Innovation Brief: Tesla, Instagram & Facebook

On a semi-weekly basis, Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at Tesla Bot, Instagram’s latest UX changes, and Facebook video calling.

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Expert Roundup: The New Data Arms Race

A new privacy era is changing the rules of data-driven business. Below, leaders in digital marketing expound on those changes and on what the future of business, especially in digital advertising, will look like.

Innovation Brief: TikTok, NBC & Roku

On a semi-weekly basis, Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at TikTok Stories, NBC’s Olympics viewership, and Roku’s new originals play.

Expert Roundup: Google Delayed Cookies’ Death, But It’s Still Time to Embrace Privacy

Google said it would not nix the third-party cookie until 2023. But these business leaders argue it’s still time for marketers to embrace tracking alternatives.

Street Fight’s August Theme: Doubling Down on Data

When we ask ourselves which way those winds are blowing, the clear answer this month is heightened attention to the evolution of consumer data. That’s right, we’re doubling down on last month’s theme. This happens every once in a while when topics are weighty enough. We did the same mid-pandemic regarding Covid’s impact on local commerce. 

Expert Roundup: Data-Driven Advertising’s New Playbook

Experts from StitcherAds, AdColony, VRTCAL, ENGINE, and Placements.io weigh in on the future of data-driven advertising as privacy changes accrue. In particular, the crew discusses the resurgence of contextual ads and the intersection between privacy and antitrust issues.

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Expert Roundup: The Rise of First-Party Data

Experts from Digilant, Influ2, Infutor, Mobivity, and Stirista weigh in on the future of data-driven advertising as privacy changes accrue. In particular, the crew discusses the increasing importance of first-party data and targeting methods not tied to cookies.

Street Fight’s July Theme: Data’s Next Era

This month, Street Fight’s monthly focus is data. Of course, this entails more coverage of the disruptions to the ecosystem surrounding privacy — how will companies understand and build experiences for consumers as tracking gets more complicated? But the theme also pertains to innovations in data management and analysis and new use cases for AI, among other topics.

Roundup: Mapping Tech Evolves, Adding Third Dimension and Pedestrian POV

To define the current state and future trajectory of mapping, we’ve rounded up top industry voices from Foursquare and NextNav as well as Street Fight’s own Mike Boland.

Expert Roundup: How is Mapping Innovation Playing Out? Part I

Mapping is one of those foundational “meat and potatoes” topics in Street Fight’s repertoire that buttresses local commerce. But despite its longstanding positioning at the center of that world, and its mature status, it still somehow continues to show rapid transformation and innovation cycles. Experts from HERE Technologies, GroundTruth, and SafeGraph expound on the state of mapping tech.

Educating Advertisers on Streaming TV: Tips for 2H Planning

With explosive growth, there always comes a bit of a learning curve. Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, the parent company of DistroTV, explains how the pandemic accelerated streaming TV market growth and what advertisers should be aware of as we approach 2H planning.

Street Fight’s June Theme: Mapping the Future

The new month signals that it is also time for a fresh Street Fight editorial theme. As these themes often reflect the macro environment, we’ve chosen one that’s endemic to (renewed) physical-world interaction: mapping. We’ll see increased usage of mapping tools as consumers emerge from their homes and return to the pastimes of local commerce. 

Expert Roundup: How Are Mobile Payments Transforming? Part II

To define the current state and future trajectory of mobile payments, we’ve rounded up top industry voices and thought leaders from Kabbage, Fivestars, and Marqeta.

Expert Roundup: How Are Mobile Payments Transforming? Part I

To define the current state and future trajectory of mobile payments, we’ve rounded up top industry voices and thought leaders from Liftoff, Standard, Elevated Franchise Marketing, and UserTesting.

Street Fight’s May Theme: Payment Power

This month, we change focus to payment innovations with a theme we’re calling Payment Power. Most digital marketing aims, however indirectly, to drive transactions. But what a transaction looks like is rapidly evolving today, and that’s true not just of the technologies that power the point of sale but also of the way brands and retailers are leveraging the point of sale itself to increase revenue, collect data, and differentiate themselves from the competition. The upshot is that payments are powerful, and this month, we investigate the innovations driving that power.

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Expert Roundup: How Will Location Intelligence Transform This Year? Part II

To define the current state and future trajectory of location intelligence, we’ve rounded up top industry voices and thought leaders. Executives at GroundTruth, Blis, and Stirista weigh in.

Expert Roundup: How Will Location Intelligence Transform This Year?

To define the current state and future trajectory of location intelligence, we’ve rounded up top industry voices and thought leaders. Executives at Foursquare, Gravy Analytics, and UM weighed in.

Street Fight’s April Theme: Targeting Location

When huddling to determine April’s focus, it was evident that one topic flows naturally from March’s privacy theme: location targeting. Indeed, among all of the subdivisions of privacy reform, location-based data collection is one of the most sensitive. And it’s where many data collection restrictions will focus, such as Apple’s iOS location tracking notifications.

Expert Roundup: How Will Privacy Define the Near Term? Part II

A group of experts expounds on what the advertising ecosystem can expect from privacy changes and how to prepare for a new era of digital marketing and business.

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Expert Roundup: How Will Privacy Define the Near Term? Part I

As Covid-19 took over the collective mindset of the past year, several previously prominent topics shifted to the back burner. But now that there’s a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, those previously resonant topics are re-emerging.

At the top of that list is privacy.