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The GeoMarketing Top 5 Countdown

This week had it all, from ad blocking uproar to 'smart shelves' at Kroger. Take it in!

Looking for a little reading to wrap up your Friday? Below, our top stories from the past week — and our favorite links from around the web.

And you still have some time left to access a special offer for GeoMarketing readers:

RetailLoco

On October 22nd and 23rd, the Location Based Marketing Association will host RetailLoco —a two day event that will deliver insights and trends on the latest in mobile and location-based tools and techniques for retailers. The event will feature keynote speakers, panels on indoor location, proximity-based payments, in-store digital signage, push notifications, metrics / analytics, and more.

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5. Kroger Explores ‘Smart Shelf ’ Tech At Hometown Store

Even if customers don’t necessarily interact with the smart displays, the introduction of the technology could provide immediate efficiencies. For example, just changing the prices on the fly is something Kroger admits takes hours to do with traditional labeling; the same process could take a matter of seconds using the smart shelf display, The company hopes that the inclusion of more digital touchpoints will keep things simpler and more accurate, while freeing up employees’ time to spend interacting with and helping customers.

4. GeoMinds: How to Bypass Ad Blocking

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With nearly half of the $14 billion dollars spent on digital ads being in a sea of fraud and misrepresentation, it’s time for advertisers to spend their money wisely, writes Kinetic’s Anna Echols. During Advertising Week, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America teamed up with outdoor media owners to spread the message that out-of-home advertising, unlike digital, is real. The outdoor advertising sector is a small part of the typical budget, accounting for 3.9 percent of total media ad spending (eMarketer). Why is that?

3. GeoMinds: The Best Use Of Geo-Data Is To Improve The Mobile Consumer Experience

Creating relevant and engaging ads will subsequently eradicate any industry distrust of ad blocking, writes Sonata’s Lara Mehanna.

2. Beintoo Expands Targeting, Attribution Capabilities With Tapad Partnership

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Within the BeAudience platform, Beintoo will now be able to extend its own geo-data — based on consumers’ offline interests and intent from mobile — to devices other than smartphones. The goal is to build a “holistic view” of the consumer across mobile, tablet, desktop, and connected TV, allowing for cross-device retargeting.

1. Verve’s Executive Team Rebuild Continues, Kevin Arrix Named CRO

Digital advertising veteran Kevin Arrix is taking on the chief revenue officer role at Verve Mobile, filling a large hole at the mobile ad platform as CEO Nada Stirratt continues to reposition the company in way that balances “data-driven” programmatic ad sales with traditional, brand-friendly models.

About The Author
Lauryn Chamberlain Lauryn Chamberlain @laurynchamberla

Lauryn Chamberlain is the Associate Editor of GeoMarketing.com. A New York City based journalist, she specializes in stories related to retail, dining, hospitality, and travel.