WHAT IS IOT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.

WHY SHOULD MARKETERS CARE?

The Internet of Things enables manufacturers to see how, when, and where customers are interacting with their products. For marketers, this presents a huge opportunity because they now have an always-on focus group, a pathway directly to their customers.

HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?

Customer data is the lifeblood of every company in the digital age. Data generated from the Internet of Things can exponentially deepen marketers' understanding of their customers and products.

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Organizations have undergone unprecedented changes in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses with the ability to do so have shifted to a work from home structure, which the firm Global Workplace Analytics forecasts may make up 25 to 30 percent of the workforce by 2021. But for many companies, productivity and essential tasks must be done in a physical office space. While it’s still uncertain when employees may return to their workplaces, it’s vital that leaders look into the precautions and adaptations that will be necessary in many cases to ensure the safety of their employees. The resources below discuss many of these coming possibilities.

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WHAT IS IOT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.

WHY SHOULD MARKETERS CARE?

The Internet of Things enables manufacturers to see how, when, and where customers are interacting with their products. For marketers, this presents a huge opportunity because they now have an always-on focus group, a pathway directly to their customers.

HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?

Customer data is the lifeblood of every company in the digital age. Data generated from the Internet of Things can exponentially deepen marketers' understanding of their customers and products.

“Apps already employ beacons to deliver timely experiences and these will evolve through the plethora of devices that are coming online. At home, your IoT connected lightbulbs might be set to automatically “rise” where they light your room at a time of your choosing and your digital speaker system will share your schedule for the day and any important messages while you prepare for the day. You are reminded that it’s your niece’s birthday the next day so you voice-activate a retailer’s app and order a birthday gift. On your commute to work, you make a pit stop at your normal Starbucks and the barista shares your favorite coffee order when you drive up. Notice that in this scenario you haven’t looked at your phone once since you left the house.”

Jennifer Lum

Co-Founder

Forge.AI

Key Stats

ANA Marketing Futures and eMarketer have come together to deliver key stats and forecasts on the trends that will shape the industry for years to come.

Related Content

Want to take a deeper dive into the internet of things? ANA Members have access to brand stories, case studies, and expert webinars you won't find anywhere else. 

Tech Adoption Lags Across the Healthcare Spectrum

ANA. April 2019

Brands are missing the boat when it comes to spurring the market for wearable medical devices.

The Tasty Drive

ANA. October 2018

The Tasty Drive app used Renault technology to allow McDonald’s orders to be made directly from a consumer’s car.

Marketing the Experience of Connected Content at Peloton Cycle

ANA. June 2019

Peloton brings its product into consumers’ homes through live and on-demand content.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) not only allows for potentially world-changing inventions like the smart home and self-driving car, it also gives brands access to deeper, more meaningful customer data than ever before.

 

ANA Marketing Futures spoke to marketers and experts across industries to get their opinion on the value and viability of this emerging trend, and created a guide to help brands navigate The Internet of Things and develop more connected experiences for customers, while leveraging the ocean of data generated by the IoT to drive business growth.

Download the full report today!

Jennifer Lum

Co-Fouder

Forge.AI

“Apps already employ beacons to deliver timely experiences and these will evolve through the plethora of devices that are coming online. At home, your IoT connected lightbulbs might be set to automatically “rise” where they light your room at a time of your choosing and your digital speaker system will share your schedule for the day and any important messages while you prepare for the day. You are reminded that it’s your niece’s birthday the next day so you voice-activate a retailer’s app and order a birthday gift. On your commute to work, you make a pit stop at your normal Starbucks and the barista shares your favorite coffee order when you drive up. Notice that in this scenario you haven’t looked at your phone once since you left the house.”

Key Stats

ANA Marketing Futures and eMarketer have come together to deliver key stats and forecasts on the trends that will shape the industry for years to come.

Related Content

Want to take a deeper dive into the internet of things? ANA Members have access to brand stories, case studies, and expert webinars you won't find anywhere else. 

Tech Adoption Lags Across the Healthcare Spectrum

ANA. April 2019

Brands are missing the boat when it comes to spurring the market for wearable medical devices.

The Tasty Drive

ANA. October 2018

The Tasty Drive app used Renault technology to allow McDonald’s orders to be made directly from a consumer’s car.

Marketing the Experience of Connected Content at Peloton Cycle

ANA. June 2019

Peloton brings its product into consumers’ homes through live and on-demand content.

Download Now!

The Internet of Things (IoT) not only allows for potentially world-changing inventions like the smart home and self-driving car, it also gives brands access to deeper, more meaningful customer data than ever before.

 

ANA Marketing Futures spoke to marketers and experts across industries to get their opinion on the value and viability of this emerging trend, and created a guide to help brands navigate The Internet of Things and develop more connected experiences for customers, while leveraging the ocean of data generated by the IoT to drive business growth.

About ANA Marketing Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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