Raise Report: Fresh Funding for Grab, Promoboxx, GameTime

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 AdStage, Vroom, Sourcery, and Shippo.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Offers Native Ads On Audience Platform, Media Buy Leverage Changing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Offers Native Ads to Brands on Audience Platform… GroupM’s Brian Lesser: The Nature of Media Buying Leverage Has Changed for Good… This App Lets You Compare Ride-Hailing Prices As Well As Driver Payouts…

Street Culture: Promoboxx Links Incentives to Achievements

CEO Ben Carcio said that it dawned on him one day that his employees would probably enjoy the perks of the job more if they were linked to company goals. One of the most recent incentives that the Promoboxx team earned was half day Fridays for the summer after hitting a revenue goal during the first week of June.

Street Fight Daily: Bots Boom on Facebook, Tinder-Like Interface Takes on Retail

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Bots Take Over Facebook… Twitter’s User Base to Grow by Double Digits This Year… Sephora is Driving Mobile Sales with Tinder-Like Features…

7 Platforms National Brands Can Use to Run Local Campaigns

The biggest challenge for national marketers targeting local markets has traditionally been scale, but new hyperlocal solutions are making it easier for major brands to reach hundreds, or even thousands, of markets with individualized campaigns that can be generated with the click of a button.

Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Matchcraft, xAd and CBS Local

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 Ninth Decimal, Factual, and Promoboxx.

Case Study: Timberland Empowers Local Retailers with Branded Content

“We know that our local retailers are the best way to engage and influence consumers,” says Frank Hwang, Timberland’s senior manager for digital and paid media. The company works with local retailers to provide product storytelling and brand lifestyle content for their digital and social media channels.