Revel Systems links with LevelUp to add mobile ordering, rewards capabilities

Revel Systems this past week announced a partnership with LevelUp that will integrate mobile order-ahead, in-store mobile payments, and loyalty programs for Revel's restaurant partners, according to a press release. "Revel has developed a very strong offering with iPad-based POS...

Urban Airship intros new mobile marketing tool for personalization

Urban Airship has announced the Adaptive Pass Management for Urban Airship Reach, which enables marketers to create mobile wallet passes individualized to each customer and with automated, "in-the-moment" pass content updates and lockscreen notifications, according to a press release. At...

Omnyway completes $12.75M in Series A funding

Omnyway, an augmented digital commerce platform that is behind Kohl's Pay, has closed on $12.75 million in Series A funding to help the company grow its operations, launch new services on its current contextual commerce platform and expand customer base...

Tencent launches mobile marketing tools for US retailers

Tencent is launching a suite of advertising products and resources that will enable U.S. marketers to directly engage Chinese consumers on Tencent platforms both in China and while they travel abroad, including on the company's popular social messaging app, WeChat....

Spanish winemaker mixes NFC with marketing campaign

Thin Film Electronics ASA, which specializes in NFC mobile marketing and smart products, has announced that Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has launched a consumer-focused marketing campaign using SpeedTap tags and brand analytics platform, according to a press release. The national campaign...

Mobile marketing provider 3Cinteractive makes another acquisition

3Cinteractive Corp., a provider of mobile marketing services, has announced its second acquisition this year with the purchase of CellTrust Corp.'s Prime Message mobile marketing business unit, according to a press release. Boca Raton, Florida-based 3Cinteractive said in the release...

LevelUp closes $50M financing from 3 investors

Mobile payments company LevelUp has completed a $50 million round to continue to grow its business, according to a press release. Investors participating in this round include long-time partner and investor J.P. Morgan Chase, US Boston and CentroCredit Bank.

Personal experience, mobile shopper insight are retailer priorities

In a quest to provide a more personal experience, and better understand the mobile consumer, retailers are increasingly focused on new tools and strategies to achieve both goals. A new report states identifying customers and providing a personalized experience is...

Lids Sports Group launches new mobile app focused on loyalty

The new Lids Access Pass app is the latest move by the omnichannel sports licensed retailer to drive greater customer loyalty, providing shopper rewards, deals and access to "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences. The app, available in iOS and Android, lets members leverage...

Harland Clarke acquires RetailMeNot

Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., a provider of integrated payment products and marketing services, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire RetailMeNot Inc., a savings destination that connects consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. Under the agreement,...

Study: Consumers receptive to chatbots

A majority of consumers are comfortable talking with a chatbot yet only a fraction have engaged with one, according to the 2017 Mobile Consumer Report from Vibes. In addition to under-indexed chatbot use, Vibess fourth annual Mobile Consumer Report uncovered...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

Mobile marketing company Vibes expands to the UK

Vibes, a Chicago-based mobile engagement company, has launched in Europe. The company's mobile engagement platform will first be available to merchants in the U.K. "Entering the European market enables us to bring Vibes' technology and expertise to a wide new...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Clutch expands mobile marketing strategy with Persio acquisition

Customer management and marketing analytics player Clutch is buying Persio, a mobile promotions platform, in a quest to expend its mobile marketing capabilities. The move comes after a $5.25 million capital influx and the naming of a new board member,...

Shoppers are loving mobile messaging apps, claims new study

Retailers may want to consider bolstering mobile messaging communications with consumers as a new study reveals 51 percent of messaging users view it more immediate and 48 percent consider it less annoying than voice communications. The key to grabbing consumer...

European mobile marketer adds coupons, payments

Warply, a European mobile loyalty and payments cloud company, has announced the extension of the Warply Engage marketing cloud with mobile coupon checkout and mobile payments service, according to a press release. The company said in the announcement that it...

OmnyPay launches contextual commerce platform

OmnyPay has announced the launch of a contextual commerce platform that enables retailers to digitally personalize the in-store shopping experience. OmnyPay's platform is intended to streamline the redemption of loyalty, rewards, offers, and payments into a single scan from a...

SimplyTapp bundles instant funds access, automatic couponing, tap-and-pay in an app

SimplyTapp, a provider of mobile proximity payments technology, has launched Gane, a mobile payments app to offer instant access to funds; tap-and-pay POS functionality for both Android and iOS, and automatically collect and apply discount offers in one mobile experience....

Revel Systems links with Punchh to boost mobile marketing for restaurants

Revel Systems, an iPad point-of-sale management product for brick-and-mortar retail, food businesses and more, announced it has partnered with Punchh, a provider of mobile engagement, CRM and marketing automation technologies for enterprise restaurant chains, according to a press release. "We...

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