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5 Geofencing Tools for Customer Acquisition

Stephanie Miles

5 Geofencing Tools for Customer Acquisition

Marketers increasingly are using geofencing and proximity marketing to send push notifications to existing customers located at specific events or landmarks. However, this technology still isn’t being used to its full potential as a new customer acquisition tool. Here are five examples of platforms that marketers can use to deliver offers to nearby mobile users, with the ultimate goal of promoting new customer acquisition.

5 Ways Brands Can Leverage Place-Based Mobile Targeting

Annisa Farese

5 Ways Brands Can Leverage Place-Based Mobile Targeting

The ability to target consumers based on location is no longer an emerging element of mobile technology — it is the standard on which all other strategies are based. The growing demand for this type of mobile advertising has brought on the development of new and effective location targeting strategies, the most popular being place-based mobile ad targeting. Want in? Here are five place-based mobile targeting strategies to try.

5 Tips for Building a Smarter Geofence

Stephanie Miles

5 Tips for Building a Smarter Geofence

The number of advertisers using “geo-aware” technology in their mobile ad campaigns jumped from 17% in 2011 to 36% in 2012, according to a report by Verve Mobile, and yet there is still confusion in the marketplace over what makes a geofencing campaign useful, and when location targeting is necessary to achieve a high ROI. Here are five strategies for creating a smarter, more strategic geofencing campaign…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Expands Deals, Visa Teams with Samsung

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Expands Deals, Visa Teams with Samsung

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Opens Up Check-In Deals to More Kinds of Plastic (AllThingsD)… Visa Teams Up With Samsung on Mobile Payments (New York Times)… With ClubLocal and New SaaS Tools, ReachLocal Wants to be the Amazon of Local services (PandoDaily)…

8 Ways Retailers Can Use Hyperlocal Tools to Capitalize on Black Friday

Stephanie Miles

8 Ways Retailers Can Use Hyperlocal Tools to Capitalize on Black Friday

Black Friday sales accounted for almost 20% of total retail industry sales in 2011, and the National Retail Federation expects that figure to rise another 4.1% in 2012. In an effort to help local retailers boost their share of those sales, a number of hyperlocal platforms are stepping in with their own tools built specifically for local businesses. We spoke to several hyperlocal industry leaders to get their tips on how small businesses can promote themselves on Black Friday without overspending on expensive marketing campaigns…

xAd Expands Mobile Ad Targeting, Launches New Location, Fencing Tech

Patrick Duprey

xAd Expands Mobile Ad Targeting, Launches New Location, Fencing Tech

Mobile ad network xAd has released new proprietary technologies to expand location analytics and geo-fencing, helping its local and national advertisers further narrow their campaigns based on intensive geographic and behavioral data. The new products, SmartLocation and SmartFencing, are a direct reaction to what xAd sees as a lack of precise, real-time location data in the mobile advertising space…

Placecast Launches Card-Linked ShopAlerts for Smarter Geofencing

Noah Davis

Placecast Launches Card-Linked ShopAlerts for Smarter Geofencing

A new product from Placecast hopes to change the way you receive mobile discount offers. The company is launching a new “Card-Linked ShopAlerts” service that uses new technology to combine location, retailer, and credit card information to give consumers discounts at local stores and chains such as Starbucks, L’Oreal, and The North Face…

The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Mobile Location Targeting

Annisa Farese

The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Mobile Location Targeting

Since the dawn of mobile, advertisers have salivated at the idea of targeting users based on their current location — but despite the clear promise of the medium, many have struggled to capitalize on it. A number of misconceptions threaten to confine the industry to the progress made in these early years of mobile, so in an effort to continue our momentum – it’s time a few these myths were officially debunked…