Joseph Zappa | Street Fight - Part 2

Street Fight Daily: How Businesses Can Prepare for Voice-Driven Commerce, Google Pursues OOH in Big Way

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Street Fight Daily: How Businesses Can Prepare for Voice-Driven Commerce, Google Pursues OOH in Big Way

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… As Local Search Enters the Voice Era, Three Content Channels Dominate… Google’s Targeted Ads Are Coming to a Billboard Near You… DexYP (and Other Publishers) Transition to Digital, But Limited Revenue Suggests Bleak Long-Term Prospects…

Drift Releases New Tech to Help B2B Marketers Convert Site Visitors Into Leads

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Drift Releases New Tech to Help B2B Marketers Convert Site Visitors Into Leads

It’s 2018, and if visitors to your site are slapped with forms that need to be filled out manually, those visitors are going to take their business elsewhere. That’s the state of affairs that conversational marketing and sales platform Drift is addressing this week with its new technology, Drift Intel.

5 Things to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz

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5 Things to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz

Search “Amazon advertising,” and the first webpage you’ll find comes from the e-commerce giant itself. The pitch? In a phrase: “Reach millions of customers who find, discover, and buy at Amazon.” It doesn’t get much more compelling than that. Here are five things you need to know about the most legitimate challenge to Google and Facebook’s digital ad dominance. 

Street Fight Daily: Square Opens Its Platform to Developers, Google Pursues the Gamification Route

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Street Fight Daily: Square Opens Its Platform to Developers, Google Pursues the Gamification Route

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time… Google Hooks Up With Unity to Entice Advertisers with Game Supply… After Downgrading Publishers, Facebook Explores New Ways to Boost Them…

Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time

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Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time

Recognizing and looking to capitalize on the fact that some businesses may have needs its own software does not exhaust, Square announced on Thursday the release of the Square Reader SDK, which will allow developers serving brands and SMBs around the world to redesign the check-out experience in exactly the right way for their specific businesses.

If We Only Opened Facebook’s App for ‘Time Well Spent,’ Would We Use It Much At All?

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If We Only Opened Facebook’s App for ‘Time Well Spent,’ Would We Use It Much At All?

If Facebook’s advertisers’ most coveted users are opening its app mainly to scroll through News Feed while waiting for lattés or click on the stray cat video, and if the company truly wants time spent on its app to be “time well spent,” does its core mission even have a viable future?

Cheetah Digital Acquires Stellar Loyalty

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Cheetah Digital Acquires Stellar Loyalty

The acquisition combines a comprehensive suite of digital marketing tools from Cheetah Digital with the loyalty expertise and huge repository of data commanded by Stellar, according to the release, allowing the pair to provide brands with a more powerful, all-in-one B2C marketing platform.