There’s a fascinating interview at eMarketer that underscores something we’re witnessing more and more: cookies are gone as a top tech choice for tracking consumers.
Instead, ever since Facebook acquired ad targeting firm Atlas from Microsoft, consumers are increasingly targeted on the basis of what information Facebook has acquired about its users.
The interview posed questions to David Jakubowski, the Director of Product Marketing for Adtech at Facebook, and Facebook’s Atlas honcho Erik Johnson.
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Location, location, location.
That’s more than just the mantra of the real estate industry. It’s also the focus of modern mobile technology and related services.
And in the location space, Google is losing ground — and fast — to its chief rival Apple.
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Office Depot is taking mobile marketing for a spin, thanks to the folks at Shazam.
Office Depot is banking on a location-based mobile marketing app, Shazam In-Store, which has just been deployed for use at Office Depot and OfficeMax retail store locations across the U.S.
The underlying solution, we’re told, fuses Shazam with technology from Mood Media.
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Retailers are always on the lookout for the most effective ways to reach shoppers via off-line, online, and mobile marketing. One of the growing trends when it comes to mobile marketing is the deployment of beacon technology, which provides advertisements, promos, and discounts for restaurants and retailers in the specific areas in which consumers are shopping.
One of the primary advantages to beacon technology is that it can even pinpoint the exact shopping mall or store where a consumer is located in real time. Consequently, beacon marketing has led Swirl Networks to launch its opt-in beacon marketing campaign with major retailers the likes of Lord & Taylor, Kenneth Cole, and Timberland.
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According to new research by global analyst firm Ovum, mobile data roaming will rake in an estimated $50 billion in revenues by 2019.
If that prediction manifests, it will contribute as much as 56% to global roaming revenues.
Ovum’s latest roaming forecasts show that Europe continues to be the largest contributor to global roaming revenues, accounting for 46% of global roaming revenues, with much of the revenue growth coming from the EU. The revenue contribution from Asia is also increasing, particularly from Central & Southern Asia, which is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 12% over the forecast period, as one of the highest amongst all regions.
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There has been much debate in the last few major elections about what role digital advertising or digital technology in general should play in political campaigns. As election time approaches again, many political campaign advisers are turning to the new product by Revolutionary Messaging called Smart Cookies.
Smart Cookies allows campaign leaders to reach specific voters on their desktop or mobile devices by utilizing multiple data points. Some of the data points utilized include IP address, device ID, Facebook advertiser ID, and the TargetSmart’s National Voter File that is used by Democrats and Progressives.
The end result is the ability to hyper-target voters.
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iHookup Social is a popular mobile app geared toward allowing users to instantly connect with other app members who are in their vicinity—whether that be friends or someone new.
In a recent announcement, this location-based social media site shared that they will now be giving business owners the opportunity to market their nearby business as the meet-up location of choice.
It is likely that restaurants, bars, and coffee shops will be the businesses most interested in participating in this method of location-based marketing.
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