LBMA Vidcast: Square Adds DoorDash and Postmates

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: AppNexus rebrands to Xandr Invest with AT&T data, Cerebro Platform hyperlocal DOOH, Welcome travel itinerary app, McDonald’s McNugget experience in the UK, Square adds DoorDash & Postmates, iOS 13 to be much more location-sharing friendly.

Letter From the Editor: Retail Transformation Rules

As we continue to evolve the definition of “local,” one key component of its market opportunity is offline brick-and-mortar shopping. After all, about 90% of all U.S. retail spending, to the tune of about $3.7 trillion, is completed offline in physical stores. And that’s usually in proximity to one’s home (thus, local).

This makes retail transformation a key focal point for Street Fight. And there’s a lot happening.

How Forward-Thinking Brands Are Leveraging Automation

Global brands—the kind that can afford huge teams of in-house marketers—are increasingly relying on marketing automation tools to manage triggered email campaigns, prioritize leads for sales, and leverage mobile campaigns across their customers’ journeys.

Here is how five top global brands are deploying automation to improve the way they interact with customers.

Measuring the Impact of McDonald’s Push Into Automation, Personalization

With the right personalization and automation technology in place, McDonald’s is said to have plans to learn about customers through their ordering behaviors. More specifically, McDonald’s is planning to use Dynamic Yield’s technology to create a drive-thru menu that can be tailored based on factors like weather, restaurant traffic, and trending menu items. For example, when the temperature tops 100 degrees, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes might move into a prominent spot on the drive-thru menu board. When it starts raining outside, coffee and hot chocolate might take top billing.

LBMA Vidcast: Alibaba’s FlyZoo Hotel, McDonald’s Acquisition of Dynamic Yield

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Samsung’s “Refrigerdating,” PrivateAcre, Alibaba’s FlyZoo hotel, McDonald’s buys DynamicYield, Oreo + Target, Coor’s Light battles Bud with sound. Special guest: Ian Dallimore, Lamar.

LBMA Vidcast: McDonald’s & Waze, Lego & Snapchat

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Hermes AR package delivery, NFC forum’s payment standard, Lego + Snapchat + Kabooki, McDonald’s + Waze billboards, Geon Network, Glympse partners with Albertsons.

LBMA Podcast: Burger King Swipes McDonald’s Customers, Target Experiments with AR

On this week’s LBMA podcast: AdMov, Xamoom celebrates “Silent Night,” Burger King swipes McDonald’s customers, Dunkin’ fools Portland, MA, Stella Artois’ beer-serving robot, Target selling Christmas trees with AR.

LBMA Podcast: Spent Retail Analytics, Reveal Mobile Black Friday Report

On this week’s LBMA show: Spent retail analytics, LinkSure free global WiFi, Casino competes with AmazonGo in France, McDonald’s dancing in the streets of Bogata, Shopkick + Unilever & Walmart, Verve + AdCouncil for Goodwill. Special Research—Reveal Mobile Black Friday Report.

Street Fight Daily: Google Bought MasterCard Data for Attribution, Free Coffee for Consumer Data?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Google and MasterCard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Establish Attribution… Why Publishers Are Transitioning to Affiliate Marketing… Possibly Foreshadowing Retail Trend to Come, a Shop Exchanges ‘Free’ Coffee for Data…

LBMA Podcast: McDonald’s, Google Sued, Telnav & Sionic Mobile

Featured on this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Telnav + Sionic Mobile, Telestra, Keyo’s pay by palm, McDonald’s, Dove’s AR cover campaign, Google sued. Special guest: Robert Radek, GEON Network.

LBMA Podcast: VRstudios, McDonald’s, Snapcodes & Cargo

On this week’s edition of the Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: VRstudios, Fysical Technologies, City of Sacramento, Snapcodes + Cargo, McDonald’s, Cirque du Soleil + Ivanhoe Cambridge. Special guest: Karl Swannie – Echosec. 

Street Fight Daily: Local Online Pubs Shirk Display, SMBs Key to Growth of Digital Ad Platforms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Local Digital News Publishers Are Ignoring Display Revenue… IAB: Big Digital Ad Platforms Must Mine SMB Market to Keep Growing… Hearst Scored Record Profits for 7th Consecutive Year by Investing in Data…

LBMA Podcast: Lyft + Amtrak, Placecast, Reveal Mobile

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Capsule pharmacy, Sony & Shakira, Thin Film, InMarket, McDonald’s.

Street Fight Daily: McDonald’s Begins Testing Mobile Ordering App, Campaign Monitor Buys Tagga

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… McDonald’s, Late to Mobile Ordering, Seeks to Avoid Pitfalls… Campaign Monitor Acquires Tagga to Boost Email Marketing with Customer Data… How Will the IoT Impact Local Search?…

5 Quick-Serve Restaurant Brands Using Artificial Intelligence to Change the Way We Eat

The type of ultra-personal service that was once offered by waiters at mom-and-pop diners is now being duplicated by highly-sophisticated computer algorithms, as many of the country’s largest restaurant chains start investing more in artificial intelligence technology.

LBMA Podcast: Adquick, Spotify, McDonald’s and Blippar

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Hormel, Talians app, Tree Elves and King of Pops, Commerce Signals, PlaceIQ, Broadsign, Here Maps and Twitter, and Apple Maps.

QSRs Are Thriving With Location-Based Data, But There’s a Caveat

QSRs have successfully forged ahead with location-based ad strategies. Not only have we seen an influx of case studies asserting as much, but also a recent report from xAD inferring that foot traffic has spiked for QSRs thanks to location-based marketing, and, perhaps more importantly, the data mined from those efforts.

Street Fight Daily: Uber Uses Ride Data for Restaurant Recommendations, AirBnB Launches ‘Trips’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Uses Ride Data to Compile Guide on Local Restaurants… AirBnB Is Transforming Itself from a Rental Company Into a Travel Agency… World’s Leading QSR Uses Tech to Revolutionize Service…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Cash In on Snapchat API, Google to Launch Click-to-Message Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Brands Cash In on Snapchat’s Long-Awaited API… Google To Launch Click-to-Message Ads on Google Search in Coming Weeks… Platform Publishing Creates Challenges for Publishers’ Mobile Design…

LBMA Podcast: Waze’s Brands, EatStreet/PingUp, and McDonald’s.

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Skedaddle, Netclearance, Marriott’s #Mgravityroom, Under Armour, Sears + Uber, Google Trips, Sito Mobile + Blue Bite, and Verizon buys Sensity.