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Street Fight Daily: Google Fined Record $5 Billion by EU; What Consumers Prefer in Loyalty Programs

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Fined Record $5 Billion by EU; What Consumers Prefer in Loyalty Programs

TODAY IN DIGITAL MARKETING… Google Fined $5.1 Billion by EU for Monopolizing Mobile Search via Android Practices… Hard Data on the Choices that Make or Break Loyalty Programs… Report: Advertisers Spending More on Search and Amazon, While Social CTRs Drop…

Street Fight Daily: Direct Brands Own the Future, Facebook’s New Branded-Content Rules

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Direct Brands Own the Future, Facebook’s New Branded-Content Rules

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… IAB Study Shows Consumer Economy Growth Shifting to ‘Direct Brands’… Facebook’s New Branded-Content Guidelines Spark Turmoil for Some Pubs… Amazon Laying Off Corporate Employees in Rare Cutback…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Thrives on Last-Minute Shopping, Pubs See Gains in E-Commerce

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Thrives on Last-Minute Shopping, Pubs See Gains in E-Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Last-Minute Shoppers Boost Amazon As Yearly Usage of Expedited Delivery Services Doubles… For Some Publishers, The Holidays Bring Jumps in E-Commerce Sales… Search Disruption: How Brands Will Compete with the Duopoly in 2018…

Street Fight Daily: Online Ad Prices Rise, How Digital Brands Can Mirror Amazon’s Holiday Success

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Online Ad Prices Rise, How Digital Brands Can Mirror Amazon’s Holiday Success

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Online Ad Prices Rise As Industry Combats Counterfeit Inventory, a Good Sign for Publishers… What E-Commerce Brands Can Learn from Amazon for Holiday Domination… Publishers Scramble to Make Their Annual Sales Numbers…

Street Fight Daily: Social & Mobile Video Dominate Ad Spend, Pubs Go Brick-and-Mortar

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Social & Mobile Video Dominate Ad Spend, Pubs Go Brick-and-Mortar

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Forrester: Walled Gardens and Mobile Video Will Dominate the Future of Ad Spend… Publishers Set Up Shop on the Streets for the Holidays… BuzzFeed Is Laying Off 100 Employees After Missing Revenue Goals…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Still Hungry for Startups, Kohl’s Makes Deal With Devil

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Still Hungry for Startups, Kohl’s Makes Deal With Devil

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… To Keep Up with Tech Competitors, Walmart Says It Will Acquire More Startups… Amazon’s Invasion of Kohl’s Has Begun… Facebook Is Officially Rolling Out Explore, Its Alternative News Feed…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Tests Grocery Delivery, YouTube Rolls Out Marketing Tool

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Tests Grocery Delivery, YouTube Rolls Out Marketing Tool

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart Partners with Deliv to Test Grocery Delivery Direct to Fridge… YouTube Uses Data to Create Thousands of Ads from Assets in One Video Campaign… Why Brands Continue to Invest in Digital Advertising Despite Industry Roadblocks…

Street Fight Daily: WaPo Partners with Nextdoor to Cover Local, Restaurants Build Around Instagram

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: WaPo Partners with Nextdoor to Cover Local, Restaurants Build Around Instagram

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Washington Post Partners with Nextdoor to Boost Local News Coverage… Restaurateurs Are Designing Their Establishments with Instagram in Mind… Brands Eye New Ways to Foster Innovation with Agencies..

Street Fight Daily: Google Beefs Up Data on Foot Traffic, Consumers Plan Holiday Shopping Online

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Beefs Up Data on Foot Traffic, Consumers Plan Holiday Shopping Online

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Adds Store Visits Data to AdWords Distance and Location Reports… Consumers Turn to the Web to Plan Out Black Friday Shopping… Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Take Back the Holiday Momentum…

Street Fight Daily: Labor Ruling Threatens Uber’s Contractor Model, Geofeedia Used to Monitor Protests

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Labor Ruling Threatens Uber’s Contractor Model, Geofeedia Used to Monitor Protests

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Drivers Ruled Eligible for Jobless Payments in New York State… Geofeedia is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: The Era of Social Surveillance… BuzzFeed’s Head of Commerce Talks About Shop, Part of Media Company’s E-Commerce Efforts…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart Aims for Positive Cash Flow, Google Drives App Installs

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Instacart Aims for Positive Cash Flow, Google Drives App Installs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instacart Looks to Build an Empire with Promoted Ad Business… Google’s App Ad Business Drivers Billion Installs in Last Four Months… Ads Help Businesses Stay Afloat, But Slows Load Times End Web Visits…

#SFSNYC: Investor Ted Leonsis and BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith on Media and the Local Economy

Annie Melton

#SFSNYC: Investor Ted Leonsis and BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith on Media and the Local Economy

The Street Fight Summit played host to a wide-ranging conversation between BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith and investor Ted Leonsis. The fireside chat touched on Leonsis’s decades of local economy expertise, stemming from his many investments in and experiences with media ventures, professional sports teams, and ecommerce ventures, including Groupon.

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Wallets Can Guide Search’s ‘Next Moment,’ BuzzFeed Wants to Go Local

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Wallets Can Guide Search’s ‘Next Moment,’ BuzzFeed Wants to Go Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Wallets, GPS and Beacons: How to Dominate the ‘Next Moment’ of Local Search (Search Engine Land)… BuzzFeed Is Planning to Enter the Local News Game in the U.K. (Nieman Lab)… Grubhub, DoorDash, and Caviar Hit with Worker-Misclassification Complaints (San Francisco Business Times)…

Beacons Do Pose a Privacy Threat — But It’s Not the One You’re Worried About

Steven Jacobs

Beacons Do Pose a Privacy Threat — But It’s Not the One You’re Worried About

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed published a scathing report detailing an initiative by outdoor advertising giant Titan to install bluetooth beacons in hundreds of phone booths across New York City. But the report does more to underscore the shortcomings of the local technology industry in explaining the new technology than to expose a new, meaningful threat to the consumer privacy…

Street Fight Daily: BuzzFeed Raises $50M, Senator Warns of Wearables

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: BuzzFeed Raises $50M, Senator Warns of Wearables

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists (New York Times)… Senator Warns Fitbit Is A ‘Privacy Nightmare’ And Could Be ‘Tracking’ Your Movements (Business Insider)… Apple iPhone Privacy Changes Lead to Layoffs at Retail Tracking Startup Nomi (Recode)…