Joao-Pierre Ruth | Street Fight - Part 3

Blis Forecasts Where Consumers Will Be — Then Targets Ads Based on That Prediction

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Blis Forecasts Where Consumers Will Be — Then Targets Ads Based on That Prediction

The company is unveiling a new service that it claims can figure out where consumers will likely go — and target mobile ads based on those expectations. Blis Futures uses artificial intelligence to identify patterns about where consumers are likely to spend time, and then focuses brands’ marketing to reach them at optimal moments.

xAd Introduces Pay-for-Performance Model, Guaranteeing Offline Store Visits

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xAd Introduces Pay-for-Performance Model, Guaranteeing Offline Store Visits

Location intelligence company xAd today launched a new media buying model called “Cost Per Visit,” which is intended to ensure offline visits at stores by customers — and offer better ROI for brands. Marketers who use “Cost Per Visit” only pay when targeted customers physically go to a store after seeing a mobile ad.

NinthDecimal Decouples Its Data, Expands Partnerships, and Moves Into the Black

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NinthDecimal Decouples Its Data, Expands Partnerships, and Moves Into the Black

The location data company announced this morning that it has crossed the line into profitability and CEO Michael Fordyce believes NinthDecimal has found an approach that will help it scale up in a big way. Fordyce and chief revenue officer Brian Slitt spoke with Street Fight recently about the need to measure and understand audiences across a myriad of media and channels.

Marriage of Listings, Data, and Social Drive Better Results, Says SweetIQ CEO

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Marriage of Listings, Data, and Social Drive Better Results, Says SweetIQ CEO

A long-brewing change is transforming the way local business listings get used, says SweetIQ’s Mohannad El-Barachi. In a recent interview with he tells Street Fight that the integration of more features, such as chat or connections to social media, opens up new ways for businesses to bring in customers.

With New Partnership, Commerce Signals and PlaceIQ Marry Location With Transaction Data

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With New Partnership, Commerce Signals and PlaceIQ Marry Location With Transaction Data

Commerce Signals this week rolled out its new centerpiece product, called databridge. The platform lets marketers see unfiltered transaction data directly from financial institutions when purchases are made. This transaction information is being combined with location data in a new partnership with PlaceIQ.

Lyft’s Melnick: ‘No Magic Bullet’ for Building a Multi-sided Marketplace

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Lyft’s Melnick: ‘No Magic Bullet’ for Building a Multi-sided Marketplace

Conjuring up up a community of drivers and passengers for a ride-hailing service from scratch is no easy feat. We recently caught up with Lyft’s New York City manager Seth Melnick to talk about the challenges of multi-sided local marketplaces and about what the company is doing to extend its reach in the city.

On-Demand Services and Apps Becoming Inevitable Tools for Reaching Customers

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On-Demand Services and Apps Becoming Inevitable Tools for Reaching Customers

Plenty of companies claim to be the “Uber of” their respective markets, but there is more to making it in this scene than just getting goods to customers fast. And not every company gets it right immediately; there is a steep learning curve for handling the logistics behind on-demand services.