CATEGORY: Beacon – Proximity 101

Insights about beacons and proximity marketing, beacon use cases and inspirations for marketers and business owners


How to configure your beacons to work with NearBee

With Google Nearby Notifications on Android shutting down on December 6, 2018, it would be prudent to find an alternative that works just as well as Nearby and perhaps even better.   If you have a fleet of beacons and are looking to continue running proximity marketing campaigns for your business or your clients, make […]

How SMBs can run proximity marketing campaigns with beacons in 2019

How SMBs can run proximity marketing campaigns in 2019

Proximity marketing or location-based marketing has taken several forms over the years – flyers, sign spinning, and OOH advertising. But, proximity marketing with beacons has become and will continue to be the most popular, cost-efficient way to send out proximity marketing campaigns. By 2020, 400 million beacons are expected to be deployed. Simply put, a […]

Proximity marketing without an app to engage customers in 2019

Proximity marketing without an app to engage customers in 2019

If you haven’t heard about Google’s announcement to shut down Nearby on December 6, 2018, allow me to give you a short introduction. Jump ahead if you already know this and want to know how you can run proximity marketing campaigns without an app. Nearby was built on Google’s Eddystone protocol which allowed it to […]

Best proximity marketing apps in 2019

Best proximity marketing apps for 2019

Why do we need proximity marketing apps? Proximity marketing apps play a major role in those I-want-to-know, I-want-to-go and I-want-to-buy moments. It’s a powerful way for offline businesses to establish an extended communication channel with consumers and keep them engaged. Also, with the demise of Google’s Nearby Notifications (after 6th Dec 2018), apps are the […]

Google Nearby to NearBee: How to make the transition

NearBee: Best Google Nearby alternative

Google’s announcement to shut down Nearby has come as a shock to many who were invested in the beacon technology leaving them confused or scrambling for solutions to ensure that their beacons do not go to waste. While Nearby will continue to work till December 6, 2018, we have already launched our solution, NearBee, that […]