Report: Beacons Making Sizable Impact on Retail

The Proximity.Directory Q1 2017 Report shows that 75% of retailers in the U.S. are integrating proximity technologies into their marketing mix to increase operating profit. By using beacon technology, retailers can improve their position and increase operating profit by nearly 9% with an ROI of 175%, according to the report.

LBMA Podcast: DineHero, Walkbase, and UrbanAirship

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: HIA Qatar, Kellogg’s, GeoSlam + BlackDog Robotics, PlaceIQ + Nielsen Catalina, Twitter and Intel Drones. Guest: Christiana DiMattesa — Under Armour Resource: Proxbook Report.

Report: Airports Could Be the Next Big Beacon Hubs

In U.S airports, we don’t see as much beacon activity as we might expect, but a new report by Unacast’s proximity marketing network service, Proxbook, indicates that by 2019, 84% of all global airports will be involved in a deployment or a trial project with beacons or other proximity sensors.

Report: Beacons a Slam Dunk for Sports, Recouping Over $1B in Ticket Sales

The Q2 2016 report by Proxbook shows that since then, there’s been a 33% increase in global sensors since the beginning of the year. And according to the new report, proximity technology has enabled sports teams and their venues to reclaim ticket revenue at a time when fewer fans are going to stadiums.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Profits Skyrocket, Gannett Expansion Faces Ad Difficulties

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Profit Nearly Triples on Mobile Ad Sales and New Users… Gannett’s Expansion Strategy Runs Into Bad News on the Ad Front… How Businesses Creating New Website Platforms Can Optimize for Search…

Report: Beacon Use Growing, Industry on Track to Deploy Nearly 400 Million by 2020

“The number of sensors is increasing quarter by quarter,” said Unacast co-founder and CEO Thomas Walle. “A lot of companies are still in testing and trialing, but we’re moving out of that phase and into full commercial deployments.”

LBMA Podcast: Forbes Partners With Tinder, Proxbook’s Thomas Walle Jensen

On the show: Peaceful walking by Walkonomics; Blind French hikers trek 80km without a guide; AwareCar helps you avoid parking tickets; Embarcadero Technologies launches BeaconFence.