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How Redbox delivers in-store personalized marketing using IoT

Consumer goods companies are facing tremendous pressure to develop experiences that match the brand expectations defined by today’s consumer. What tops the list? Delivering true omnichannel experiences that are personal, seamless and engaging throughout the customer journey—meeting the shopper where they choose to interact. And with more than 90 percent of retail sales still generated in brick-and-mortar environments, in-store personalized marketing and a differentiated retail customer experience are critical components. The good news is that today’s technology innovations are opening those retail doors for consumer brands to get closer to their customers and deliver the same level of in-store retail personalization historically only available online. Many consumer goods brands are embracing the opportunity. Redbox is a great example of a leader tapping into the latest IoT technologies for personalized marketing and customer experiences. The one-stop shop for the latest movies and games at ridiculously cheap prices, more than 40,000 Redbox…

Microsoft makes a big splash in Retail

… Nordstrom Rack: In its pursuit of continually improving the customer experience, Nordstrom Rack is piloting in-store beacon technology from Footmarks, built on the Microsoft Cloud, to better engage and personalize shoppers’ experiences and ultimately increase speed and convenience. Today, Nordstrom Rack is using the beacons to gather data that it hopes will ultimately help to better engage and serve customers. It is also testing some messaging displays via the beacons to direct shoppers to available fitting rooms or express checkout services, and to show customers extended product offerings that are available online while they’re shopping in-store. read more here

Mindshare Partners with Footmarks to Add to its Media Innovation Culture

Mindshare, the global media and adaptive marketing agency, announced today a strategic partnership with Footmarks to bring its beacon-powered mobile experiences and analytics to the Asia-Pacific region. The alliance will be managed out of Mindshare Singapore’s “Discovery” unit as it continues to bring innovative connected experiences to its growing list of clients. Footmarks is the leading enterprise awareness platform provider focused on delivering creative and respectful experiences that drive deep brand and customer value. Powered by Bluetooth Smart, Footmarks’ SmartConnect™ platform is an experience-based analytics solution delivering meaningful and personalized value through secure end-to-end beacon technology. Footmarks end-to-end solution includes cutting-edge Bluetooth low-energy beacons, the world’s only cross-platform SDK suite, and a complete cloud-based service offering that allows partners and clients to build rich experiences, manage their beacon network remotely, and capture rich analytics and insights. The partnership will empower MindShare Singapore clients to deliver all new value-added content and…

Footmarks Closes $1.85 Million Seed Funding Round

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 — Footmarks, a leader in beacon-based proximity services, today announced it has completed a $1.85 million seed funding round. Shawn Englund, Founder and former CEO of Learn Live Technologies, one of Inc. Magazines Fastest Growing Companies 5 years in row, led the round. Englund also joins the Footmarks team as President of Sales and Operations. Footmarks will use the funds to accelerate platform functionality and scalability, grow the team, and drive sales and business development. Footmarks SmartConnect™, an experience-based analytics platform and end-to-end solution that includes cutting-edge Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons, the world’s only cross-platform SDK suite, and a complete cloud-based service offering, brings leading-edge experiences and data to Footmarks partners and clients. Footmarks’ seed round closing comes after many months of rapid growth for the company. Footmarks graduated from the first class of the competitive R/GA + Techstars Connected Devices Accelerator in March,…