Announcing Street Fight’s First Annual Hyperlocal Industry Summit

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Street Fight is proud to announce our first annual summit, which will bring together leading minds from across the hyperlocal industry on October 25th-26th in New York City.

Panels and presentations from top thought leaders will analyze the rapidly evolving strategies that are getting closer and closer to sustainable digital models for local advertising. Join hundreds of the key people who shaping this vibrant field — and gain valuable insight into successful business strategies for local online.

Confirmed participants include:

* Vinicius Vacanti, co-founder, Yipit
* Evan Cohen, general manager, Foursquare
* Nate Richardson, president, Gilt City
* Warren Webster, president, Patch
* Brian Farnham, editor-in-chief, Patch
* Darian Shirazi, CEO, Fwix
* Lockhart Steele, president and founder, Curbed
* Jonathan Butler, publisher, Brownstoner
* Leela de Kretzer, editorial director and publisher, DNAInfo
* Gary Cowan, SVP product and marketing, Datasphere
* Bo Fishback, CEO, Zaarly
* Chris Tolles, CEO, Topix
* Duncan McCall, CEO, PlaceIQ
* Debra Galant, co-founder, Baristanet
* Mark Potts, founder, Backfence
* Jeremy Geiger, CEO, Retailigence
* Rick Blair, former CEO, Examiner
* Carll Tucker, CEO, Main St. Connect
* Jim Brady, editor-in-chief, Journal Register
* Mark Mosiniak, director of business development, Best Buy Mobile

In recent years, dynamic new business models and technology have emerged to intensify engagement with local consumers. But the battle is still underway as daily deals, location-based services and hyperlocal publishers vie to create digital products that can be the answer to local merchants’ marketing needs. Over the course of two days, we will explore the leading-edge ideas, opinions, strategies and products that are shaping the future of the hyperlocal space:

  • Hear directly from local merchants
  • Get inside the mind of the local consumer
  • Debate effective advertising models for local online
  • Learn how to leverage and scale hyperlocal content
  • Discover relevant location-based tools to power your business
  • Participate in a street fight that pits one strategy against another in a highly structured, dynamic format

Early bird tickets are now on sale — only $299 if purchased by July 31, 2011! Prices for all access passes increase after July 31 to $499. Buy today and save $200!

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