Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bluetooth Advertising in Shanghai and You - Bluetooth Advertising and Proximity Marketing Blog

Take a few minutes to enjoy this insightful interview with the founder of Chinese Bluetooth advertiser Pioco. With typical acceptance rates hovering near 50%, Pioco has already enlisted 5,000 locations for their Bluetooth proximity marketing network with thousands more in the works.

Take a cue from Pioco's success and set up a Bluetooth advertising network in your locale. In fact, if your offices are located in major foot-traffic centers, you could simply install Bluetooth transmitters on-site and advertise your company or sell third-party ad space.

As you consider building a Bluetooth proximity marketing network, remember that the most effective campaigns feature high quality content sent to targeted consumers. On the flip side, if you simply ping drivers-by with irrelevant and annoying content, you will erode your brand and infuriate the masses. Think movie trailers at theaters, coupons in restaurants and score updates at sports bars.

As marketing maven Seth Godin says in his brilliant Unleashing the Ideavirus, most folks today only trust who they know or what they know. Bluetooth marketing targets those who know you and your products, maximizing sales among your fans rather than pushing unwanted content on the unsuspecting public.

If you're ready to build your own Bluetooth advertising network and/or begin using Bluetooth marketing in your business, contact Lucky Rock Consulting.

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