5 Analytics Platforms SMBs Can Use to Parse Customer Data

A number of platforms are making it easier for local merchants to track consumer behavior on mobile devices, allowing retailers to analyze the influence that check-ins, mobile apps usage, and foot traffic patterns have on their bottom lines. Here are five platforms that give businesses ways to utilize online data for better consumer targeting…

Can Businesses Use Hyperlocal to Leverage Customers’ Politics?

There has been significant coverage about the differences in Democrats and Republicans, but to date there hasn’t been any analysis on real world activities associated with political affiliation. From grocery stores to restaurants, from retailers to gas stations, voting Democrat or Republican plays a part in which establishments we step foot in and which ones we don’t…

Place Off: A Week in the Life of the Mobile Local Revolution

A couple columns back, I covered the collision of big data, mobile and local (please refrain from acronyms… “BiDaLoMo”!). That covered some location analytics players like JiWire and Sense Networks. But since then, the action has picked up. In the last week alone, I’ve had in-depth conversations with others defining this space including Placed, PlaceIQ, and Telenav…

Placed Launches Platform to Measure Offline Consumer Behavior

Location analytics provider Placed has unveiled a new platform to measure offline consumer behavior, offering marketers and publishers the ability to measure the physical businesses their customers visit. With Placed Panels, which relies on opt-in consumer participants, marketers need only to create their own unique panel through Placed’s website and recruit consumer panelists…

5 Analytics Platforms For Better Hyperlocal Ad Targeting

Location analytics platforms can be just as useful for developers and publishers as they are for major brands and agencies. In fact, these platforms can be a useful tool for just about anyone who’s looking to gather more inside data about their audience or the audiences they’re trying to reach through mobile ads. Here are five location analytics platforms that brands, marketers, and developers can use to learn more about their target consumers…

Street Fight Daily: FiveStars, LevelUp Raise Double-Digit Funding

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.FiveStars Picks Up $14 Million to Challenge the Loyalty Punch Card (All Things D)… LevelUp Now Has $21M To Take On The Squares Of The Mobile Payment World (TechCrunch)… Facebook Stories the Next Patch, Flipboard, HuffPo or Something Else? (Paid Content)…

Getting Location Analytics Up to Speed for the Mobile Ad Revolution

The inability to apply value to the key differentiator of mobile (location) is part of the reason why mobile CPMs are still at 20% of desktop CPMs. It’s critical that media buyers push mobile inventory sources to provide location analytics that enable them to make buying decisions based on the unique features associated with mobile…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Retail, Journatic Fallout Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Opens Concept Store in Singapore (CNet)… The Uncomfortable Truth Behind the Journatic Byline Scandal (GigaOm)… Rumor: Twitter To Acquire Sense Networks To Better Target Local Ads (TechCrunch)

Placed Snags $3.4M in Funding To Bring Location Analytics to Developers

The location analytics startup emerged from a 13-month stealth period yesterday, announcing Series A funding as well the release of a new product for mobile app developers. Placed for Developers is a free SDK that enables developers of location-aware apps to analyze the real-world context in which their products are being used…