Street Fight Daily: Brands Benefit from Voice Revolution, Placed Unveils New Attribution Tool

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… As Voice Has Its Moment, Tech Giants Give Brands a Way Into the Conversation (AdWeek) Voice is having its moment. People are talking, devices are listening and brands are attempting to insert themselves into the conversation, using Amazon Alexa voice skills and Google […]

Street Fight Daily: Google’s E-Commerce Influence Declines, Uber Under FBI Investigation

Google’s E-Commerce Influence In Steady Decline (MediaPost)… Uber Faces FBI Probe Over Program Targeting Lyft (WSJ)… Postmates Expands Unlimited, a Prime-Style Subscription Service, to 250k Merchants (TechCrunch)…

Placed Analysis Uncovers Location Data Biases

According to a new report released by the location-driven insights firm Placed, accuracy has fallen by the wayside in the rapidly expanding location-based advertising industry, which is estimated to reach nearly $30 billion by 2020. Placed’s analysis found that just 1% of locations are accurate enough to identify a store visit.

Why Location Measurement and Attribution Are Key to Brand Visibility

Attribution “is the metric that all brands and media verticals are moving to as it solves a number of gaps in the market.” says Freckle IoT’s Neil Sweeney. He believes measuring how branding strategy is working is becoming just as important as brand visibility.

An Unsexy Truth: Emerging Tech Hinges on Local Data

The visual search future in which “the camera is the new search box,” will have a massive reliance on local data. Therefore value and demand are boosted within that world for companies that have unique local data sets — everything from NAP to snaps.

Openings and New Hires at Placed, Main Street Hub and Apptus

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Search Influence, SalesFuel and Buzzboard.

#SFSNYC: Strategizing for the Coming Local Consolidation

In the six years since Street Fight was founded, companies in the local sector have popped up at a breakneck pace and are now being snatched up just as fast by their competitors. To break down this issue, Street Fight CEO and founder Laura Rich sat down with four experts in tech, SMBs, and mergers and acquisitions at Street Fight Summit Tuesday.

Street Fight Daily: Snap Acquires Placed, Google’s AMP Drives Content Engagement

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snap Acquires Placed to Measure Whether Ads Drive Brick-and-Mortar Sales… Google’s AMP Mean Visitors Spend More Time With Content… Amazon Fights Walmart for Low-Income Shoppers…

Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Pitney Bowes, and Button

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Netsertive, Vendasta, Speakeasy and Tapad.

Openings and New Hires at Cuebiq, Unacast, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Propel

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Yext, inMarket, Placed and Tiger Pistol.

Placed and Captivate Partner to Measure the Reach of Digital Elevator Ads

Digital media company Captivate announced today that it is teaming up with location analytics firm Placed to measure when consumers visit in-store locations after seeing digital ads in elevators. Consumers exposed to Captivate’s digital screens are cross-referenced with Placed’s app users to offer a new location visit measurement KPI.

Street Fight Daily: Social Platforms Bring Pubs Limited Cash, GM Enables In-Car Data with New SDK

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Deals with Facebook and Snapchat Are Popular, But They’re Not Big Money-Makers… GM’s New SDK for In-Car Infotainment Apps Offers Access to Nearly 400 Data Points… For Retail, the Next Big Tech-Driven Shakeup is Organizational…

#SFSNYC: How Marketers Are Closing in on the Holy Grail of Mobile Attribution

“What’s super interesting is the fact that we now have a bridge between the digital and physical world,” said Foursquare’s Steven Rosenblatt, talking about how this new rise in data makes it much easier to see what’s going on down to the hyperlocal level.

Give Placed Your Location, and the Company Will Give You Frequent Flyer Miles

Location analytics firm Placed today is launching a new app that allows consumers to share their location data in exchange for frequent flyer miles. The Frequent Flyer app, with its explicit value exchange for consumers, has the potential to show how effective mobile ads can be in driving in-store purchases.

Street Fight Daily: YP Names New CEO, Uber Offers Self-Driving Car Rides for Free

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ex-Cox Exec Jared Rowe Named YP CEO… Travis Kalanick on Uber’s Bet on Self-Driving Cars: ‘I Can’t Be Wrong’… The New York Times Shutters NYT Now App…

LBMA Podcast: Snapchat, Life 360, McDonald’s, Google Nearby

Welcome to This Week in Location Based Marketing, a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Uber + Digital Globe, Placed, Samsung LANdry, Snorelax Alarm Clock, Vivid VR Cinema.

Placed’s Attribution Platform Expands as More Partners Demand Proof of ROI

“Based on the growth and adoption that Placed is seeing across its clients, we’d expect that by the end of 2016, attribution will be a default on status for the majority of advertisers where they have an offline conversion event,” said the company’s CEO David Shim.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Launches Tool for App Engagement, SMBs Draw Non-Local Searches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Launches Dev Tool Focused on Mobile App Engagement… Case Study: 33% of Local Search Business is from Non-Locals… Yahoo Reveals Testing of Conversational Search, Virtual Assistance…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Partners with Factual, YouTube Lends Hand to SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why Uber, Apple, and Facebook All Want Data From This Startup… YouTube Starts Producing Free Video Ads for Small Businesses… AirBnB Secures $1 Billion From U.S. Banks to Fund Growth…

Placed Connects Voting Patterns to In-Store Visits

According to a new study by the location analytics firm Placed, there was zero overlap in the most popular businesses for Trump and Clinton supporters to visit. In order to come up with these results, Placed tracked the offline behavior of roughly two million opted-in consumers.