Is Your Mobile Device Poised to Become Your Personal Shopper?

Is Your Mobile Device Poised to Become Your Personal Shopper Is Your Mobile Device Poised to Become Your Personal Shopper?Online marketing has long targeted shoppers by their web browsing habits, but when combined with mobile’s ability to track consumer location, and in some cases consumer shopping habits, marketers gain the ability to hyper target customers via their smartphones and tablets.

When considering what the future of mobile may bring, the likelihood of your mobile device becoming your personal shopper and directing you to products, brands, and services that you want and need, is becoming more of a reality.

Marketers will be able to guide shoppers toward new products and services in response to their ability to track previous shopping history and patterns. From there, recommending products and services from the retailers and businesses frequented becomes a relative breeze.

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U.S. Indoor Location Based Search Could Grow 45%

It’s the latest — and it’s growing. The number of places served by indoor Location Based Search providers is increasing at a rapid pace and is expected to grow to 45 percent of the market by 2018.

U.S. Indoor Location Based Search Could Grow 45 Percent 300x271 U.S. Indoor Location Based Search Could Grow 45%As a result — of course — competition is heating up.  Major players in the U.S. market currently include Google, Point Inside, Micello, FastMall, and HERE, who together currently cover more than 25,000 venues in the US.

As the demand for indoor LBS is increasing, and more business organizations are adopting indoor LBS, the number of venues in the US is expected to increase to almost 200,000 by 2016. Thus, the increasing availability of indoor venue maps is an emerging trend that could fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Third Generation May Be the Best Generation of LBS

Third Generation May Be the Best Generation of LBS Third Generation May Be the Best Generation of LBSThe LBS market continues to “grow strongly” according to the latest industry reports, and with the arrival of always-on ubiquitous location, ABI Research believes that the market is ready to truly support location based advertising efforts.

In Western Markets, a third generation of location based services is now underway. It has forecast retail/shopping, ambient intelligence, hyperlocal social and personal asset tracking/BLE beacon applications to emerge as the next wave of important location based services over the next 5 years, with ABI Research forecasting a four-fold increase in revenues by 2019.

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Report: U.S. Location-Based Search, Advertising Market Thriving

Report U.S. Location Based Search Advertising Market Thriving Report: U.S. Location Based Search, Advertising Market ThrivingTechNavio, an independent tech-focused research firm, revealed in its newest report that the popularity of mobile devices and media is spurring major growth in the Location-Based Search and Advertising Market in the U.S.

When it comes to this fast-growing market, TechNavio is now projecting a healthy CAGR of 43.01 percent from 2013-2018.

Location-based services (LBS) use location, determined by a user’s mobile device, to search for and promote products and services near the user.
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Apple, eBay, Google Marching Into The Indoor Location Market

 Apple, eBay, Google Marching Into The Indoor Location MarketAccording to ABI Research, there’s a good reason why Apple, eBay, Google, and others are all making definite moves on indoor location in 2013.

For starters, we’re looking at a $4 billion plus market by 2018.

ABI Research’s quarterly Location Technologies Market Data measures the uptake of indoor location technologies, mapping and new companies entering the space.
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Locaid Webinar to Offer Valuable Insight on Location-Based Mobile Marketing

Locaid Logo Locaid Webinar to Offer Valuable Insight on Location Based Mobile Marketing Locaid Webinar to Offer Valuable Insight on Location Based Mobile MarketingNext Tuesday, Locaid – the world’s largest LaaS (Location-as-a-Service) company – will present a special webinar expected to deliver an abundance of insight into the potential of location-based mobile marketing.

On October 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. PST, Locaid will lead a thought-provoking discussion about the strategies and best practices associated with optimizing location-based mobile marketing to earn more and accelerate business growth.

The anticipated topics for discussion include the evolution of location-based marketing, the importance of an integrated mobile strategy, why leveraging location should be a primary targeting strategy, the best practices to optimize location-based marketing, how and when to leverage geofences to deliver results, and the importance of location + analytics.
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Best Western Finds Success with Location Based Mobile Advertising

Best Western Finds Success with Location Based Mobile Advertising 300x278 Best Western Finds Success with Location Based Mobile AdvertisingBest Western is turning to location-based mobile advertising in hopes of inspiring travelers to book their hotel stays while passing through airports and driving past rival hotels.

According to Mobile Commerce Daily, the hotel brand is running a campaign in Washington state for now.

With the help of PayPal Media Network, the Best Western campaign encourages consumers to book their hotel stay directly from their mobile device.

“According to Best Western, the booking window for reservations is no longer weeks in advance,” explains Sarah Hodkinson, director of marketing and sales strategy at PayPal Media Network.

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