NAVTEQ acquires Acuity Mobile

NAVTEQ has worked with Acuity Mobile for several years, leveraging Acuity’s leading mobile location-based advertising delivery platform to differentiate NAVTEQ’s interactive advertising capabilities. The acquisition is a natural extension of the successful relationship between the two companies.

The acquisition of Acuity Mobile, a US-based company with approximately 18 employees prior to close, underscores NAVTEQ’s commitment to and investment in location-based advertising technology and solutions. Earlier this year, NAVTEQ launched NAVTEQ LocationPoint(TM) Advertising which enables advertisers to reach and engage consumers where and when they are making shopping and purchasing decisions. NAVTEQ has been leveraging Acuity Mobile technologies to meet the increasing demand for location-aware advertising services as the volume of location-aware devices and applications has grown.

Acuity Mobile’s embedded mobile advertising platform (eMAP) technology enables precise location targeted advertising. The company provides platform-independent, real-time, interactive content which can be targeted based on relevance of offer, recipient preferences, and exact location. The service supports robust campaign management, tracking and reporting as well as APIs for integration into marketing databases providing content, promotions and advertising to virtually any application on any platform

NAVTEQ LocationPoint enables clients to target consumers with geographic precision. In turn, consumers will have advertising move with them, as their mobile mapping applications present ads, offers, coupons, or other promotions, based on their preferences. Advertising capabilities include audio, rich graphics, or calls to action such as routing to the closest advertiser storefront.

See press release here.

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