Street Fight Daily: Facebook Adds Calls, Macy’s ‘Digical’ Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… These New Facebook Ads Come With a Call Button to Ring Up Businesses (AdWeek)… Macy’s Embraces a ‘Digical’ World (AdAge)… Google Continues Debranding Local – Google Maps App Becoming Local’s Forward Facing Brand (Blumenthals)…

Why Call Tracking Works Across a Variety of Local Marketing Contexts

Call tracking and analytics can be implemented across any media channel — although online search, directories and context-based marketing are especially important avenues. The key is to include a tracking component to measure and capture post-call, offline information and behavior in order to identify real advertising value…

Solving Mobile’s Attribution Problem

Traditional online metrics, focused more on website clicks, fail to accurately capture online-to-offline attribution. How can companies “close the loop” on measuring mobile ad effectiveness? An important way is through calls, given that 30% of display ad secondary actions are calls…