Street Fight Daily: SMBs to Prioritize Social Marketing, Snap Files for IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… U.S. SMBs Plan to Prioritize Social Media Spending Over SEO and Email in 2017… Snapchat Parent Snap Inc. Files for IPO… Data Management Platform Adoption Is on the Rise, but Challenges Remain…

Why SMB Marketing Services Won’t Save Newspapers’ Bottom Line

Most newspapers aren’t building new and innovative tools to provide SMB services. Instead they are white labeling offerings from other providers or are connecting their audiences to an existing service. Over time, SMB tools are going to become a commodity. When someone who is still in high school can offer exactly what you are offering, you’re in trouble. With the high cost structures and overhead that newspapers have, being in a commodity business (where margins get pushed lower and lower) won’t prove lucrative in the end…