My Shiny Thing - iBeacon
Sorting the Facts from the Hype
…and then realizing that all the
hype may just be deserved after ...
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5 simple steps to understanding
iBeacon

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It’s Beacon, not iBeacon
Don’t worry about the “i”
It works on all devices

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It’s a protocol, passed over a bearer
These are:
A small standardized data packet
Bluetooth Low Energy
(AKA...
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All a Beacon does is say “Hey, it’s
me!”
A Beacon device simply transmits a couple of self-identifying
piec...
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You need an app to listen to a Beacon
Beacons can only trigger an interaction in apps that are paired
with ...
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Beacon, Beacon, iBeacon
Beacon is a blanket term for this area of technology
A Beacon is a small physical d...
A Beacon can do 3 things

1.Connection

When the device approaches
the Beacon, it will handshake

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Tap
You can tap the ...
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So why is Beacon / iBeacon / whatever so…

TOTALLY AWESOME?
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Truly location-based, individually targeted

messaging for the first time ever
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Deliver a genuine omni-channel
from...
A new dimension to messaging relevance

User profile

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Retail presence

Purchase history
Comms schedule

right now
State driven

Profile driven

Calendar driven
Providing a Connected Experience for the Connected Consumer
Consumer ID and digital interactions enter the physical space
A new connected consumer journey
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Users who have been shopping online enter a store.
Their shopping list h...
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So should I be using it?

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Spotting an Opportunity
A rough guide…

Mobil
e App

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Physical
Location

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Beacon
Opportunit
y
Changing your brand experience to accommodate Beacon

Multi-channel strategy and UX design
Content Creation
Product enhanc...
1.

Truly location-based, individually targeted

messaging for the first time ever
2.

Deliver a genuine omni-channel
from...
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Thank you!

Tim Dunn
Director of Strategy
Isobar US
@timmcdunn

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I was asked by the excellent folk at @Mediapost to speak on my favorite Shiny Thing in mobile. Here is a very quick intro to the iBeacon opportunity.

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Shiny Thing - iBeacon presentation from Mobile Insider Summit @Mediapost

  1. 1. My Shiny Thing - iBeacon Sorting the Facts from the Hype …and then realizing that all the hype may just be deserved after all
  2. 2. 1 2 3 4 5 simple steps to understanding iBeacon 5
  3. 3. 1 2 3 4 It’s Beacon, not iBeacon Don’t worry about the “i” It works on all devices 5
  4. 4. 1 2 3 4 5 It’s a protocol, passed over a bearer These are: A small standardized data packet Bluetooth Low Energy (AKA BLE, AKA Bluetooth 4)
  5. 5. 1 2 3 4 5 All a Beacon does is say “Hey, it’s me!” A Beacon device simply transmits a couple of self-identifying pieces of data It’s “the other stuff” that has to know what to do with it
  6. 6. 1 2 3 4 5 You need an app to listen to a Beacon Beacons can only trigger an interaction in apps that are paired with its unique ID
  7. 7. 1 2 3 4 5 Beacon, Beacon, iBeacon Beacon is a blanket term for this area of technology A Beacon is a small physical device that emits a Beacon signal iBeacon is Apple’s name for their proprietary implementation
  8. 8. A Beacon can do 3 things 1.Connection When the device approaches the Beacon, it will handshake 2. Tap You can tap the device on to the Beacon to perform a specific active task, such as voucher download, competition entry etc 3. Leave area When the device loses connection to the Beacon, the app can again perform a task
  9. 9. 9 So why is Beacon / iBeacon / whatever so… TOTALLY AWESOME? CLIENT LOGO
  10. 10. 1. Truly location-based, individually targeted messaging for the first time ever 2. Deliver a genuine omni-channel from web to mobile to retail 3. journey, analytics True omni-channel , measuring the real-world footfall of individuals
  11. 11. A new dimension to messaging relevance User profile + Retail presence Purchase history Comms schedule right now
  12. 12. State driven Profile driven Calendar driven
  13. 13. Providing a Connected Experience for the Connected Consumer Consumer ID and digital interactions enter the physical space
  14. 14. A new connected consumer journey 1 1 2 2 3 4 Users who have been shopping online enter a store. Their shopping list has been synced to their mobile. The store can now alert them to special offers, start navigating to find the items, or make their click-andcollect order ready Beacons placed in specific locations can trigger content relevant to the items, such as instructional DIY videos, cross-sell of related items, or outfit-building tips 3 The shopper’s location can be used to summon assistants to help with selecting product etc 4 Beacons can help identify the user’s online account to facilitate seamless payments
  15. 15. ? ?
  16. 16. 16 So should I be using it? CLIENT LOGO
  17. 17. Spotting an Opportunity A rough guide… Mobil e App + Physical Location = Beacon Opportunit y
  18. 18. Changing your brand experience to accommodate Beacon Multi-channel strategy and UX design Content Creation Product enhancement and integration CRM Analytics
  19. 19. 1. Truly location-based, individually targeted messaging for the first time ever 2. Deliver a genuine omni-channel from web to mobile to retail 3. journey, analytics True omni-channel , measuring the real-world footfall of individuals
  20. 20. 20 Thank you! Tim Dunn Director of Strategy Isobar US @timmcdunn CLIENT LOGO
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