Posts tagged with Location Based Advertising

The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Get ready for a stellar roundup of digital marketing stats, including news about brand visibility, backlinks, sponsored content, and much more.

If that’s not enough, try delving into the Internet Statistics Compendium, as it’s packed full of further facts and figures.

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How retailers are using geofencing to improve in-store CX

Geofencing is a strategy that has been around for a few years, typically used by retailers to increase footfall to physical stores. The term refers to the use of GPS or RFID technology to create a virtual boundary around a particular location, which can trigger a response if a consumer goes in or out of it.

More recently, with the battle between online and offline shopping intensifying – and bricks-and-mortar stores looking for ways to trump ecommerce alternatives – it’s also being used in attempt to improve the in-store customer experience. 

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How Uber-competitor Curb used location-based targeting to drive app downloads

Despite recent controversy surrounding Uber, many of its competitors have fallen by the wayside - dwarfed by the app’s easy and all-too-convenient UX. 

However, while the likes of Sidecar and Hailo have been defeated, Curb is putting up a good fight. 

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A day in the life of... a location intelligence expert

This week our Day in the Life feature focuses on Ken Parnham, who is the General Manager at location intelligence platform, Near.

Let's find out what his role entails, as well as what it is like to work in such a nascent part of the industry.

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What is location-based advertising & why is it the next big thing?

66% of marketers believe location-based advertising is the ‘most exciting’ mobile opportunity for 2016, according to a recent IAB UK study I quoted in our digital marketing stats round-up

This is a huge endorsement from the marketing community, but how many people really use this channel to its full potential? 

For those still relatively new to the term, or for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge, I’ve created this location-based advertising guide for you.

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46% of consumer goods marketers use mobile ads for brand awareness

Consumer goods advertisers primarily use mobile advertising for brand awareness rather than driving site traffic or increased footfall in-store, according to new research from Millennial Media.

Almost half (46%) of consumer goods advertisers stated that their main campaign goal was brand awareness compared to an overall average of 14% among all industries.

Site traffic (29%) and ‘sustained in-market presence’ (11%) were the second and third most-common campaign goals for consumer goods companies, while just 5% aimed to increase foot traffic.

Much of what we do on mobile devices is location-based and a recent study found that 43% of Google searches have local intent, so it’s interesting to note that relatively few mobile advertising dollars are spent with the aim of luring customers in-store.

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Apple to developers: iPhone GPS is only for "beneficial information"

When it comes to marketing, 'location, location, location' has always been important. But thanks to the rapid growth and maturity of mobile technologies, 'location, location, location' is taking on new meaning.

Location-based advertising is potentially the holy grail of mobile marketing. And it appears that Apple, which occupies an important position in the mobile market with the iPhone, apparently wants to keep location-based advertising opportunities to itself.

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Staying cool and making money can be hard to do

Mobile location-based social network and gaming service Foursquare has been generated a bit of buzz lately, especially amongst the early adopter crowd. In just under a year, it has amassed a user base of 300,000, and with deals like the one it recently signed with television network Bravo, some believe Foursquare may be ready to hit the mainstream.

That's good news for the company and its investors, but as Foursquare starts exploring the commercial opportunities that come with popularity, it may find that maintaining the 'cool' factor and maximizing commercial opportunities at the same time is a difficult thing to do.

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