5 Tools for Capturing Customers from Competitors

Merchants can use multiple tactics to turn a competitor’s customers into their own, from timely advertisements and relevant mobile messaging to targeted social media coupons. Here are five examples of platforms businesses can use to poach customers from their competitors,

Openings and New Hires at Moasis, EBTH, and Tout

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Moasis hires two ex-Googlers to its c-suite, Everything But The House makes a spree of executive hires, and video network Tout woos away a Deseret Digital Media leader.

Street Fight Daily: Groupon CEO on ‘Myths’ About the Company, P&G’s Snapchat Success

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Is Groupon ‘Misunderstood’? It Probably Is Under-Appreciated (Local Onliner)… How P&G Is Tying Snapchat Ads to In-Store Sales (Ad Age)… Newsonomics: Can You Get Readers to Pay a Dollar a Day for Digital News? (Nieman Lab)…

Moasis Debuts New Ad Platform, Seeks to Connect With Consumers’ Context

Today the company is debuting Moasis for Advertisers, which promises a one-stop shop for collecting and predictively analyzing valuable location-related data like weather, nearby events, and traffic. “Programmatic and mobile are virtually synonymous today,” said Moasis CMO Eric Nielsen.

Hyperlocal Execs’ 2015 Predictions (Part Two): Cir.cl, xAd, Yodle, VendAsta

As we have for the past three years, Street Fight recently asked a number of hyperlocal luminaries to weigh in with their predictions for where local is headed in 2015. We ran the first installment of their responses yesterday — now here are the rest…

6 Tools SMBs Can Use to Push Mobile Ads

By streamlining the creative and logistical components typically associated with mobile marketing campaigns, vendors are giving small businesses a way to expand their reach and modernize their advertising practices without increasing costs. Here are six solutions SMBs can use to push ads to mobile users…

Case Study: Boxing Gym Uses Mobile Flyers to Attract Crowds

Paul Wade, the owner of Third Street Boxing Gym in San Francisco, is a self-professed technophobe. But noticed an increase in the number of people coming into his gym with smartphones in their hands, and he had a nagging feeling that there could be better ways to promote his live boxing events than the printed posters and flyers he’d been creating with the help of a graphic designer for the past 10 years…

5 Mobile Ad Tools for Very Small Businesses

Why should the big guys get to have all the fun? When it comes to mobile advertising, most vendors are still targeting their offerings at major brands and brick-and-mortar chains. However, a growing number of hyperlocal vendors are beginning to develop mobile ad products aimed squarely at the small business community…

LBMA Podcast: Microsoft’s Nokia Buy, Gucci and Google Maps, and Moasis

On the show: Nymi uses your heartbeat as a password; OnOurRadar enables on-the-ground reporting in emerging economies; Toopher uses location as authentication; Microsoft acquires Nokia but not the juicy parts; Plus our Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin on the emerging market for shopper segmentation based on device and special guest Ryan Golden of Moasis…

7 Ways Marketers Can Make Mobile More Attractive to SMBs

From apps to ads to geo-targeted push notifications, the challenge for marketers is explaining the benefits of mobile without overwhelming small business owners in a sea of technical jargon and complex language. Here are seven tips from experts in the mobile community about how marketers can do a better job of selling their products to merchants…

8 Strategies for Generating Buzz Around a New Hyperlocal Platform

Entrepreneurs need more than just a great idea to launch a successful hyperlocal business — they need a way to promote it. Here are eight strategies for generating PR and promoting a new hyperlocal platform, delivered by executives who’ve been in that very same position…

Street Fight Daily: Location Gains in Mobile, TD Bank Gets Hyperlocal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Real-Time Location Data Gets a Bigger Slice of Mobile Targeting (eMarketer)… TD Bank Breaks Social Marketing Mold and Invests in Google+ Local Content (AdAge)… The Next Big Thing in Local: Kids (PandoDaily)…

‘Tis the Season for Mobile-Motivated Sales

Nothing makes the holidays jolly for retailers like increased foot traffic, elevated sales and full cash registers. Here’s how new hyperlocal mobile ad technologies this year are helping retailers who target some of their marketing efforts at mobile devices significantly increase their odds of achieving the jolliness they’re hoping for…

6 Geofencing Tools for Small Businesses

A number of mobile advertising platforms have recently stepped up with geofencing tools aimed directly at small business owners. Here are six tools that businesses of all sizes can use to reach out to consumers at targeted locations…

Street Fight Daily: NextDoor Raises $18.6M, YP Freshens Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.NextDoor, the Social Network for Neighborhoods, Raises $18.6M (GigaOm)… YP.com Freshens Up Homepage, Creates Higher Expectations for the Inside (Screenwerk)… Reinventing the Billboard (Inc.)…