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Leveraging Technology and Real Time to Generate In-Store Traffic

With the hybridization of consumption modes accelerated by Covid, stores must rethink their strategy to generate traffic. This is what Locala helps them do, as founder and CEO, Christophe Collet, explains. What is Locala’s mission and what are its solutions? For more than 10 years, Locala has been a leader in the drive-to-store market. We …

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‘Tis the Season to SHOP

This holiday season, “revenge shopping” will very much be top of mind for many shoppers who have been ravenous to return to pre-pandemic shopping habits. With heavy consumer demand and vaccination numbers continuing to increase, a dynamic  opportunity for brick and mortar stores has arisen all over the world. Looking back just one short year …

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Master the tricks of drive-to-store advertising with The Drive-to-Store Handbook

2020 was a particularly difficult year for brick-and-mortar. On top of ongoing concerns like the shift to ecommerce or how to engage with customers looking for more innovative in-store experiences, retailers now had to contend with a global pandemic that was shifting the marketplace like never before. Social distancing and successive lockdowns took their toll …

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66% of Gen Z will shop in-store for their food and beverages

The COVID pandemic definitely altered the grocery industry, bringing on the accelerated growth of online grocery ordering and delivery systems, but people still prefer to shop in-store for their groceries and food. Year-over-year growth of online grocery shopping will slow to 4.9% in 2021, down from a 41.9% growth rate in 2020.  According to data …

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Make the Most of This Year’s Black Friday with Drive-to-Store Advertising

With the holidays right around the corner, advertisers are considering the best channels to drive in-store while promoting their Black Friday deals. But with the serious impact that the pandemic has had on store openings, inventory, and hours, getting people to visit has become a challenge.  But people are still planning to do their holiday …

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Learn how to execute effective drive-to-store advertising with The Drive-to-Store Handbook

Brick-and-mortar has been under a lot of pressure in recent years, and while talk of a retail apocalypse might have been overblown, retailers have faced a lot of challenges, including the boom of eCommerce, the rise of real estate rents for many shops and businesses, as well as the demand from consumers for better, more …

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Advertising strategies to keep your business top of mind during lockdown

2020 hasn’t been an easy year for high-street retailers, and with more lockdown-type restrictions looming ahead of the winter months, a classic drive-to-store strategy might not be the right choice for every business. Remaining top of mind and showing your audience how you’re still supporting them can mean a speedy recovery when you go back …

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Reach registered US voters based on past behaviors and social interest

In the next installment of our political advertising series, we’re sharing how advertisers can leverage voter’s behavior and interest in order to effectively connect with them.  Political advertisers should consider partnering with a partner that has access to the breadth and depth of accurate audience insights and understanding. This understanding of where a person stands …

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How to prepare for the 2020 back-to-school shopping season

It’s clear to see that no one, not brands nor consumers, was prepared for the upheaval that the COVID-19 pandemic brought on. And with many US states still in uncertainty about certain aspects of updated reopening plans, we’re already predicting that the back-to-school shopping season might look different than ever before.  Back-to-School is a billion-dollar …

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Target registered US voters by their precise location and political affiliation

We’re rolling out three things that political advertisers should be thinking about this election year. In this piece, we are sharing how advertisers can leverage location data to develop a winning strategy. It’s clear that mobile continues to be the device that people spend the most time with. Along with that comes the location data …

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Rethink Your Advertising Strategy with our Back-to-Store Report

It’s undeniable the recent pandemic has had massive implications on physical retail. From the way people shop, to how they spend their free time and how they move around, COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on consumer behavior. As consumers head back into stores, brands are rethinking their advertising strategy to better meet new customer …

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Retail – Post-confinement consumer trends in France

S4M partnered with insights company Happydemics to study how consumer behavior is evolving with the easing of lockdown in France. We surveyed more than 1,000 French citizens, aged between 18 and 65+, to get a view of how the crisis has impacted consumers’ habits and expectations. Here are a few takeaways: Nearly half of the people surveyed …

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How brands can help their consumers during times of uncertainty

This is not the first time that the advertising industry has had to deal with an unprecedented global situation that resulted in major challenges for brands and agencies. Throughout, major brands have become staples within American culture, and this is not the time for them to abandon their customers — this is the time for …

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2030 Trends – Are you ready for this new decade?

2019’s coming to a close, and with it ends a decade of innovation. In 2010, the iPhone outsold Blackberry for the first time, changing the way people accessed the internet and revolutionising the advertising industry. Since then we’ve seen Facebook become more than a social network, as it established its dominance on the advertising industry alongside Google. …

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Infographic – How to run a successful Drive-to-Store campaign

Getting customers off the couch and into stores can be difficult. That’s why advertisers are set to spend $133.5 billion by 2023 on drive-to-store advertising – campaigns which increase visits to stores, dealerships and restaurants. Drive-to-store is S4M’s bread and butter, so to help you get the biggest bang for your buck, we’ve put together …

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2020 Trends: 2019’s almost over – what’s next for the industry?

As the digital advertising landscape evolves, brands are searching for effective ways to keep up with rapidly changing marketplace dynamics. Looking ahead, you’ll need to reach customers with engaging, relevant messaging to have a lasting impact that will get them into your stores. From the advent of 5G and industry standardization to redefining traditional success …

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Three ways for brick-and-mortar to win over eCommerce this holiday season

As we move into November, you might notice brands launching their holiday advertising rollouts. Month-long campaigns to drive consumers into their stores for all of their holiday shopping.  And while we know that eCommerce continues to grow as a method for consumer shopping, 87.6% of 2018 holiday spending was still through brick-and-mortar/ in-store retail. According …

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Rentrée des classes : Le mobile est le meilleur ami des parents

L’été est fini. Septembre est là. Et, pour la plupart des parents, cela est synonyme d’une seule chose : la rentrée des classes.  Pour plus d’un parent sur quatre, la rentrée des classes est vécue comme un moment de stress. Qui n’a jamais été confronté aux dilemmes du choix de couleur de cahier, de marque …

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Book a meeting to discuss S4M’s new strategy to boost dealership visits

Choose your KPI and we’ll ensure its performance With mobile influencing 90% of all car purchases, S4M brings to market a comprehensive strategy to drive-up dealership visits. Working hard to connect, engage and convert the modern car buyer, we guarantee the delivery of powerful KPIs at every stage of car buying – maximizing your ad-spend. Fill …

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