Location-based technology and QR codes are in heavy rotation at the Ford Motor Company.
Location-based services that depend upon intimate knowledge of customers' whereabouts give some customers pause.
LBS and QR codes leave an impression on the mobile marketing landscape.
HopStop has selected Mocean Mobile, a provider of mobile advertising technologies, to drive location-based mobile ads on devices using iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry operating systems, said HopStop CEO Joe Meyer.
If you live in New York City and listen to blues-rock band The Black Keys, you probably need someone to repair your apartment's plumbing and/or heating. You also likely are in the market for a luxury car — at least according to Internet radio provider Pandora.
PayPal said to visit its Shopping Showcase for a big-picture look at its mobile payment plans.
Only 40% of mobile advertising campaigns that ran in October were targeted despite the channel's ability to target consumers based on criteria such as geolocation, according to a study released by mobile advertising network Millennial Media on Dec. 8.
Internet radio company Pandora expanded on Nov. 18 advertisers' location-targeting abilities to include targeting by congressional district among other geographical areas.
U.S. local social media advertising spending will increase from $400 million in 2010 to $2.3 billion by 2015, according to a report released by research firm BIA/Kelsey on Nov. 14.
Marketing automation company Silverpop has acquired PlacePunch, a location-based marketing services company. PlacePunch will retain its brand but the firm will be relocated to Silverpop's Atlanta offices.
Virgin America launched a check-in deals campaign on Sept. 26 that rewards consumers with merchant, flight and hotel discounts. Virgin America developed the "VX Deals on the Fly" program in-house.
Gannett Co. will expand its display advertising partnership with Yahoo to all of its broadcasting division's 19 markets by the first week of next February.
Facebook is allowing marketers to target ads by consumers' ZIP codes, the company said this week.
US mobile advertising spending will increase 406% from $790 million in 2010 to $4 billion in 2015, according to a forecast released June 23 from BIA/Kelsey. Local mobile advertising spending, which the advisory firm predicted will increase 600% from $404 million in 2010 to $2.8 billion in 2015, will drive the growth in large part.
Congress is finally wrapping its head around mobile devices' GPS capabilities. Last week saw two bills introduced that would outlaw nonconsensual location tracking and sharing.
Brands such as Burger King Corp., United Parcel Service of America (UPS) and Hotels.com are adopting in-app ads, capitalizing on the growing number of consumers using smartphones and the deep engagement provided by mobile applications.
Company of the week
R2C creates, produces, distributes and measures messages that inspire and compel consumers to do something with a brand to drive commercial advantage. The full-service advertising agency specializes in creative, production, media, analytics and performance.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.