Location Analytics Applied to the NFL

Nate Sterken: Location data generated from cell phones powers many of the ad-tech products with which we all work every day, from in-person attribution to targeting segments based on visitation patterns. Earlier this year, I got to work with data generated from a completely different source — professional football players.

Using Mobile Location Data to Target World Series Fans

Major advertisers paid upwards of $500,000 for each 30-second TV spot during the World Series this year, but using real-time mobile location data, savvy brand marketers could have reached targeted groups of consumers for much less.

Location Analytics Tracks Human Movement Before Hurricane Irma

In the wake of an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season, Placed looked at offline consumer behaviors in the days leading up to Hurricane Irma, which slammed into Florida in September. The results paint a picture of predictability around unpredictable situations.

Placed Connects Voting Patterns to In-Store Visits

According to a new study by the location analytics firm Placed, there was zero overlap in the most popular businesses for Trump and Clinton supporters to visit. In order to come up with these results, Placed tracked the offline behavior of roughly two million opted-in consumers.

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Launches Yelp Help, Retail’s Red Herring

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyYahoo Launches Yelp Help in Search to Better Battle Google: Here’s What It Looks Like (Recode)… New Data Suggests “Showrooming” on Amazon Might Not be Killing Physical Retail After All (Pando)… Google Tests Desktop-to-Mobile Retargeting With Brand Data (AdAge)…