Linq: Your Provider of Near Field Communication (NFC) Business Card Products

If you’ve been a reader of my site for a long time, you know how excited I get over different kinds of business cards. I’ve had post-it note cards, square cards, metal cards, laminated cards… I enjoy them immensely. Of course, with the lockdowns and inability to travel, there wasn’t much of a need for business cards. Now that travel is opening up, though, I decided it was time to update my card and get

Proximity Marketing and Advertising: The Technology and Tactics

As soon as I walk into my local Kroger (supermarket) chain, I look down at my phone and the app alerts me where I can either pop up my Kroger Savings barcode for checking out or I can open the app to search and find items in the aisles. When I visit a Verizon store, my app alerts me with a link to check-in before I even get out of the car. These are two

5 Ways Retail Benefits from Hyperlocal Social Monitoring

Retail firms are competing with online retail giants like Amazon and Zappos. Retail brick-and-mortar stores are aiming to provide the best experience to their customers. Foot traffic is a measure of customer motivation and interest (why did the individual prefer to come to the store to purchase when the option of online purchase is available). The competitive advantage any retailer has over an online store is that the consumer is nearby and ready to make

Mobile Payment Hacks for Business

Does your business provide a mobile payment option? As payment services and mobile technologies become ubiquitous, the opportunity to turn a prospect into a customer through a mobile payment option should be on your radar! Mobile payments are clearly the trending technology for businesses of all sizes. In 2012 there were $12.8 billion in mobile transactions in the U.S., by 2017 that number will be at $90 billion. That’s a 48% compound annual growth rate

The Beacon Marketing Opportunity

We’ve shared information on Swirl’s mobile beacon marketing system before. This infographic from Swirl illustrates the power of beacon-triggered content and offers in terms of consumer appeal and the potential to influence in-store purchase decisions. Key data points included in the infographic include 72% of consumers said that a relevant mobile offer delivered to their smartphone while shopping in a store would significantly influence their likelihood to make a purchase. 79% of consumers who have

Poken: Boost Networking at Corporate Events

Poken provides tools and technology for tradeshow managers, exhibitors and event organizers to create interactive and exciting events. Equipped with the Poken mobile app and NFC+ products, people can collect digital content in the real world from smart tags, and digitally exchange all their contact details with a touch. The Poken device is a patented device that enables you to digitally exchange your contact details with a touch, or collect digital content that’s stored in