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Location Based Marketing For Dummies

Location Based Marketing For Dummies

Aaron Strout, Mike Schneider, B. J. Emerson (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-02249-8 September 2011 288 Pages


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Learn to create a two-way dialog with customers with location-based services and smartphones

Location-based services (LBS) have started to gain popularity in the marketplace with more and more businesses starting to incorporate LBS into their marketing mix. This book is a necessary resource for anyone eager to create a two-way dialog with their customers in order to establish customer loyalty programs, drive promotions, or encourage new visitors. You'll learn how to successfully build, launch, and measure a location-based marketing program and figure out which location-based services are right for your business.

Packed with resources that share additional information, this helpful guide walks you through the tools and techniques needed to measure all the data that results from a successful location-based marketing program.

  • Serves as an ideal introduction to location-based marketing and gets you started building a location-based marketing program
  • Helps you figure out which location-based service (LBS) is right for your business and then integrate LBS with your social graph
  • Details ways to create compelling offers, using location-based marketing as a customer loyalty program, and set performance goals and benchmarks
  • Explains how to use tools to measure your campaign, analyze results, and determine your business's success
  • Includes examples of companies that are successfully using location-based marketing to demonstrate techniques and concepts featured in the book

No matter your location, location-based services can benefit your business and this For Dummies book shows you how!

Foreword xxi

Introduction 1

Part I: Putting a Little "Location" in Your Marketing Campaign 7

Chapter 1: Understanding Location-Based Services 9

Chapter 2: Surveying the Location-Based Services Landscape 21

Chapter 3: Choosing Platforms for Your Campaigns 35

Chapter 4: Checking In and Playing the Game 51

Part II: Location-Based Marketing in Action 71

Chapter 5: Building a Location-Based Marketing Campaign 73

Chapter 6: Creating a Relevant Offer 89

Chapter 7: Using Location-Based Marketing to Enhance a Loyalty Program 103

Part III: Integrating Location into Other Channels 117

Chapter 8: Integrating Location-Based Marketing with Other Marketing Campaigns 119

Chapter 9: Using Location in Marketing Beyond the Check-in 129

Part IV: Measuring Your Return on Investment 141

Chapter 10: Setting Up a Monitoring Strategy 143

Chapter 11: Setting Your Location-Based Key Performance Indicators 165

Chapter 12: Pulling Data from Your LBS Dashboards 175

Part V: The Part of Tens 187

Chapter 13: Almost Ten Reasons to Start with an LBS 189

Chapter 14: Ten (Or More) Ways Location-Based Services Will Impact the Future of Marketing 197

Chapter 15: More Than Ten Smaller Location-Based Services 203

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Promote Your LBS Program Offl ine 219

Appendix A: Technology Overview: Phones, Operating Systems, and Geofencing 227

Appendix B: Getting Started with Location-Based Services: A Primer 239

Index 251