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wicker man 1973 Christopher lee

What are iBeacons and why they might change marketing?

As a relative newcomer to the digital marketing world, I've decided to write a series of 'beginner's guides' to uncover what is meant by certain terms, trends and technological advances in digital; being both a travel guide and a personal investigation.

Here I’ll be answering the following questions: What are iBeacons? What are their practical applications? Are iBeacons better than similar existing technology?

All this in a tone of voice that has been described as both 'helpful' and 'not too rambling'.

Just a cursory glance around the internet and indeed our own blog, throws up a lot of phrases and acronyms surrounding the term iBeacons (NFC, BLE… iBeacons).

Let’s have a little wade through the jargon. Bear with me, I’ll try and do this as logically as possible.

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Personalised shopping

Providing a truly personalised in-store experience

We're well used to personalised digital experiences, but the adoption of Bluetooth Low Energy by the major smartphone manufacturers has the potential to bring personalisation to real world experiences.

This post examines how this will affect our in-store buying experiences.

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iBeacons BLE

A marketer's guide to iBeacons and Bluetooth Low Energy

By combining the use of mobile apps and location-based services, marketers are able to reach out to their customers in the right place and at the right time to help increase engagement and drive conversions.

With GPS technologies becoming more advanced and 4G connections now available across many parts of the UK, location-based services are becoming more precise than ever. This is opening up a huge opportunity for marketers to send their customers targeted and relevant marketing campaigns. 

Currently, marketers are using GPS technology, as well as cellular and wifi connections, to locate people and their devices in order to push out relevant information to them.

For marketers who want to target specific areas, like an aisle in a supermarket or a display in a shop for example, these satellite signals not only drain the device’s battery life but also aren’t always as accurate as you might want them to be. This is where iBeacons and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) comes in. 

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