Understanding the Beacon Proximity Landscape | MMA
Release Date: 
November, 2015
Topics of Interest: 

As the mobile industry rapidly adopts location technology in all its forms, The Mobile Marketing Association has released, “Understanding the Beacon Proximity Landscape,” the latest update from their In-Store and Beacon Working Group. The paper defines the beacon ecosystem and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing each stakeholder within that system—giving particular attention to consumers and the privacy imperative.

Given their ability to enable location-triggered mobile engagements and the ensuing insights, beacons are receiving significant attention and adoption rates by top brands, retailers and publishers. With this powerful new consumer communication option—enabling new levels of precision on right time and right place marketing—beacons are proving a vital tool for location-minded marketers. Education remains imperative to support strategic, skilled execution.

Not an MMA Member? Please fill out the form below to find how you can get access to this document and to learn more about other useful resources.

Agency: A company that provides strategic, creative or media buying and related services to marketers.
Marketer: A company that sells its products directly to consumers and businesses and buys marketing services to achieve its goals. Company must also not fit into any of the other sales definitions.
Carrier/Operator: A mobile network operator that provides voice and/or data services.
Enabler: A solutions provider offering technology and services that enables and supports mobile marketing.
Associate: Companies or organizations that do not generate revenue from mobile, but are integral to the development of the mobile industry. (i.e. trade associations, legal firms, consulting agencies, etc.)
Seller: Companies that create and/or promote media and content or broker the sale and distribution of mobile advertising.