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5 Online-to-Offline Attribution Platforms for Local Marketers

Stephanie Miles

5 Online-to-Offline Attribution Platforms for Local Marketers

Online-to-offline attribution isn’t a challenge without a solution. A number of vendors are serving the local market with platforms designed to help local marketers at big brands and multi-location retailers assign the correct value to each point of touch in their multi-touch campaigns. Here are five vendors to which retail brands can turn.

Swirl Looks to Close the Digital Divide Between E-Commerce and Physical Stores

Stephanie Miles

Swirl Looks to Close the Digital Divide Between E-Commerce and Physical Stores

Pushing back against a shifting tide and changing consumer behavior won’t be easy, but executives at in-store digital marketing technology provider Swirl believe they can change the way consumers shop. Hilmi Ozguc, Swirl’s CEO, says the key will be arming physical retailers with the same datasets as e-commerce giants.

10 Ways Retailers Can Create Awareness of In-Store Mobile Channels

Stephanie Miles

10 Ways Retailers Can Create Awareness of In-Store Mobile Channels

Consumers increasingly prefer to communicate with businesses through their smartphones rather than face-to-face, even while they’re shopping in-store. Retailers have reacted to this shift by investing in beacons and mobile apps. But many are finding that use of these technologies is low because consumers don’t realize they exist. To understand how merchants should go about building these relationships and creating awareness of their mobile channels, we spoke with seven industry experts.

Beacons to Shine a Light on Consumers’ Murky Path to Purchase

Noah Elkin

Beacons to Shine a Light on Consumers’ Murky Path to Purchase

Retail activity this holiday season promises to be more omnichannel than ever, courtesy of the ever-present smartphone. That raises the stakes for retailers in terms of their preparedness and complicates their attribution metrics. With online-to-offline shopping dynamics in focus, this may be the long-awaited breakout year for beacon technology.

6 Reasons Why Beacon Programs Fail

Stephanie Miles

6 Reasons Why Beacon Programs Fail

Beacons have been heralded as the future of retail, with 85% of retailers expected to use the technology by 2016. But getting a successful proximity-marketing program off the ground involves more than just setting out a few digital devices. Here are few common pitfalls and tips on how to avoid them.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Invests in Beacons, Nokia Expands Maps Sale

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Invests in Beacons, Nokia Expands Maps Sale

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Takes a Look at Beacons, Invests in Marketing Startup Swirl (Recode)… Nokia Targeting Apple, Alibaba and Amazon in Maps-Unit Sale (Bloomberg)… BIA/Kelsey: Mobile Will Grab 11.5% Share Of Local Rev By 2019 (NetNewsCheck)…

10 Top Location-Based Mobile Campaigns of 2014

David Kaplan

10 Top Location-Based Mobile Campaigns of 2014

In 2014, the use of geo-data, geo-fences, beacons, ultrasound, even LED lighting and magnetic positioning systems, have coalesced around geo-targeting consumers both outside and inside store locations. We asked the folks at GeoMarketing to look back at 10 campaigns that pioneered in the space in the past year…

Study: 6 of 10 Shoppers Engage With Beacon Messaging

Mason Lerner

Study: 6 of 10 Shoppers Engage With Beacon Messaging

A new study shows that 60% of shoppers open and engage with beacon-triggered content, and 30% of shoppers redeem beacon-triggered offers at the point of purchase. Another 73% of shoppers surveyed said that beacon-triggered content and offers increased the likelihood that they would make a purchase during their store visit…

6 Marketing Strategies for National Retailers Managing Local Outlets

Stephanie Miles

6 Marketing Strategies for National Retailers Managing Local Outlets

National retailers have access to expertise, money, and boatloads of data-driven marketing tools, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got it all figured out when it comes to local marketing. One-quarter of national brands say they’re unable to track ROI at the local level, and 33.8% aren’t even investing in local marketing. Here are six strategies that national brands should consider…

How to Decide If Your Business Should Use Indoor Location Technology

Stephanie Miles

How to Decide If Your Business Should Use Indoor Location Technology

Indoor location technology may not be the right solution for every merchant on the street. The costs and complexities of these systems can sometimes be too much for businesses in certain industries to handle, including smaller merchants who may not see enough foot traffic on a daily basis to benefit from using in-store location tools. Here are five questions that business owners should ask when weighing the decision of whether to start using indoor location technology…

6 Ways National Brands Can Improve Their Local Campaigns

Stephanie Miles

6 Ways National Brands Can Improve Their Local Campaigns

The hyperlocal technology that brands need to reach consumers locally is available and ready, so why aren’t more brands taking advantage of the opportunity? Only 7% of national marketers say they have effective local campaigns in place, according to a 2013 study by Balihoo. Here are six strategies for helping brands make the most of their local campaigns…