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iBeacon technology used in new rewarding Heineken app

Heineken is rewarding New Zealand consumers for exploring their city.

The Dutch brewing company, famous for its Heineken pale lager beer, is launching its Heineken LIVE app in New Zealand. The innovative app is equipped with cutting-edge iBeacon technology, which combines Bluetooth and GPS tech. It encourages users to go out and explore their city. When they head to participating Heineken venues they can get rewards.

Heineken is giving away $500,000 in prizes over the next six months.

The app primarily functions as a rewards system. Smartphone users who download the app and head to participating Heineken venues will receive two different types of points: Venue Points and Heineken Status Points. The venue points are limited to each venue. The Status Points elevate a user’s status and offers them an array of rewards. These may include big ticket surprise experiences, VIP event tickets, exclusive access to events, food and beverage offers as well as other opportunities.

iBeacon Technology Heineken Live App - Heineken bottleOver the next six months, the beer giant is giving away $500,000 in prizes. Users of the app can head to any of the more than 120 venues fitted with iBeacon technology for their chance to receive notifications and rewards from Heineken.

The iBeacon technology is a world first for the beer brand.

The company created the Heineken LIVE app in an effort to improve their connection with consumers between the ages of 18 and 30. This demographic is rarely without their mobile phones. According to Heineken New Zealand marketing manager Taylor Green, the technology is the next generation of loyalty programs.

Green also believes that the LIVE app celebrates what makes cities around New Zealand great. “Our cities are melting pots of culture, showcasing world-class food and drink, technology and exciting events” he said. Green added that “Heineken LIVE uses innovative technology to encourage people to discover the best parts of their cities as well as see old favourites in a whole new light, rather than drinking more.”

Green said that he’s proud that Heineken LIVE was developed locally and will launch in New Zealand first. He also believes there is huge potential for the company’s iBeacon technology app to be successful around the globe.

Mobile marketing partnership established between Weve and Heineken

The alliance between the two companies is estimated to be worth approximately £500,000.

A cross portfolio contract is bringing Weve – the m-commerce platform that was created by Vodafone, O2, and EE – together with Heineken UK in a mobile marketing campaign to target smartphone carrying consumers.

This is one element of a larger deal worth a half of a billion pounds that is meant to expand Heineken’s m-commerce presence.

The alcohol company is hoping that it will be able to broaden the reach of its ads throughout the smartphone channel with this mobile marketing partnership. It was negotiated by Starcom MediaVest Group and will be reaching all of the brands from Heineken, including Fosters, Strongbow, and Bulmers. It will be launching its campaigns throughout July and continuing them throughout the remainder of the year.

Heineken has been growing its focus on mobile marketing as it grows its presence on the smartphone channel.

Mobile Marketing - HeinekenThe company is especially looking focused on the “always on” environment that involves mobile marketing through messaging. This new partnership represents a continuing increase that has been occurring year over year in its investments into this space. The reason is that it has found that the brands that have been concentrating more on smartphone advertising and on being tech savvy are those that are gaining a much more meaningful access to consumers and that are achieving a richer audience insight level.

Senior brand manager from Heineken UK, Lynsey Hurst spoke of this new mobile marketing deal by saying that “The opportunity with Weve is unique and is naturally full of innovation, Weve are uniquely positioned in the market, both in terms of targeting capabilities and detailed audience understanding, they are therefore a perfect partner for our brands to be working more closely with.”

It was also revealed that Weve and Heineken will be working together on focused research in order to be able to measure the value of their mobile marketing strategies and campaigns. It will also be monitoring the impact made on the sales data by their central off-trade and on-trade partners. The goal is to be able to gain a much better understanding of the techniques and hone the strategy in the most effective and efficient way.