We walk and drive around with our smartphones all day long, and most of us are usually within three feet of our phones 24/7. But, did you know that same amazing device that allows us to order a ride home via Uber or buy things on Amazon also provides a marketing opportunity to gain the attention of potential customers as they move closer to your business? From a marketing standpoint, it is one of the most hyperlocal targeting strategies you can use.
This strategy is called geofencing. So what is geofencing and why should you care about it?
How Does Geofencing Work?
Each mobile device is similar to a tracking device – using GPS, Wi-Fi, and radio frequency identification (RFID) to give off its location. Geofencing is used to send out a beacon from a desired market area to connect and communicate with smartphone users via SMS messaging, mobile ads, or in mobile apps. This geographic fence, hence its clever name, dictates the area the business owner is trying to influence and can target areas as small as a business address with messages for potential customers within that geofence.
What is Addressable Geofencing?
Addressable geofencing works by targeting consumers within specific households. Home addresses are fenced, and all devices within that fence are targeted. It also can target any devices that enter that household – for example, if they are hosting guests. The client must provide the address list to us, but we have a match rate of 90% or higher.
How Geofencing Could Work for You
Geofencing is helpful for a number of businesses in a wide range of industries. Here are a few examples of how geofencing could work:
Trying New Things
While geofencing seems like a relatively new tactic, it has actually been used by businesses just like yours for years. We’d be happy to talk with you more about geofencing and how it could help your business!