LBMA Vidcast: Sam’s Club and Instacart Partner on Alcohol Delivery

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Brands form “Voice Coalition”, CherryPicks navigation + translation app, Paytronix + FriendShip loyalty, Signify’s new LiFi, Coca-Cola Italy drives recycling, Sam’s Club + Instacart for alcohol delivery.  Special – new white paper from Digital Element.

Raise Report: Frontify, Instacart, Machinify 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 includes new funding for Journal, Mapify, Netlify, Paperspace.

Raise Report: Salesloft, Nift, Intercom 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 Fastdata.io, Kloudless, Instacart, and Neighbor.

Street Fight Daily: Brands Wise Up About Location Tech, Google’s Exchange Bidding Exits Beta

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Brands Are Getting More Sophisticated at Using Location Data… Google’s Answer to Header Bidding Is Now Generally Available… Instacart Raises Another $150 Million…

5 Tech Companies Changing the Grocery Industry

The percentage of grocery purchases influenced by digital media nearly doubled last year, and by 2025 roughly one-fifth of U.S. grocery sales are expected to happen online. Now it’s time for technology vendors to step in with new innovations, so that the industry can continue to evolve. Here are five firms working to change the way we buy groceries right now.

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Rolls Out Retail Tech, Brands Push Boundaries with User Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Debuts Retail Platform Enhancements… Where is the Line Between Creepy and Creative in Data-Driven Advertising?… How Twitter Could Make a Big Comeback in 2018…

Street Fight Daily: In-House Programmatic Expands, Facebook Demotes Engagement-Baiting Posts

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Transparency and Brand-Safety Concerns Drive Expansion of In-House Programmatic… Facebook Will Soon Demote Posts That Beg for Likes, Comments, and Shares… Refinery29 Lays Off Staff, Citing a ‘Correction in the Digital Media Space’…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Fuels Communication with Brands, Mobile’s Domination of Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 80% of Instagram Users Voluntarily Connect with a Brand on the Platform… Mobile to Account for 80% of Search Budgets by 2021… Google is Building a Competitor to Amazon’s Echo Sho…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Bolsters Brand Safety, Instacart Partners With Legacy Grocer

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… xAd Rebrands as GroundTruth in Push to Expand Beyond AdTech… Facebook is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear… Legacy Grocer Partners with Instagram to Offer Delivery…

Openings and New Hires at Buzzboard, inMarket, and SITO Mobile

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Ninth Decimal, Netsertive, and Instacart.

Raise Report: New Funding for Instacart, Kabbage, Drizly

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Goldbely, Peerspace, Workfit, and Cordial.

Street Fight Daily: AirBnB Raises $1 Billion in Series F, Facebook Tests New Measurement Tool

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AirBnB Just Raised a Massive $1 Billion Round that Values It at $31 Billion… Facebook to Release Advanced Measurement Tool… Brands Cool on Chatbots…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart Amasses $3.4 Billion Valuation, Uber Seeks COO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Grocery-Delivery Startup Instacart is Valued at $3.4 Billion… Travis Kalanick Wants a No. 2 Executive… Boston-Based Localytics, a Mobile Engagement Platform, Acquires Berlin’s Tapglue…

5 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Merchants Can Utilize On-Demand Services

Businesses that sell physical goods are discovering that they can cut costs and increase services for their customers by forming partnerships with on-demand apps rather than competing on their own. Here are five examples of ways that brick-and-mortar businesses can start utilizing on-demand services.

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Seeks $500 Million in New Funding, Snap Values Itself at $24B on Eve of IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Seeking At Least $500 Million in New Funding… Snap Officially Sets Stock Price at $17, Raising $3.4 Billion in IPO… Instacart to Raise $400 Million as Other On-Demand Startups Die Around It…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart Aims for Positive Cash Flow, Google Drives App Installs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instacart Looks to Build an Empire with Promoted Ad Business… Google’s App Ad Business Drivers Billion Installs in Last Four Months… Ads Help Businesses Stay Afloat, But Slows Load Times End Web Visits…

Street Fight Daily: How Instacart Is Changing Grocery, Beacon Use on the Rise

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instacart’s App Has Changed Grocery Stores for Good… Proximity Tech, Beacon Usage on the Rise Among Marketers… Should Citations Define the Success of SMBs’ Local SEO Strategies?…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Gets Merchants to Pay for Rides, Shopify Teams Up with Postmates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Offers Gets Merchants to Pay for Rides… More Than 21,000 Businesses Can Now Add Same-Day Delivery Through Postmates… Vacation Rental Startups Attract $100 Million in Funding So Far This Year…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Pay Coming to Mobile Web, DoorDash Moves Into Yelp Territory

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Pay Moving to the Mobile Web, Could Give Big Boost to Mcommerce (Marketing Land)… DoorDash Takes On Yelp, Offers ‘Objective’ Restaurant Quality Scores (VentureBeat)… Microsoft Tells Possible Yahoo Buyers It Would Consider Backing Bids With Big Bucks (Recode)…

How Badly Do Consumers Really Want Grocery Delivery?

Instacart is bumping up against the realities of the economy. There are two countervailing trends that are working against the idea of grocery delivery: frugality, and shopping-as-entertainment.