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If you want to get the most out of your video content marketing efforts, referral marketing, as part of a digital marketing strategy, is one tool that can help take it to the next level. 

By leveraging referrals from current customers, you can tap into a larger pool of potential viewers and increase conversions by connecting with a previously untapped audience. 

Here are our top 10 video marketing tips for using referral marketing to boost your video marketing strategy:

1.      Offer incentives for successful referrals

The first tip is introducing incentives such as a discount or free trial to encourage people to share your videos with friends and family. Ensure they know what they’ll be getting in return so they have the incentive to spread the word! 

2.      Invest in customer loyalty programs

Loyalty programs are great ways to reward customers who repeatedly return, encouraging them to refer others along the way too! 

3.      Use User-Generated Content (UGC)

Use UGC to encourage users to create content around your brand or products — visual (video content) and written (a blog post with a link to the video). This helps build trust while giving a potential customer more detailed information about your offer without doing all the work yourself! 

4.      Promote viral sharing

Use a social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., that allow for easy sharing of links and videos amongst peers quickly and widely, amplifying the reach of campaigns exponentially compared to just five years ago! 

5.      Give shout-outs on YouTube

Suppose someone has shared one of your videos on a YouTube channel before making sure you give them a shout-out in response, thanking them for doing so. In that case, this is another excellent way to show appreciation which could lead towards more shares down the line! 

6.      Leverage influencers

Connecting with influencers in related industries will help drive brand awareness across different channels and create valuable relationships between brands and those influential people within their space. Influencer networks are especially useful here!   

7.      Create customised experiences

You should tailor (target audience) each experience based on individual needs because building personalised relationships will make it easier to gain referrals. Providing tailored offers and messages through email marketing newsletters and social media posts go a long way towards strengthening these connections over time!

8.      Track results

Tracking metrics like click-through rates (CTR) or conversion rates (CVR) will help gauge how effectively each campaign drives engagement. Ultimately helping increase overall ROI from any given effort! 

9.      Ask existing customers directly

Sending direct emails asking if they would be willing to recommend anyone else is often overlooked. However, it’s still worth considering since it’s low cost and doesn’t require tracking complex data points. Also, ask if there’s anything else that could be done better or improved upon moving forward

10. Develop rewards systems

Reward loyal customers who refer others regularly with discounts or VIP access. This encourages further involvement while creating additional incentives through tangible rewards for referring new business opportunities!

All these tips should help kickstart any video marketing campaign using referral techniques, effectively increasing audience size significantly when implemented correctly.

Final Thoughts

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Referral marketing is a great way to take your video content marketing strategy to the next level.

By offering incentives, investing in customer loyalty programs, leveraging user-generated content and influencers, promoting viral sharing on social media platforms and tracking results, you can increase your reach significantly while creating personalised experiences with potential customers. 

Additionally, direct emails asking for referrals and rewards systems are effective strategies to encourage repeat business and referrals from loyal customers.

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