QR Codes, NFC Tags, and Beacons for sports stadiums

Smart Sports Stadiums

The ancient Greeks built the world’s first stadium in the 8th century. It was a giant-U structure with single tracks and sand stands for the audience. However, it was the center of attraction in Olympia for ages.  Much has changed since that day; the simple tracks have transformed into well-designed mega-structures. The largest surviving greek […]

Do QR codes and RFID measure up to powerful Bluetooth beacons for retail?

Do QR codes and RFID measure up to powerful Bluetooth beacons for retail?

A comprehensive comparison of all proximity marketing solutions for retail (PART – 1) Since the 1960s, E. Jerome McCarthy’s concept of the “Four P’s of Marketing,” – using Product, Price, Promotion and Placement as the primary pillars of marketing strategy has served various businesses. And although the four P’s have gone through various iterations over […]

Beacons to supercharge your bar & restaurant marketing strategy

Beacons are used in bars and restaurants to enhance the experience

Location-based marketing that promised to leverage online platforms to promote physical restaurants and bars, began with “check-ins”.  It all started with Foursquare giving the initial kick. Quickly catching the fire was Facebook Places, Google Places, Yelp and more. Back then it was truly a cool idea for marketers and owners to know who is in […]

Product update: Beaconstac’s Eddystone dashboard gets a refresh!

Eddystone dashboard gets a refresh

A complete guide to the new Beaconstac Eddystone dashboard Last year, around this time we told how you could upgrade from iBeacon to Eddystone and send proximity-based messages to visitors via the Google Chrome app. Today, with lots of feedback and new ideas from you, we’re refreshing our Eddystone dashboard and making it feel lighter, […]

Beacon use cases in car dealerships

Car dealerships using Beacons

Christopher, all enthusiastic to buy his first-ever luxury car, was standing in front of the Audi Q2 in a busy store. It was a busy day at the dealership and no salesperson was able to attend to Christopher. But boom, Christopher still received all the relevant specs and information about the car, on his phone. […]

How beacons and proximity marketing sets small businesses apart from competition

Small and medium businesses should use Beacons in marketing strategy

If you are in the NYC, chances are high that you have either visited or have at least heard about the Annual holiday market at Union Square or in Grand Central Station. These pop-up stores have a large number of shoppers looking for the best bargains to fill up their gift quota for Christmas. And […]

Location-based Marketing vs Proximity Marketing

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It is no secret that location-based marketing is fast changing the way consumers interact with brands around them. According to a report by the Location Based Marketing Association, 75% of marketers believe location-based marketing is an important element of their business strategy. One of the primary reasons why location-based marketing is so popular among both […]

Wi-Fi vs RFID vs GPS vs Beacon: Which Location-Based Service Technology should your Brand go ahead with?

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Location is mobile, and as Benedict Evans at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, puts it, ‘Mobile is eating the world.’ This staggering consumer shift to mobile has made the location the cookie of the real world, thus making it easier and more vital for businesses to take actionable decisions from, the […]

Creating an Eddystone Campaign to Retarget Your Retail Customers using Facebook Pixel

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While most marketers connect beacons with in-store coupons or notifications, retargeting is quickly emerging as a compelling use case in the the proximity marketing space. According to Proxbook’s Q4 2016 report, at a growth rate between 14-15% throughout the year, driving advertising campaigns through online retargeting was one of the primary value-adding factors last year. […]

Beacons in 2017: What to Expect from iBeacon and Eddystone this Year

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When it comes to cutting-edge marketing, one of the few technologies that have been in the buzz for the past few years is beacons. From the very beginning, beacons have been poised to change the way consumers interact with brands. However, over the years we have seen beacons being faced with quite a number of […]