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Geolocation technology lets Very.co.uk send mobile ads based on the weather

The online retailer has launched a new mobile marketing campaign based on local temperature and precipitation.

Very.co.uk, the online fashion retailer, has just launched a new and unique mobile marketing campaign using geolocation technology in order to be able to trigger ads based on the weather being experienced by the shopper.

The mobile device user will receive mobile advertisements suggesting clothing and accessories appropriate for the weather.

The geolocation technology based mobile marketing campaign was designed by Somo and ran over last weekend. It was made to identify the precise location of the smartphone user. It would then determine the local weather conditions of that person and issue an ad containing a creative message that was appropriate to those specific conditions.

The dynamic nature of the geolocation technology based ads made it possible for especially relevant advertising.

Geolocation Technology - WeatherConsumers would be able to see products that were appropriate to their specific situation at the moment that they received the mobile ads. For example, if it was raining and cold, the message would recommend sweaters and umbrellas available from the retailer. Similarly, if it was hot and sunny, shorts and sunglasses would be worked into the message.

The primary target market for the retailer’s mobile marketing campaign was women between the ages of 25 and 44 years. The ads were displayed on a number of different websites that were appropriate to those demographics.

It was, therefore, not necessary for a mobile device user to opt-in to view the ads. Instead, the ads would respond when they were clicked by the user. After the ad was clicked, location based technology allowed the user’s location to be identified. Up to date weather info in the area was accessed so that appropriate and relevant items could be promoted.

Somo explained that the product ranges being advertised in the campaign changed every day, to ensure that individual customers were not being shown repetitions of the same items, even if the geolocation technology being used had identified that they were within the same region and were experiencing the same time of weather from one day to the next.

Geolocation technology in the U.K. is being used to woo voters

The Liberal Democrats have been hoping to use location based tech to target floating voters.

In the United Kingdom, the Liberal Democrat party has chosen to go the high tech route by employing geolocation technology in order to be able to gear the content on the party’s official website specifically toward the local issues of the individual who is viewing it.

This is all being implemented ahead of the next general election in the hopes of appealing to a target group of voters.

This makes the Liberal Democrats the first among all of the parties to take advantage of the hyper local potential of geolocation. They have worked with Digital Element in order to put this technology into place. The tool that was created for them is able to determine an individual’s location at a sub-regional level so that they will automatically view the campaign literature of the candidate who is closest to them.

Through the use of geolocation technology, voters will see information about the issues most relevant to them.

Geolocation Technology UKThat said, despite the fact that users will automatically be presented with local material, this doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to access the national messages that have traditionally been posted on the party website. That will still be available to them, but upon initially accessing the site, they will first see the local content, issues, and candidate information displayed.

For example, someone in southeast London will initially see information about the candidate named Simon Hughes, for Old Southwark and Bermondsey, but that individual would also be able to check out the broader national information, as well. This could potentially have greater appeal and relevance to that person.

According to the head of digital communications for the Liberal Democratic party, Bess Mayhew, when speaking about the implementation of the geolocation technology, “Viewing web content that is more personal and less generic can really impact the way people vote, and small margins can make a huge difference to the final result. In this election in particular, we’re going to see a lot more marginal seats, so those few extra votes can really make the difference.”