Triangulating the Future of Local Commerce
Street Fight’s charter is to chronicle innovation and business success within the local commerce universe. After doing this for almost ten years, we’ve developed an eye for the cause and effect dynamics that drive the industry and its subsectors (search, social, mobile, media, advertising, etc.).
Just as past behavior can indicate future outcomes, this seasoned industry perspective has engendered a penchant for future-gazing — a ritual that continues to bear fruit. That includes recent bullseyes like Amazon’s move into “retail as a service” and Uber’s move into local advertising.
To formalize this new flavor of Street Fight coverage, we’re launching Future Finders. It will be an ongoing column at Street Fight, including our voices and yours. If you have something concrete and predictive (though not self-serving) to say, we’ll give you priority in going to the front of the line in our crowded and selective pipeline of outside contributions (submissions guidelines here).
You’ll also see Future Finders authorship from columnists like Managing Editor Joe Zappa, Lead Analyst Mike Boland, as well as frequent contributors like Brandify (Street Fight’s owner) VP of Product Damian Rollison and Director of Marketing Dustin Hayes.
See the full archive below and return here for updates. We’ll also create plenty of front-page links so you can find your way back. Contact us if you’re interested in participating in or sponsoring Street Fight narratives that will increasingly look forward instead of back.