Walmart | Street Fight - Part 2

5 Retailers Tapping Voice-Controlled Assistants for Frictionless Shopping

Stephanie Miles

5 Retailers Tapping Voice-Controlled Assistants for Frictionless Shopping

According to a survey by Linc and BrandGarage, one-in-five retailers already believes voice will be an important channel within two years, and 44% of retailers that are increasing their use of AI say they’re doing so through conversational commerce interfaces, Here’s how five major retailers are harnessing the technology.

Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Investments in Digital Transformation Pay Dividends for Big-Box Retailers… Mashable Sold at Fire-Sale Price of $50 Million to Ziff Davis… Topix Was Getting Crushed by the Duopoly. Now It’s Making Millions Off Them…

Adxcel Rebrands as Artsai, Using AI to Consolidate the Marketing Stack

April Nowicki

Adxcel Rebrands as Artsai, Using AI to Consolidate the Marketing Stack

“We optimize the entire customer lifecycle journey,” says Artsai’s CRO Erik Lundberg. ” We may help someone acquire a new customer on Facebook, then reengage user on programmatic or RTB [real-time bidding], and then help drive the user to make a purchase inside the marketer’s mobile app or landing page.”

Street Fight Daily: Location to Power Local Google Search, Square Turns to Large Businesses

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Location to Power Local Google Search, Square Turns to Large Businesses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google to Use Location Data as Primary Factor for Local Search Results… Square Announces the Register, a $999 POS Device for Larger Businesses… Why Selling Higher-End Brands Gives Walmart a Fighting Chance Against Amazon…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Feed May Oust Pubs, Google Helps Marketers with Holidays

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Feed May Oust Pubs, Google Helps Marketers with Holidays

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Tests Removing Publishers from Newsfeed — Unless They Pay… Google Prepares Advertisers for Holiday Shoppers… How AI Helped Walmart Go from 700,000 to 60 Million Items Online…

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: Google Builds an Anti-Amazon Retail Alliance, Inside the War on Delivery

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Builds an Anti-Amazon Retail Alliance, Inside the War on Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Takes Voice-Activated Shopping Nationwide with Google, Joining Walmart… How Walmart, Amazon, Target, and Others Are Fighting to Forge Best Delivery Practices… Lyft Will Use Google Maps as Default Navigator for Drivers…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Touts Free Shipping Ahead of Holidays, Amazon Dominates Server-to-Server

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Touts Free Shipping Ahead of Holidays, Amazon Dominates Server-to-Server

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart to Emphasize Free Shipping, Dig at Amazon, In Pre-Holidays Campaigns… Amazon Is Dominating Server-to-Server Bidding… London Mayor Praises Uber CEO’s ‘Humility’ Regarding London Ban…

Street Fight Daily: Google Modifies Practices to Help Publishers, Brands Pursue Experiential Marketing

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Modifies Practices to Help Publishers, Brands Pursue Experiential Marketing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Unveils Tools to Increase Subscriptions for Publishers… Agencies See Experiential Marketing as the Next Big Thing, and Brands Want In… eMarketer Lowers Snapchat’s Ad Revenue Forecast for 2017…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Wants Brands on Messenger, Adobe Courts Retailers

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Wants Brands on Messenger, Adobe Courts Retailers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Adding More Advertising Objectives for Brands Using Messenger… Adobe Wants to Make Every Online Retailer More Analytical… Publishers Want More Data, Monetization Options from Facebook, Google, and Apple…

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: Marketers See Opportunity in Amazon, Facebook Boosts Brand Safety

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Marketers See Opportunity in Amazon, Facebook Boosts Brand Safety

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… As Amazon Opens Up Its Ad Business, Marketers See an Opportunity to Shake Up Search… Facebook Updates Ad, Content Guidelines to Woo Advertisers and Publishers… Why Bonobos Thought Selling to Walmart Was Better Than Going Public…

Street Fight Daily: Google and Walmart Partner Up, Uber Turmoil Starts to Affect Investor Support

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google and Walmart Partner Up, Uber Turmoil Starts to Affect Investor Support

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google and Walmart Partner Up as Both Face Threat from Amazon… Mutual Funds Mark Down Uber Investments by Up to 15%… Wall Street Loves Ad Tech Right Now — As Long As You’re Making a Profit…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Grows As Advertising Platform, Amazon Paves Way for Alexa Everywhere

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Grows As Advertising Platform, Amazon Paves Way for Alexa Everywhere

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart Leverages In-Store Data to Grow as an Advertising Force… Amazon Opens Up Access to Developer Tools for Adding Alexa to Commercial Products… Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Flexibility When Buying Mid-Roll Video Ads…