How Brands Can Get More Out of Their Brick-and-Mortar Marketing

Marketers that fail to see local storefronts as a critical channel are missing out on a rich sales opportunity. Brands invest $70 billion in local markets each year, but a significant portion of that spend often goes to waste because they fail to work collaboratively with their local partners.

New Report Identifies Enterprise Customer Types & Needs

In our latest analysis, we discovered that the integration needs of enterprise marketers reveal some clear correlations in terms of attitude, behavior and installed technologies. For example, the companies that found local store sites to be most effective were also doing well with local print, and planned to increase their social, mobile, and digital display advertising.

Survey: Demand for Multichannel Programmatic Is Promising

Nearly one-third of the respondents in Street Fight’s survey who also said that local media and content was important for their marketing were thinking about such cross-channel programmatic. Interest appeared highest for marketers who found local TV effective, but also played strongly with radio and print fans.

Survey: Many Opportunities to Connect Local Media With National-to-Local Marketers

National brands and retailers remain wedded to traditional media and marketing for their local branches, franchises, and resellers. However, they are increasing their spending on digital channels, and over half of them feel it’s important to associate their campaigns with local media and content.

How Hospitality Brands Balance Global and Local in Their Marketing

Hotel brands face a marketing conundrum: Though they may be national or global brands, the average consumer experiences them on a local basis. So how should global hospitality brands manage this split?

Why Mobile Could Make or Break Your Back-to-School Campaign

The school year is right around the corner, which means that back-to-school shopping is already in full swing. Aside from the holidays, back-to-school is the second-largest selling season, so if retailers are not participating, they’re missing out. To be successful this school year, you need to know what trends are affecting how consumers are finding […]

Why All Brands Need to Prepare for the Localization of Marketing

In order to fully appreciate the significance of localized marketing, we first need to understand the dominant forms of marketing that preceded it. There have been three major technological disruptions over the past century that fundamentally changed the marketing landscape.

Conference Notebook: As Brands Warm to Mobile, Conversations Turn to Cross-Device

“As a marketer, we want to hit people at the right time at the right place,” said Ajay Kapoor, head of brand function at Procter & Gamble. “But when I think of active versus passive understanding … mobile is great, but you have to be engaged.”

Why Brands and SMBs Need Each Other for Success in Local

Product brands commit more than $22 billion in online co-op advertising funds each year, but local businesses leave approximately $1 billion of these funds untouched. That’s a lot of money. The revenue brands stand to earn by introducing local businesses to the digital age is remarkable…

Programmatic Advertising Is Zooming In on Local — Will News Sites Be Ready?

The new Borrell Associates projections for the growth of programmatic ad revenue in local digital publishing are, in a word, big…

5 Ways You’re Doing Mobile Wrong

For consumers, it’s basically a mobile-first world. And as more and more money and activity moves into the mobile advertising ecosystem, marketers must move beyond the old models and start to think like consumers – mobile-first…

Conference Notebook: Brands Refining Their Local Approach

Multi-location brands that want to connect with local consumers have long been faced with a major conundrum of how much local marketing to trust to their local outlets. At BIA/Kelsey’s National event in Dallas last week, a number of brands and vendors weighed in on how their strategies are evolving…

5 Tools for Location-Based Audience Profiling

With location-based audience profiling, marketers have the opportunity to connect online metrics to in-store sales. This allows for smarter media planning and results in a higher ROI on digital campaigns…

How Multi-Location Brands Can Dominate Local SEO

There have never been more ways to find a Starbucks. You can go to the store locator on the website: chances are, it will be the mobile version, because that’s how local search happens more often than not. Or you could use the Google Maps, Apple Maps, Bing Maps, or HERE Maps apps. Or you could […]

How Brands and Publishers Are Thinking About Beacons

“The data and analytics is important but in the end, it has to be about improving the customer experience first,” said Jennifer Bordner, marketing manager at Old Navy, during a panel at SXSW Interactive in Austin Tuesday. “What can technology do that feels more natural than an extra burden. In the end, it’s about bridging that gap between the physical and digital [experience] in a way that feels natural.”

5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]

Toward the end of last year, american shoppers reached a remarkable milestone: consumers spent more in retail stores on products, which they had researched on the Internet, than those they had not. According to eMarketer, Web-influenced offline sales now account for the largest category of retail spending in the american economy…

Brands Ignoring Local Search Are ‘Kicking Away’ the Opportunity Google Is Giving Them

Street Fight recently caught up with David Mihm, the director of local search strategy at Moz, to talk about the impact of Google’s latest local search update on multi-location brands, the state of local search’s shift to mobile, and what a rash of new vertical sites means for Google…

Study: Mobile’s Data Problem Is Getting Worse

In the mobile advertising industry, where data is harder to come by, location data has emerged as a pricey asset. But a new report from Thinknear suggests that the quality of the location data on major exchanges is actually on the decline…

PlaceIQ Opens Up Mobile Advertising Data to Agencies

For years, mobile advertising firms have promised brands an opportunity to target their customers in the real world. Now mobile advertising startup PlaceIQ wants to help marketers better understand that behavior before a campaign starts and how it changes after the run is finished…

Dstillery VP: Mobile is a ‘Programmatic-First’ Platform

Street Fight recently caught up with Lauren Moores, vice president of analytics at Dstillery, to talk about location data fraud, the role of location in programmatic, potential impact of Apple Pay and emerging attribution models…