Proximity Marketing Explained

Proximity-based messaging combined with smart UI/UX design and a non-intrusive delivery strategy allows brands to share the right message with the right person at the right moment. Engaging potential customers with personalized, contextual information through technologies such as mobile geo-fencing, push notifications and Bluetooth beacons allows for unprecedented targeting, improving customer loyalty and increasing conversions. 

 

Not just for mobile. View our Digital Signage page to get inspired about innovative retail product display solutions.

 

Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you bring your location to life with a marketing mix that best fits your brand and budget.

 

ANATOMY OF A BEACON

Beacons by themselves are "dumb" devices. They are constantly sending out a one-way bluetooth radio signal with their unique ID attached. It takes a "smart" device, like a smartphone or tablet within range to trigger an action. That's when the real magic happens...

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Outer Housing

Micro-processer & Bluetooth Radio

Adhesive Backing

Coin-cell or

AA Batteries

INDUSTRIES BENEFITTING FROM PROXIMITY:

> Big-box Retail

> Boutique Retail & Merchants
> Museums & Art Galleries

> Zoos & Nature Centers
> Events & Tradeshows

> Public Transportation
> Schools & Campuses
> Stadiums & Arenas

> Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
> Real Estate

> Golf Courses & Corporate Outings
> Car Dealerships

> Malls & Shopping Centers
> Restaurants & Fast Casual

> Advertising & Marketing Agencies
> Municipal Shopping Districts
> Parks & Recreation
> Landmarks & Attractions
> Office Lobbies & Buildings
> Human Resources & Employees
> Healthcare & Special Needs
> Ski Resorts
> Beach Fronts & Boardwalks
> Plant Facilities & Equipment Monitoring
> Oil/Gas & Mining

The potential of proximity-based marketing & messaging is incredible and use cases are increasing all the time across nearly every vertical.

 

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*Beacons shown in diagrams are from beacon manufacturer Estimote. Beacons vary in form factor, battery life, sensors, and components.

BEACONS NEED AN APP TO "TALK" TO..

In order for beacons to be useful, the smart device must have an associated app that is keeping an eye out for the beacons. The user must also have three settings turned on: Bluetooth (switched on) and have accepted "Location" & "Push Notifications" upon app download.

 

Retail Store Example: A retail store wants to share a deal on their red shirts with their in-store shoppers. They create  a "Red Shirt Promo" in their beacon content management system and assign it to a beacon with the unique ID: 123. The beacon is placed in the store. As shoppers enter the store with the store's app installed, (1) their phone receives the

Bluetooth ID from the beacon and (2) instantly relays it to the cloud server to be "translated." The server recognizes ID: 123 as the "Red Shirt Promo" and (3) sends back the "Red Shirt Promo" content to the shopper's phone in the form of a lock screen notification or rich media promo "card."

Diagram for my fellow visual learners...

ID: 123

(1)

RED SHIRT

20% OFF

ID: 123

ID: 123 =

(2)

(3)

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