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The Definitive Guide to Location Data

There is a lot of confusion that exists about location data. Although the concept has been around for a while, the mobile advertising and marketing industries have a habit of making claims and conflating ideas so often that it becomes difficult to understand what is real, what is possible, and what is completely unfounded.

Gimbal's Definitive Guide to Location Data is a deep dive about how location technology works, the valuable data it generates, and where it can be applied.

2018 Holiday Advertising Forecast - Survey

This holiday season, retail spending, both online and in-store, could reach new heights. The latest Consumer Confidence Index numbers, which measure consumer sentiment towards buying intentions, haven’t been this high since October 2000, eighteen years ago.

To understand how and when retailers plan to reach holiday shoppers, we surveyed over 260 owners and managers of small-to-medium businesses in the United States. Find insights on:

  • Where SMBs will spend their holiday ad dollars
  • The influence of geotargeting
  • Which digital channels will get the most attention
  • Holiday ad spending trends 

MMA members can download a copy here.


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Mandana Mellano, VP of Marketing, Thinknear by Telenav

Time to Shift from Mobile Marketing to Mobility Marketing

Time to Shift from Mobile Marketing to Mobility Marketing

Consumer mobility is reshaping both purchase behavior and marketing triggers.

Hidden Secrets of Beacon Data

This PDF contains the slides from the Hidden Secrets of Beacon Data webinar, co-hosted by Reveal Mobile and The Location Based Marketing Association. We share new uses for beacons and never-before-seen data about the audiences bumping into beacons across the US. Brands will see examples of the type of audience data generated by placing beacons within retail locations. Which locations are most visited, which other places do customers visit, what other demographics can we learn? What can beacons tell us about Walmart or Target shoppers? What impact do beacons have on increasing audience data, building retargeting audiences, or driving app downloads? App publishers will hear advertising use cases leveraging both beacon-derived and location-based audience segments.

Hidden Secrets of Beacon Data

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Beacons Build Bigger Audiences - Analysis of Retail Visits at Four Carriers

It's no secret that companies, brands, and retailers are deploying beacons by the tens of thousands. The majority of the use cases we read about focus on one primary use case for beacons: the push notification. Walk in to a store, have that store's app on your phone, the app detects the beacon, the app sends you a push notification based upon that beacon bump. This type of marketing, when done right, holds big potential for mobile marketing. We believe that there's even bigger potential to use beacons for two different reasons. Retargeting Attribution Because beacons work passively in the background, they enable companies to build bigger audiences. Using lat/long to place someone at a location typically requires that person to pen their phone at that location. Even then, the accuracy is pretty poor. There's a key point here: beacons build bigger audiences than lat/long. We analyzed visitors to the retail locations of the four major mobile carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The result are pretty incredible. Verizon, which has beacons installed nationwide, builds audiences that were 200-300% larger than their peers. So what?


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