What Location Data Tells Us About Post-Pandemic Tourism

Data-driven insights have become crucial as the world prepares to reopen and drive growth to key travel destinations. Every single consumer segment has had to change their lifestyles and adapt to a changed landscape. This increases the urgency of collecting timely data to inform decisions as opposed to relying on past wisdom.

What Does the Arrival of Approximate Location Mean for Granular Ad Targeting?

Tucked into ​​Android’s latest privacy update is a change that many marketers didn’t see coming. Smartphone owners with Android 12 or higher now have the option to ​share “approximate” location instead of precise location, restricting app developers from accessing their exact whereabouts in real-time.

Holiday Insights: Mission-Driven Messaging and Customer-Driven Strategy

Each month, Street Fight sources experts insights from the businesses in our ecosystem on our theme. This month’s theme is the Hybrid Holidays, and our experts share their takes on mission-driven messaging, customer-driven strategy, the blurred B2B-B2C divide, and consumer preferences.

Heap Journey Maps

Heap’s Journey Maps Show How Consumers Navigate Digital Experiences

Heap is rolling out a new data science tool designed to help teams understand how users navigate digital experiences. The “Journey Maps” tool is the latest addition to Heap’s suite of data science tools, designed to surface high-impact insights about user behavior on consumers’ websites and digital products.

Shoppability is the New Black

But like many Covid-driven trends, shoppable content has been accelerated by shifting circumstances. And now it’s on a collision course with the holiday season. This means that the companies that are positioned to capture that spend will reap the rewards this year. We’ve seen much jockeying in the ad tech world for this very reason.

LBMA: Old Spice Goes Wild with Snapchat at Walmart

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Old Spice going wild with Snapchat at Walmart, Toronto’s Art Heist scavenger hunt, United Airlines using PayPal QR codes for in-flight payments, and Starfield Hanam shopping mall in Korea launching an interactive video wall campaign.

BeOp Adds Conversation to Post-Cookie Contextual Advertising

The contextual, conversational advertising firm BeOp believes it has the solution to the death of cookies. The company, which works with more than 90% of premium publishers in its home country across the Atlantic, connects advertisers with consumers reading content related to their products and services. But what distinguishes BeOp from contextual ad competitors is the style of its ads: conversational quizzes and questions that drive engagement and zero-party, or fully consensual and explicit, data collection.

Shipping Costs and Shortages Disrupt Holiday Shopping

The Shopkick survey paints a portrait of this year’s holiday shopper as someone who is looking for deals and convenience, cares about inflation and product shortages, and is willing to shop early and in store to get what they need before it runs out.

How to Revamp Your First-Party Data Strategy with Privacy in Mind

Instead of relying on tedious workarounds or shaky inferences, marketers can build zero- and first-party data experiences that let customers tell the brand explicitly what kind of personalization they want.

6 Ways Brands Are Leveraging Human-to-Human Marketing in 2021

The ultimate goal with human-to-human marketing is to tap into consumers’ emotions by using real people to engage potential customers. Advancements in technology, and growth in the gig economy, have made human-to-human marketing a more realistic—and affordable—option for brands this year. As the holidays draw closer and brands rethink how they’ll connect with targeted consumers in the coming months, this is a strategy more brands are considering.

5 Pillars of Strong Tech Thought Leadership

Communications professionals and tech executives often ask what distinguishes strong tech thought leadership from pitches that miss the mark. Here are five pillars of high-quality tech thought leadership to guide would-be thought leaders to success.

Innovation Brief: Apple, Canon & Disney

Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at AirPods Conversation Boost, Canon’s VR lens, and Disney Stuntronics.

Holiday Insights: Mobile Strategy and Interactive Advertising

Each month, Street Fight sources experts insights from the businesses in our ecosystem on our theme. This month’s theme is the Hybrid Holidays, and our experts share their takes on mobile strategy, interactive advertising, customer service, and empathetic messaging.

LBMA: Home Depot Hires Walmart to Deliver Goods

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Home Depot hiring Walmart to deliver goods, Albert Heijn looking to monetize its app/web customers with Google-like ads, Apple upping its game with enhanced “find my phone” location features, and Playfair Group bringing a mobile jukebox to seniors.

Why Deep Linking is a Must for M-Commerce Marketers this Holiday Season

The 2021 Adobe Digital Economy Index reported that 60% of online retail website visits in August 2020 came from smartphones, which now account for 40% of all online sales. It’s undeniable; mobile commerce — or m-commerce — will be a major factor in retailers’ success this holiday shopping season.

5 Headless Commerce Solutions for Retailers

Headless commerce is one of the latest innovations to hit the retail industry, offering both online and offline retailers the opportunity to decouple the purchasing and payments experience from their websites while also giving shoppers the ability to complete transactions from almost anywhere.

Cidewalk Expands to Bring Mobile Marketing to Local Businesses Overseas

In response to growing demand for digital marketing services outside the U.S., Cidewalk is extending its platform reach to cover all countries. CEO Venkat Kolluri says the decision to expand globally was made in response to the growing demand from businesses for lightweight, easy-to-use digital marketing channels to target consumers online at any location.

OOH Advertising Strategy is Evolving with Measurement Advances

OOH may appear to be the antithesis of the efficiency- and measurement-obsessed norms of the digital advertising era: one-to-many and not easily attributable. But the channel is evolving, becoming easier to measure and to strategize around thanks to technical breakthroughs.

LBMA: Etsy Launches a Virtual AR Showroom

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Uber Eats rolling out pumpkin delivery in 3 cities, Lancome debuting a virtual pop-up store in the UK with ByondXR, Reveal Mobile acquiring MIRA, Kantar and Route joining forces on OOH measurement, and Esty launching a virtual AR showroom with The Etsy House.

Stop Flying Blind: Why Closed Feedback Loops Matter More Than Ever

These changes have a lot of marketers feeling like they’re flying blind, but you don’t have to stay lost in the fog. Instead, you can use automated surveys to take your customers’ pulse, establish a solid baseline, and execute a closed-loop feedback strategy to continuously improve. This approach will give you the key metrics you need to consistently deliver a great customer experience in three steps.