Co-op partners O2 for location-based ad campaign

Co-op signs up with O2 for location-based ad campaign
Co-op signs up with O2 for location-based ad campaign

The Co-op has joined O2's proximity marketing scheme 'You Are Here' and will offer bottles of Dr Pepper to customers that visit one of its stores after being notified through their mobile phone.

O2 More, the division of O2 Media that operates its location-based function, passed 2m subscriptions in March, and has signed brands as diverse as Marks and Spencer and Adidas, offering discounts or offers to those close to a store.

The Co-op now has 3,000 stores and the offer will be sent out to people who have opted in and are within a half-mile radius of one of them.

Shaun Gregory, managing director of O2 Media, said: "People have been talking about location-based targeting for years. We've pioneered the capability, delivering a seamless solution across all handsets to opted-in customers who are active participants of our services.

"'You Are Here' is truly unique, primarily because it drives consideration and incremental value in a market where most 'browsing-based' solutions actually erode sales and essentially deliver offers to customers who have already made a purchase decision."

The scheme will be incorporated into cashless payment systems, which O2 and Orange will launch later this summer, and will allow O2 to link location to payments.

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