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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 market indoors is ready to take off by 2018

Its size is expected to grow from this year’s projected $448.6 million to 2018’s forecasted $2.6 billion.

The market for indoor geolocation marketing is rapidly growing in size, as a new report released by MaarketsandMarkets is indicating that there will be a CAGR of 42.1 percent from 2013 to 2018, that will bring it from $448.6 billion to $2.6 billion.

This report outlined the various areas of the global indoor location market and divided it into sub-groups.

It was entitled “Indoor Location Market Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN); Indoor Mapping; Indoor LBS; Indoor Analytics; By Positioning Systems (Network-based, Independent, Hybrid): Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 – 2018).” Within it, MarketsandMarkets broke down the geolocation indoor market into different sub-segments through the use of deep analysis techniques and revenue predictions.

The geolocation report also pointed out the restraints and drivers within this part of marketing.

Geolocation ReportIt identified a number of challenges, opportunities and trends to indoor geolocation marketing that were very insightful and could be quite helpful to the industry. The research in this report – as is the case in many other studies in this field – was fueled by a need for better understanding of access, connectivity, and navigation.

Previously, navigation systems and commercial positioning came in the form of GPS devices, which have strength within the outdoor geolocation environments. However indoor environments present different features as there is typically an absence of satellite signals. Therefore, newer solutions are required in order to achieve the types of results that would be possible outside.

The newer geolocation technologies that provide indoor experiences are also capable of offering improved and enhanced customer satisfaction, marketing, and branding, outside of its traditional navigation use.

The report suggests that this will become very promising for retailers and other businesses while it experiences rapid adoption among the consumers themselves. It also indicated that geolocation will help to boost automation at the enterprise level. The analytics from this tech has the potential to provide businesses with highly useful behavior and purchasing data that can be used to better create marketing and shopping strategies that suit the unique needs and wants of the consumer.