The Long Tail of Call Analytics

This is the fourth and final article in a series sponsored by Telmetrics focusing on the acute problem of attribution in mobile. To view previous articles in the “After the Click” series, click here. You can also click here to view the company’s talk at Street Fight Summit on the topic. The old problem of […]

How Bad Local Data Leads to Bad Calls — And Frustrated Customers

In a pay-per-call campaign, quality and accuracy are king. Bad data results in dead-end leads for marketers, and keeps businesses from reaching the true targets of their campaigns. Here are some techniques for optimizing pay-per-call success…

Why Call Tracking Works Across a Variety of Local Marketing Contexts

Call tracking and analytics can be implemented across any media channel — although online search, directories and context-based marketing are especially important avenues. The key is to include a tracking component to measure and capture post-call, offline information and behavior in order to identify real advertising value…

Changelane Offers an Oil Change in an App

Bringing a car in for a tune-up or oil change is hardly on anyone’s list of favorite things to do. Changelane, a Minneapolis–based startup, aims to take the pain out of car maintenance by bringing mechanics, or technicians as Changelane calls them, to car owners…

Report: Online and Digital Ads to Reach 25% of Local Media Revenues in 2015

Total local media revenues are expected to reach $139.3 billion next year, up from $137 billion this year, for a 1.6% growth rate, with digital and online advertising surpassing the one-quarter mark for the first time, according to BIA/Kelsey’s 2015 U.S. Local Media Forecast. “Mobile and social are growing faster than imagined,” said Mark Fratrik, the company’s chief economist…

inMarket Aims to Justify the Buzz Around Beacons

Beacons tend to work better in location that shoppers visit frequently, such as grocery stores, said inMarket CEO and cofounder Todd Dipaola. “The key is the timing. The digital ad is being helpful at that perfect moment when I’m deciding what I want to buy.”

Services Join Products in Goodzer’s Local Marketing Platform

Goodzer has been making it easy for consumers to find products in local stores since launching in 2011. Soon the company will be doing the same with services. Last month Goodzer announced that it is adding “enhanced local services content” to its database of more than 2.5 billion products. The addition expands the company’s number of locations from 500,000 to 2.5 million…

Mapkin Wants to Put Community Into Local Navigation

How many times have you missed a turn when using a GPS device, or been uncertain that you even understood the directions? Mapkin a Cambridge-based startup, aims to fix that. Mapkin’s mission is to provide an improved GPS-app experience that’s “as human as possible” using nuanced navigation provided by locals…