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Beacons to Shine a Light on Consumers’ Murky Path to Purchase

Noah Elkin

Beacons to Shine a Light on Consumers’ Murky Path to Purchase

Retail activity this holiday season promises to be more omnichannel than ever, courtesy of the ever-present smartphone. That raises the stakes for retailers in terms of their preparedness and complicates their attribution metrics. With online-to-offline shopping dynamics in focus, this may be the long-awaited breakout year for beacon technology.

Six Months After Spin-Off, Gimbal Continues to Grow

Rebecca Borison

Six Months After Spin-Off, Gimbal Continues to Grow

It’s been a busy few months for Gimbal, the beacon company formerly owned by Qualcomm. After being spun off from the tech giant in May, the company went on a hiring spree, bringing its team to more than 30 employees. Then earlier this month, the company entered into its first big partnership with push notification company Urban Airship…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s Case Against Google, Urban Airship CEO Resigns

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s Case Against Google, Urban Airship CEO Resigns

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLeaked Documents Show How Yelp Thinks It’s Getting Screwed By Google (TechCrunch)… CEO Of Startup Urban Airship Leaves Company After Being Accused Of Sexually Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend (BusinessInsider)… Finding Ways to Use Big Data to Help Small Shops (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat’s Local Play, Bonobos Raises $50M For Brick-and-Mortar

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat’s Local Play, Bonobos Raises $50M For Brick-and-Mortar

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySnapchat goes local: Firm Tests Secret ‘Stickers’ for Popular Locations (DailyMail)… Bonobos Gets $55 Million Investment to Open More Clothing Stores for Dudes (Recode)… In 2014 More Money Will Be Spent on Mobile Ads Than Newspapers, Magazines and Radio (Pando)

Street Fight Hosted Three Events in 2013 — Here’s What to Remember

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Hosted Three Events in 2013 — Here’s What to Remember

Street Fight hosted three events in 2013, two in New York during the winter (thanks to Hurricane Sandy) and fall, and another in San Francisco in late spring. The programming for the events, and the stories flowing out of them, reflect the continued transformation of the local marketing industry and the emergence of a new, technology-driven local ecosystem. With the year coming to a close, here is a look back at the biggest stories that came out of Street Fight’s Annual Summits…

What Brands Are Doing Wrong On Mobile

Steven Jacobs

What Brands Are Doing Wrong On Mobile

As consumers spend more time using mobile devices than browsing the web and even watching television, a mobile strategy isn’t an opportunity; it’s a matter of survival, says Urban Airship chief marketing officer Brent Hieggelke. During a keynote at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, Hieggelke argued that brands need to change the way they approach mobile, shifting from looking at the platform as yet another marketing channel to treating it as a central tool in creating a better consumer experience…

8 Tools For the In-Store Delivery of Mobile Coupons

Stephanie Miles

8 Tools For the In-Store Delivery of Mobile Coupons

Sixty-three percent of shoppers say they would be more likely to make a purchase if they received a coupon during their shopping experience. Still, only 27% of companies have plans to implement location-based marketing in 2013. Here are eight straightforward tools that retailers can use to satisfy consumer demand and drum up additional sales with the delivery of mobile coupons…

Street Fight Daily: Startups Put Feet On The Street, The End of Local Advertising

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Startups Put Feet On The Street, The End of Local Advertising

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyDigital Start-Ups Face Unexpected Gauntlet of Door-to-Door Sales (Medium)… Why Advertising Dollars Are Shifting to Online Promotions (Second Street Lab)… Urban Airship’s Wallet Studio Helps Firms Create and Manage Apple Passbook and Google Wallet Cards(TheNextWeb)…