Proximity and beacon marketing is tying the online to brick and mortar
Bluetooth low-energy beacons have been getting a lot of traction over the last few years, and enjoyed particular attention from retailers, giving a new jolt to the development and spread of proximity marketing. If you haven’t encountered the term before, they are transmitters that broadcast their signal to nearby mobile devices and are capable of interacting with them when in close proximity. And judging by the numbers in which they are produced and installed, they are going to become a mainstay of any retail store over the next couple of years – which means that if you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, it is perfect time to do so. Here are some good reasons to do this:
Mobile operators are adding more marketing capabilities to native messaging services
Mobile texting never quite made it into the marketer toolkit, but some online sellers are re-examining SMS as a more cost-effective way to engage known customers than advertising.
Causes, convenience and calls to action are helping brands successfully court the youngest demographic, writes Oded Edelman of Signet Jewelers.
The following is a guest post from Oded Edelman, president of JamesAllen.com and chief digital innovation advisor of Signet.
The former 'it' generation is getting older. Millennials' purchasing power is on the verge of being surpassed by the next generation of consumer: Generation Z. Forward-thinking retailers are starting to heed the digital preferences and consumer expectations of this burgeoning market.
Unlike millennials who grew up with technology as more of a convenience than a necessity, Gen Z sees it as an integral part of their daily lives. In fact, they cannot remember a time before the Internet. They anticipate a shopping experience that leverages technology in new and innovative ways, yet still provides the reassurance of being able to interact with a real, live human being.
Mobile everything has been one of the fastest growing trends this decade. People are on their phones for a slough of reasons at all hours of the day and night. We’ve got elaborations on mobile trends and usage all over our site, and below are all the texting statistics you could ever want!
U.S. Texting Statistics
US Texting Statistics by Age
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Jim Beck, the President of Baytech Mobile has been programming websites and sending digital marketing messages for over 20 years. He works with clients to help them engage the mobile consumer through mobile and text message marketing solutions and strategies. He loves to help others implement mobile marketing into their businesses He hopes you enjoy this mobile marketing blog as much as he does writing it!