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Location based marketing will be worth $15 billion in 4 years

Geolocation technology is growing at a very rapid rate, and the market will be considerably larger in 2018.

A Berg Insight Report is now making recent news as it has revealed that location based marketing and advertising will soon make up a healthy 7 percent of all digital ads, which means that its popularity will be expanding quite rapidly over the next four years.

This will mean that geolocation advertising will represent 2 percent of all global ad spending.

If the report from the analysis firm is correct, then it will mean that the total value of the real time mobile location based marketing and advertising marketplace will have risen from where it was last year, at $1.66 billion, at a 54 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), to the point that it will have reached $14.8 billion by 2018.

This will then mean that location based marketing will make up 38.6 percent of all mobile advertising.

The report also underscored some of the latest evolutions in the real time mobile location based marketing ecosystem. This includes the latest popular geolocation using technologies such as the beacons that use Bluetooth low energy (BLE). Though even the most commonly used among these methods is still relatively rare, Berg Insight predicts that the adoption of beacon using methods will have exploded before the end of 2014.locaton based marketing will be worth billions

This use of beacon technology will be used the most among retail marketers that will be adopting them as a part of innovative new programs to help to engage with consumers and provide them with ads and content that they will find useful and relevant. This will also be very appealing to retailers as it will provide them with a far greater opportunity to understand how customers use their stores, from the time spent in various areas, to the actual navigation patterns.

According to Berg Insight senior analyst, Rickard Andersson, while discussing this location based marketing study, “The concept of Bluetooth marketing has been reinvigorated following Apple’s introduction of iBeacon in 2013.” He added that the broadening of the beacon ecosystem now includes a number of other very important players, including Qualcomm and PayPal, as well as some promising startups, such as Shopkick and Swirl.

Geolocation based marketing is becoming central to mobile advertising

Several studies are confirming that the technique is now a required part of most campaigns.

When it comes to mobile marketing, just about everyone can agree that geolocation techniques and location based strategies can provide a company or a brand with a considerable advantage.

According to the latest reports, the opportunities that are now available are virtually beyond limit.

In fact, geolocation technology is a part of the hottest mobile marketing trends currently in practice. A new report from BI Intelligence has said that location based advertising “promises the sky” in areas ranging from precision targeting to high conversion rates and highly detailed consumer profiles rich with data.

Geolocation isn’t just a technique that will be a short term fad that will rapidly move on.

Geolocation based marketingInstead, geolocation based marketing is something that is only just starting to build a foundation and that is expected to grow exponentially over the months and years. Case studies are proving, one after the next, that those who use these techniques are experiencing the highest results from their mobile advertising that they have ever enjoyed and that the methods are consistently successful.

The BI Intelligence report stated that geolocation can be compared to the use of cookies in desktop computers. It added that “Collecting data has always been difficult because mobile does not support third-party cookies that travel easily across the ecosystem, allowing for straightforward tracking and data-gathering. That’s where location-based mobile technology comes in. It gives marketers new ways to identify and track mobile audiences, and with the aid of algorithms, it can also group them into behavioral and demographic segments for targeting.”

More research, this time from Ballihoo, surveyed 400 brand executives. Among them, a whopping 91 percent had expressed that they intended to make higher investments into their geolocation based marketing campaigns this year.

A recent Berg Insight study also pointed out that geolocation enabled ad spending had been worth approximately 8 percent of the total mobile advertising spending last year, but that it predicts that this figure will grow to 33 percent by the close of 2017, indicating that if there’s one thing that can be said about this technology, it is that it is the furthest thing from a flash in the pan technique.