Geo-Location

The State of GDPR and Data Privacy 
September 21, 2020 at 10:56 am

Over the past couple of years, data privacy has been a focal point among executives and government leaders. In the wake of major scandals involving the likes of Facebook, officials have enacted measures like GDPR and CCPA in an effort to curb the mishandling of data — and give peace of mind to customers about their personal information.…

Transparency in a New Decade: Getting Your Customers to Opt in as Part of the Brand Experience
July 14, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Data has dramatically redefined the brand experience over the last decade. In some cases, it has migrated from outside the more traditional landscape — being compounded to reveal insight into consumer behavior — to data points that now can highlight why consumers make decisions in real time as they move through the physical world. Needless to…

Retail Wars: From SoLoMo to Omnichannel
June 17, 2020 at 7:02 pm

Just like all disruptive technologies, mobile invaded our daily lives and changed the game in many industries, including retail. While businesses try to make the most out of this trend by opting for custom software that power their operations across platforms, the technology develops in its own unique way. SoLoMo (Social+Local+Mobile) evolved in 2010 as…

3 Ways Location Technology is Changing Retail
February 27, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Changes fire rapidly in today’s retail environment, and legacy retailers like J.C. Penney, Walmart and others are seeking innovative new ways to capture shopper attention. While e-commerce gains raise concerns that in-store experiences are obsolete, traditional retailers continually strike back and, ultimately, online sales make up only 10 percent of all retail sales. However, traditional retailers…

How Retailers Can Reach Overwhelmed Consumers in 2020
January 16, 2020 at 9:41 am

The retail industry has witnessed a seismic shift as of late, with the emergence of direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) brands, an increasingly saturated market with a flood of new options in every vertical, and the ever-lingering dominance of Amazon.com and other e-commerce giants. Therefore, it’s no surprise that brands have had to drastically shift their strategies to…

A Guide to Meeting Customers Where They’re At
October 14, 2019 at 8:39 am

Recently, 7-Eleven announced a new app that enables customers to receive delivery where it’s convenient for them at a drop of a pin, whether it be at a park, beach, sports field, entertainment venue, or any other location that may not have a traditional address. Last year, Burger King launched a campaign that allowed anyone within 600…

Effective Behavioral Targeting Depends on Accurate Data. So Why Aren’t We Demanding it Be Verified?
September 13, 2019 at 11:50 am

A rapidly growing portion of location-based advertising spend is shifting from targeted media to behavioral-based audience targeting. This essentially means that brands are moving away from investing in location-targeted advertising and opting instead for buying pre-packaged audience segments that reflect the desired location behaviors of their prospects and customers. This strategy makes sense if the…

5 Creative Push Campaigns to Get More From Mobile
June 10, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Retailers are making progress with mobile, with a recent study showing the number of retailer apps used by consumers doubled in 2018, from an average of two to four. However, downloads is only half the challenge. Many brands are failing to take advantage of consumers’ growing penchant for retail apps by concentrating more on building…

Location Data is the Oil for Retailer Conquest
May 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

E-commerce has expanded the retail sector’s battlefield to beyond the physical store. While e-commerce has been at the center of retailers’ growth plans, expanding physical shelf space is still crucial to marketers. As someone who used to work in the retail sector, I know that just three feet of additional shelf space can result in…