Street Fight Daily: GDPR Challenges Smaller Ad Tech Firms; More Detailed Sitelinks in Google Search?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… GDPR Has Cut Down Ad Trackers in Europe but Helped Google… The Rise of the Micro-Influencer and How Brands Can Deploy Them… New Format for Google Sitelinks Shows More Site Content in SERP…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook to Cut Off Third-Party Data Oct 1, Amazon Wants to Monopolize the Smart Home

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Ad Buyers Prepare for Headaches as Facebook Cuts Off Third-Party Data… Report: Voice Tech Not Meeting Consumer Expectations… Amazon Announces Slew of Voice-Activated Products, Leading the Way on Voice…

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…

With Product Launches, Drift Moves Conversational Marketing Into Prime Time

By launching a Conversational Advertising product, Drift is looking to create a new category of online advertising—one that leads potential customers directly from digital ads to real conversations, without relying on the types of static landing pages and lead forms that tend to slow sales processes down.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Looms Over Snap IPO, Inside a Local Publisher’s Rise

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… A Rival’s Shadow Looms Over Snapchat IPO… How Local Publisher Technically Media Is Diversifying Its Business with a Community Focus… Marketo CEO on the Company’s Big Plans to Take On Big Marketing Clouds…

Dealmakers: Growth Hacking with Sales Automation Technology

We tend to think of fragmentation as a major hurdle, but it means opportunities as well — to leverage content, data, and analytics to create an efficient, effective lead pipeline. Investors are turning their attention to this opportunity, pouring money into and acquiring companies that facilitate sales and marketing automation. What distinguishes the companies receiving investment dollars this year is that they uniquely embrace the concept of “growth hacking.”