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Ambassador Storefronts? The future of community-driven retail

Whilst the pandemic has caused hundreds of household names to shut up shop, a select few companies have managed to thrive in the last 18 months by evolving innovative ways of engaging with their customer base. Their not-so-secret weapon? Leveraging thousands of brand ambassadors using Ambassador Storefronts - an innovative way for brands to work with their fans to sell products on their behalf to their friends, family, and followers.

November 5, 2021

7 Effective Examples of Brand Community Hashtags

It is becoming more and more essential to build a brand community. Not only is it beneficial for market research, but essential to drive brand loyalty and social media growth. For example, a study by the University of Michigan found that customers spent 19 percent more after joining the brand’s online community. In terms of marketing, 96% of companies see the value that customer collaboration presents for the marketing department and 80% of consumers say that authenticity of content influences them to follow a brand.

January 30, 2019

3 Benefits of Brand Ambassador Marketing for Growing Companies

Growing companies are facing competition on an unprecedented scale. Not only are the markets saturated, but consumers have a tremendous amount of power to choose between products due to the internet and easy cross-border shipping.

December 17, 2018

9 Advantages of Customer Advocacy Marketing

Companies such as Nike and Apple have always enjoyed a leading position in their respective industries due to the strong advocacy of their customers. Customer Advocacy allows brands to organically acquire new, valuable, customers. In general, brand or customer advocacy is defined as the positive attitude of customers towards a brand or its products/services and their recommendation of the same to others after experiencing it themselves. Customer Advocacy Marketing is utilising of your customer’s advocacy in order to sell more products.

December 6, 2018

What Does a Brand Ambassador Do?

What is a brand ambassador and what do they do? A brand ambassador is someone formally recognized by the brand as a representative, and helps spread the word of the brand. A brand ambassador is subtly different from a brand advocate. Brand advocates spread brand awareness, but do not have formal recognition from the brand. Brand ambassadors may be encouraged to complete activities in order to spread a brand’s message and raise awareness.

November 16, 2018

10 Great Examples of Customer Advocacy Marketing

The best companies already drive growth through advocacy.

August 6, 2018

How Can You Supercharge the Growth of Your Fashion Brand?

Introduction

We live in an era of intensive competition and outrageous opportunity. In the fashion industry, the internet still feels like a gold race. With 6,300 stores shutting down this year, shopping appears to have moved from traditional brick-and-mortar retail to digital channels. Many of the industry lost on the high street has been picked up by fast-growing online brands: like Asos, Missguided, and Farfetch. However, growing in this environment is hardly easy, by 2014, the internet had over 12 million eCommerce stores live, with some of these stores representing the fastest growing brands in the sector. Many successful brick and mortar stores have also turned to the internet to try to engage customers and increase profits.

August 6, 2018

The Value of a Referral

How to understand the ROI of traffic through referrals

Introduction

The Cost-Per-Click from our gorgeous, personalised, shoppable share is significantly higher than the CPC that brands and retailers get from other channels like Facebook, Adwords or Twitter.

July 30, 2018

How Freshly Picked is Winning Customer Advocacy Marketing

Freshly Picked is a shoe company that creates leather-bound shoes for kids. They are known around the motherly community for being a reliable and comfortable brand; they’re also known around the marketing community for being a sparkling example of Customer Advocacy Marketing.

July 23, 2018

Shoppers Ahoy!

Have you started planning for Black Friday yet?

August 22, 2017

Merchandise matters

It was recently announced that Neymar is now the most expensive player in the world, taking home an almost unspendable and record breaking  £500,000-a-week.

August 8, 2017

3 Big Problems Marketers Face Today

Three of the biggest problems marketers are facing today from somebody on the receiving end. Duel speaks to Content Manager, Flora Busby.

Conventional is no longer functional in the advertising world. It seems that we are simply not receptive to, nor a particularly a fan of, broadcasting. Lucie, Account Manager at Duel, considers how this is affecting marketing brands and what we can do to improve the situation. Flora Busby, social media blogger, and Content Manager who has previously worked with the likes of Barclaycard amongst other financial companies, explains the top three issues affecting marketers now.

June 13, 2017