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Location based marketing will reach $10.8 billion in 3 years

Geolocation technology is rapidly increasing in its importance when it comes to sending ads to consumers.

Though location based marketing has been an area where marketers have been pecking away over the last couple of years, trend reports are starting to indicate that this use of geolocation technology is ready for the mainstream and that consumers are going to start seeing it a great deal more.Location based marketing will reach a billion

According to a recent report, the total spending on this ad tech will breach the $10.8 billion mark by 2017.

In three years from now, spending on location based marketing is expected to represent 52 percent of all of the money spent on mobile advertising. This, according to the data from a report predicting the future of the geolocation technology, issued by BIA/Kelsey. That same report suggested that in 2012, marketers were already spending $1.4 billion on these targeted campaigns.

Clearly, in this small span of time, location based marketing spending will head skyward.

Even more interesting is, perhaps, the discovery in that same report that attribution tracking post engagement has already arrived as a “a competitive imperative for mobile advertisers, publishers, networks and ad tech providers.” This, according to the BIA/Kelsey vice president of content, Mike Boland, when discussing the firm’s forecasts.

Boland went on to explain that the penetration of smartphones, in combination with the broad spectrum of different behavioral and location signals make it possible for improved attribution to occur. This, at the same time that it is being compelled by a greater demand from advertisers to tighten their ROI. He stated that “Tying conversions back to specific ad campaigns is the holy grail of advertising, which will make campaign attribution the mobile battleground of 2014.”

The predictions from BIA/Kelsey are considered to be highly optimistic, particularly when taking into consideration the current emerging nature of this form of advertising and, potentially, its methods of attribution.

As location based marketing over mobile channels is still quite new, it is not difficult to explain why only about 3 percent of current ad dollars are headed in that direction. However, if this report is accurate, then this trend will be changing very soon, and quite rapidly.

Geolocation based marketing may be a game changer for local retailers

This technology is being seen as one of the most promising trends that will be seen in 2014.

According to experts from many different reputable publications, geolocation based marketing has become one of the most promising trends that will be available to local businesses this year.

The technology is being called one of the biggest possibilities for businesses to boost revenues.

By using geolocation based marketing, businesses have the chance to increase their revenue by encouraging a growing number of people to actually step inside the doors of their stores. This form of advertising and promotions can provide shoppers with targeted messages based on specific locations. Their mobile devices, such as their smartphones provide the preferences and locations of the device users so that a store will be able to properly communicate with them in a timely and relevant way.

There are many different ways in which businesses could potentially benefit from geolocation based marketing.

Geolocation Based Marketing for RetailThere are many different ways in which this technology can be used, including everything from location and checking services such as Foursquare and Yelp, but also through device tech such as near field communication (NFC). Beyond that close proximity tech that allows for information exchange in close proximity, there is also Bluetooth and GPS that can be used for geo-fencing that can automatically locate the consumer and send him or her a message when they have walked within a specific predefined zone.

This type of advertising has already been used by a number of companies. Perhaps one of the most famous uses of the tech to communicate with customers is from Subway. They have already successfully launched a “You are here” campaign. This allowed users in close proximity to one of the restaurants to be prompted to opt in. When they did, they received MMS messages that gave them the opportunity to take advantage of special discounts as they walked by one of the restaurants.

The Domino’s pizza chain has also used geolocation based marketing to be able to better their customer loyalty and to help to encourage repeat sales from among their existing customer base.