Street Fight Daily: Brands Unsettled by Drama at Facebook; IPG Buys Acxiom Marketing Solutions

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Brands More Skeptical of Facebook than SMBs in Wake of Controversies… Acxiom Marketing Solutions Group Sold to IPG; Future of Its SMB Listings Unclear… Gmail App Developers Have Been Reading Your Emails…

Optimizing for Mobile Search: New Tips and Old Tricks

It used to be that you wanted to be situated as close as possible to the city centroid, or clustered with similar businesses. Now you might literally have to be the closest shop to the place your potential customer happens to be standing. How in the world do you optimize for that?

Commerce Signals and LiveRamp Partner to Create a Sales Data Yardstick

Data firm Commerce Signals has partnered with LiveRamp to make data more valuable to merchants and advertisers. The collaboration draws upon sales data from banks and financial networks to enable marketing measurement and optimization across digital publishers and devices.

Openings and New Hires at Moasis, EBTH, and Tout

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Moasis hires two ex-Googlers to its c-suite, Everything But The House makes a spree of executive hires, and video network Tout woos away a Deseret Digital Media leader.

The Price of Free Listings Revisited: A Hyperlocal Business Perspective

The proliferation of online directories and directory services has made the local business owner’s life harder. It means more places to manage vital information and more third-party providers that control access to directories. Between the time and effort required to manage aggregators and the volume of citations, few small business owners do it themselves. As a result, the only stakeholders that truly know what information is authentic often are left out of the conversation.

The Price of Free Listings

When the Yellow Pages directory came out once a year, if your business’ phone number was printed incorrectly, you were in trouble. It was the same with local business listings on the internet, except that instead of one or two books, there were thousands of websites carrying your bad data. This added up to a serious headache for multi-location brands and a serious opportunity for solutions providers that could bring order to the free business listings chaos. Here’s a look at how listings management has evolved.

Openings and New Hires at Verve, LiveRamp, and Tapad

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Verve appoints a chief revenue officer, LiveRamp hires two new executives, and Tapad brings on new licensing talent.

Openings & New Hires at Lyft, Yext, Twitter, Uber, Invoca & more

In this week’s column, Twitter sees more high-level departures; Yext brings on a CMO from Salesforce; Lyft acquihires; Uber gets Bing employees; Invoca names a new CEO; and more. Find out what’s behind the moves…

5 Platforms That Connect Online Campaigns to Offline Results

A number of major digital and data players are beginning to realize the importance of making this attribution connection, and they’re snapping up platforms that connect the dots between offline data and online marketing. Here are five examples of offline-to-online data platforms that tie the results of digital marketing campaigns to in-store transactions…

Street Fight Daily: Axciom Adds Offline Data, Facebook’s Foursquare-esque Cards

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAcxiom Acquires LiveRamp to Boost Offline-to-Online Data Capability (AdAge)… Facebook is Testing Foursquare-esque Cards to Tell You More About Where You’ve Checked In (Verge)… Square’s Status? It’s Complicated (Fortune)…