Street Fight Daily: Unstructured Data A Big Local Opportunity; Small Businesses Need Cybersecurity Help

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Not All Burrito Eaters Are the Same: Why Advertisers Need to Think Local… Report: Half of Very Small Businesses Suffer Financial Losses from Website Hacks… Why I Love First-Party Reviews…

Street Fight Daily: Google Maps Gets Social, The Hot New Ad Trend Is … Billboards?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Google Maps Gets Social, Enabling Users to Collaborate on Choosing Local Options… Billboards—Yes, Billboards—Are Having a Heyday in the Digital World… Three Takeaways From DMEXCO 2018: Top Concerns in Digital Marketing…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Reveal Most Effective Local Marketing Tactics, Google Embraces Discovery & Stories

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Survey: Multi-Location Brands’ Most Effective Local Marketing Tactics… Google Search Gets an Update to the Tunes of Discovery and Stories… Customer Data Platforms Compete to Define the Evolution of the Category…

Street Fight Daily: Adobe Reportedly in Talks to Buy Marketo, Walmart Rebrands E-Commerce Effort

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Adobe in Talks to Buy Marketing Software Firm Marketo… Boosted by Fresh Funding, PebblePost Gives Snail Mail a Programmatic Upgrade… Walmart Goes After City Folk with Rebrand of Jet.com…

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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…

Street Fight Daily: The (Walmart) Empire Strikes Back, How Brands Forge Emotional Connections

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Inside Walmart’s Rise as a Legitimate E-Commerce Player… Motista Report Indicates What Brands Can Do to Spark Emotional Engagement… Did Ad Blocking Just Flip from Protection Racket to Mobile Marketing Savior…

Street Fight Daily: Agencies Adapt to Amazon, Local News Sites Awash With Ad Fraud

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Hacking Amazon: Agencies Create Workarounds for an Emerging Ad Giant… Local News Publishers Still Mired in Ad Fraud, New Pixalate Data Shows… More than 1,000 U.S. News Sites Are Still Unavailable in Europe Post-GDPR…

Street Fight Daily: Square Opens Its Platform to Developers, Google Pursues the Gamification Route

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time… Google Hooks Up With Unity to Entice Advertisers with Game Supply… After Downgrading Publishers, Facebook Explores New Ways to Boost Them…

If We Only Opened Facebook’s App for ‘Time Well Spent,’ Would We Use It Much At All?

If Facebook’s advertisers’ most coveted users are opening its app mainly to scroll through News Feed while waiting for lattés or click on the stray cat video, and if the company truly wants time spent on its app to be “time well spent,” does its core mission even have a viable future?

After Nearly Two Years in the Hot Seat, Facebook Feels the Burn

In its Q2 earnings report, the social giant reported that growth has stalled in the United States and Canada, its most valuable markets. And its overall user growth for the quarter of just 22 million users is the smallest jump since 2011, indicating that a slowdown in revenue growth will likely prove a long-term challenge in the years ahead.

Street Fight Daily: Why Amazon’s Pursuing Pharmacy (and Everything Else); Programmatic Hurdles Ahead

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon’s PillPack Deal Gives It Access to Sensitive Health Data… The Programmatic Transparency Challenges That Still Must Be Solved… Google Shows Preference for Quicker-Loading Mobile Pages…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon and Google Announce New Initiatives Focused on SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Introduces Startup Campaigns for Small Businesses… Amazon Plans Startup SMB Delivery Services for Its Own Packages… How a Proposed California Privacy Regulation Could Impact User Data-Driven Business…

Street Fight Daily: AT&T Buys AppNexus, Programmatic Recovering Post-GDPR

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AT&T Is Buying Ad Platform AppNexus, Reportedly for $1.6 Billion or More… A Month After GDPR Took Effect, Programmatic Ad Spend Is Starting to Recover… App Publishers Must Avoid the Audience Circulation Trap..

Street Fight Daily: Web.com Agrees to $2B Sale, Mobile Ad-Blocking Threat Grows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Web.com Agrees to Tentative $2 Billion Sale… Mobile Ad Blocking Is Becoming a Bigger Threat… Apple’s Push Against Push Is An Opportunity for Advertisers…

Street Fight Daily: Highlights from Street Fight Summit, Advertisers Drop DSPs to Cut Costs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… #SFSNYC: The Growing Power of SMB OS… #SFSNYC: Investors on Billion-Dollar Opportunities in Local and Where to Find Them… Advertisers Cut DSPs 40% Over Two Years…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Expected to Bring Bidding to In-App Ads, Barriers to Online-Offline Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Offers Brands In-App Ads… Performance Pricing Pitfalls: The Truth About Offline-Visit Data for Advertisers… TGI Friday’s AI-Powered Marketing Drives $150 Million…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Creeps Into Payments, Reviews Shape Local Offline Purchases

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instagram Quietly Launches Payments for Commerce… Augmented Reality Heading to 3 Billion Devices, $85 Billion in Revenue… Yelp’s Chad Richard on the ‘Decentralization’ of Reservations…

How Hopper Secures Bookings with Geotargeted Deals

For Hopper, a mobile app for flight and hotel booking, taking advantage of hyperlocal marketing technology means running more than 500 customized campaigns each day, tempting travelers with limited-time deals from their current locations.

Street Fight Daily: Ad Tech Too Crowded for Marketers, Facebook Crackdown on Targeting to Build

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why Choosing Mar Tech Vendors Is Challenging for Marketers… Facebook Plans Crackdown on Ad Targeting by Email Without Consent… Amid Heightened Competition, Domino’s Mobile Game Offers Rewards Points..

Street Fight Daily: Brands Have Work to Do on Mobile, CPMs on the Rise

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Consumers Still Widely Dissatisfied with Mobile Shopping Experiences… Study of Digital Ad Prices Finds CPMs on a Steady Rise… Facebook Denies It Collects SMS and Call Data Without Permission…