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Mobile marketing is leading to massive retail store visits

A recent study has shown that 1 in 10 smartphone based ad impressions brings shoppers into stores.

A new report has been released by xAd, a mobile ad startup, that has revealed some interesting new insight into the impact that mobile marketing is having on shoppers who are being influenced by the advertising that they receive.

The report was based on a study conducted by the company, and showed that people are responding to mobile ads.

The mobile marketing study looked into the way that smartphone ads impacted store visits within the retail, restaurant, and auto industries. What it found was that connected with consumers in this way was leading to more store visits and was improving offline conversions. These findings are important because mobile marketers have been struggling to be able to measure the success of their campaigns, as many consumers do not actually make their purchases over the same device that they receive the ads. This makes conversions a challenge to measure.

The mobile marketing report from xAd was based on the results of a study that Nielsen conducted on their behalf.

mobile marketing leads to retail visitsxAd brought in the expertise of Nielsen in order to both analyze and measure the effectiveness of mobile ads across 12 major brands and almost 80 individual smartphone based advertising campaigns within the retail, restaurant, and auto sectors. The report focused on the use of creative messaging and location based proximity targeting and the way that outcomes were impacted by those campaigns.

What it found was that 10 percent of the smartphone users that actually looked at a retailer’s ad on a mobile device did eventually visit the store location of that retailer. Moreover, the research also determined that 77 percent of transactions that begin over smartphones and tablets and up being completed in a brick and mortar shop.

The director of marketing at xAd, Sarah Ohle, explained that “What we’re really trying to do in this study is understand the full potential of mobile.” She added that “One of the great things about mobile is obviously that you can reach people online and have them engage you. That gets a lot of focus.” However, she pointed out that what mobile marketing is capable of doing that other past forms of media cannot is to track behavior that occurs offline.

Location based marketing sends ads to elevator riders

Geolocation technology is opening new opportunities for mobile advertising in previously unused places.

A new form of location based marketing is now being made possible through a strategic partnership between Captive Networks and xAd, allowing targeted ads to be displayed in the form of video in previously unused (or limited use) places, such as elevators and lobbies.

In-office advertising using geolocation technology will soon be enhancing displays for improved reach.

The two companies in this partnership are hoping to reinforce their brand messaging through the use of integrated location based marketing techniques and mobile ad delivery. They say that this strategy can be verified based on the actual position of the ad viewers based on the longitude and latitude of approximately 12,000 different Captivate screens that have already been installed into around 1,800 different office buildings throughout Canada and the United States.

Integrated location based marketing messages are also delivered by way of mobile devices such as smartphones.

Location based marketing - elevator adsThese messages give their viewers a way to actually respond or interact with them, say the partners in this program. By bringing mobile marketing into this strategy, it means that advertisers become capable of benefiting from performance metrics. To achieve this, SmartFencing, a geolocation based technology, is used by xAd, so that specific messages can be targeted in a campaign with several different multi-channel components.

According to the xAd vice president of platform sales, Dan Hight, “We are pleased to partner with Captivate, a leader in the digital place-based advertising space.” He added that the location targeting solutions from xAd make it possible for advertisers to enhance their reach when it comes to sending ads outside of a consumer’s home through the use of campaigns aimed at specific places. This way, Captivate then gives marketers the ability to access their target audience more effectively by sending their messages over multiple channels.

This location based marketing method was soft launched in August and Captivate has now stated that its extended features have already been activated for certain select clients. Geolocation and geo-fencing are beginning to play an increasing role in mobile advertising as a whole.