Openings and New Hires at Chatmeter, AffinityX, and Gravy Analytics

Every two 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 openings at Yes Lifestyle, Observer Media, iSeatz, DialogTech, Blis, and Contently.

Facebook’s Self-Serve Ad Creative Can’t Be SMBs’ Only Choice

By removing some of the barriers to ad spend for small businesses, Facebook is trying to become a one-stop shop for their ad dollars. SMBs are likely aware of the problem, but they shouldn’t be willing to rely on Facebook exclusively for their marketing and advertising needs.

How the SMB/Local Advertising Community Can Avoid ‘Bad Ads’

Google’s recent “Better Ads” report demonstrates that while digital is a great channel for reaching consumers, a positive experience is perhaps the most crucial component of a successful ad campaign, especially for advertisers using programmatic to buy and serve their ads.

How the Tech Emerging From CES Could Impact Local Advertisers

While some of the consumer-facing products that made headlines won’t hit store shelves for months, there was plenty to learn from the show for anyone involved in media, software, content, and design. Here’s a look at how some of these technologies could impact advertising planning and creation right now.

What Do the Death of Flash and the Rise of HTML5 Mean for SMB Advertisers?

HTML5 allows marketers to do more with online display ads than they were able to do before. They can add functionality and interactivity, filling their ads with content and creating something akin to a mini-website delivered across the web.