Local Social Network Nextdoor Raises $123 Million

The digital advertising proposition for Nextdoor is obvious—what better way to drive customers into nearby brick-and-mortar stores than to generate buzz on a social platform centered on users’ physical location? Venture capitalists see the value proposition, as Chris Varelas, co-founder and managing partner at Riverwood, proclaimed Nextdoor as the “future of local community and commerce.”

LBMA Vidcast: Toyota & GroundTruth, GOAT Sneakers AR Campaign

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: GOAT Sneakers AR campaign, Swatch goes contactless, BevMo tests voice, Solving homelessness in London with ClearChannel, Nextdoor monetizes data, Toyota dealers + GroundTruth.

New Hires at Nextdoor, Airbnb, Applift

Every two or three weeks, guest columnist Geoff Michener rounds up some of the latest hires in local and digital marketing. This week’s roundup also includes new hires at TapClicks, Affinio, Tealium, Vistar Media, and Motista.

Street Fight Daily: Square CFO to Lead Nextdoor, Breaking Down the Voice Ecosystem

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Not All Voice Assistants are Created Equal… Square CFO Sarah Friar to Become Nextdoor CEO… Why Facebook Is Putting Its Skin in Local News’ Subscription Efforts…

Sprinklr Partners with Nextdoor to Power Hyperlocal Social Campaigns

Touted as the first deal of its kind, the partnership opens up for brands a social platform that provides the unparalleled opportunity to target users with verified addresses who are guaranteed to inhabit the same geographical spaces and jabber about the same local brick-and-mortar businesses.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Removes Over 5,000 Ad Targeting Options, Sprinklr Partners with Nextdoor

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Facebook to Cut Over 5,000 Ad Targeting Options, But Buyers Envision Workarounds… Sprinklr Partners with Nextdoor to Power Hyperlocal Social Campaigns… How Brands Can Use AI to Boost Their Email Marketing Strategies…

Street Fight Daily: Attribution Remains Top Challenge for Brands, Nextdoor Partners with HouseCanary

PARTNERSHIPS, ACQUISITION, AND PERSISTENT INDUSTRY PROBLEMS… Proving Local Attribution and ROI Remains a Top Challenge for Multi-Location Brands… Nextdoor Partners With HouseCanary, Adding Real Estate Functionality to its Social Network… Salesforce Will Acquire Data Integrator Datorama for a Reported $800M…

Nextdoor Partners With HouseCanary, Adding Real Estate Functionality to its Social Network

The news, announced Tuesday morning, marks progress in a natural direction for Nextdoor, whose users already jabber about real estate without prodding on the social network’s part, said Nextdoor’s Chief Revenue Officer Lauren Nemeth in a company press release.

Heard on the Street Episode 7: Defying the Hyperlocal Graveyard, with NextDoor

One of the imperatives for fledgling sites with hyperlocal aspirations that NextDoor co-founder and chief architect Prakash Janakiraman points to is dedicated focus on neighbor-to-neighbor communications and engagement. Though not as big or culturally embedded as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, NextDoor is exclusively devoted to local community interaction.

#SFSW18: How Nextdoor Is Building a Business Around Neighbors

Nextdoor is an app exclusively devoted to the local communities that keep the lights on for small businesses.  Prakash Janakiraman, co-founder and chief architect of Nextdoor, joined Mike Boland, Street Fight’s analyst in residence, at Street Fight Summit West in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon to discuss Nextdoor’s growth into a billion-dollar local business.

Raise Report: Nextdoor, Bizzabo, iZettle Lock Down New Funding

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Fetch Robotics, PhoneWagon, Chattermill, and Kasisto.

The Place of Newspapers in the Local Marketing Ecosystem

“Digitally speaking, NextDoor is encroaching on a space that local papers really should own.” David Mihm tells Mike Blumenthal. “It’s basically a glorified forum that in my view would be every bit as successful, if not more so, if hosted by a truly local entity.”

Street Fight Daily: WaPo Partners with Nextdoor to Cover Local, Restaurants Build Around Instagram

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Washington Post Partners with Nextdoor to Boost Local News Coverage… Restaurateurs Are Designing Their Establishments with Instagram in Mind… Brands Eye New Ways to Foster Innovation with Agencies..

CloudSponge: Soaking Up Your Contacts to Connect You Anywhere

The startup is touting tremendous success for at least one company using their service: local (under the radar) giant, Nextdoor, has seen a significant uptick in growth since deploying CloudSponge’s technology. How? We talked with Jay Gibb, the company’s CEO, to find out.

Street Culture: Tech Startups Amping Up Opportunities for Women

For many locally focused tech companies — including NextDoor, SweetIQ, ibotta and G/O Digital — transparent sharing and openness at all levels is inviting a new workplace generation led by women.

Street Fight Daily: Inside the Self-Driving Uber Experience, Billy Penn’s Sister Site Launches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Starts Self-Driving Car Pickups in Pittsburgh: Here’s a Peek Into the Experience… The Incline, Billy Penn’s New Sister Site, Launches in Pittsburgh… Amazon’s Echo Is Finally Being Released in the UK and Germany…

Scaling the Neighborhood: A Community Focus for Local Services

So far, digital services, even those focused on local, have done more to atomize local communities than unite them, training us to rely on anonymous resources for the information and recommendations we used to get from our friends and neighbors.

Street Culture: Collective Employee Mindset = Shuffleboard at Nextdoor

“One hundred and eighteen people is not a lot, but corralling those opinions is a more difficult task,” said Margie Mader-Clark, the company’s VP of human resources. “It’s about a stewardship of culture, taking care of it, making sure the negative aspects go away as early as possible.”

Street Fight Daily: Uber Gets Merchants to Pay for Rides, Shopify Teams Up with Postmates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Offers Gets Merchants to Pay for Rides… More Than 21,000 Businesses Can Now Add Same-Day Delivery Through Postmates… Vacation Rental Startups Attract $100 Million in Funding So Far This Year…

Street Fight Daily: Google Fresh Expands to Grocery Delivery, Nextdoor Arrives in Europe

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Launches Grocery Delivery Service in San Francisco and Los Angeles (TechCrunch)… Nextdoor Launches in Europe (The Next Web)… Report: Apps Convert Better for Retailers than Mobile Web or Desktop (Marketing Land)…