Geofencing tech helps ambulance chasers target patients in the ER

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Ambulance chasers have gone digital. Geofencing tech is being used by certain personal injury law firms in Philadelphia to send online ads to mobile phone users who enter nearby hospital emergency rooms. This is according to a recent broadcast from NPR radio show “All Things Considered” and reported by WHYY. The mobile ads can target consumers for more than a month. Geofencing tech is a popular mobile marketing technique commonly used by retailers to draw consumers into their shops. Coupons and special offers are sent to consumers within a specific…

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Singapore Land Transport Authority uses QR code geofencing to control bike parking

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Bike sharing programs are highly popular in the country, leading to new licensing and parking rules. The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced a new QR code geofencing system meant to help control indiscriminate parking of shared bikes. Bicycle sharing programs have spiked in popularity in recent years. A new licensing strategy has been developed and is starting to roll out across the city state. Among the main issues the QR code geofencing is designed to overcome is indiscriminate parking. Shared bicycles have been parked pretty much anywhere they…

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Bing mobile advertising steps up its game with targeted ads

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The search engine is clearly working to offer rival marketing products to Google, the undisputed leader. Bing mobile advertising has amped up its offerings with the pilot launch of its new targeted ad platform. This move lays the foundation to establish the Microsoft developed search engine as a rival for Google AdWords. Bing Ads is designed to give marketers greater control over their audience and spend. The new Bing Ads has broadened device targeting capabilities so marketers can add precision to their bids, aiming at consumers using certain specific types…

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Location based advertising drives response from vast majority of millennials

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Eighty four percent of this highly influential generation will act on that type of notification. While location based advertising remains in its earliest stages, it is proving to be highly appealing to an important demographic. Recent research shows that millennials are responding to this type of ad notification. In fact, the study said 84 percent of millennials are more likely to respond to a brand as a result of geolocation ads. The research results were published in “Mobile Marketing Cookbook: Whip up the Best Push Notification Strategy”, a whitepaper by…

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Mobile ad trends include 170 percent increase in geolocation data demand

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A recent Inneractive study also revealed a 20 percent increase in CPM (cost per thousand impressions). An Inneractive mobile ad trends study measured a 170 percent increase in the demand for geolocation based data. Furthermore, it also found that the CPM is up by 20 percent in mobile marketing. This shift has made it possible for mobile ad firms to gain a range of new and useful benefits. The reason is that these mobile ad trends provide users with a more relevant, personalized and timely overall experience. This was based…

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QR codes, beacons and cutting edge tech help museums light up the past

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Many museums may be focused on the past, but they are increasingly using the latest technology. The Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam is filled with gorgeous historical artifacts, but it is continually using QR codes and other forms of cutting edge technology to be able to share the importance of each of those items. The museum’s director and curator, Willem Sandberg was the first to introduce audio tours in 1952. Although recorded audio tour technology was the very latest thing and had never before been used in the museums of 1952,…

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Mobile ads from Google Canada designed to avoid being “creepy” in 2015

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As Canadians spend more of their online time on smartphones and tablets, the company wants to be “appropriate”. Google Canada expects that consumers across that country will continue to grow their obsession with smartphones and tablets throughout 2015, and in response to this, they are hoping to be able to improve the appropriateness of their mobile ads. The company feels that it has learned a great deal about the channel over the last few years and is ready for the next step. According to the Google Canada managing director, Sam…

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Mobile app called Yik Yak linked to bullying and bomb threats

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Concerns have been rising in schools with regards to this anonymous geographically specific comment wall. A mobile app called Yik Yak has been under fire over the last little while as a result of people who have been using it in order to bully others, as well as to go as far as to make bomb threats. The application, itself, is quite unique in that it allows people to post anonymously within a certain geographical area. The problems associated with the way that the mobile app has been used has…

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Mobile marketing using beacon doesn’t work when it is overused

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According to recent research, when it has been overdone, this location based advertising flops. Among the largest trends in location based mobile marketing is the use of beacon technology and, as has been the case with nearly every other form of smartphone based advertising, there is a right way and a very wrong way in which to use this method. A recent study has shown that overusing beacon messaging can have a devastating impact on a campaign. Beyond that, the research also found that there is a very fine line…

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Mobile marketing using iBeacon location based technology seeing increasing use

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The SnipSnap coupon startup is successfully sending ads to smartphones through several large programs. As large retailers start to discover the importance of location based mobile marketing, partnerships such as the one that has formed between department store Lord & Taylor and SnipSnap are becoming increasingly commonplace. This particular agreement uses iBeacon technology to send mobile coupons and ads to shoppers in store. The two companies are working together in this mobile marketing pilot program as SnipSnap works to boost its location based advertising efforts at the department store. It…

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Mobile marketing using geolocation is helping to boost real world campaign results

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A growing number of companies are using location based advertising technology to reach consumers. Mobile marketing and analytics platform, Upsight, has now announced the launch of its new Upsight GeoTrigger beta, which is for a solution that they are creating in order to help advertisers to be able to reach consumers on their smartphones while discovering where those individuals are in the world so that they can be engaged with appropriate campaigns. A recent Forrester survey revealed that there are a number of features, such as location, expected by app…

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