The commercial intent of local mobile queries is undeniable. Within a day of using a smartphone to search for products or services nearby, more than half of searchers will visit a local store. The local search ecosystem is a great opportunity for local stores to connect, but an incredible challenge for multi-location brands. How can
The last year -- even the last six months -- has seen an exponential increase in the adoption, acceptance and usage of voice search technology. Google has revealed that 20% of searches are now voice searches, and Siri receives 2 million voice queries a week. What should marketers be doing right now, and how can
It’s getting more and more challenging for brands to ensure they’re being found online in the moments that matter. Increased competition, exploding mobile media consumption and evolving consumer preferences are among the factors driving the need for local marketers to connect on a more meaningful level with their local consumers. In a recent webinar hosted
It’s a brave new world in local. Emerging technologies offer myriad opportunities to connect with consumers in their moments of need and the volume of available data threatens to overwhelm. Local marketers are understandably confused about what they should be doing today, let alone where to look next. Greg Sterling, VP of Strategy & Insights
Smartphones have become ubiquitous in the shopping process, from discovery to comparison-shopping to actually completing transactions. The trend to mobile has dramatically and permanently changed the way shoppers look for local business information. People are increasingly searching for local business data while they’re on the go and even while in-store considering a purchase. In fact,
Beacons are all the rage, and it’s no wonder: they’re expected to drive an astonishing $44 billion in retail sales in 2016, up $4 billion from this year. Already in 2015, 46% of retailers have launched beacon programs, up from 15% just last year.
This event has passed. View the recording here. You’ve heard the scenario: using beacon technology, a national advertiser pinpoints a consumer’s precise location in a store and serves up a highly relevant ad in response to mobile search. For digital marketers, this is the ultimate game-changer, right? There are many ways you can use beacon technologies to your advantage, but watch out–there are also some scary pitfalls you should avoid… In this webinar, Warren Raisch and Greg Sterling will share the latest insights and tactics enterprise brands are using to convert online searches to offline sales, and how brands are using beacon and other location-based technology to tap into mobile searches.
Beacons are all the rage, and why not? How fantastic is it that a national advertiser can pinpoint a consumer’s precise location inside one of their retail stores and serve up a highly relevant ad in response to their mobile searches? Oh yes, beacons have generated a lot of hype -- especially for a technology