Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s New Brick-and-Mortar Highlights Local, Quality; New Hires in Hyperlocal

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Amazon’s New Store in NY Offers 4-Star+ Products Trending with New Yorkers… New Hires at Adsquare, IAB, GatherUp… No Data? No Problem! Build Loyalty Despite Lack of Data…

New Hires at Adsquare, IAB, GatherUp

Every two or three weeks, Street Fight rounds up some of the latest hires and new openings in the hyperlocal marketing, tech, and media industries.  This week includes new hires at PebblePost, dataPlor, and Snapsheet.

Hires and New Openings at Dream Local, Adsquare, PubMatic

Every two or three weeks, Street Fight rounds up some of the latest hires and new openings in the hyperlocal marketing, tech, and media industries.  This week’s roundup includes hires and new openings at Gravy Analytics, GasBuddy, Swrve, Episerver, and Swrve.

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Adsquare Leverages Quality Guarantee to Boost Marketer Confidence

The mobile data exchange adsquare believes it has finally cracked the code on data accuracy with a new product that aggregates first-party data from publishers and combines it with validated third-party data from the company’s own exchange.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Cuts Out Google Shopping Ads, Advertisers Question Facebook ROI

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Stops Buying Prized Shopping Ads on Google… Facebook’s Big Threat Isn’t Cambridge Analytica — It’s Advertisers Questioning ROI… Google’s DoubleClick Ad ID Change Presents Challenges and Opportunity for Attribution Vendors…

LBMA Podcast: RetailLoco, Adsquare, PlaceIQ, Bluedot

On this week’s podcast from the Location-Based Marketing Association: A RetailLoco Recap, Adsquare’s Footfall, PlaceIQ + IRI, Bluedot raises $5.5M from TransUrban, Waze + Carto, Amex ends Plenti, DAC Group launches ConvergenSEE.

Street Fight Daily: Self-Driving Cars Now Deliver Pizzas, Amazon Expands Advertising

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ford and Domino’s to Deliver Pizza Using Self-Driving Cars in New Test… Amazon Grows Its Programmatic Ad Business… Uber’s CEO Choice Faces a Question of Ambitions…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Enters Meal-Kit Biz, How Facebook Shares Campaign Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Begins Selling Meal Kits… Facebook Shares More Audience Data Via Carefully Controlled ‘Clean Rooms’… Google Publicly Launches Hire, a Job Applicant Management Tool for SMBs…

Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Local Event Discovery to Search, Snap’s Earnings Disappoint

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Search Will Now Help You Find Nearby Events… Snap’s $2.2 Billion Loss Caps Bumpy First Months as Public Company… Microsoft Releases New Custom AI Services for Businesses…

Street Fight Daily: Square Launches POS App for Retailers, GrubHub’s Sales Surge

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Square Launches Dedicated Point-of-Sale App And Service for Retail Merchants… Grubhub’s Sales Surge… The Washington Post Rolls Out Customizable Content Ad Unit…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Tried to Buy Lyft, Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Biz

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Tried to Buy Lyft in 2014 But Negotiations Fell Apart Over Price… Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Turn Mobile Scrolling Into In-Person Buying… With Facebook’s Power Growing, Publishers Scramble to Connect Directly with Audiences…

Why Marketers Must Focus On Data ‘Far Beyond Location’ to Build a Sharper Picture Of Consumers

Tom Laband, the CEO of adsquare, recently spoke with Street Fight about the rise of mobile data, the positive impact on targeting and the company’s wider strategy to “go far beyond location” to provide intelligent mobile data for holistic and effective mobile campaigns.

Holiday Weekend a Big Win for Mobile

If U.S. consumers proved reluctant to spend their Thanksgiving holiday in stores, they demonstrated few qualms about shopping online. Digital commerce was up significantly from 2014 levels. The momentum continued into Black Friday, which also saw brick-and-mortar spending reach its highest totals since 2012. The biggest winner over the holiday weekend was mobile: Its share of website traffic and online sales reached record highs.

Europe’s adsquare Unlocks More Data in New ‘Marketplace’ for Hyper-Contextual Advertising

For brands and retailers, it’s evident that the battle to win customers will be fought with data — lots of it. But more data could also be too much of a good thing. A new self-service offering from Berlin-based adsquare aims to help advertisers “navigate the data deluge.”

Street Fight Daily: Understanding the Decline of Search, Ad Blocking App Creator’s Second Thoughts

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google’s Search Business Might Not Be as Water-Tight as People Think (Business Insider)…The Creator of the iPhone’s Top-Selling Ad Blocker Pulled His App off the Market (AdWeek)… Target Wants to Turn Minneapolis into a Mini-Silicon Valley (Fortune)…

Openings and New Hires at LivingSocial, GrubHub, and RetailNext

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Borrell Associates ups its research director, eBay names a new CMO, and RevMob appoints a co-CEO.

LBMA Podcast: Factual Teams With EQ Works, Digital Element Partners With Skyhook

On the show: Bionym pioneers wearable payments; Adsquare raises $4.3M; The NHL is testing virtual Dasherboards; Tip.ly makes tipping a visual thing; Clear Channel offering free content in Singapore; Copresence brings peace to Android and iOS sharing; Boxpark does the pop-up mall. Our resource of the week looks at the impact of Apple Pay on Whole Foods…