News & Analysis | Street Fight - Part 3

Indi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space

Stephanie Miles

Indi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space

Consumers have grown weary of synchronized sponsored content flooding their Instagram feeds, and brands are being inundated by requests for freebies from self-proclaimed social media stars. That evolution in the influencer marketing space has created an opening that Indi CEO and founder Neel Grover believes his new platform can fill.

Drift Releases New Tech to Help B2B Marketers Convert Site Visitors Into Leads

Joseph Zappa

Drift Releases New Tech to Help B2B Marketers Convert Site Visitors Into Leads

It’s 2018, and if visitors to your site are slapped with forms that need to be filled out manually, those visitors are going to take their business elsewhere. That’s the state of affairs that conversational marketing and sales platform Drift is addressing this week with its new technology, Drift Intel.

Report: 34% of Ad Impressions Placed on Low-Quality Sites

Stephanie Miles

Report: 34% of Ad Impressions Placed on Low-Quality Sites

Reputable brands have pushed back hard against having their ads appear alongside content that goes against their values—for example, advertising running alongside articles or videos about how to complete the Tide PODS challenge—but Gartner L2’s research shows that the pushback hasn’t been effective enough, and the industry still has work to do.

5 Things to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz

Joseph Zappa

5 Things to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz

Search “Amazon advertising,” and the first webpage you’ll find comes from the e-commerce giant itself. The pitch? In a phrase: “Reach millions of customers who find, discover, and buy at Amazon.” It doesn’t get much more compelling than that. Here are five things you need to know about the most legitimate challenge to Google and Facebook’s digital ad dominance. 

Street Fight Daily: Square Opens Its Platform to Developers, Google Pursues the Gamification Route

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Square Opens Its Platform to Developers, Google Pursues the Gamification Route

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time… Google Hooks Up With Unity to Entice Advertisers with Game Supply… After Downgrading Publishers, Facebook Explores New Ways to Boost Them…

Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time

Joseph Zappa

Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time

Recognizing and looking to capitalize on the fact that some businesses may have needs its own software does not exhaust, Square announced on Thursday the release of the Square Reader SDK, which will allow developers serving brands and SMBs around the world to redesign the check-out experience in exactly the right way for their specific businesses.

Cheetah Digital Acquires Stellar Loyalty

Joseph Zappa

Cheetah Digital Acquires Stellar Loyalty

The acquisition combines a comprehensive suite of digital marketing tools from Cheetah Digital with the loyalty expertise and huge repository of data commanded by Stellar, according to the release, allowing the pair to provide brands with a more powerful, all-in-one B2C marketing platform.

Street Fight Daily: Google Is Becoming the Web’s Transaction Layer, Cedato Releases Video Ad Tech for GDPR Era

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Is Becoming the Web’s Transaction Layer, Cedato Releases Video Ad Tech for GDPR Era

TOP STORIES… Google’s Path to Becoming the Transaction Layer of the Web… Cedato Releases Contextual Programmatic Video Targeting Tool For the Post-GDPR Era… Google’s Grand Plan to Make AI Accessible to Developers and Businesses…