Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Lands Series F, AppLift Shifts Focus from Mobile Installs to Engagement

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Foursquare Picks Up $33 Million Series F Investment… Behind Applift’s Rebrand, a Shift Toward Engagement… Google’s Top Ad Exec to Leave for VC Firm…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Reveal Most Effective Local Marketing Tactics, Google Embraces Discovery & Stories

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Survey: Multi-Location Brands’ Most Effective Local Marketing Tactics… Google Search Gets an Update to the Tunes of Discovery and Stories… Customer Data Platforms Compete to Define the Evolution of the Category…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook to Cut Off Third-Party Data Oct 1, Amazon Wants to Monopolize the Smart Home

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Ad Buyers Prepare for Headaches as Facebook Cuts Off Third-Party Data… Report: Voice Tech Not Meeting Consumer Expectations… Amazon Announces Slew of Voice-Activated Products, Leading the Way on Voice…

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…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Rolls Out Retail Tech, Brands Push Boundaries with User Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Debuts Retail Platform Enhancements… Where is the Line Between Creepy and Creative in Data-Driven Advertising?… How Twitter Could Make a Big Comeback in 2018…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce & Google Partner on Analytics, MarTech Budgets to See Big Growth

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce and Google to Integrate Analytics 360 with Marketing and Sales Clouds… MarTech Budgets Projected to See Double-Digit Growth Next Year… Lyft COO Rex Tibbens Is Stepping Down After More Than 2 Years…

Street Fight Daily: Alexa Everywhere Becomes Reality, Salesforce Launches Data Marketplace

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Wants You to Wake Up with Alexa, and That’s Just the Start… Salesforce Launches Data Studio, a Marketplace for Data… Over Half of Paid Programmatic Impressions Probably Aren’t Viewed by an Actual Person…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Joins Video-Ad Craze, Uber Co-Founder Quashes Kalanick Return Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Unleashes Video Ads for All Advertisers with Third-Party Measurement Partners… Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Says Kalanick Will Not Return as CEO… How Quartz Achieved a 90% Renewal Rate for Branded Content…

Tech Giants and Others Pooling Resources to Support Small Businesses’ Use of Technology

Big name tech companies including Facebook, Google, Square, SalesForce, Chase Bank, and many others are offering the knowledge they have acquired on the way up to small businesses that might not be getting all the help they need.

Street Fight Daily: IBM and Salesforce Share AI Tech, Consumers Still Tepid About Connected Home

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… IBM and Salesforce Will Start Sharing Their AI Technology… Most Consumers Not Turned On By Connected Home, Study Finds… Mobile World Congress 2017: Main Enterprise Themes…

Street Culture: Year-Old JumpCrew Builds for Scale, Eschews ‘Startup Culture’

“There has to be a process around the strategy to support the goals of others,” says founder David Pachter. “The people driving innovation are the ones on the front lines, working with clients and products. That groundswell of direction and changes, they don’t happen if you don’t have open channels of communication.”

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Virtual Reality Web Browser, Millenials Prefer Text-Delivered News

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… What Brands Should Know About Facebook’s New Virtual Reality Web Browser… Pew Research Shows Young Adults Prefer Text-Delivered News Over Video… Snapchat Parent Working on IPO Valuing Firm at $25 Billion or More…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Eyes Twitter, Apple Enters Search Ad Biz

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter is Expected to Field Bids This Week, with Salesforce in the Mix… Local Visionary Awards Finalists Announced… Apple Enters the Search Ad Biz Today — What Marketers Need to Know…

Street Fight Daily: Guardian to Sell Its Data, What Facebook’s Marketplace Lacks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Guardian Moves to Separate Data from Inventory, with Monetization Model to Follow… Salesforce is Acquiring Krux to Boost its Data Management Capabilities… What Time Learned From the Small Sites It Acquired…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Launches Retail Platform, 55% of Online Shoppers Start on Amazon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Announces Cloud-Based Retail Platform for In-Store, Online (MediaPost) As part of the Customer Success Platform, retail brands on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud can transform how they connect with their customers at every step in the journey: from discovery, engagement, and transaction to […]

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Brings AI to the CRM Masses, Yelp Courts Developers with New Program

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Brings AI to the CRM Masses with New System, Einstein… Marketers Are Getting the Snapchat Targeting Data They Want. Will It Scare Off Users?… Google Trips App Helps Plan Personalized Travel…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Apes Facebook’s Ad Biz, Uber’s Leasing Expansion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Buys Demandware for $2.8 Billion, Taking a Big Step Into E-Commerce… Instagram’s Ad Business Starting to Look More and More Like Facebook’s… Inside Uber’s Auto-Lease Machine, Where Almost Anyone Can Get a Car…

Street Fight Daily: Google Debuts Assistant, Investors Losing Interest in Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Meet Google Assistant: A New Search Platform, Rather Than A Gadget or an App… Swirl Looks to Close the Digital Divide Between E-Commerce and Physical Stores

7 Ways Predictive Intelligence Can Be Applied to Small Business Marketing

Small business owners have the tendency to shy away from advanced technologies like predictive intelligence, however experts in the field say that’s a mistake, and many of today’s platforms can be implemented by merchants on Main Street. Here are seven ways that small businesses can get in on the action and start using predictive intelligence tools today.

Street Fight Daily: Stripe’s New Mobile Commerce Tool, Can Google Keep Up With Changes in Search?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Stripe Introduces New Tools to Simplify Mobile Shopping (New York Times)… Google Gears Up for Search Shift to Mobile and Vertical (Ad Age)… Etsy Opens To Manufacturing (TechCrunch)…