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The Convenience Consumer Is Here to Stay

The convenience consumer values brands that meet them where they are, allowing them to act on their own terms. Tech allows retailers to cater to these customers.

The Customer Touchpoints Businesses Aren’t Thinking Enough About

Businesses can’t ignore that more and more of their success is linked to apps and services they don’t own. They need to get a view of customer touchpoints.

How Apple’s IDFA/ATT Change Will Affect App Publishers

If Apple doesn’t change course, we’re in for a possibly very humbling year for SMB app publishers and an App Store that advantages the largest publishers with the biggest wallets

Firefly Launches StreetIQ Platform with Puma Campaign

The Location-Based Marketing Association covers Firefly launching its Street.IQ platform with a Puma campaign, putting automobile advertising into action.

The New Content King: Short-form Audio

With so many hours in the day, people are getting screened out. That’s why audio is coming back with a vengeance.

The Case for Internet Tracking

What does Apple’s IDFA change really mean for consumers? It will undermine personalization, make it harder for SMBs to compete, and upend free services.

Snap Acquires StreetCred, IsWhere Partners with Huawei

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Snap acquiring StreetCred, Refinery Lab bringing Mobilosoft to the U.S., Hypertrack announcing a location-based software suite for the gig market, and IsWhere partnering with HUAWEI cloud.

How Will Retail Redefine Itself in the ’20s?

This post is the latest in our “Disrupting Retail” series. It’s our editorial focus for the month of February, and you can see the rest of the series here.  One positive phenomenon of the Covid era has been accelerated digital transformation in traditional sectors. This could be a blessing in disguise, as sectors like retail could […]

How Agility Will Reshape the Marketing Landscape in 2021

Agility will be the factor that separates the winners from the losers this year. Agility means having the corporate structure and mentality to pivot fast.

DOOH Growth Trajectory in 2021

After a year spending a great deal of time at home and on screens, people want to get outside—making digital out-of-home (DOOH) a huge opportunity this year.

How to Create Video Ads for Local Businesses

Want to create an engaging video ad to promote your local business? Read on to get tips on creating a video ad that will get you more clicks and conversions.

How Privacy Will Change Digital Marketing This Year

The marketing industry finds itself facing the most significant disruption since the inception of digital: privacy changes, especially the end of third-party cookies. Google Chrome is inching closer to Deprecation Day for the third-party cookie, and though we still don’t know exactly when that is, the digital marketing industry is preparing to pivot in fundamental […]

Youth League Marketing Is a Bigger Opportunity than the Super Bowl

Few brands take advantage of the lucrative, more accessible sports marketing opportunities available at local youth leagues. These can make a big impact.

3 Big Tech Predictions for 2021

Welcome to 2021: another year where everything will change faster than ever. Speed will define the year, as it did in 2020. Consumer behavior is rapidly shifting, and the big tech firms that define the e-commerce landscape are becoming more agile as a result. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google aren’t going to slow down even […]

Verizon and UPS Team Up on Drone Delivery

The Location-Based Marketing Association covers Circle Graphics and POP trackers for OOH proof of posting as well as Verizon & UPS teaming up on drone delivery.

Predictions Roundup: Organic Search and Cookie Deprecation

Experts assess changes to local search and location marketing in the wake of Google search updates, privacy changes, and cookie depreciation.

Digital Advertising’s Big Moves in 2021

2020 was a challenging year for digital advertising, and there’s no reason to think 2021 won’t be as well. The industry is facing several issues, including privacy and cookies, ad tech dominance and ad fraud. And they’re all coming to a head now. With that in mind, here are five big moves I anticipate this […]

5 Digital Transformation Steps for Retailers in 2021

Retailers need to prioritize digital transformation. They should focus on omnichannel acceleration, inventory transparency, and customer communication.

Google’s Ads Data Hub Should Be on Every Marketer’s Radar

Ads Data Hub incorporates privacy by design and is first-party data-driven, which is crucial in today’s environment. It is built on a future-proof cloud architecture, meaning as technology continues to evolve, ADH will stay relevant. With all of its capabilities, ADH should be on every marketer’s radar.

Marketing in 2021: Universal ID Race and Creative Efficiency

Marketing in 2021 will bring a universal ID race that The Trade Desk is leading, though Amazon DSP is a dark horse. It will also spur greater creative efficiency.