What do Google’s AI-fueled search results, 5G, and marketing champagne all have in common? They’re the central topics of a roundtable discussion on the latest episode of Street Fight’s podcast, Heard on the Street.

As we do quarterly, this is a bonus episode that puts aside our typical interview format and instead invites the leading thinkers from the Street Fight newsroom and executive ranks to discuss news and insights that are top of mind. That includes Damian Rollison’s deep dive on Google’s entity sourcing for hotels as well as Joe Zappa’s synthesis of recent news items around local’s perennial privacy issues. We also examine 5G’s impact on local marketing.

As another bonus, this is Street Fight president Anne Marie Stephen’s debut on the podcast. She’ll be joining us for future roundtables and this week weighs in with some insights from having recently been briefed on Hennessey’s search marketing tactics on champagne and prosecco. This aligns with Rollison’s topic above; champagne and hotels go together, after all.

Hear the full episode above. Contact us if you’d like to sponsor an episode, and find out more about Heard on the Street here.

Mike Boland is Street Fight's lead analyst, author of the Road Map column and producer of the Heard on the Street podcast. He has been an analyst in the local space since 2005, covering mobile, social and emerging tech. More biographical information can be seen at www.mikebo.land