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Street Fight’s June Theme: Mapping the Future

The new month signals that it is also time for a fresh Street Fight editorial theme. As these themes often reflect the macro environment, we’ve chosen one that’s endemic to (renewed) physical-world interaction: mapping. We’ll see increased usage of mapping tools as consumers emerge from their homes and return to the pastimes of local commerce. 

Street Fight’s May Theme: Payment Power

This month, we change focus to payment innovations with a theme we’re calling Payment Power. Most digital marketing aims, however indirectly, to drive transactions. But what a transaction looks like is rapidly evolving today, and that’s true not just of the technologies that power the point of sale but also of the way brands and retailers are leveraging the point of sale itself to increase revenue, collect data, and differentiate themselves from the competition. The upshot is that payments are powerful, and this month, we investigate the innovations driving that power.

Street Fight’s April Theme: Targeting Location

When huddling to determine April’s focus, it was evident that one topic flows naturally from March’s privacy theme: location targeting. Indeed, among all of the subdivisions of privacy reform, location-based data collection is one of the most sensitive. And it’s where many data collection restrictions will focus, such as Apple’s iOS location tracking notifications.

Theme of the Month

Expert Roundup: How is Mapping Innovation Playing Out? Part I

Mapping is one of those foundational “meat and potatoes” topics in Street Fight’s repertoire that buttresses local commerce. But despite its longstanding positioning at the center of that world, and its mature status, it still somehow continues to show rapid transformation and innovation cycles. Experts from HERE Technologies, GroundTruth, and SafeGraph expound on the state of mapping tech.

Mapping Innovations Accelerate for the Post-Covid Era

The latest mapping innovations can be summed up in the announcements coming out of the last three major developer conferences. As we’re in the midst of developer conference season, this includes Google I/O, Snap’s Partner Summit, and Apple’s flagship WWDC. Let’s tackle those one at a time.

Retail Heavyweights Add Visual Search Experiences for Shoppers

When you haven’t stepped foot inside a store for months, navigating crowded aisles can be disconcerting. With products moving to new locations, and sales associates in scarce supply, major retailers are doubling down on visual search experiences to keep customers in the loop.

Latest Posts

7 Things to Know About Cannabis Marketing

Legal cannabis sales skyrocketed 46% last year, and the industry’s marketing sector is growing alongside it. But marketing a substance that is only recreationally legal in 14 states and medicinally permitted in 36 requires a more targeted approach than ads for soft drinks or toilet paper. Here are seven things to know about cannabis marketing.

Expert Roundup: How is Mapping Innovation Playing Out? Part I

Mapping is one of those foundational “meat and potatoes” topics in Street Fight’s repertoire that buttresses local commerce. But despite its longstanding positioning at the center of that world, and its mature status, it still somehow continues to show rapid transformation and innovation cycles. Experts from HERE Technologies, GroundTruth, and SafeGraph expound on the state of mapping tech.

Executives Should Support Vaccinations. They Are Just Good Business

Encouraging vaccination simply makes better strategic sense for any business facing system-wide unknowns, especially in the online/tech space. This is a moment for all e-commerce professionals to lead.

Educating Advertisers on Streaming TV: Tips for 2H Planning

With explosive growth, there always comes a bit of a learning curve. Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, the parent company of DistroTV, explains how the pandemic accelerated streaming TV market growth and what advertisers should be aware of as we approach 2H planning.

MOLOCO Leverages Machine Learning for Ad Creative

When Dynamic Creative launches this morning, MOLOCO will become one of the first players in the industry to apply algorithms to creative, not just to make creative design and production easier, but also for more efficient production of ads across the programmatic ecosystem.

Vungle Acquires Influencer Marketing Platform JetFuel

Just this morning, the mobile performance marketing platform Vungle announced its acquisition of JetFuel, an influencer marketing platform headquartered in San Francisco. JetFuel’s platform provides app developers and other advertisers with a way to scale marketing campaigns across an expansive network of verified influencers, with a combined reach of more than 4 billion Instagram followers, 1.5 billion TikTok followers, and 100 million daily Snapchat views.

How Diverse Content Production Helps You Become A Thought Leader

Blog posts are great, but they’re not the only thought leadership format. Videos and other media can expand your reach and boost your reputation.

online privacy

What Colorado’s Privacy Act Could Mean for Brands

Colorado’s privacy regulations are just the latest in a string of privacy rights laws in the United States and Europe designed to protect consumers’ online data and the way digital information is shared. While the CPA is similar to Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act and the California Consumer Privacy Act, it also differs in some key ways that will have a major impact on businesses and brand marketers more specifically.

What Apple’s New Privacy Features Mean for Brand Marketers

With the biggest news from Apple pertaining to push notifications, email, IP addresses, and Apple Wallet, it is a critical time for marketers to reassess their strategies and get even smarter about how, when, and where they connect with customers. To state the obvious, more user-centric controls mean more opportunities for customers to shut down communications from brands who aren’t meeting their needs.

LBMA: Amazon Prepares to Launch a Publisher ID

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers the arrival of PayPal QR Codes at Munich Airport, Amazon getting ready to launch its own publisher ID, a digital signage portal bridging Lithuania and Poland, and GroundTruth rolling out geo-contextual targeting on OTT/CTV.