Category Archives: Referral Marketing

Referral Strategy: Identifying Potential Referral Sources in 2 Steps

Jessica Edmondson — November 22, 2017 Follow @ContentMktg2 — November 22, 2017 Referrals have evolved from a simple in the moment approach to a strategic channel and strategy that are used by companies to dramatically increase revenue with an average 13% of customer referral leads and 31% of partner referral leads making a purchase. As … Continue reading Referral Strategy: Identifying Potential Referral Sources in 2 Steps

How to Realign Your Partner Model and SaaS Company with Referral Partners

Jessica Edmondson — October 10, 2017 Follow @ContentMktg2 — October 10, 2017 Pexels Partner and agent models are extremely profitable. Partner types like resellers and referral partners help companies get greater sales coverage in a less expensive and more efficient way than a direct sales model. But for SaaS companies, it can be more complicated. … Continue reading How to Realign Your Partner Model and SaaS Company with Referral Partners

Building a Referral Partner Channel: Step 5 – How to onboard referral partners

Trisha Winter ,  July 27, 2017     Once you’ve figured out incentives, enablement and recruitment for referral partners you’re ready to provide a smooth and informative onboarding experience. Here are the 6 key things you need to do during onboarding of referral partners: Collect necessary information Educate on the target buyer profile – including … Continue reading Building a Referral Partner Channel: Step 5 – How to onboard referral partners

Building a Referral Partner Channel: Step 8 – How to Scale Your Referral Partner Program

Trisha Winter — August 26, 2017 Follow @Trishawinter — August 26, 2017 In the last article in this series, I highlighted the key metrics for running a referral partner program. But if you want to grow your program, the best place to start is to benchmark those metrics. You can compare your results to other … Continue reading Building a Referral Partner Channel: Step 8 – How to Scale Your Referral Partner Program

Building a Referral Partner Channel: Step 4 – How to incentivize referral partners

Trisha Winter , July 20, 2017   There are many different mechanisms to incentivize your referral partners. The key is finding the right mix of appropriate amount, structure and motivation – while ensuring you can handle the fulfillment! In this article in our Building a Referral Partner Channel series, I’ll cover those elements and provide … Continue reading Building a Referral Partner Channel: Step 4 – How to incentivize referral partners

Building A Referral Partner Channel: Step 6 – How to Engage Referral Partners

Trisha Winter — August 10, 2017 Follow @Trishawinter — August 10, 2017 Once you’ve onboarded your referral partners, you’ll need to find ways to keep them engaged and referring. As I discussed in Step 3 – How to enable referral partners you’ve got to make it easy for partners to make referrals and give them … Continue reading Building A Referral Partner Channel: Step 6 – How to Engage Referral Partners

Building a Referral Partner Channel: Key Metrics For a Referral Partner Program

Trisha Winter — August 17, 2017 Follow @Trishawinter — August 17, 2017 moritz320 / Pixabay Once you’ve got your referral partner program running, you’ll want to collect data that will help you to optimize and grow the output from your referral partners. To do this I will outline a number of metrics that aren’t merely … Continue reading Building a Referral Partner Channel: Key Metrics For a Referral Partner Program

5 Referral Partner Program Benchmarks to Measure Against [Infographic]

Jessica Edmondson — August 15, 2017 Follow @ContentMktg2 — August 15, 2017 As a result of the changes taking place in the partner ecosystem, it has become of paramount importance to analyze how partners and their relative programs are performing in order to meet and adjust to mounting growth objectives. With that in mind the … Continue reading 5 Referral Partner Program Benchmarks to Measure Against [Infographic]

What Types of Partner Referrals Are Driving New Deals? [Infographic]

Jessica Edmondson — August 14, 2017 Follow @ContentMktg2 — August 14, 2017 Companies who have implemented referral partner software to automate partner referrals and incentives are using it to help meet growth objectives by leveraging smaller partners, qualifying potential resellers and continue to get revenue from resellers who can’t transform to a SaaS delivery model. … Continue reading What Types of Partner Referrals Are Driving New Deals? [Infographic]