7 Location Analytics Firms for Malls and Shopping Centers

If you want to see what retail innovation looks like first-hand, walk into a shopping mall. Faced with the option to transform or die, shopping mall operators across the country are choosing to fight back against the shifting tides in retail.

Here are seven tech firms that malls, and other retail giants, are relying on to collect and study location data gleaned from shoppers’ mobile devices.

Parking Startup’s Solution Keeps Shoppers In-Store Longer

Retailers have spent millions strategizing about which location-based marketing and cross-channel personalization tactics are most successful in increasing dwell times, but a startup based out of Miami thinks the answer retailers are looking for is actually right outside their front doors.

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Partners With Twitter, Amazon Eyes Hotel Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why Twitter and Foursquare Just Struck a Deal (Fortune)… Amazon’s New Hotel Business Begins to Take Shape (Skift)… Mobile Will Account for 72% of US Digital Ad Spend by 2019 (eMarketer)…

5 Ways Hyperlocal Technology Can Save Malls from Extinction

Given their position in the marketplace, hyperlocal vendors are uniquely able to help physical stores fight back against the changing tide. By using features like geo-targeting, indoor tracking, and mobile messaging, brick-and-mortar retailers can band together and increase their chances of survival. Here are five ways that hyperlocal technology can potentially save shopping malls from extinction…