programs “in the wild”– there’s always a lot to study and learn from! Today, let’s look at Carpathia’s referral program, which impressed us with its polished sheen: Carpathia sells large scale, B2B/enterprise cloud solutions. It’s great to hear that they’re having success with their referral program– some B2B marketers make […]

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Marketing Advice from Shopify’s CMO @CraigMillr

January 26, 2015 by Visakan Veerasamy in General Good Stuff
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V: Shopify is one of the most exciting, fast-growing companies today, and they’re working on a critical problem that’s relevant to everybody– making commerce better. I was curious– who’s their CMO, what’s he like, what’s he interested in, what does he care about? I dropped by his Twitter page, and found that he pinned a tweet with a […]

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