Street Fight Daily: Local Online Pubs Shirk Display, SMBs Key to Growth of Digital Ad Platforms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Local Digital News Publishers Are Ignoring Display Revenue… IAB: Big Digital Ad Platforms Must Mine SMB Market to Keep Growing… Hearst Scored Record Profits for 7th Consecutive Year by Investing in Data…

Street Fight Daily: 2018 Local Ad Spend Projections, Mashable Pivots Away from Video

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 2018 Local Ad Spend to Top $151 Billion… Mashable Is Reeling in Its Video Ambitions After Ziff Davis Sale… SoftBank Is Negotiating a DoorDash Investment Up to $300 Million…

Street Fight Daily: Self-Driving Cars Now Deliver Pizzas, Amazon Expands Advertising

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ford and Domino’s to Deliver Pizza Using Self-Driving Cars in New Test… Amazon Grows Its Programmatic Ad Business… Uber’s CEO Choice Faces a Question of Ambitions…

Street Fight Daily: Intel Buys Mobileye for $15.3B, NJ Journalists Start Local Paper

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Intel is Paying $15.3 Billion to Acquire Mobileye… After Punishing Layoffs, New Jersey Journalists Start Up Their Own Local Paper… Optimizing Digital Marketing Performance to Drive Business Performance…

Street Fight Daily: Uber CEO Berates Driver on Video, Yelp Buys Nowait for $40 Million

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In Video, Uber CEO Argues with Driver Over Falling Fares… Yelp Acquires Restaurant Tech Startup Nowait in $40 Million Deal… Snap, On Cusp of IPO, Looks Set for Strong Debut…

Investment Firms Come to the Forefront Among Owners of Local Newspapers

Today seven investment entities control 349 daily newspapers, well ahead of either the 196 belonging to long-established private publishers that include companies like Hearst and Advance Publications or the 161 public publishers that include legacy chains like Gannett and McClatchy.

Street Fight: Uber’s Q3 Losses ‘Eye-Popping’, Snap Makes Moves on Ad Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber’s Loss Exceeds $800M in Third Quarter on $1.7B Net Revenue… With Acquihire of Flite, Snapchat Looks to Boost Ad Tech Capabilities… Small Business Owners Pessimistic About Holidays but Hopeful for 2017…

At Hearst Newspapers, a New Digital Strategy to End ‘Flying Blind’

Just how far local newspapers have to go to plant their flag commandingly in the fiercely competitive world of digital is summed up in a revealing story told by Robertson (Rob) Barrett, the new digital chief at Hearst Newspapers, who says that editors just don’t have information about the interests of the people in their market.

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Acquires Jersey Papers, Walmart Responds to Apple Pay

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Gannett Buys the Bergen Record and Other New Jersey Papers… Walmart’s Answer to Apple Pay is Now Available in All Walmart Stores… Used-Car Mobile Marketplace, Shift, Launches…

Street Fight Daily: Ads Coming to Google’s Local Pack, xAd Partners with ComScore for Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Confirms Ads Are Coming to Local Pack… ComScore is Working with xAd to Measure Foot Traffic From Online Ads… How a Publisher’s New Trend-Predicting Platform Will Benefit Advertisers…

Why Top Newspaper Groups Are Pitching New ‘Solutions’ to the Ad Market (Part 1)

The top four newspaper groups in the country — Gannett, Tribune Publishing, McClatchy and Hearst — have formed a national network called Nucleus Marketing Solutions. Street Fight recently spoke with NMS’s CEO Seth Rogin, about the push-pull dynamics involved in creating and monetizing quality journalism online.

Street Fight’s Predictions for 2016: Part One

With 2015 drawing to a close, it’s time again to look ahead to what we can expect in the hyperlocal space in 2016. We asked Street Fight staffers and weekly columnists what they thought would be the biggest story (or stories) in local in 2016. We’ll be running their outlooks in two installments, the first today and the second tomorrow.

The Struggle to Save Local News Is Not Doomed

The current state of local news in the technology-driven information age continues to be a hotly debated topic in industry circles. There’s more consensus around the grim prospects for local print media, and more debate about the outlook for independent local news sites. Understanding where the future lies for local news requires a thorough parsing of both positions.

How Hearst Newspapers Became the Leader in Its Peer Group

Under president Mark E. Aldam, Hearst Newspapers is going full bore on digital, creating in-house digital marketing services and betting big on programmatic advertising. In our interview, Aldam explains how Hearst has become a top performer in the still financially challenged newspaper industry.

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Wallets Can Guide Search’s ‘Next Moment,’ BuzzFeed Wants to Go Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Wallets, GPS and Beacons: How to Dominate the ‘Next Moment’ of Local Search (Search Engine Land)… BuzzFeed Is Planning to Enter the Local News Game in the U.K. (Nieman Lab)… Grubhub, DoorDash, and Caviar Hit with Worker-Misclassification Complaints (San Francisco Business Times)…

Openings and New Hires at Niche Media, Balihoo, and YP

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Yext, SnapRetail, PlaceIQ, eBay, Hearst, and more…

Openings and New Hires at Belly, UBL, WorldNow, and FreshLime

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Fathom Voice, Hearst, PlaceIQ, Sonata and more…

Openings and New Hires at Lee, ShopKeep, Yext and SalesPredict

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Flint, Telmetrics, Sonata, Happenings Media, and Placed…

Openings and New Hires at YP, Hailo, Google, and LivingSocial

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Advance Visibility, Hearst, Cross-Post, Placed and more…

Openings and New Hires at Dex Media, Connectivity, GoDaddy, and Hearst

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, moves and new openings at hibu, Google, PlaceIQ, Advance Visibility and more …