Tag: geolocation marketing

Geolocation is being used to build brand relevancy

Geolocation to better communicate with customersCompanies are seeing the technology as an opportunity to communicate more effectively with consumers.

Smartphone shoppers not only provide businesses with revenue through sales, but through geolocation techniques, they are also giving companies important data about where they are at various times of the day and on different days of the week.

This data is being used to help improve the relevancy of the way that businesses communicate with consumers.

By using the information collected through geolocation, they are able to provide far more personalized and relevant information so that the communication between brands and consumers can considerably improve. For instance, when someone checks into a coffee shop on a regular basis in the morning, that data can be collected in order to identify this pattern so that the individual can then be sent a coupon at that time and for that business.

This type of geolocation technique could make a notable impact on mobile marketing effectiveness.

In this way, geolocation can not only help businesses to reach consumers at the times that are most relevant with an offer that they will find most appealing, in order to encourage more spending at the store, but it can benefit the consumer, as well. It means that the advertising and promotions that he or she receives will more closely reflect what is actually wanted.

That said, it is vital that geolocation technology be treated very carefully. There is a thin line between collecting data so that relevant mobile marketing can be produced, and simply inundating a consumer with ads based on everything that he or she has ever done. The chief revenue officer at Foursquare, Steve Rosenblatt, explained that “Relevance and content is what it all boils down to.”

Foursquare is a highly popular geolocation company that experiences approximately five million mobile check-ins every day. Rosenblatt stated that “The more you check in, the more data [we have] and the more relevant information we can send.” The more consumers take part in this type of activity, the better brands will be able to understand what they want so that mobile marketing can be personalized in a highly accurate way.

SocialVibe teams with Placecast to launch ambitious new marketing solution

SocialVibe teams with PlacecastSocialVibe and Placecast introduce marketing solution for retailers

SocialVibe, a digital advertising firm, has announced that it has teamed with Placecast, a location-based marketing provider, in order to launch a new marketing solution for the retail industry. The campaign will feature in-app advertisements in a mobile game that could help retail brands reach a new demographic of mobile consumers. The idea is simple: The mobile game associated with the campaign would encourage consumers to interact with advertisements from retailers. Interacting with these in-app advertisements would reward consumers with in-game points and other benefits.

Duo combines gaming with location-based marketing

The solution from SocialVibe and Placecast is being put to use by Best Buy in a new marketing campaign with mobile gaming and location-based marketing at its core. Through the use of a mobile gaming application that is associated with the SocialVibe and Placecast campaign, Best Buy customers will be receive a variety of in-app advertisements while they are playing their mobile game. Interacting with the advertisement and opting into a marketing program will net consumers with rewards in the mobile game as well as special offers from Best Buy and any other retailer participating in the game.

Location-based marketing may be enhanced through mobile gaming

The advertisements that consumers will see in the game are meant to make use of geographic information to appeal to specific demographics. The mobile game will use technology and methods developed by both SocialVibe and Placecast in order to accomplish this feat. Location-based marketing has been very effective in the past and may be able to be enhanced through mobile gaming.

Best Buy campaign to run through December

SocialVibe has been leveraging location-based marketing in the social gaming space since 2007. The company has a wealth of experience in this field, which may be attractive to a wide variety of retailers. The Best Buy campaign will run throughout December, giving shopper ample time to experience the campaign during the holiday shopping season.