#SFSNYC | Street Fight - Part 2

#SFSNYC: How Retail Businesses Are Evolving to Compete Both In-Store and Online

Joao-Pierre Ruth

#SFSNYC: How Retail Businesses Are Evolving to Compete Both In-Store and Online

The days of viewing online and offline retail as completely separate are long-gone. Now major players such as Walmart look for ways to mesh online activity with their in-store operations. The ways these different channels of retail have become intertwined was at the heart of a panel discussion at Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

#SFSNYC: How Brands Decipher What Local Marketing Tactics Are Working

Joao-Pierre Ruth

#SFSNYC: How Brands Decipher What Local Marketing Tactics Are Working

It might seem easier if one solution could fit every brands’ needs in hyperlocal marketing, but that could mean overlooking the context of each brand’s relationship with its customers. On a panel at Tuesday’s Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn, a diverse trio of brands and organizations discussed how they use hyperlocal marketing.

#SFSNYC: How Facebook’s Mobile Studio Is Helping SMBs Target Consumers

Joseph Zappa

#SFSNYC: How Facebook’s Mobile Studio Is Helping SMBs Target Consumers

Keara Tanella, SMB Lead at Facebook’s Creative Shop, tackled the issue of digital marketing for SMBs at Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn Tuesday. Delivering the morning’s keynote address, Tanella explained how local businesses can harness the tools of Facebook’s Mobile Studio to cultivate effective social and mobile marketing strategies.

#SFSNYC: How Slice Helps Local Pizzerias Get in on Ordering via Mobile

Joao-Pierre Ruth

#SFSNYC: How Slice Helps Local Pizzerias Get in on Ordering via Mobile

Lots of apps can connect consumers to restaurants to order meals, but New York-based Slice has focused on a particular food niche that founder and CEO Ilir Sela says is built on customer loyalty — pizza. Sela says his company’s product is offered as a way to extend the natural loyalty consumers have for their local pizzerias.

#SFSNYC: Drawing the Connection Between Online Presence and In-Store Sales

Joao-Pierre Ruth

#SFSNYC: Drawing the Connection Between Online Presence and In-Store Sales

More and more, businesses need to stay on top of their digital presences, which extend well beyond their company websites. The variety of outlets where people can discuss their impressions of a brand continues to expand says Elisabeth Kurek, uberall’s vice president of partner growth, who will speak at next week’s Street Fight Summit in Brooklyn.

Why SharkNinja Keeps Searching for New Ways to Connect With Local Consumers

Joao-Pierre Ruth

Why SharkNinja Keeps Searching for New Ways to Connect With Local Consumers

Building a rapport with customers at the local level can be a challenge for product makers who do not have their own stores. It can be an even more elaborate task for a brand whose products have long lifecycles. That makes it all the more important to ensure digital marketing is cognizant of its customers’ needs, says transformation VP Ajay Kapoor.

Why Google Play Sees Complementary Roles for Travel and Local Apps

Joao-Pierre Ruth

Why Google Play Sees Complementary Roles for Travel and Local Apps

A few taps is all it takes with an app to book travel arrangements or order dinner — and while those sound like vastly different services they can intersect in numerous ways, according to Jeena James, global head of travel and local for Google Play. James caught up with us recently to discuss how apps can be contextual on multiple levels.