With Product Launches, Drift Moves Conversational Marketing Into Prime Time

By launching a Conversational Advertising product, Drift is looking to create a new category of online advertising—one that leads potential customers directly from digital ads to real conversations, without relying on the types of static landing pages and lead forms that tend to slow sales processes down.

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Street Fight Daily: How to Manage Google’s Local Services Ads, Instagram Building Standalone Commerce App

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Social’s Hottest Platform Is Building a Standalone App for Commerce… 3 Tips for Managing Local Services Ads… Ad Tech Needs a Shared ID Solution ASAP…

Drift Releases New Tech to Help B2B Marketers Convert Site Visitors Into Leads

It’s 2018, and if visitors to your site are slapped with forms that need to be filled out manually, those visitors are going to take their business elsewhere. That’s the state of affairs that conversational marketing and sales platform Drift is addressing this week with its new technology, Drift Intel.

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s Intertwined Futures in AR and Maps, Snapchat Is Shrinking

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Will Apple Help Assemble the ‘Internet of Places’?… Snapchat’s User Base is Shrinking. Here’s Why… Social Is Getting More Difficult for Content Marketers…

Raise Report: Zaius, Punchh, Drift Score New Funding

Every two or three weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Instapage, Sensu, PullRequest, and Stord.