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Understand How Location-Based Targeting & Geofencing Works

A guide to understanding how location-based targeting & geofencing works and how it can benefit digital marketers.

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    With the burgeoning use of mobile comes a deluge of user location data that can not only provide key insights into offline behaviour, it can be leveraged to great effect as part of a wider marketing strategy. Displaying well-timed messages based on your target customer’s movements within the appropriate time frame can move the prospect along to the next phase of the buyer journey.

    The growth of location-based marketing

    Location-based marketing, location-based targeting, location-targeted advertising, geo-targeting… Whichever tool you’re looking at, using customer location data to guide marketing activity has become a cornerstone of the digital marketing mix. And it’s only going to get bigger. According to, location-based ad spending in the US alone is set to reach $31.1 billion in 2020, with year-on-year increases of about 15% forecast for the next two years at least.