Jenny Chan 陳詠欣
Jul 2, 2015

Cannes 2015: The realities of installing beacons at scale

CANNES - Monica Ho, head of marketing infrastructure at xAd, tells Campaign Asia-Pacific what the problem with current beacon technology is, and how geo-targeting can be better applied to O2O commerce in markets like China.

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(Editor's note: Ho stands in front of an xAd-sponsored coffee cart that provided free takeaway coffee for all the jet-lagged and hungover Cannes Lions attendees throughout the festival. To drive awareness of this presence, the company placed iBeacons in the delegate registration zone and at the entrance to the Palais, which triggered push notifications to people nearby on their mobile devices. Ho talks about the pros and cons of beacons in location-based marketing.)

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