Category Archives: Hospitality

Jump the Queue With the New Giapo Loyalty App

Giapo, known around the world as one of the most innovative gelato stores in the world, headquartered in Gore Street in Auckland, has just launched a new loyalty app for smartphones, both iOS (Apple) and Google (Android). You should download … Continue reading

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Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research Before You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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Social Location-Based Chatter is a Goldmine

I was listening to the latest Convince and Convert podcast with Carlos Garcia  from HYP3R this morning, which resonated with my passion for loyalty and location based services. This is one of my current favorite podcasts and always has some gems. … Continue reading

Posted in Business Consultant, Communications, Customer Research, Customers, Foursquare, Hospitality, Hotel, Hotel Apps, Location Based Services, Map apps, New retail ideas, Proximity Based Marketing, Restaurant, Retail, retail apps, Social Media, Social Media Insight, Social Media Marketing, Twitter, Word of Mouth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sell More Beer With Pokemon Go

Or anything else at your destination retail or hospitality business. I’ve spent years trying to get businesses to invest in location based services, apps, maps and the like. Now if you are in the business and are a little bit … Continue reading

Posted in Gamification, GPS Games, Hospitality, location based apps, Location Based Consultant, Location based games, location based marketing, Location Based Servces, New retail ideas, Retail, retail apps | 1 Comment

5 Ideas Thanks to Uber Data Science

In an article in Verge, they identified that Uber has discovered you are more likely to pay surge pricing if the battery on your mobile is low. Surge pricing is where they put the price up when they are low … Continue reading

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Why restaurants need a hyper-local influencer marketing strategy

The founders of Pizza Pilgrims know a thing or two about influencer marketing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: econsultancy.com I was so frustrated with Foursquare, I was an ambassador but they wouldn’t let people manage multiple clients and the reality is … Continue reading

Posted in BAU, Business, Business Consultant, Facebook, Foursquare, Hospitality, Location Based Consultant, location based marketing, Marketing, Marketing apps, Proximity Based Marketing, The Location Guru | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the ‘Uber-ization’ of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.pcworld.com I had an idea many years ago which I called Pizza on the Beach. The idea was that … Continue reading

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