Raising Awareness & Increasing Donations to Goodwill Stores

“Goodwill partnered with Teemo and the Ad Council to create a location-based advertising solution to target shoppers and raise awareness around how revenues from sales of donated goods create employment placement and job training, and community services such as financial education, credentials and skills training. The results exceeded expectations, provided a new way to inspire shopping, and encouraged people to be job creators and hometown heroes in their local communities.”
-Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Senior Director, PR, Goodwill Industries International

About Goodwill

Goodwill is a network of 161 autonomous, community organizations that sell material donations and use the revenue to create important job placement opportunities and job training to help people find employment, earn paychecks and build their skills. Each local Goodwill organization helps people receive customized training and services in order for them to secure and maintain employment, pursue credentials or degrees, and strengthen finances in order to create better futures for themselves and their families. Goodwill organizations provide services to people transitioning back into society, youth, older workers, people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.


Drive incremental visits and revenue to Goodwill retail locations to fund the non-profit’s career training initiatives and community based services.


Goodwill partnered with Teemo, the location-based advertising solution, to drive pro-bono traffic in their thrift store locations. Teemo’s precise targeting enabled Goodwill to deliver relevant advertising to thousands of in-market shoppers.


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Incremental Store Visits and Revenue to JOANN Stores

« We tested several other location-based mobile partners to help drive store traffic. Teemo’s solution showed the strongest results in its ability to raise incremental sales & margin per store. »
-Steve Miller, SVP Marketing & eCommerce


For 75 years, JOANN has inspired creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers. From a single storefront in Cleveland, Ohio, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer has grown to include more than 865 stores across 49 states and an industry leading e-commerce business. With the goal of helping every customer find their creative Happy Place, JOANN serves as a convenient single stop for all of the supplies, guidance and inspiration needed to achieve any project or passion.


With the retail industry & consumers shifting to a ‘mobile-first’ mindset, JOANN realized it needed a mobile solution to achieve incremental offline revenue and increase store visits.


JOANN chose Teemo’s innovative location-based advertising solution to drive in-store visits. Teemo’s Cost Per Visit (CPV) model enabled JOANN to drive efficient foot traffic at scale.


Return on Ad Spend

More Visits*

*compared against nearest Teemo competitor

More Customers with Google Cloud & Big Data Analysis

Check out the full Case Study here

« Teemo builds its drive-to-store advertising platform on Google Cloud Platform to optimize geolocation data analysis with BigQuery and powers its data pipeline with Compute Engine and Cloud Pub/Sub.

Google Cloud Results

  • Powers a scalable data pipeline with Compute Engine, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud Dataproc to process 50,000 requests every second
  • Enables the matching of anonymized localization data with BigQuery, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Dataflow, resulting in better targeted ads and more accountable ROI
  • Provides the option of a flexible pricing structure that doesn’t require long-term product subscriptions, keeping the company agile and ready to adapt »