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Street Fight Rolls Out Analyst Hours with Local Merchant Report

The Editors

Street Fight Rolls Out Analyst Hours with Local Merchant Report

The report—a key franchise for us—has regularly served as a guidepost for vendors seeking to expand their reach into this market. What’s been missing? A way to tie the data directly to a vendor’s business. So for the first time, we’re offering time with the report’s author, Street Fight director of research, David Card, to discuss the report’s findings directly.

State of Hyperlocal Report: What’s Hot in Local Marketing and Commerce

David Card

State of Hyperlocal Report: What’s Hot in Local Marketing and Commerce

social media, data and analytics, and mobile—especially geotargeting—are the hot technology investments for marketing and commerce. The investment in data and analytics is in part driven by the biggest overall industry challenge, online-to-offline attribution measurement, and one of the most difficult issues facing individual companies, proving ROI to customers.

New Data Shows National Marketers Want to Place Dollars in Local Media

The Editors

New Data Shows National Marketers Want to Place Dollars in Local Media

National marketers care an awful lot about local media, and they put stock in some of the traditional channels such as radio and print, but they’re shifting dollars and interest toward digital innovations. Local media have a big opportunity to leverage their local context and relationships, and lead national marketers into digital waters. In other words, they can take the dollars for local media, plus capture the continued expansion of budget for online initiatives…

Why Enterprise Marketers Are Such an Elusive Market

The Editors

Why Enterprise Marketers Are Such an Elusive Market

A new report based on insights collected from 200 executives at some of the biggest brands and retailers, reveals a lingering preference for traditional media over digital. But it offers a glimmer of hope where it shines a light on the pain points that are keeping digital from realizing its full potential with enterprise marketers…

How Much Do You Know About Your SMB Customers?

The Editors

How Much Do You Know About Your SMB Customers?

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but when it comes to landing SMB clients, that’s simply not the case. That’s why we went out to more than 500 local merchants and asked them about their experiences in local marketing. The result? The Local Merchant Report…

Local Marketing a Rising Priority for National Brands

Balihoo

Local Marketing a Rising Priority for National Brands

A new research microstudy commissioned by leading local marketing platform Balihoo and Gatepoint Research found that national brands across a variety of industries understand that driving consumers to locations or local agents is critical to their overall marketing strategy — and that local marketing efforts outperform national campaigns…

SMBs Now Spend More Than 1/4 of Marketing Budgets on Digital Media

Mason Lerner

SMBs Now Spend More Than 1/4 of Marketing Budgets on Digital Media

A new report released by Borrell Associates paints a rosy picture for the immediate future of local marketing — as long as the industry can overcome a few barriers. The report, which drew from a survey of over 2,000 small businesses, found that they now spend more than a quarter of their budgets on digital media with robust growth in the social media and mobile advertising sectors…

Street Fight Publishes 2nd Annual ‘Local Merchant’ Research Report

The Editors

Street Fight Publishes 2nd Annual ‘Local Merchant’ Research Report

Street Fight’s “2013 Report on the State of the Local Merchant,” gets up close and personal with dozens of local merchants who shared their desires, disenchantments, successes, and failures in hyperlocal marketing. In a Street Fight survey, 40% of respondents said that “ability to drive new customers” was the No. 1 reason to spend local marketing dollars. Second most important factor was “ensure the right people are being targeted”…