Trust in the Post-Cookie Era

The solution, while tech-enabled, is decidedly old-fashioned: the digital ad industry needs to stop thinking of how to re-engineer, or clone, trust and simply re-earn it. And to do that, we have to understand what trust — or New Trust — looks like in the Post-Cookie Era.

How to Harness Public Web Data to Delight Customers

Brands can start capitalizing on public web data by focusing on four key areas: customer reviews, social media sentiment, search engine queries, and competitor listing analysis.

Location-Based Marketing Association: Facebook Cuts Off Some Location-Based Services

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Facebook cutting off several of their location-based services, AT&T launching a location-based routing service for 911 calls, TikTok and Foursquare partnering on in-store visit data, and Unilever rolling out a hailable ice cream truck.


The Web3 Brand Mentality: Tips for Marketers

With more companies starting to take the plunge into this new reality, are brand marketers prepared to determine if they, too, should get involved—even if to target NFT-related content? Or does web3 still feel more akin to the latest industry wave brands must ride for fear of missing out?

Location-Based Marketing Association: Walmart, Snapchat, and Allrecipes Team Up on AR

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Walmart, Snapchat, and Allrecipes teaming up on AR lenses for healthy choices, Joann stores partnering with Radar for in-store mobile offers, HomeStart saving families from eviction by selling digital apartments in the Cornerstone metaverse, and Italian start-up VADO connecting vending machines to delivery apps like UberEats.

The Ongoing Challenge of Reputation Management for Multi-Location Brands

The good news is that the bar is relatively low for a brand to exceed the median reputation performance level of all multi-location businesses. The bad news is that brands are still struggling to implement comprehensive review response programs.

The Middle Ground on Personalization

What is the most viable critique of personalization, and what form should personalization take to provide real value to marketers and consumers?

To Crack Open CTV’s Data Issue, Give Publishers the Benefit of the Doubt

There is an opportunity to take some of the best strategies from decades of linear TV buying and selling and bring that forward. Adding intelligence on the supply side for CTV, while at the same time empowering the buy side to use that data to deliver scale, ensures that video has the breadth to do what it does best: power awareness and build brands.

Combating Ad Fraud with Machine Learning and Human Supervision

While machine learning and artificial intelligence are on the rise within ad fraud prevention efforts, it’s becoming clear that machines, despite their competence for processing knowledge, can’t fight the battle alone. Ultimately, humans are much more adept at understanding and applying logic. That’s why a combination of machine learning and manual, human intervention is crucial in the fight against ad fraud.

Location-Based Marketing Association: OOH Trace Launches a Platform for Real-Time OOH Proof of Play

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Revlon partnering with ACTV8me on a sequential QR code campaign, Anyline helping tire retailers with a new app, Sam’s Club rewarding electric vehicle drivers, and OOH TRACE launching a platform for real-time OOH proof of play.

The Future-Proof, Full-Funnel Approach to Thriving in a Cookieless World

Building strong relationships and encouraging customers to continually engage with the brand will go a long way toward building out first-party data collection and management. But how? As the cookieless world draws near, brands and marketers are looking for alternatives, and the answer lies in a future-proof, full-funnel approach.

Creating the Next Business Model for Content Delivery

The creator economy is here to stay. Over the last 10 years, millions of people have embraced their creative abilities to find new ways to make money — not just by making videos, writing blogs, or recording podcasts, but by creating deep connections with other people through the convergence of technology and art.

Did You Get That? Optimizing Marketing with Speech Recognition

So, where specifically are the opportunities for marketers to combat forthcoming challenges related to speech recognition and drive business value? Speech recognition can help marketers collaborate more efficiently, share insights with customers more clearly, and get time back by automating manual labor.

5 Big Marketing Opportunities for Multi-Location Brands

This year’s is the fourth annual LMBR report; the data used in the analysis was provided by data partner Places Scout. Those interested in the full results can check out the report here. In this article, I’ll highlight just a few of the key takeaways for multi-location marketers.

6 Considerations to Inform Your Multichannel Customer Experience Strategy

In rapid succession, buzzwords like “customer experience,” “CX” and “customer journey” have moved from conceptual theories to boardroom imperatives. It’s now table stakes for major enterprises to have an ability to engage, convert, and nurture consumer relationships in a highly personal, secure way, and on a proliferating range of channels and conversational entry points, including Apple Messages for Business, WhatsApp Business, Facebook Messenger, and more.

Brands, You May Be Using Privacy-Unsafe Audiences

With all of the regulation and laws that have gone on the books, along with ongoing consumer concerns and industry initiatives, buyers probably think that everything they buy at this juncture must be “safe,” in that it’s compliant, vetted, and fully legal. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Google Adds More Custom Relevance Signals to Local Results

The ranking criteria that matters most for the current discussion is relevance. In offering product photos to users searching for products, Google is both declaring and emphasizing that this business has offerings relevant to the searcher’s stated need.

Location-Based Marketing Association: Tapestri Paying Users for Location Data

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association talks about Hexagon acquiring Immersal to merge the physical and digital worlds, Tapestri paying users for sharing location data, Intel looking to use drones as mobile billboards, and Google’s new radar sensor possibly being used to drive DOOH.

Location-Based Marketing Association: Tommy Hilfiger’s Dive into AR

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association talks about Tommy Hilfiger launching AR experiences on Ocean Outdoor screens in London, Cadbury taking “mean tweets” and turning them into wrappers for Vegan chocolate bars, Wing delivering medicine and ice cream by drone, and Elevator company Schindler creates its own screen media network.

With Labor in Short Supply, Automation Can Improve the Customer Experience

As shoppers return to physical stores, ongoing labor challenges are forcing retailers to cut down store hours and temporarily close locations. As these challenges persist — and to prepare for additional factors that may impact labor — retailers can turn to technology. What’s more, through automation, retailers can improve efficiency while still creating a positive customer experience.