Earlier this year, Facebook introduced a new feature called Place Tips and many businesses in New York including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dominique Ansel Bakery, and Brooklyn Bowl have been testing the feature since the announcement.
Google unveiled the Eddystone™ protocol on July 14th and rolled out a new suite of features that would help developers build apps using this technology. Mobiquity Networks is excited to announce that its beacon network hardware is already Eddystone™ compatible and will embrace the benefits and capabilities offered by the Eddystone™ protocol throughout its platform.
Beacons have taken the retail world by storm over the past couple years. Half of the top 100 retailers in the U.S. tested beacons in 2014 and they are expected to be in one-third of their store locations by the end of this year.
The demise of shopping malls has been widely discussed over the past few years. But it is not that shopping malls are dying, it’s that consumer shopping behavior is shifting, creating a need for shopping malls to evolve.
What is a beacon? A beacon is a small wireless device that uses Bluetooth LE, also known as Bluetooth Smart, to constantly broadcast radio signals to nearby smartphones and tablets. The beacon transmits what is called a UUID (universally unique identifier), which is picked up by a compatible app or operating system.
Last week, Mobiquity Networks announced an agreement that has been reached with Relevant Solutions, a leading provider of mobile in-store shopping content for financial institutions and mobile banking app providers. PYMNTS posted an article about beacons and financial institutions, and discussed beacon use potential through our agreement with Relevant Solutions.
Laura Heller, Executive Editor of Fierce’s portfolio of retail publications, recently wrote an article on beacons, adoption growth and consumer engagement. Beacons have been quite effective so far in increasing consumer engagement. For example, Safeway and Giant Eagle saw a 45% interaction rate using in-store beacons last year, which is 5 times higher than traditional … Continue reading “Are Beacons Useful Beyond Coupons?”
By Jim Meckley, Chief Marketing Officer of Mobiquity Networks The first thing to know about beacons is that they are direct marketing tools to reach consumers who download a mobile app and grant permission to be reached through local notifications. In fact, beacons are nothing more than small, inexpensive pieces of hardware that broadcast a … Continue reading “Beacons Beckon – Reach Shoppers Locally With a Mobile Moment”
By Michael Barris, Staff Reporter for Mobile Marketer Beacon networks Mobiquity and InMarket continue to experience growth as marketers increasingly leverage beacons’ ability to precisely target location-based mobile offers and messaging to consumers. Mobiquity, which operates the world’s largest indoor shopping mall-based beacon advertising and app engagement network, is increasing its network footprint 17 percent … Continue reading “Beacon Networks Grow as Adoption Accelerates”
By Michael Trepeta, Co-CEO of Mobiquity Networks The naysayers will tell you that consumers download mobile applications, only to use many of them a few times when initially installed and never again. The statistics show that the majority of smartphone owners have go-to apps. Forty-two percent of all app time spent on smartphones occurs on … Continue reading “Regaining Consumer Attention for Retailer Apps Through Beacon Marketing”