McClatchy’s Chris Hendricks has often been my GPS on where daily newspapers, including his company, were in finding their legs on the constantly shifting ground of digital publishing. But starting tomorrow morning, I won’t be able to get any more positional readouts from Hendricks.
The 2017 holiday shopping season is off to a healthy start, with consumer spending on Black Friday reaching a record $5 billion. Data from ShopperTrak shows that traffic at brick-and-mortar stores decreased less than 1% from Black Friday last year, which is actually good news compared to what some analysts had been fearing.
Surveys of both SMBs and enterprise local marketers show that both use a variety of marketing channels, so evaluating each channel’s effectiveness on its own, and then coordinating marketing programs across those channels, is important. But marketing channels fuel each other and produce multiplier effects.
This holiday season, retailers with physical locations are working feverishly to compete against e-commerce giants like Amazon. Technologies that capture historical, location-based data from devices have become the next great hope for these brands, even as the physical and online shopping worlds continue to merge.
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Is Selling a New Type of Ad in Time for the Holidays: Promoted Stories… Marketers Fear the FCC’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Could Affect Advertising Prices… Advertisers Express Interest in Bringing Programmatic In-House..
For many years, the government’s assessment of the public interest was to encourage Web access to all. The current FCC, however, contends that this position is better met by eliminating the net neutrality rules — that SMBs will be able to have a variety of ISP options based on their actual needs with the end of the net neutrality rules.
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Hid a 2016 Data Breach That Affected 57 Million People And Paid Off the Hackers… Fake-Ad Operation Used to Steal from Publishers Is Uncovered… The NYT Is Making All of Its Ads Available Programmatically…