Why do organizers need to use location-based marketing to make the most out of events?

Music events and international conferences are rapidly adopting location-based marketing as a natural strategy to organizers who already have an app. With location-based services, event organizers can avoid queues, long wait times, printed papers and lack of information to attendees in order to improve their experience at events. It has proven to be an effective tool for retailers, but can be an indispensable mobile marketing strategy for events as well.

How sports teams can take advantage of proximity marketing to boost sales and enhance the fan experience

According to the Proxbook Report, proximity technology is most successful in engaging attendees at sporting events in the US, but it’s not surprising when you know that sports teams are missing out $1 billion a year in unsold tickets alone. So, if everyone brings their mobile phone to sports venues why not use location-based campaigns to promote merchandise or food sales during live games? Leveraging proximity technology sports organizations can reclaim some of that money while enhancing the fan experience.

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MWC 2017 leverage MOCA and Pole Star cutting-edge Mobile Engagement and Indoor Location technology

For 3rd year MOCA and Pole Star were selected by Fira Barcelona to provide location-based services for the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2017.

Pole Star’s technology integrated with MOCA’s solution powers the GSMA official mobile app and website and delivers added value for visitors, exhibitors and organizers alike by providing hands-on context-aware communications, dynamic wayfinding service, indoor location-based services, and recommendation system based on machine learning. A network of 750  BLE beacons, provided by Pole Star, were deployed both in the venue as well as in the city and more than 50 million data points will be analyzed by MOCA platform during the event.

How retailers can use proximity marketing tools to boost sales

Technology is changing the world faster than society imagines. In the last 10 years, the number of consumers using mobile apps has grown exponentially. A report from comScore reveals that from 2007 to 2015 mobile users had quadrupled from nearly 150 million to 4 billion around the world.

If game apps were at first the most popular between Internet users, recent researches reveal that retail apps have been gaining ground lately. According to Apadmi, consumer and enterprise mobile app development, 85% of smartphone users in the UK use retail apps, a trend that is becoming popular all over the world.

Mobile commerce is growing so quickly due to the comfort that users feel with purchasing online. For example, it was proven that 63% of all online retail visits in the 2015 holiday season were made from an electronic device. Furthermore, in Spain, the percentage of mobile transactions in eCommerce has grown 15% over the previous year. It’s clear that technology is changing not only society, but also the way stores do marketing and make profits.

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Building Smart Cities through Proximity Beacon and Geolocation Technology

As world urbanization continues to grow – the total population expected to double by 2050, major cities have become a magnet for talent and a driver of economic growth. While this opens up significant opportunities, it also creates many challenges to be addressed including unemployment and crime demand solution, the need for energy efficiency is becoming urgent, increasing population puts higher pressure on the urban infrastructure and public authorities need to do more with less permanently. As a consequence, urban areas transform into smart cities.

The mission of a smart city is to integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) into the urban infrastructures to be able to improve the efficiency of key fields such as government services, transport, traffic management, energy, health care, water and waste in order to create a safer, more sustainable and better connected city.