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Eight great location-based mobile campaigns from 2012

Location-based mobile services have been one of the major digital trends this year, as they provide a great opportunity for retailers and brands to create contextual experiences to engage their customers.

One of the most obvious uses of location services is providing targeted offers and promotions to smartphone owners in-store

But we’ve also seen brands with little or no retail presence using mobile to add an additional layer of interaction to traditional outdoor advertising.

There are a number of great examples of brands using location-based mobile services this year, but here is a run down of eight of my favourite campaigns.

If you think I’ve missed any good ones, please point them out in the comments section…

Stats: What Australian consumers want from brands via social and mobile

Expansion of our Internet Statistics Compendium within the last few months has now made it possible for us to separate out what was once the Asia-Pacific part of the compendium into two new parts.

We now have two respective documents devoted to the region, with one focused on Australia and New Zealand, and data from the remaining countries now being added to the Asia part.

This will not only make the job of curating statistics from this increasingly diverse region easier for our researchers, but it will also make finding country-specific information within each document more straightforward.