Building on an ongoing relationship, PlaceIQ and market research company IRI have announced a new partnership that brings insights on location and shoppers’ behavior to the consumer packaged goods sector.
San Francisco-based marketing platform and location intelligence company NinthDecimal today announced it has acquired mobile audience platform MoLOGIQ, and will also form a group to develop new solutions in location-based marketing.
The location data provider has entered into a partnership with GeTui, a mobile internet, push-notification service provider to nearly one billion devices. Under their agreement, the companies plan to jointly develop a machine learning platform to process data about foot traffic and offline consumer behavior from the Chinese market.
As more ideas and information are loaded into maps, the context of the data used in the creation needs to be clear, said Mapbox SVP Marc Prioleau. “Location is data,” Prioleau said.” Don’t just put your data on the map. Your data is the map.”
Everyone has at least heard of apps for booking reservations or ordering food from restaurants, but there is a deeper transformation underway within the industry. At Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn this week, the NRA’s Perry Quinn moderated a panel about how the restaurants of tomorrow are taking shape.
The days of viewing online and offline retail as completely separate are long-gone. Now major players such as Walmart look for ways to mesh online activity with their in-store operations. The ways these different channels of retail have become intertwined was at the heart of a panel discussion at Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
It might seem easier if one solution could fit every brands’ needs in hyperlocal marketing, but that could mean overlooking the context of each brand’s relationship with its customers. On a panel at Tuesday’s Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn, a diverse trio of brands and organizations discussed how they use hyperlocal marketing.
The march of artificial intelligence and bots continues across the digital marketing landscape, creating new ways to reach customers at local — however, these are still the early days. That was some of the sentiment shared at this morning’s panel on bots and AI at the Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn.
Online-to-offline marketing platform Empyr has announced a partnership with Vendasta that has the potential to rapidly scale up and deepen its customer base. The deal makes Empyr’s CPR (cost-per-revenue), performance marketing platform available on Vendasta’s marketplace, which sells digital solutions through more than 2,000 local marketing agencies.
Lots of apps can connect consumers to restaurants to order meals, but New York-based Slice has focused on a particular food niche that founder and CEO Ilir Sela says is built on customer loyalty — pizza. Sela says his company’s product is offered as a way to extend the natural loyalty consumers have for their local pizzerias.
More and more, businesses need to stay on top of their digital presences, which extend well beyond their company websites. The variety of outlets where people can discuss their impressions of a brand continues to expand says Elisabeth Kurek, uberall’s vice president of partner growth, who will speak at next week’s Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn.
What brings a person nearby into a bank can be an indicator of their intent, says Jake Davidow, head of media buying at JPMorgan Chase. That’s why understanding the context of location so important to marketers.
Well-known brands may have national platforms and campaigns for reaching out to customers — but none of that matters if the company does not know what customers think of their local stores. That is where Chatmeter says it can help.
“People, not platforms, drive revenue,” says Verve’s Ray Green. “We [often] talk about technology and revolutionary platforms, but rarely do we talk about the actual people, which is what drives revenue for most of what we do.”
Despite fears of the disruption that new business models and technology bring, these are can be opportunities for brands to better understand and engage with consumers, said Cameron Peebles, CMO for inMarket. He shared his company’s insights in a Street Fight webinar yesterday alongside The Integer Group’s group media director, M.K. Woltz.
CEO Duncan McCall says that with LandMark his company can now tell clients where they are losing customers and who they are losing them to. The idea is to make sense of location and movement data in ways that advertisers can use.
While marketers always try to understand trending topics among customers, for a national restaurant chain it also means finding ways to listen and react quickly at the local level. Sherif Mityas, who will speak at Street Fight Summit, says his company is working to connect more personally with the chain’s customers.
Building a rapport with customers at the local level can be a challenge for product makers who do not have their own stores. It can be an even more elaborate task for a brand whose products have long lifecycles. That makes it all the more important to ensure digital marketing is cognizant of its customers’ needs, says transformation VP Ajay Kapoor.
A few taps is all it takes with an app to book travel arrangements or order dinner — and while those sound like vastly different services they can intersect in numerous ways, according to Jeena James, global head of travel and local for Google Play. James caught up with us recently to discuss how apps can be contextual on multiple levels.