LBMA: Talon and MadHive Link DOOH and OTT audiences

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Facebook rolling out birthday gifting, India’s Neareo releasing a suite of tools for digital engagement, Talon and MadHive partnering to link DOOH and OTT audiences, and Singapore’s Cellarbration using government digital IDs to verify alcohol purchases from vending machines.

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Contextual Advertising Is Not Replacing Behavioral Ads. It’s Enhancing Them

Advanced Contextual does not see contextual ads as at odds with behavioral. Rather, the company wants to add a layer of contextual intelligence to the open exchange, guiding all advertising going forward.

The Great Re-Opening Calls for a Great Re-Think of Your Media Mix

Brands can re-plan their media mix and use intelligent out-of-home to deliver on the same goals that they used CTV, and frankly all digital for: brand awareness, engagement, and response. Here are some tips for marketers rethinking their media plans amid the return to the great outdoors.

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Retailers Use AI to Mine Social Data for Back-to-School Trends

Students across the country are returning to the classroom this month — some for the first time in more than a year. While early indications show strong late-summer back-to-school sales, retailers aren’t leaving anything up to chance. Widespread confusion around health policies, safety protocols, and required supplies that can vary by school are leading retailers to rely on social media and artificial intelligence to collect information on emerging themes and trends.

G2 Brings Yelp’s Peer Advice Model to Software Reviews

G2 is a software marketplace that publishes reviews from actual software users, rather than relying on industry analysis. The company recently raised $157 million in Series D funding from investors including Hubspot Ventures, Salesforce Investors, and LinkedIn.

Redesigning Your Sales Organization in a Post-Covid World

With in-person interactions effectively out of bounds during the peak period of the pandemic, sales teams were forced to redesign on the fly. Remote sales technologies that enabled virtual control over historically manual elements in the sales process became essential.

Idomoo Launches Interactive Video Platform

Could highly personalized interactive video become the primary way that businesses communicate with customers in the future? That’s what the team at Idomoo is betting on. The company is launching a fully open, enterprise-grade platform called Living Video that will enable businesses to automatically update videos in real-time based on context and user input.

Adapting Retail Marketing Strategies to Fit the Endemic Era

Now is the time for retail marketers to plan and once again adapt their strategies for long-term success in what is becoming a highly competitive digital market. Let’s explore how to reach that success.

LBMA: Appen’s Acquisition of Quadrant

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Avondale Park District putting Amazon lockers in parks, Oscar Meyer hitting the road with Lyft, FedEx leveraging sensors for last mile vaccine distribution, and Appen acquiring Quadrant in location data merger.

September Theme: Broadening Local

Street Fight covers the whole of digital marketing, but our roots lie in local search and media, and we’re returning there this month with a focus on what we’re calling Broadening Local.

Why Marketing Is Here to Stay — Headed by CMOs or Not

While some high-profile companies that eliminated the CMO role delegated the responsibilities to the division level and/or divided oversight among other company leaders at the corporate level, all of these functions remain vital to business success. Someone still has to be making the decisions, and someone still has to be responsible for marketing performance, regardless of title.

DoubleVerify Acquires Meetrics to Fuel Global Expansion

The move comes amid a flurry of adtech mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs. Even as new privacy laws and rules threaten the targeting and measurement that drives the industry, investor interest in adtech is at an all-time high. Of course, consolidation will also help the remaining players weather the coming data drought.

Expert Roundup: The Cutting Edge of Contextual Advertising

Contextual advertising does not simply mean showing Macy’s ads to someone reading about fall apparel. In this roundup, leaders in contextual marketing provide insight on the cutting edge of the discipline.

How Tech-Enabled H2H Can Boost Hyperlocal Marketing

Marketers do not need to see H2H as at odds with data-driven advertising. Marketers can leverage tech to activate brand ambassadors in target communities, foster local connections, scale to multiple trade areas, and collect data on the back end that allows for customer relationship management and marketing measurement. This is H2H marketing for the digital world, and it’s better than retargeting without a human touch and human touch with no data to back it up.

Innovation Brief: Tesla, Instagram & Facebook

On a semi-weekly basis, Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at Tesla Bot, Instagram’s latest UX changes, and Facebook video calling.

Why More Brands Are Bringing Data Intelligence In-House

Despite implementing many of the same technology platforms and marketing strategies as they did in early 2020, retail brands today are shifting their approach and bringing more data intelligence solutions in-house. The strategy is part of a larger emphasis on first-party within the brand marketing community, particularly as personalization techniques grow more advanced and privacy changes make targeting harder.

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Expert Roundup: The New Data Arms Race

A new privacy era is changing the rules of data-driven business. Below, leaders in digital marketing expound on those changes and on what the future of business, especially in digital advertising, will look like.

LBMA: Disney Launches Genie Service

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Disney launching their Genie service, GroundTruth partnering with No Kid Hungry, Barilla helping the blind make pasta, and United Airlines teaming up with Walmart and Albertsons on Covid testing.

Survey: Interactive Video is the Future

Of course, we might approach a survey by an interactive video platform about the love for interactive video with some caution. But there are other signs that interactive video is the future of online customer engagement, increasingly taking over both online ads and shopping experiences.

Google Local Search Trends I: Personalization

Though it’s not always easy to find the common threads in Google’s complex evolution of the local search consumer experience, some themes do stand out, such as the drive toward increasingly personalized search results, which I’ll be covering in this initial entry in the series. Fortunately for marketers, personalization, along with the other themes I’ll cover, offers numerous opportunities to outpace the competition and convert more searchers into buyers. A better understanding of these emerging trends will help marketers prioritize their efforts.