check-in



Foursquare Checks In: Expands into Latin America, Unlocks New Markets

Written on
March 31st 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Remember Foursquare, that scrappy company that made headlines when it first burst on the social scene, allowing consumers to check-in at locations around the globe before Facebook began offering similar features on its platform? With gamification elements that encourage social sharing and online conversations about the businesses and ... more...

Location Wars: The Strategy Behind Locations and Check-ins

Written on
October 11th 2013
Author
Eileen Bernardo

ADOTAS – Browse through your personal social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, Foursquare, etc.). It’s very likely that at least one of your friends or connections has checked in at a restaurant, park, or local venue.  Social media today not only allows us to update how we are feeling or ... more...

Study: If You’re Checking In, It Must Be Saturday Afternoon at Walmart

Written on
September 21st 2012
Author
AdotasWire

NEW YORK (September 20, 2012) – LocalResponse today announced the first comprehensive report on public consumer check-ins at the top 10 U.S. retailers. The data was compiled during the summer of 2012, across major social networks including Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp and Instagram. LocalResponse’s Consumer Check-in Report demonstrates trends among shoppers ... more...

Got Funds? LocalReponse Checks $5 Million Into the Bank

Written on
October 13th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Check-in based targeter LocalResponse, which we profiled back in May, has garnered $5 million in additional equity financing from new investors Cava Capital, Vodafone Ventures, Advancit Capital, and Progress Ventures, as well as existing investors Metamorphic Ventures, Extreme Venture Partners, FF Ventures, Acadia Woods Partners. Jim Pallotta and more. The funding will ... more...

Foursquare Keeps on Truckin’ With 10 Million Users

Written on
June 22nd 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS -Whoa — there are 10 million people on Foursquare now? I thought the whole location-based mobile social network fad was tapped out, replaced by the awesomeness of group texting (another fad I haven’t heard much about since it exploded at South by Southwest, even though I was impressed by ... more...

Groupon Getting Friendly With Foursquare

Written on
May 23rd 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – I was a little surprised last week when Groupon announced it had partnered with location-based mobile social network Loopt, serving location-relevant and time-limited Groupon Now deals to consumers through Loopt’s push-notification-based Rewards Alert system. Last month Groupon purchased Pelago, maker of Loopt competitor Whirrl, so I was expecting ... more...

Cheetos Rewards Goofing Off Through Meebo Quests

Written on
May 18th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Cheetos and its spokes-cheetah Chester want everyone to take a break. Start goofing off on the web right now — only make sure you’re logging your break time into social dashboard Meebo’s web check-in system. The snack brand is running the first sponsored campaign on Meebo’s Quest platform, a ... more...

LocalResponse Turns Check-Ins Into Targeting Tool

Written on
May 10th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS - LocalResponse cofounder and CEO Nihal Mehta may be having déjà vu. Back in 2001, he re-imagined the SMS component of his consumer-oriented online city guide Urban Groove, which was hit hard by the doctom crash, into a B2B offering – IPSH, the first full-service mobile marketing agency, acquired by ... more...

Where Does Foursquare Fit in Fluctuating Deal Space?

Written on
April 27th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – A source of confusion surrounding the launch of Facebook’s expansion of its Deals product to the group-buying revolved around the pricing — some initial news reports suggested that Facebook was offering the new discount service free to merchants, which would severely undercut Groupon’s 50% commission fee. Alas, local merchants, ... more...

Groupon Giving Check-Ins a Whrrl?

Written on
April 19th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – As it lines up for an IPO rumored to excede $25 billion, the skeptics are wondering just how Groupon expects to keep up its ludicrous growth, especially as the daily deal playing field gets more crowded and chief rival LivingSocial continues to bloom. Well, the space leader just ... more...