The future of SMB marketing solutions isn’t do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me, or even do-it-with-me. Rather, it lies in a new go-to-market model called “do nothing” that combines context, content, software, and automation into solutions that are low-cost, have next to no barriers to entry, and require little in the way of learning or doing from customers.
Speculation over the best model for providing and marketing SMB solutions — do-it-yourself (DIY), do-it-for-me (DIFM), or the middle-ground option, do-it-with-me (DIFM) — has been swirling for years. Columns from two Street Fight contributors indicate that while technology is part of the current problem, it’s undoubtedly part of the solution as well.
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google is Making a Giant Change This Week That Could Crush Millions of Small Businesses (Business Insider)… Court Prevents Yelp from Turning Over User Data (Hill)… Foursquare Turns To Location Data For Revenue, Joining Crowded Field (Marketing Land)..