Street Culture: How RetailNext’s Growth Is Driven by Diversity

As the company has grown, according to CEO Alexei Agratchev, it has experienced two “productivity peaks,” where fewer people are doing a huge amount of work. Then new hires are brought on, and the productivity stays about the same for a few months as the growth potential is realized. This can be a frustrating cycle to manage.

Case Study: Aerial Entertainment Company Turns Late-Night Web Browsing Into Booking Opportunities

kayla Dyches has been able to capitalize on her unique line of work to get free press in local publications, but still says the best way to promote her upcoming classes is still with paid online advertising. She runs paid ads on Facebook and Instagram every two to three months to promote her circus arts classes.

LBMA Podcast: Belly, Purple, and Facebook’s Dynamic Radar

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Dixie’s Deadzone Diner, Oakley’s RADAR, Barbie’s IoT Dreamhouse, Tinder STACKS, SweetIQ, Absolut Vodka + Lyft.

Street Fight Daily: Majority of Consumers Will Pay for Same-Day Delivery, Google Expands Waze

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Most U.S. Digital Buyers Would Pay for Same-Day Delivery — If They Need It… Google Quietly Expands Ride-Sharing Service… Chute Launches Service for Brands to Find and Manage Influencers…

Yext Integrates With Uber as Local On-Demand Becomes More Ubiquitous

With the new integration, clients of Yext’s Location Cloud for listings and local site management can let their customers book an Uber ride to their store from a local website, app, or email campaign via a “Ride with Uber” button. Once the customer catches a ride, the business can show an offer or other information to the rider.

The Google My Business API Takes Another Step Forward

Google has many paths for sourcing local content, from user edits to third party licensed data, but none provides as comprehensive or accurate a source of truth as data that comes directly from businesses, so there’s every reason to remove friction from that path wherever possible.

Street Fight Daily: Google Expands Free Measurement Tech, Social Gains More of Marketers’ Budgets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Expands Free Measurement Tech for Its Marketing Cloud… Yext Integrates with Uber as Local On-Demand Becomes More Ubiquitous… Social, Not Search, Gaining More of Marketers’ Budgets….

5 Tools for Buying Local Ads in National Publications

By placing localized ads in national publications, smaller businesses and national chains with physical locations can cut down on wasted spending and ensure their ads are only being seen by consumers in the markets they serve. At the same time, these businesses are getting access to high-quality publications for a tiny fraction of the typical cost.

Burbio Creates Smarter Community Calendars for Local Events

Calendar and event sites in surburban towns have a “massive pain point,” according to hyperlocal entrepreneurs Dennis and Julie Roche. Their company, Burbio, tailors calendar information for consumers so that they can more easily keep up with everything that’s going on in their communities.

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Launches Retail Platform, 55% of Online Shoppers Start on Amazon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Announces Cloud-Based Retail Platform for In-Store, Online (MediaPost) As part of the Customer Success Platform, retail brands on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud can transform how they connect with their customers at every step in the journey: from discovery, engagement, and transaction to […]

Verve CEO: Eliminating Uncertainty in Location Data Is ‘Critical’ for Mobile

Street Fight recently caught up Nada Stirratt to talk about how brands are coming to understand location as a part of their mix, why high-quality location data is so vital for marketers, and where the “white space” is in local tech.

Pingup and EatStreet Set the Table for Simple Digital Food Ordering

Ordering dinner is getting a little bit easier. Two powerhouses in the chain that links that Chicken Phad Thai to the plate on your table are partnering to simplify the process of actually getting it there. EatStreet, the digital ordering service with more than 15,000 restaurants in over 250 cities in its quiver and transactional tech developer Pingup (connecting scores of […]

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Eats Up Warehouse Brand Market, Figures on AMP’s Progress

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Prime May Be Cannibalizing Traditional Warehouse Brands’ Customer Pool… Need for Speed: Google Shares Its Progress on AMP… How Millenial Journalists Are Unraveling Local News for their Peers…

State of Hyperlocal: Early Returns From Street Fight’s Annual Survey

The early results of our annual survey indicate that suppliers of local marketing and commerce technology and services see their customers continue to increase spending on social media and mobile marketing — and their own investments are following the money.

Is Apple’s Encroachment on Local Finally Ready for Prime Time?

“I see [Apple’s] messaging platform as the third leg of mobile (joining the web and apps) that we need in place for the transition to non-traditional interfaces like voice,” Mike Blumenthal tells David Mihm. “Apple is building out a stable of ‘body’ computers with the Watch and now the AirPods that can provide an interface to the web.”

Street Fight Daily: Google Ups In-Store Attribution Efforts, Twitter Considers Takeover

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Brings Store Visits to Google Display Network, Debuts Cross-Device Retargeting… Twitter is Said to Be Discussing a Possible Takeover… The Biggest Problem with Snapchat’s Geofilter Product

Openings and New Hires at Momentfeed, Bango, Valpak

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Fit Small Business, Factual and Freckle IoT

Raise Report: Fresh Funding for Grab, Promoboxx, GameTime

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for AdStage, Vroom, Sourcery, and Shippo.

LBMA Podcast: TubeMogul and Factual, Estimote’s Mirror Beacon

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Washington D.C. Wifi, Thinfilm + Sarine Technologies, Cardiff Blues & GCell, AyudaX, Huawei teams with China Mobile, Marriott’s TED talks, eBay & Myer VR stores, WalMart’s self-driving carts.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Offers Native Ads On Audience Platform, Media Buy Leverage Changing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Offers Native Ads to Brands on Audience Platform… GroupM’s Brian Lesser: The Nature of Media Buying Leverage Has Changed for Good… This App Lets You Compare Ride-Hailing Prices As Well As Driver Payouts…