NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, today announced the beta launch of Smart Trends, a new analytics tool that allows marketers to analyze consumer behavior, from audience profiling, to exposure, to attribution, by capturing and activating mobile movement data. To demonstrate the capabilities of Smart Trends, the company also announced the release of a ground-breaking report, Mastering Consumer Trends: A Global Retail Study, giving side-by-side behavioral comparison of user groups across four global brands in seven countries.
Smart Trends offers robust in-store consumer behavioral insights and in-store comparison of multiple location types and brands, allowing marketers to break down demographic, contextual, time/day, and device type analysis, as well as compare behavior of user groups side by side.
Smart Trends is powered by mobile movement data, a passively collected data set that overlays device ID, longitude and latitude, and timestamp data. This passive data set is then merged with a wide range of behavioral data to create a more comprehensive consumer profile, thus exceeding the scope of traditional location data in that it represents a consumer's location movement over a period of time.
"Mobile movement data provided by Smart Trends plays a pivotal role in allowing brands to gain a fuller, richer view of their customers, such as where they go and how they interact with competitive brands. These insights can be used to make game changing strategic decisions about products they carry, store location and advertising campaigns," said Greg Isbister, CEO & Founder at Blis.
Brands can use this non-biased data set to gain a factual perspective of their competitive marketplace and consumers' behaviors. For instance, while marketers generally have good insight on how their customers interact with their own brands, they lack the ability to understand how their customers behave when they're shopping with competitors, or even their more general day-to-day behaviors. Smart Trends fills those gaps, ultimately enabling more effective campaign planning, delivery and attribution in order to deliver competitive advantage.
Comparing shopper behavior in the US, the UK, South Africa, the UAE, Germany, Singapore and Australia as consumers interacted online and offline with H&M, Topshop, Victoria's Secret and Zara touch points, Mastering Consumer Trends: A Global Retail Study illustrates Smart Trends' ability to unlock consumer behavior insights on purchase intent, shopping patterns and mobile consumption while shopping. Insights were often counterintuitive, such as the power of a nearby competitive outlet to increase foot traffic, and that for certain sectors, such as fashion, the retail week is flatter than assumed.
Blis is the global pioneer in location data. Our proprietary technology and platform helps agencies and brands use location data to better understand consumer behavior, allowing for effective targeted advertising to drive business outcomes. We believe that where you go defines who you are, and advertisers must capitalize on these insights for meaningful marketing experiences across devices. Our technology filters and scales location data, giving advertisers access to the most accurate location events, location data, and unique devices. The data is then applied across the apps that matter most to their consumers for targeting based on rich insights. Clients are supported by our location experts or can work in an agnostic service model of their choice. Since creating the world's first location data technology platform in 2004, Blis has grown to be a global company with 17 offices across 5 continents. Blis' clients include all major holding companies as well as leading brands in top verticals including Samsung, McDonald's, HSBC, Mercedes Benz and Peugeot.
VP Marketing, Blis