SMG Launches Location Analytics Platform With PlaceIQ

Automating the way that location-based ads are delivered and analyzed, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom MediaVest Group this week announced SMG Maps, a location analytics platform launched in conjunction with PlaceIQ, a location-based audience targeting firm.

Starcom and PlaceIQ have been partners for two years, and the companies say the new SMG Maps platform uses data that the two have collected during their partnership. The analytics platform houses data about consumers’ location habits and automates the use of that location-based data in campaigns.

For instance, media buyers can automatically “activate media” based on a consumer’s location. The companies also say different creative sets can also be activated based on location and time.

Duncan McCall, co-founder and CEO of PlaceIQ, said in a statement that Starcom and PlaceIQ are looking to use “context of time and location” to “change the way brands understand and respond to consumers.”

The new platform is open to all Starcom clients, including Coca-Cola, P&G, Samsung and Walmart.

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  1. Gannon Gray from Television, December 19, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.

    Hummmmm lets see! if we have a thousand companies taking this approach and I just happen to be in a Walmart weeding through my automated "Ad Pusher Msgs" pinging me based on my location one can only imagine.....who's first? and who's last? I hope it will be worth it.

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