How to Win More Agency Clients with Location-Based Marketing

By Jason Swenk on June 3, 2020

How can you give your brick-and-more clients a bigger ROI? Are you looking for a way to drive more traffic to your retail clients? Location-based marketing, or geotargeting is an effective way to learn about customer behaviors so you can analyze habits and trends to drive new business for your clients. Better results for them means more new business for you.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  •  2 reasons geotargeting is better than traditional marketing.
  •  Should your agency offer location-based marketing?
  •  Is location-based marketing right for your agency clients?

Today I talked to Dan Dillon, VP of Marketing at Reveal Mobile, a location-based marketing and analytics agency. Reveal Mobile helps clients analyze customer behavior and use that information to create effective marketing campaigns. Dan’s here to discuss how location-based marketing works and what your agency needs to do to be successful.

2 Reasons Geotargeting Is Better Than Traditional Marketing

In a constantly changing space, it can feel like a never-ending battle to keep up with technology and trends. So what separates geotargeting from all those other trends and makes it stand out as one your agency should invest in?

  1. Greater insight into customer behavior: Imagine what it would be like if you could tell your client not only how many visitors they had, but where those visitors went before and after their visit? Geotargeting allows you to take a deep dive into customer behavior to analyze habits, preferences, and why some customers never return.
  2. Targeted marketing to potential customers. Just because a customer doesn’t stop by your client’s business, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a sale. With geotargeting, you can see customers’ buying habits and trends and specifically target to that market.

Should Your Agency Offer Location-Based Marketing?

To put it simply, geotargeting allows you to be more efficient with your marketing dollars. When you can offer potential clients greater insight, they are more likely to see the value of your services. Often, clients don’t realize specific characteristics about their customers, and presenting this information can be a real eye-opener.

The benefit of geotargeting means driving more of the right visitors to your client. You can use location-based marketing data to build custom audiences for Google and Facebook ads while really zeroing in on results for your clients. It’s a win-win!

Is Location-Based Marketing Right for Your Agency Clients?

If you’re like me, the whole concept of geotargeting sounds a little too much like “Minority Report.” So how can you make sure location-based marketing is right for you before you dive in?

Dan says it’s simple — do your homework. Many services like Google Ads and Facebook Ad Manager already allow customers to use geotargeting on a smaller level to analyze customer behavior. Try this first. While you won’t have the level of customization or flexibility that you would with a full-service provider, you can experiment and see what kind of return you get. After you give it a try, the numbers will tell you what to do next.

Location-based marketing provides your clients with valuable information they would not otherwise have access to. Your job is to help your clients figure out what to do with that information. When you’re willing to think outside of the box and offer unique services, you’re more likely to see big results.

Ready to see what location-based marketing can do for your agency? Reveal Mobile has a special offer just for Smart Agency Masterclass listeners. Head over to Visit.RevealMobile.com/Swenk to learn more and sign up today.

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