Yext Launches No-Code Page Builder to Power Localized Marketing
Yext this week made another power move by launching a no-code page builder. No-code websites may sound most relevant to SMBs, but they’ll also have huge implications for multi-location brands looking to stand up localized marketing websites across hundreds or thousands of locations without large marketing teams.
Why Social Media Giants Are Embracing Conversational AI
Generative and conversational AI seem to be taking over the world. The former entails generating images and text with keyword inputs… with results that are sometimes impressive, sometimes funny, and sometimes creepy. And the latter is all about AI-generated dialogues… with similar results.
Yext’s Foray into Conversational AI for Enterprises
Pinterest Leads the Charge on Shoppability
Even as Instagram pulls back on live shopping, another social platform is diving in further: Pinterest. The company has slowly leaned into shoppability over the past few years with more transactional features for direct commerce. Those moves include a “Shop” tab where products within videos and pins are shoppable. And on the merchant-facing end, Pinterest […]
Hyperlocal Restaurant Advertising Hits CTV
Roku’s new partnership with DoorDash builds a channel for CTV advertising for local restaurants that already work with DoorDash. The multi-year deal in North America offers DoorDash merchants the ability to buy and deploy interactive and shoppable ads that let users click-to-order food deliveries on the spot.
Google’s AI Chops and Local Search
Yelp Provides Peek into Local Commerce Misinformation and Other Bad Practices
Why the US Government’s Google Lawsuit Matters
Amazon Gets into E-Commerce as a Service
Why Ad Spend Growth Will Likely Decline in 2023
Instagram Becomes a Product Discovery Engine
What Marketers Can Learn from Black Friday
A possible recession isn’t freezing consumer spending — but it is pushing consumers toward discounts. That’s the takeaway from the signature bellwethers for holiday shopping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which saw strong activity levels according to initial figures from Adobe Analytics.
Google Pushes Maps in a More Visual Direction
Brand Shoppability Comes to YouTube Shorts
We can add one more channel to the list of shoppable apps: YouTube Shorts. The YouTube feature that’s meant to compete with TikTok for short-form video has announced that it will integrate shoppable content and affiliate revenue. This comes as it tries to attract creators and counteract revenue declines.
Holiday E-Commerce: Google Focuses on Value
Yelp Comes to an Inbox Near You
Apple’s Search Ad Business Triples in Market Share
The Creator Economy Accelerates
Adobe’s annual Max event is happening this week in LA, its first physical rendition since Covid lockdowns sidelined the event world. Max is all about the creator economy, the emerging crop of individuals and SMBs that create content. This has been Adobe’s target market for two decades. This all manifests in the ever-growing Creative Cloud… […]
What GoWalla’s Resurgence Says About the State of SoLoMo
GoWalla is re-launching. And what better place to do it than its original birthplace at SXSW? Now fourteen years later, the product will contain a mix of its original SoLoMo formula, features to address today’s demand signals, and other learnings from its first run.