Street Fight Daily: Online Ad Prices Rise, How Digital Brands Can Mirror Amazon’s Holiday Success

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Online Ad Prices Rise As Industry Combats Counterfeit Inventory, a Good Sign for Publishers… What E-Commerce Brands Can Learn from Amazon for Holiday Domination… Publishers Scramble to Make Their Annual Sales Numbers…

Street Fight Daily: Shoppers Swarm to Social, Snapchat’s Redesign Goes Live

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… More Facebook and Instagram Users Discussed Last Weekend’s Shopping than Super Bowl… Snapchat Simplifies Design to Spur Use… Benchmark and Menlo Commit to Sell Shares of Uber to SoftBank…

Street Fight Daily: DNAinfo & Gothamist Shut Down, CNN Wades Into Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… DNAinfo and Gothamist Shuttered Suddenly by Ricketts Following Vote to Unionize… CNN Dips Into Commerce with a Digital Product Guide… NYT Beats Profits Estimate as Digital Subscription Count Soars…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Acts as Media Platform, Amazon Courts Grocers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Inside Walmart’s Advertising Blitz… Amazon Slashes Seller Fees to Improve Grocery Sales Online… Mobile, YouTube, and Programmatic Are Alphabet’s Workhorses…

Street Fight Daily: Google Takes Over Local Bookings, Snap Goes Programmatic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Reserve with Google Booking Service to Open Beyond U.S. and Include Restaurants… Snap Turns to Programmatic Ads for Snapchat Shows… The Most Successful E-Commerce Brands Build for Mainstream America…

Street Fight Daily: Clothing Brands Use AI to Boost Mobile Sales, BuzzFeed Innovates on Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Fashion and Beauty Brands Use AI to Drive Mobile Purchases (Digiday) Working with personalization platform Qubit, DvF set up an algorithm-based discovery feed on its mobile site that’s curated using artificial intelligence and tailored to each user. The feed reflects an assortment that changes, […]

Street Fight Daily: Snap Seeks Startups as Advertisers, How AI Could Improve Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Incentivizes Startups, Especially Mobile-First Companies, to Advertise On It… How AI Could Change Attribution Tools… How Ikea Deploys AR to Improve Its Customer Experience…

Street Fight Daily: Google Modifies Practices to Help Publishers, Brands Pursue Experiential Marketing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Unveils Tools to Increase Subscriptions for Publishers… Agencies See Experiential Marketing as the Next Big Thing, and Brands Want In… eMarketer Lowers Snapchat’s Ad Revenue Forecast for 2017…

Where Will VR Fit Into Local Advertising?

How will advertising play out in (admittedly nascent) VR, especially in local? We’ll likely see the same early and ongoing misfires, such as banner ads. Or, as in video experiences, we’ll likely see a fair share of legacy formats — like pre-roll ads — ham-handedly shoehorned into VR.

Street Fight Daily: How Google Cashes in on AI, Uber CEO Says IPO 18-36 Months Out

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google and Microsoft Can Use AI to Extract Billions More in Ad Dollars from Clicks… New Uber CEO Says Company Could Go Public in 18 Months… Coming Soon to Facebook Watch: Sponsored Shows…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Faces a Slide in Young Users, Tech Giants Invest in TV Advertising

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Instagram and Snapchat Are Benefiting from Facebook’s Loss of Young Users… Why Tech Giants Are Spending Big on TV Ads.. Google as the New Home Page — A Tactical Guide…

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.

How 5 Brands Use Geo-Targeting to Fuel In-Store Sales

By serving mobile ads based on users’ geographic locations, brands can avoid these types of blunders and hone in on the type of hyper-specific messaging that boosts engagement and click-through rates.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Explores Offline-to-Online, Foursquare Partners with InfoScout

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Can Brands Create Facebook Custom Audiences Based On Brick-and-Mortar Visits?… Foursquare Partners with InfoScout to Offer Fuller Picture of Customer Journey… Postmates Relies on Streaming Data to Deliver Positive Experiences on Demand…

Street Fight Daily: Marketers Take Note as Snap’s Q2 Disappoints, Uber Infighting Escalates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snap Falls 17% as Revenue and Daily User Growth Disappoint… Benchmark Is Suing Kalanick and Uber Over Board Control… Facebook Courts Video Makers for ‘Watch’ Tab with Financial Incentives…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Sells Eat24 to GrubHub, Brands Rankled by Amazon’s Third-Party Selling

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Is Selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5M, and the Stock is Skyrocketing… Brands Bristle at Third-Party Selling on Amazon But Can’t Do Much to Stop It… Is Facebook’s Mobile Attribution Model Fair?…

Why 2017 Investments Will Take Local Companies Farther With Less

Upserve CEO Angus Davis says that seed funding is the most available right now. And because the overall economy is doing fairly well, wealthy people are increasingly doing angel investments where they previously were not.

Snap Debuts Self-Serve Platform for Brand Ad Campaigns

Brands now can take graphics assets they use elsewhere and put them into a template to create new ads. Instead of developing content just to appear on Snap, the new tools let marketers leverage video and images they have at hand.

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Steals Snap’s Business, Google Wades Further into Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Publishers Are Switching Affections from Snapchat to Instagram… Google Expands Reserve with Google, Adding Salon and Spa Bookings… Moz Founder Rand Fishkin to Step Away from Day-to-Day Operations, Will Remain Chairman…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Navigate Snapchat, Amazon Tightens Grip on the Smart-Home Future

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Brands Get Around Low Discoverability on Snapchat… This Year’s Prime Day Echo Sales Could Mark a Tipping Point for Amazon’s Product… Uber Offers a Thankless Job, and The Applications Roll In…