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Yext Shares Up Sharply in Initial Day of Trading, Portending Well for Local

David Hirschman

Yext Shares Up Sharply in Initial Day of Trading, Portending Well for Local

Yext’s shares jumped nearly 22% in the company’s initial day of trading, with the price rising as high as $14.25 per share before settling to $13.41 at close. The strong opening was a hopeful message from Wall Street for the local marketing industry, which has been looking to Yext’s IPO as a bellwether.

Local Visionary Award Winners Announced

Noah Elkin

Local Visionary Award Winners Announced

The 2015 Street Fight Summit in New York saw the presentation of the first annual Local Visionary Awards, an eight-category competition designed to honor the very best campaigns, companies, ideas, and individuals in local marketing and commerce. The Innovator of the Year award went to Yext CEO Howard Lerman.

Yext Gets in the Customer Engagement Xone

Noah Elkin

Yext Gets in the Customer Engagement Xone

Fast-growing Yext is broadening its suite of location-based targeting products with the launch this week of Xone, a beacon-based program for businesses to engage in-store consumers with relevant content. Xone’s central feature is Tips, which enables businesses to customize and deliver messages to smartphone users who pass within range of an in-store Xone Beacon.

Street Fight Daily: Beacons Retarget Ads, Mobile Wallets Eye Loyalty

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Beacons Retarget Ads, Mobile Wallets Eye Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Now Advertisers Can Use Beacons To Make The Shoes You Were Looking At Inside A Physical Store Follow You Around The Internet (Business Insider)… The Next Step for the Mobile Wallet? Loyalty Programs (Wall Street Journal)… Let’s Stop Laughing At Groupon (Fortune)…

Yext Says It Will Be Profitable By 2015 — Here’s How

Steven Jacobs

Yext Says It Will Be Profitable By 2015 — Here’s How

Over the past 23 months, the New York-based startup has silenced critics, turning the listing-synching concept into a cash cow that helped the company generate over $34 million in revenue last year. In an interview last week, Yext CEO Howard Lerman told Street Fight that the company expects to generate $56 million in 2014, and hit $85 million — and profitability — by 2015.

Street Fight Daily: Icahn Calls For PayPal Split, Groupon Boosts Hotel Product

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Icahn Calls For PayPal Split, Groupon Boosts Hotel Product

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Could Square be Collateral Damage in Carl Icahn’s War on Ebay? (Quartz)… Groupon Adds 20,000 Properties To Its Hotel Feature (Skift)… Tokyo Launches Cab-Calling Mobile App (Wall Street Journal)…

Yext Redesigns App in Shift from Data to Content

Steven Jacobs

Yext Redesigns App in Shift from Data to Content

A week after scoring a big integration with Facebook, Yext has redesigned its mobile application to focus on content creation. The move comes as the company looks to transition its network from a tool for merchants to occasionally update a phone number or address across multiple properties to something akin to a content marketing network where brick and mortar businesses can create and distribute photos and posts from a single location…

Yext Expands into Rich Content With Expanded Listings

Isa Jones

Yext Expands into Rich Content With Expanded Listings

Yext has rolled out a new feature called Power Listings +, which brings rich content lists to its existing Power Listings product. Businesses can now syndicate staff bios, event calendars, and product availability information in real time across a network of search engines, mapping services, and mobile apps as part of their existing subscription.

The Localization of the Enterprise

Howard Lerman

The Localization of the Enterprise

Organizations are decentralizing and adapting to consumer hardware cycles by storing data in the cloud and utilizing software services without deployments. Tech capability dictated by employees is a seismic shift that will forever change the world of technology. We’re going to see a similar shift in marketing: the localization of the enterprise…

Yext CEO: ‘Fairly Intense Consolidation’ En Route for Local Marketers

Steven Jacobs

Yext CEO: ‘Fairly Intense Consolidation’ En Route for Local Marketers

In July, Yext raised $10 Million to fund its new Power Listings product, and the company has since amassed a massive customer base, onboarding over 40,000 paying subscribers in a little over a year after the launch. Street Fight caught up with the company’s CEO, Howard Lerman, to take a deep dive into the business of local information and to talk about which hyperlocal companies he sees coming out on top…