PlaceIQ’s New Service Looks to Give Brands the Full Competitive Picture

As more and more brands invest in location-based marketing campaigns, there’s a crucial need to zoom out and see the big picture. In an effort to bring marketers to this full circle moment, PlaceIQ today is debuting LandMark, a new data-as-a-service capability that allows brands access to their location-based audience and insights platform.

QSRs Are Thriving With Location-Based Data, But There’s a Caveat

QSRs have successfully forged ahead with location-based ad strategies. Not only have we seen an influx of case studies asserting as much, but also a recent report from xAD inferring that foot traffic has spiked for QSRs thanks to location-based marketing, and, perhaps more importantly, the data mined from those efforts.

Report: Airports Could Be the Next Big Beacon Hubs

In U.S airports, we don’t see as much beacon activity as we might expect, but a new report by Unacast’s proximity marketing network service, Proxbook, indicates that by 2019, 84% of all global airports will be involved in a deployment or a trial project with beacons or other proximity sensors.

DAC Group’s Fritz: ‘Consolidation Has Already Started’ in Local Tech

“The biggest opportunity [will materialize] as we start to see technology platforms look at areas outside of their sweet spot,” says the company’s VP of business development. “We’ve heard rumblings around technology companies looking to purchase more agency solutions, as well as vice versa: agencies looking to acquire for tech.”

Study: 99% of Location-Based Apps to Implement Indoor Positioning Systems

The survey by IndoorAtlas polled 301 marketing decision makers at mid- to large-size organizations in the healthcare, travel, transport, marketing, and retail sectors. 99% of the respondents said have implemented IPS or have plans to do so within the next two years.

Geoscape’s New Digital Platform, AudienTivity, Helps Brands Connect With Multicultural Shoppers

The Miami-based company is dedicated to providing data and analytics systems centered around the U.S Hispanic population along with other “new mainstream consumers,” says CEO Cesar Melgoza. This includes consumers from various culture backgrounds, as well as age-based shoppers like millennials, and also the LGBTQ community.

Report: Beacons a Slam Dunk for Sports, Recouping Over $1B in Ticket Sales

The Q2 2016 report by Proxbook shows that since then, there’s been a 33% increase in global sensors since the beginning of the year. And according to the new report, proximity technology has enabled sports teams and their venues to reclaim ticket revenue at a time when fewer fans are going to stadiums.

Placed’s Attribution Platform Expands as More Partners Demand Proof of ROI

“Based on the growth and adoption that Placed is seeing across its clients, we’d expect that by the end of 2016, attribution will be a default on status for the majority of advertisers where they have an offline conversion event,” said the company’s CEO David Shim.

New App From GoDaddy Wants to Help Entrepreneurs Brainstorm Business Ideas

The app is a community space that fields and vets ideas from its users. People can log on and anonymously enter a concept they have for say, starting a local gardening service and receive support and advice in the form of “loves” — which is sort of like a Facebook like.

Homebrew VC Wants to Build Out Startups That Bring Value to Location

The firm has built up an impressive roster of investments in seed stage companies focused on the “bottom-up economy.” Co-founders Hunter Walk and Satya Patel have a particular interest in seeing businesses advance in tech and value-added location services.

When It Comes To OpenTable, the Restaurant Industry Has Few Reservations

Catherine Porter, the company’s SVP of strategy and business development, recently caught up with Street Fight with a sneak peek of what’s on the menu for OpenTable this year, and how simplifying the reservation process is bringing more patrons to local businesses.

Belly’s LaHive: Beacon Tech ‘A Little Bit Overhyped’

The company’s CEO says that he considers beacons “an additional channel of communication so that businesses can identify when customers are inside a store and target them with special offers,” but he doesn’t see location-based tech and loyalty programs going hand-in-hand.

Hexagon Geospatial Aims to Make Maps More Important Than Ever Using Geo-data and Analytics

These days, we rely on maps not only to provide us a route, but also to be relevant in real-time. If a road is closed, we expect our map app to tell us as much. If a place of business we were planning on driving to is no longer open, then our map better have that information.

Gimbal CEO Says Getting Beacons Right Means Moving Beyond the Coupon

“When people started thinking of beacons, they thought it was the place to [deliver] the coupon offer,” says Jeff Russakow, “but what we’re finding is that there is a broader and richer experience to be had through beacon deployment.”

Go Daddy Launches Cloud Solutions for SMBs

Go Daddy has launchedtwo new products: Cloud Servers and Cloud Applications, both of which are engineered to help a web professional quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions.

It’s Valuable, But Is It Accurate? LBMA Report Shines Light On Marketers’ Location Data Issues

According to a new survey, while 77 percent of marketers think that location based data is valuable, only 66 percent of them feel that it is accurate. This is a troubling discrepancy indicating that there is a lot of work to be done in standardization and verification.

Snowcap Data Launches Leadbird, a Local Lead-Gen Toolkit for SMBs

The new platform, which aggregates real-time local data, looks to give small businesses the same kind of access to data that big businesses have, but on a hyperlocal level, CEO Carl Rohling told Street Fight. From there, SMBs can design direct marketing campaigns based on information about the consumers in their proximity.

Rocket Fuel and The Data Trust Partner to Improve GOP Ad Targeting

Political marketers will be able to leverage Rocket Fuel’s Moment Scoring technology, which the company describes as “a real-time calculation of each ad opportunity based on the likelihood that a consumer will engage in a desired action across channels, devices, and objectives.”

New Alignable Rankings Shed Light on What SMBs Really Think of Tech Vendors

Alignable, a social networking platform for small business owners, has released its first quarterly SMB Trust Index which shows what small businesses think of a variety of small business technology brands. The index features a Net Promoter Score (NPS), which ranks products and services by user

Survey: SMBs Beefing Up Local Marketing — And Favoring Free Social Over Websites

More and more small and medium-sized businesses are upping their digital marketing game — even though they still don’t have a clear understanding of the relative ROI of various channels. According to Thrive Analytics’ Local Pulse Report, 42% of SMBs are planning to boost their local marketing budgets in 2016.