Local Search Association Crowns the Best Solutions in Local

At its annual conference in Dana Point, CA, this week, the Local Search Association recognized the best solutions in location-based search and advertising with its annual Ad-to-Action awards. Award winners, who competed in a field of over 80 entries and were selected by judges representing companies such as Google, Amazon, and Walmart, included Brandify, PlaceIQ, and Vendasta.

Street Culture: SproutLoud’s Reinvention Requires Collaboration

Channel marketing automation company SproutLoud had a circular problem: the turnover was bad, which was bad for employee morale, which was causing more turnover. The company’s internal culture was deteriorating—a point at which many startups have struggled to reset their environments, and a point at which SproutLoud’s leadership team took responsibility.

Street Fight Daily: What to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz, Are Publishers Now Like Tech Vendors?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… 5 Things to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz… Are Publishers Becoming More Like Tech Vendors?… Street Culture: SproutLoud’s Reinvention Requires Collaboration…

Openings and New Hires at Acquisio, Cuebiq, Freckle IoT, SpinGo

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 Yext, Zift, SproutLoud and Kantar Media.

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Gets Assist from Yext, What New Instagram Tools Mean for SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Geofilter Campaigns May Get a Boost from Yext… What the New Instagram Tools Mean for SMBs… Advertising in Pokémon Go Will Include Sponsored Products, Not Just Locations…