There are three things you won’t leave your house without… Your phone, wallet, and keys. Mobile phones provide a unique view into user behaviors, frequently visited locations, home, and work habits, interests and much more.
What is Geo-Fencing / Device ID Targeting?
Every mobile phone has a unique device ID number that is anonymously associated with the carrier of the device. Device ID Targeting and Geo Fencing take advantage of that by monitoring the location information associated with each device. This information is beamed to the cloud and made available for marketers to leverage by targeting consumers or their devices based on where they have been and where they live. Now this data is available for Programmatic Advertising through AdCellerant.
How do AdCellerant Partners leverage Geo-Fencing / Device ID?
Marketers are leveraging Geo-Fencing and Device ID targeting in their programmatic advertising campaigns in the form of targeting their ideal customer. For example, marketers may want to reach anyone who has gone to a baseball game or visited a yoga studio in the last 90 days. AdCellerant and the Partner identify all of the locations and specific addresses associated with the ideal consumer behavior, draw a polygon around each location, calculate the number of devices we can target, and start learning about the consumers we can reach. From here, we create an Audience Insight Report, which is a demographic report for the users we identified who have been within the polygon. These reports tell us the consumers’ basic demographic data, visitor frequency, household income, age, etc. Now the marketer can determine if the target audience is desirable and use that information to run a programmatic advertising campaign. This same form of data collection is typically used to track in-store visitors and tied back to consumer addresses, specific store sales, and, in some cases, consumer email addresses.
What kind of targeting are marketers leveraging?
Geo-Fencing and Device ID data can be applied to many aspects of the marketing and purchasing funnel. It can be used to target prospective consumers as well as current customers. Most marketers are leveraging Geo-Fencing and Device ID data to target consumers based on where they have been. For instance, a gym owner may want to target anyone who has visited a health food store, a competing gym, or people who work at nearby businesses. In cases like this, a polygon is drawn around each location, devices that have been in those locations over the last 6-8 months are tracked, those devices are matched back to home addresses, reports are generated to provide the demographic information for people who visited those locations, and the Device ID’s are ultimately used in a programmatic advertising campaign. During and after the campaign, the gym owner would receive information on the number of targeted devices that ultimately visited the gym’s physical location. Often sales data is matched up against device ID data to validate exact return on investment.
Why is AdCellerant the best partner for Geo-Fencing / Device ID?
AdCellerant’s data for Geo-Fencing and Device ID is unparalleled. It’s a one-to-one device match, it’s matched and verified, and it’s made available for marketing campaigns. Many location-based targeting strategies offered competitively are using assumptive data to verify user location information. AdCellerant’s Device ID data is specific, using Device ID data, latitude and longitude, and is not included in a data pool until it’s been verified to be real. Beyond using a highly reliable and exact methodology for understanding and leveraging device location information, AdCellerant has gone the extra mile by matching devices back to home addresses and matching that data to publicly available information about the people who live in those addresses to generate the Audience Insight Report. No one in the industry is leveraging geo-spatial data as fully as AdCellerant and making that data available to target in a programmatic advertising campaign.