InMarket’s LCI® Can Drive 180% ROI For Enterprises, Adding Up To NPV of $11.16M Over 3 Years, Says Trusted Independent Study

August 17, 2021 / by InMarket

Marketing attribution is a key tool in every marketers’ tool kit, working to help marketers answer a critical question: “What is the true impact of our marketing spend when it comes to driving growth?” More and more marketers are recognizing the incredible value that attribution solutions bring to an organization, and the market is becoming increasingly crowded. In fact, the global marketing attribution space is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.4%, reaching $3.6 billion by 2023

At InMarket, we’re incredibly proud of our industry-leading omnichannel solution that supports the needs of marketers from a single provider, from planning to purchase. Success today requires marketers to learn more about their prospects and customers, to build hyper relevant omnichannel marketing programs, and then to measure and optimize to grow. InMarket’s attribution solution, Lift Conversion Index® (LCI) was designed to do just that. We could go on and on about our unmatched data scale (80% of US smartphones and more than 560M anonymized credit cards), our new 360-degree Sales Lift reporting, or our real-time campaign optimization engine—and we certainly can if you’re interested!

But good news. You don’t have to take our word for it.

InMarket recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential ROI an organization may realize by deploying LCI®. The study, The Total Economic Impact™ Of InMarket Lift Conversion Index® Attribution Solution, was published in July and details the benefits and cost savings that brands can realize when they implement LCI®

As part of the TEI process, Forrester interviewed four InMarket clients anonymously. Their testimony is pretty compelling: 


“We have done our own analysis in the past to show the accuracy of the LCI data, so we know it’s accurate to a degree we’re confident with. The results are believable and that’s what keeps us going back to InMarket.”

— Director of communications planning


 “The reason why I ended up choosing InMarket was because my goal was to measure everything that we do to foot traffic. Not just the digital geofencing, but also out-of-home, radio, and television.”

— VP of marketing, quick service restaurant


“We run most of our campaigns with LCI and see the results are getting better and better as we optimize over time. With LCI, we can optimize spending to drive people into stores even outside of our big sales for the year. We have seen a 25% increase in net sales that were written outside of the holidays.”

SVP and head of decision science, department store

What’s more, the Forrester TEI study found that an organization running 1 billion impressions per quarter could realize the following benefits when deploying LCI®:

  • An average increase of $40 in ROAS related to incremental store visits from optimizing with LCI®
  • Improved repeat store visits by 25%
  • Improved media mix and channel optimization efforts saving $1.8M annually
  • 1,800 internal person hours saved annually
  • An overall benefit adding up to a Net Present Value (NPV) of $11.16M over 3 years, generating a 180% overall ROI
  • Plus several additional unquantified benefits, including an improved understanding of media value, channel experimentation and improved efficiency, adaptation, and resilience in times of intense change.

To understand the full breadth of benefits and cost savings associated with InMarket LCI®, download the study now. Plus, be sure to attend our webinar on September 15th at 2pm EST where we’ll be joined by Forrester Consultant Nick Mayberry to discuss the study’s results. 

Finally, to hear what customers of LCI® have to say, check out our award-winning Lift Leaders, whose use of attribution have driven their organizations to great heights and growth.

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How Geo-Contextual, Real-Time Marketing Will Revolutionize The Future of Marketing

April 27, 2021 / by InMarket

After months of anticipation, yesterday marks the release of Apple’s iOS 14.5 update. First announced back in June 2020, yesterday’s software update is part of a series of changes designed to give consumers more choice around the data collected and shared with third parties. The iOS 14.5 update includes ATT (App Tracking Transparency), giving consumers the choice to allow apps access to the Apple IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers).

What does it mean for marketers? The expected impact of these privacy changes are unknown. On a larger scale, however, the iOS 14 changes, along with Google’s upcoming deprecation of third-party cookies, are part of an overall wave of change that is rolling through the advertising industry—a shift towards Geo-Contextual, Real-Time Advertising. 

InMarket published a whitepaper in January addressing how Apple’s iOS 14 update will impact the advertising and marketing ecosystem. We’d encourage fellow marketers to check out this whitepaper for a more detailed explanation of the changes, and what this new era of Geo-Contextual, Real-Time Advertising means for your marketing strategy. 

To learn more, download our whitepapers: 

Contact us today to learn more about how InMarket can help you future-proof your marketing initiatives and drive continued growth in this new advertising world.  

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The Definitive Leader in Real-Time, Data-Driven Marketing - From the Impression, All the Way to Purchase

September 9, 2020 / by Todd Dipaola

Since our start more than ten years ago, InMarket’s vision has been to create a platform that sets the standard for accountable data-driven marketing. Our success over the years has been a result of your trust and support, and we cannot thank you enough. As you know, just over one year ago, we completed the acquisition of ThinkNear from Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV). ThinkNear’s talented team and powerful solutions, including its self-service marketing platform, GeoLink, and robust data-driven audiences, including GeoType, not only enhanced our offering and delivery options, but made us a bigger, better, and stronger company as we continued on our journey towards delivering solutions that meet and exceed your needs.  

Today I am excited to share another huge leap forward in our efforts towards setting the new standard in real-time, data-driven marketing—NinthDecimal has joined the InMarket team. With this acquisition of assets from NinthDecimal, InMarket is now 200 employees strong with $100M in annual revenue. Most importantly, we are the fastest-growing company in our industry and committed to serving you from day one with the best people and most innovative solutions in the industry. As an early pioneer in the location market, NinthDecimal has set the standard in attribution and audiences, and holds more than 18 patents including the methodology around measuring visit lift of an ad exposure via its LCI (Location Conversion Index) technology. To date, more than 2,000 brands, agencies, and publishers use or have used a NinthDecimal product. 


The Power of the New InMarket, Visualilzed

With the addition of NinthDecimal’s solutions, InMarket will offer the ultimate platform—one that will enable marketers to build 360-degree, closed-loop omnichannel marketing programs, and track a campaign from impression-to-purchase. 

The Ultimate, Flexible and End-to-End Digital Marketing Platform
Built with a combination of trusted, market-leading complementary solutions, powered by best-in-class 1st-party, permission-based purchase, survey, and SDK location data

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We will offer unrivaled access to best-of-breed audiences, real-time activation capabilities, omnichannel attribution, and an array of powerful analytics. For you and your team it also means:  

  • Greater Scale, Flexibility & Channels: Expanded reach to over 100M SDK-based users, 20M CTV devices, and hundreds of millions desktop users. Our solutions will also be available as a managed service, via our GeoLink platform (SaaS) or as data as a service (DaaS), allowing you to buy what you need the way you want it.

Greater Scale, Flexibility & Channels

Enhanced Functionality & Capabilities

  • Unrivaled Transparency, Trust & Performance: We are setting a new standard in transparency, trust, and performance. Today we are the only offering from Audiences to visits for Attribution that has been certified or validated by independent third-parties, including Location Sciences (audiences) and Comscore (Moments reach and visits/data methodology and data accuracy), allowing you to buy with confidence.* In addition, our organization is focused on your success by offering market-leading results like Moments with an average CTR 6.5x higher than the industry benchmark,** purchase lift, and new innovative ways to track return on advertising spend (ROAS).

Unrivaled Transparency, Trust & Performance

We are incredibly excited about what this means for you and the consumers you serve as we raise the bar for accountable, data-driven digital marketing and experiences. Over the days and weeks ahead, we will be sharing more specific details on the new solutions and benefits the new InMarket can offer you and your team as we enter into the critical Q4 shopping season. Once again, thank you for your business, and the faith and the trust you place in our company and team—we remain committed to exceeding your expectations.In addition, should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our team below.


*Audiences rated “optimal” by Location Sciences, Moments reach Comscore verified 50M, LCI Attribution Comscore validated for visit metrics accuracy and aptness 

**Google Ads Mobile Benchmark for Average CTR, 2019


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Which Retailers Had the Most Returning Shoppers in Q3 2019?

October 24, 2019 / by inMarket


With an estimated 75,000 stores expected to close by 2026, retailers are working harder than ever to find inventive ways to keep shoppers coming back. However, we need to also measure if these inventive strategies are working -- how we do that is observing when shoppers are regularly returning, as it’s a key indicator that the health of a business is in good shape. Businesses with high frequency index scores tend to be healthier than their low-scoring counterparts.

In this inMarket inSights Report, we’ve used first-party, SDK-verified location data of over 50 million Comscore-verified active users to analyze foot traffic patterns, historic device data, and real world trends at scale to show the biggest winners and losers in terms of frequency index.

Get the full results for this deep-dive report -- now available here.

Or, if you’re interested in how these frequency index scores shake out across other categories, please visit

How We Did It

We've ranked non-grocery retailers based on the frequency with which their customers shop during the period from July through September 2019. Each retailer is assigned a frequency index which is determined by repeat device visitation and is normalized for comparability by month. For example, a retailer with 1,000,000 visits from 500,000 devices would have a loyalty score of 2, whereas a retailer with 10,000 visits from 4,000 devices would have a loyalty score of 2.5.

Note: The average loyalty score for all non-grocery retailers in Q3 2019 was 1.46.

Top 10 Retailers Based on Consumer Frequency Index

*Developed Digital Strategy defined as: Online purchases that can be picked up in-store, online purchases shipped-to-store, online to home delivery, same-day delivery, mobile checkout, apps, and/or Scan & Go mobile technology.

5 of the top 10 retailers are discount chains, indicating that shoppers are showing their cost-conscious behaviors through repeat visits to retailers focused on offering savings/everyday value. Off-price retailers are expanding: Ross on track to open 100 new stores and Marshalls has already opened 29 stores in 2019 (and growing).

Of the discount chains, 3 dollar store chains have higher frequency than the off-price discount retailers. Dollar stores are opening new locations and introducing fresh produce/perishables to compete with big box chains. This strategy of modeling themselves as a small-store version of a big box is working as more dollar store chains expand their reach: Dollar General ranked as the #1 retailer for opening stores this year with 975 new locations while Family Dollar plans on 500 new openings.

It’s no surprise that big box retailers like Walmart and Target have the highest frequency indexes. Both have strong digital strategies like their online purchase to in-store pick-ups and have been to go-to one-stop shop destination for shoppers that keep shoppers returning.

Among the top 10 are 2 home improvement chains. The Home Depot and Lowes have been investing in their online to in-store pick-up strategy and in-store experience -- and it seems to be working as shoppers are returning more frequently.

Nordstrom has also begun focusing on an omni-channel online to in-store strategy to bridge the digital and physical shopping experience. In addition, they’ve begun
expanding into new store formats like Nordstrom Local.

Bottom 10 Retailers Based on Consumer Frequency Index

A majority of the bottom 10 retailers are
typically located in malls. As online and digital-first brands outpace traditional brick-and-mortar stores, malls are becoming less relevant and many are shuttering their doors. Fewer people are returning regularly to mall retailers, indicating a larger trend that businesses that don’t adapt to the changing purchasing habits of consumers could mean closing for good.

Carter’s, while reported to have strong revenue, has a lower frequency index. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean doom and gloom for this children’s retailer. As they focus more heavily on digital, they’re amping up their partnerships with Target and Walmart to sell their brand and have invested in their Amazon store as well.

Credit-rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Academy Sports + Outdoors’ debt from B3 (judged as being speculative and a high credit risk) to Caa1 (rated as poor quality and very high credit risk), a result likely due to its inability to keep up with Amazon.

Foot Locker has announced that it would shutter 165 stores with one of the highest concentrations in Lady Foot Locker stores in the U.S.

Aéropostale, which has the lowest frequency, exited Chapter 11 in September 2016 and has not seemed to have fully recovered -- this clothing retailer now operates just 229 stores (in comparison to the 800 they previously operated) and are owned by mall operator, Simon Property Group.


So What? Why Should I Care?

Next to using a crystal ball, observing frequency indexes is one of the best predictors for determining the success of a retail chain and provides early insight into any symptoms that a business might be in trouble or showing emblems of good business health. Plus, customer retention is cheaper and potentially more lucrative than new customer acquisition, so measuring these real-time, changing visit is crucial to understanding repeat consumer behaviors.

Get the full results for this deep-dive report on Q3 2019 Retail Frequency Index Report -- now available here.

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Bill Sussman, Digital Marketing Veteran, Joins inMarket as President

October 10, 2019 / by inMarket

LOS ANGELES and BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- inMarket, the leader in real-time and predictive advertising solutions, has hired veteran business leader Bill Sussman as President, effective immediately. In the new position based out of inMarket's Bentonville, AR office, Sussman will oversee sales, marketing and overall market-facing strategy for the rapidly growing company.

Across a 20+ year career leading digital marketing businesses, Sussman has shown a consistent record of exceeding aggressive goals and growing companies to become dominant market leaders. He brings a keen understanding of consumer behavior and digital technology as well as a solid background in business strategy, brand development and organizational scalability.

Sussman joins inMarket from 101 Ventures, where as CEO he oversaw three distinct shopper marketing businesses that grow CPG sales. Prior to 101, Sussman led Collective Bias from growth stage through acquisition as their President & CEO, was VP of Retail Development at Nickelodeon, and was the General Manager of Walmart and Sam's Club for Triad Digital.

"Bill's amazing leadership drove some of retail marketing's most impressive companies," said Todd Dipaola, CEO and Founder, inMarket. "His experience with world-class digital technologies, combined with his deep expertise across sales, marketing, and client strategy will help us continue to accelerate inMarket's unique growth and momentum in the space. We are excited to welcome Bill to the inMarket family."

Having worked with some of the most effective companies in integrated advertising, Sussman's industry leadership and results-oriented approach are a perfect fit for inMarket's rapid ascent. In 2019 alone, the company grew 66% year-over-year, acquired location-based marketing company ThinkNear, and was awarded Best Mobile Marketing Platform in the Digiday Technology Awards.

"inMarket has thrived by providing a full service location platform that leverages real-world physical movements to help advertisers better understand who consumers are, why they make decisions, and when to best reach them. inMarket's award-winning platform, deep data science expertise and incredible team helps advertisers sense and respond to consumers needs throughout the purchase process and during the moments that matter," said Bill Sussman, President, inMarket. "I'm incredibly excited to join this world-class team and build upon the success we drive on behalf of the world's biggest brands and agencies in the years to come."

About inMarket
inMarket is the leader in digital advertising and predictive location solutions that help brands sense and respond to consumer needs in real-time. Since 2010, inMarket has helped thousands of brands leverage SDK-derived, opt-in consumer data to better understand who consumers are, why they make decisions and how best to reach them. With inMarket's suite of solutions, brands can better understand consumers, activate real-time digital advertising in the moments that matter and generate better campaign attribution. inMarket's Moments solution drives an average of 5x the performance of traditional digital media and was a key factor in winning Best Mobile Marketing Platform at the 2019 Digiday Awards. inMarket, headquartered in Los Angeles, has offices in Atlanta, Bentonville, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Dave Heinzinger,

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Own the Holiday Season

September 20, 2019 / by inMarket

Own the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is a critical time for brand advertisers. It can also be complicated and dynamic, requiring nuanced solutions in order to maximize campaign ROI. inMarket and Thinknear offer advanced solutions that enable advertisers to own the holiday shopping season.

Holiday Shopping Traffic

At inMarket, we’re constantly analyzing the retail visitation and purchase patterns of our 50MM Comscore verified SDK integrated U.S. consumers. This accurate and actionable data provides powerful digital advertising capabilities for our partner brands, while also revealing macro trends about purchase behavior at scale.

Through the lens of our massive historical data sets, we’ve identified the most important shopping dates based on the heaviest foot traffic in each retail category.


Black Friday

The first and largest shopping day of the season is almost mythical in its importance — at $12.5 billion in predicted sales1, the opportunity for marketers lives up to the hype. According to inMarket’s data, November sees a build up in foot traffic with each weekend greater than the last. Cyber Monday’s dip in foot traffic is not necessarily an occasion to drop advertising budgets, but rather pivot messaging to competing with online deals. This is the best period to reach holiday party enthusiasts, conquest competitors, and target heavy shoppers, gift researchers, and out-and-about shoppers.

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Holiday Ramp Up

For those who missed the window to advertise
on Black Friday, there’s another opportunity: The three weeks leading up to the end of December is a high foot traffic period for consumers of all types. 43% of customers won’t make their first holiday purchase until after Cyber Monday — this group will be split amongst those who heavily research each and every gift and those who will rush to stores at the last possible moment (indicated by the largest spike post-Black Friday on December 23rd). These three weeks will be a critical time to conquest from your competition and direct heavy seasonal shoppers towards action.

Solutions for Owning the Holiday Season


Reach Holiday Party Enthusiasts

Holiday Party EnthusiastsWe all know at least one: the consummate party planner. This user is not typically not just the center of the party, but the planner of it. U.S. consumers will on average spend $215* on non-gift holiday purchases (such as food and decorations)1. Leveraging the power of inMarket’s suite of products, marketers can reach those engaged in holiday revelry prior to, during, and after their party supply runs. In addition, inMarket is capable of expanding targeting to reach consumers who have already been identified as party planners. Historic visitation-based targeting can be leveraged in hand with Preceptivity to reach those who have made similar trips before, all while targeting media the day (or days) leading up to their trip.

Conquest Competitors

Conquest CompetitorsA perennial strategy, targeting the areas around your competitors’ store locations is no longer limited to mere GeoFencing. GeoCookie & Preceptivity can be used in tandem to reach those who have previously been to competitive storefronts as well as preempted user’s journeys to competitors by strategic pre-visit messaging. Purchase behaviors and propensities are also usable as targeting criteria with Audiences. Finally, with Moments, marketers are able to launch digital takeovers of entire screens within store locations to maximize your hold on consumers’ attention and cut through the clutter of massive holiday messaging efforts.

Active Shopper Acquisition

Active Shopper AcquisitionThe holiday season is one that raises market demand for consumers’ attention dramatically. Optimizing the efficacy and readiness to deploy messaging across each step of the consumer’s journey will be paramount for any brand. From holiday downtime at home, where consumers can be targeted based on anything from demographics to affinities, inMarket can utilize increasingly tactical and local methods for reaching your ideal customer. For example, a customer reached through Audiences or Preceptivity at home can then pass through a wide GeoFence around a store location (another touch point) and be served messaging again upon entering the store.

Gift Researcher Targeting

Gift Researcher TargetingMany approach holiday gift giving with analytical zeal unmatched by some of the savviest researchers — as many as 47% of US consumers will find inspiration for their top holiday gifts online2. Two-thirds of users will then research on their mobile device prior to making a purchase for the holidays2. Owning this real estate is of the utmost importance to increasing your awareness, engagement, and purchase propensity. Use GeoAudience as well as Preceptivity to reach these consumers prior to their journey to purchase gifts they have researched. inStore or inHand Moments can be used further influence users with value-based messaging that is important to this group.

Heavy Seasonal Shoppers

Heavy Seasonal Shoppers

The average consumer will spend $313 on gifts for family and friends2; however, there will always be those who spend much, much more (and often add to significantly higher value for brands). GeoAudience can be used to target those who spend more than that, or GeoCookie for customers based on frequency of visit. Owning the digital geography of key, high-traffic retailers will be necessary for brands vying for these frequently high-spending consumers.

1.) National Retail Federation; 2018 Annual November Holiday Consumer Survey (Conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics)

2.) De Cunha, Margot; 14 Holiday Shopping Stats to Help You Plan in 2019 (WordStream)

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The Holiday Season is a critical time for brand advertisers. It can also be complicated and dynamic, requiring nuanced solutions in order to maximize campaign ROI. inMarket and Thinknear offer advanced solutions that enable advertisers to own the holiday shopping season. Now, with two leaders under one roof, you can own the holidays through vastly increased scale of now over 150 million unique devices, expansive new data sources around behaviors and motivations, and far more granular targeting.


Metric to Prove ROI

  • Sales Lift
  • Purchase Intent Lift
  • Brand Awareness Lift
  • Foot Traffic Lift
  • CTR
  • Strategic Campaign Insights
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inMarket Awarded Best Mobile Marketing Platform

August 22, 2019 / by inMarket

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We are excited and humbled to have been named the BEST MOBILE MARKETING PLATFORM in the 2019 Digiday awards. As the finalist pool was made up of the best and most respected vendors in the space, we are especially grateful for this honor. 
We appreciate this recognition of all of our hard work and perseverance to provide world-class solutions for our clients. It has been an amazing ten years serving each and every one of you and we look forward to our future together!
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Kohl’s is Accepting Amazon Returns. How Much Did They Benefit?

August 15, 2019 / by inMarket


While Amazon Lockers have been popping up everywhere from Whole Foods to even Chase Banks, Amazon introduced a new kind of partnership just one week before Amazon Prime Days: Kohl’s announced that starting July 8, 2019 it would begin accepting Amazon returns, making the process of returns easier than ever.

While the ease of returns is an attractive selling point on its own to boost foot traffic for Kohl’s, Amazon’s yearly sale, Amazon Prime Days, began exactly one week later, drawing in even more feet through doors due to a higher number of returns than compared to typical days. While this partnership with Amazon feels like a win for Kohl’s, we investigated and measured exactly how much of a success this was for this department store chain.

Get the full results for this deep-dive report on Kohl’s +Amazon Partnership Report — now available here.

How We Did It

We looked at Kohl’s shoppers who spent 5 minutes or less in stores, and then analyzed this group’s foot traffic average for 3 weeks prior to the start of Amazon returns, and compared it to the 3 weeks after the day Kohl’s began accepting Amazon returns. Then, we determined the percent difference between the pre and post-Amazon return averages.

Kohl’s Foot Traffic: Before vs. After Amazon Returns

Total visit average 3 weeks prior vs. 3 weeks after Kohl’s began accepting Amazon returns

  • When comparing average total visits before vs. average total visits for Kohl’s after they began accepting Amazon returns, the average went up 23.66%.
  • Trips of 5 minutes of less increased by 17.06% after Kohl’s began accepting Amazon returns. This is likely because shoppers wouldn’t have had enough time to shop around and make a purchase in this time frame, but would have had time for a quick in-and-out visit to drop off packages.

Daily Visits to Kohl’s by Dwell Time Group

  • There’s a very clear up and to the right pattern for increase in visits after Kohl’s began accepting Amazon returns.
  • The highest spike in foot traffic falls on Saturday, July 27, which is the second weekend after Amazon Prime Days. The second highest day is Sunday, July 28, making this weekend the busiest weekend for foot traffic.
  • The weekend following Amazon Prime Days also sees high foot traffic days, outperforming previous weekend foot traffic in this period.
  • These spikes are likely due to a case of “buyer’s remorse.” Amazon shoppers are stopping in to return their purchases post-sale frenzy.

How We Did It

inMarket used first-party, SDK-derived location data of over 50 million Comscore-verified active users to first identify micro visit shoppers based on how long they stay in a location, then analyzed their foot traffic patterns to see if Kohl’s Amazon partnership had any effect on the number of visits.

So What? Why Should I Care?

Next to using a crystal ball, observing foot traffic patterns is one of the best predictors for consumer behavior and retail chain strategy. Measuring these real-time movements is crucial because it provides an extra dimension of observation and early visibility into how strategic partnerships might affect the direction in which the retail industry will move.

Get the full results for this deep-dive report on Kohl’s +Amazon Partnership Report — now available here.

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inMarket Acquires Thinknear - Two location leaders now under one family

August 8, 2019 / by inMarket


We’ve been growing consistently for the past decade and have just completed our biggest year and biggest quarter ever. Our goal has always been to provide the most accurate, responsive, and scalable strategies to help you grow. This is why we have consistently delivered new, innovative and exclusive solutions that help you reach and exceed aggressive KPIs. 

To continue exceeding your expectations, we’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired Thinknear -- another veteran, top performing location technology leader. Our new combined family will deliver even more performance, value and exclusive capabilities. We aim to continue to be the highest performers and most complete solution for your consumer marketing needs. 

Why this is important for inMarket clients:

  • inMarket clients will gain access to all of Thinknear’s products such as Geotype and Geolink, as well as legendary location score performance.
  • inMarket clients will gain new options to serve their needs via best-in-class managed as well as self-service platforms that lead performance benchmarks for ROI, viewability, and other measurement KPIs.
  • inMarket clients will continue to have access to all of our advanced media, including Moments, Preceptivity and Audiences.
  • inMarket clients will continue to have access to advanced insights and campaign measurement services derived from our 50 million Comscore verified smartphone integrations. 
  • inMarket clients will be able to continue working with the same award-winning sales, account management and ad-ops teams that have helped them drive successful campaign results over the past decade. 

For more information on inMarket, Thinknear, or to ask questions about how this will affect your account and goals, simply follow the links below.

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Q4 2019 Foot Traffic Predictions

August 5, 2019 / by inMarket

With Q4 nearing with each day, brands know that the holiday season is a massive opportunity to end the year strong. Consumers show their demand for specific retail categories with their feet, and by observing their patterns, brands are able to time their media spend to connect with consumers at the peak of their receptivity and therefore maximize the ROI from their campaigns.

In this Q4 2019 report, we’re using first-party location data from 50 million smartphone owners to map the months during winter. We’ve surfaced key opportunities for brands from October to December based on the heaviest foot traffic in each retail category in order to boost ROI.

Black Friday

Although Black Friday is touted as the biggest shopping day of the season, holiday shopping still reigns supreme. Only Department stores see its highest spike on this price-slashing day, while Big Box, Drug Stores, and Discount chains see its highest foot traffic the days leading up to Christmas.

Cyber Monday

Cyber Mondays see fairly lower than average foot traffic, confirming that consumers are where this shopping day states — online.


While spikes in weekend foot traffic is expected, many shoppers are still in the habit of procrastinating. Brands looking to connect with the highest number of shoppers have a great opportunity to advertise on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Christmas.


The days after Christmas see a dip, but sustain higher than average pre-holiday foot traffic levels. This is likely due to shoppers going to stores to return unwanted gifts or cashing out gift cards. Interestingly, Discount stores don’t see as high an increase post-Christmas, likely because some Discount stores don’t offer gift cards or don’t accept returns for items.

Mega Millions

Convenience chains saw their highest foot traffic day in Q4 2018 during the Friday before the Mega Millions winner announcement. Many shoppers visited convenience stores with their fingers crossed to buy the winning ticket. The days leading up to large-figure lottery drawings are great times to connect with C-store shoppers.

How We Did It

inMarket’s first-party, SDK derived location insights platform measured foot traffic spikes and dips around key days for retailers using 50 million comScore-verified monthly active users.

So What? Why Should I Care?

Next to using a crystal ball, observing foot traffic patterns is one of the best predictors for seasonal trends.

Get the full results for this deep-dive report on Q4 2019 Foot Traffic Predictions — now available here.

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