Tag: geolocation marketing

Neolane introduces updates to social media marketing platform

Neolane Social Media MarketingNeolane enhances SoLoMo

Neolane, a provider of conversational marketing technology, has announced improvements to its Neolane Social Marketing platform, called SoLoMo. The enhancements include better functionality with social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and provide users with more robust geolocation features. Geolocation has become a very important part of marketing, especially in the social media space, because geographic information can help marketers target specific demographics with campaigns that are suited for those groups.

Updates give marketers access to Facebook’s Open Graph

Updates to the SoLoMo platform will allow marketers using it to take advantage of Facebook’s Open Graph, which is designed to collect real time consumer information and integrate it directly into a marketing database. Neolan believes that the ability to use Open Graph will provide marketers with more capabilities to connect with consumers in a more meaningful way. Open Graph manages to avoid some of the privacy concerns that consumers have by informing these consumers that their information is being collected for marketing purposes. Facebook users have the ability to opt out of this process.

Geolocation continues to gain value with marketers

Geolocation marketing is very valuable to advertisers throughout the marketing industry. The advent of mobile technology made it easier for advertisers to acquire the geographic information from consumers that they crave. Sites like Foursquare and Facebook  provide users with the ability to “check in” to locations they visit. This information allows advertisers to develop marketing campaigns that are suited to a consumer’s geographic location and preferences. The Neolane marketing platform is being put on track to provide marketers with more robust capabilities to take advantage of this growing trend.

Mobile marketing presents opportunities for advertisers

Mobile marketing has become vitally important to businesses in the modern age. A huge number of consumers have access to mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. These consumers rely heavily on these devices in their daily lives, presenting an ideal opportunity for marketers to establish a constant connection with consumers.

Peoplecount report highlights benefits of location-based marketing

peoplecount reportPeoplecount investigates the effects of location-based information in marketing

Peoplecount, a leading market research firm, recently released a report on behalf of ADCentricity, a location-based solutions company, concerning the marketing prospects of location-based digital media. The report was based on an ADCentricity client in the insurance industry, which had been running a national marketing campaign targeting various demographics. The report highlights various factors of the marketing campaign and its reach to consumers, covering aspects such as brand awareness, message recall, purchase intent, influence, and basic audience demographics.

Marketing campaign sees high exposure and engagement

According to the report, more than 80% of consumers that had experienced the marketing campaign heard it over the radio, with 50% having seen some aspect of the campaign on a digital screen of some sort. Approximately 1% of the consumers surveyed by Peoplecount were not aware of the advertisement at all. Most of these consumers were able to aptly recall the advertisement.

Insurer targets specific demographics for products

The report shows that the insurance company behind the marketing campaign made use of demographic information to sell its products to a targeted audience. Peoplecount notes that 68% of these consumers already held an insurance policy that related to the same type of coverage the insurer was trying to sell. Approximately 10% of consumers had plans to purchase additional insurance coverage within the next year. Peoplecount found in its report that the marketing campaign saw the most success in venues that had high dwell times, such as gyms and doctor’s offices.

Geographic information helped campaign find success

The report highlights the benefits of using location-based information to target consumers. The insurance company behind the marketing campaign was able to use this information to target consumers that would be in locations with high dwell times. As a result, the insurer saw a great deal of exposure through its campaign. While the report does not document the impact the campaign had in terms of sales, it does show that location-based marketing is a powerful way to reach a target audience.