Stony Brook Village Center Launches Mobile Marketing Campaign for Holiday Shoppers

Stony Brook Village Center in New York partners with Thumbvista to engage shoppers with a more relevant text message by using mobile location based services and geofencing.

Stony Brook, NY, November 02, 2013 --( The holiday season is nearly upon us and now, Long Island shoppers have a new way to receive the best deals and event news from Stony Brook Village Center - all delivered right to their phone.

The mobile campaign, launched earlier this month, uses new location-based technology called geofencing supplied by Thumbvista, a leading mobile marketing company. Customers opt-in to receive special deals and alerts based on their location and proximity to the shopping center.

"Today's mobile-savvy shopper is bombarded by dozens of ads every day," said Linden R. Skeens, founder of Thumbvista. "By sending an SMS message, or text message, that's relevant to them at the time when they're already nearby, we can cut through the clutter and generate more foot traffic in the stores and restaurants."

With more than 40 shops and restaurants, Stony Brook Village Center can offer a variety of exclusive deals to appeal to everyone. Customers can sign up online by visiting or by texting STONY to 64076. Once customers confirm that they want to receive text alerts, they will only receive messages when they enter Stony Brook Village Center's virtual perimeter.

Redeeming these deals is easier than ever, as customers simply need to show the message on their phone to the staff to receive the deal. No coupon codes, printing, or scanning required.

"We hope that by offering this type of tailored service, our customers will enjoy the convenience and exclusivity we're offering," said Marie Gilberti, Communications Manager at Stony Brook Village Center.

About Stony Brook Village Center
Since 1941, Stony Brook Village Center has been a favorite retail and dining destination for residents and visitors of North Shore Long Island. For more, visit

About Thumbvista
Based in St. Louis, Mo, Thumbvista Mobile Marketing is a leading mobile marketing company with services ranging from location-based SMS services and geofencing to text-based advertising and app development. For more information, visit
Linden R. Skeens