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Gnomad launches Uber back seat mobile advertising at SXSW

The Houston based mobile ad platform will target the ride share program’s customers.

Gnomad took the opportunity to use the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in order to launch its mobile advertising platform which will make it possible to display ads to passengers sitting in the back seats of dozens of Uber vehicles around the Austin, Texas area.

The Gnomad mobile app was developed by a company called Poetic Systems, Inc., out of Houston.

The way it works is that it displays mobile advertising and content, among other features, that are geared toward travelers who are visiting from elsewhere and who are seeking to find out more about what there is to do within the area, particularly throughout the duration of the festival. So far, the mobile marketing content in the app is featuring the Greater Houston Partnership, which is a SnapStream based in Houston. It has also placed the spotlight on the Capital Factory co-working space and an assortment of startups in Austin.

Mobile advertising content was also assembled for Gnomad along with the Tasting Table culinary website.

Mobile Adveritsing - Ride Share ProgramThat site is based in New York under Rich Winley, the co-founder and CEO. Ahead of the SXSW, he explained that “We’re expecting to be in about 75 Uber cars,” and that “We’re expecting 20,000 people to see the GHP ad over the weekend.”

That said, despite this mobile marketing agreement, Gnomad is not considered to be an official partner with Uber as each driver with the rideshare program is considered to be an independent contractor. This has given them the opportunity to create individual partnerships with Gnomad if they wish to do so. Those drivers, who are currently facing fare cuts, are frequently seeking additional opportunities to generate an income. By working with Gnomad, Winley explained that they can take part in a revenue sharing model.

Over the long term, Gnomad will continue these types of mobile advertising opportunities and intends to take its ad tech to New York throughout Fashion Week. For that event, it has partnered with a handful of ad agencies in New York, which had not been identified by the time of the writing of this article.

Mobile marketing firm to assist Unilever within Asia

Brandtone, a company from Ireland, has now partnered up with the corporation in south-east Asia.

Mobile Marketing business, Brandtone, has now revealed that it has agreed to work with Unilever in order to assist that company in being able to engage with millions of people residing in south-east Asia.

These two businesses have already worked together and have been successful in their partnership.

They have already managed to run online, offline, and mobile marketing campaigns for the Sunlight and Magnum brands owned by Unilever. The most recent deal will have the Irish firm working to bring the consumer product giant’s customers in south-east Asia to a position in which they will interact with each other. To start, it will ensure that these shoppers are – at the very least – accessible to the brand. Among the countries of focus will be Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Brandtone has been responsible for other mobile marketing campaigns for massive companies.

Partnership- Mobile MarketingAmong the best known names that Brandtone has managed in terms of online, offline and mobile advertising include Heineken, Pepsi, Mondelēz (previously the Kraft snacks division), and Kellogg’s. They have worked to bring those brands into the developing world through mobile technology based interactions.

In south-east Asia, the smartphone penetration rate is as tiny as 20 percent in certain regions. Therefore, Brandtone uses SMS rewards programs in order to provide consumers with incentives. In return for those benefits, customers provide the company with some information about themselves that will then be used in order to create marketing campaigns that are better designed to be relevant to the specific needs and wants of those people.

According to the Brandtone chief executive, Donald Fitzmaurice, “When we announced our expansion into Indonesia almost a year ago, even we could not have predicted the scale of demand from brands for mobile-first data-led marketing strategies, nor how receptive consumers themselves would be.”

He explained that this part of the world has reached a mobile marketing tipping point and that he felt that this was the ideal time for Brandtone’s clients to be able to use the “power of mobile and big data” in order to reach those consumers in a highly effective way.