MMA Releases Bluetooth Guidelines

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has released its European Bluetooth Marketing Guidelines for public consultation. The guidelines provide a set of recommendations and best practices intended to provide an introduction to companies that want to understand and use Bluetooth-based marketing techniques within their mobile marketing programmes. They are the result of collaboration between MMA member companies within the MMA Global Proximity Committee, representing all parts of the mobile marketing ecosystem, including operators, content providers, agencies, brands and technology enablers.
Currently, the guidelines refer to Bluetooth-based marketing, with future versions planned to cover other technologies such as wi-fi, Near-Field Communications (NFC) and location-based services. Topics covered include the advantages and uses of Bluetooth marketing and guidelines on delivery, content and legislation.
The forum for comment from MMA members and non-members alike will remain open until 5pm GMT on 26 September, 2008, when the feedback will be reviewed and the document finalized, with the release of the updated guidelines planned for late October 2008.
Bluetooth has several clear advantages that make it an attractive way to distribute content, but must have consistent deployments, says MMA President Laura Marriott. As with other forms of mobile marketing communication, it is important to provide guidelines that ensure a positive user experience. You can find information on where to access the guidelines on the MMA website.