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5 Brands Innovating with Augmented Reality

Stephanie Miles

5 Brands Innovating with Augmented Reality

While just 12% of brands say they’re interested in exploring AR in the near-term, according to a recent Street Fight survey, that figure is expected to increase exponentially in the coming years. Part of that anticipated explosion in the AR market is thanks to companies like Facebook and Snapchat, which are aggressively building out their AR offerings. It’s also thanks to innovative thinkers at major brand retailers, who are reimagining AR technology and making it all their own. Let’s take a closer look at how five brands are innovating in the AR space.

Crack-of-Dawn Black Friday Lines Are Already a Thing of the Past, Data Shows

Joseph Zappa

Crack-of-Dawn Black Friday Lines Are Already a Thing of the Past, Data Shows

How is the increasing appeal of e-commerce and other digital options such as BOPIS—buy online, pick up in-store—affecting retail’s biggest day of the year? One consequence, data from Reveal Mobile indicates, is the end of the notoriously colossal lines that used to mark the beginning of Black Friday. 

LBMA Podcast: Amazon’s Search Re-Targeting, Target’s Use of Runerra

Asif Khan

LBMA Podcast: Amazon’s Search Re-Targeting, Target’s Use of Runerra

Listen to This Week in Location Based Marketing, a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan & Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Amazon’s search re-targeting, Target using Runerra, Intraposition raises $1.5M, Buick integrates Yelp, Walmart goes with maps and faster checkout, Macy’s invests in VR roll-out.

Street Fight Daily: Advertisers Debate Ads Data Hub as Google ID Vanishes, Verifone Partners with TruRating

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Advertisers Debate Ads Data Hub as Google ID Vanishes, Verifone Partners with TruRating

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… As Google Restricts Its Ad ID, Advertisers Debate Whether to Use Ads Data Hub… TruRating, Verifone Deal Highlights Importance of Customer Feedback Data… Newly Launched Block Club Chicago (Out of DNAinfo) Goes a ‘Bit Old School’…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Machine Learning-Based Attribution, Duopoly’s Damage Control

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Machine Learning-Based Attribution, Duopoly’s Damage Control

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Spotify, TGI Friday’s Enlist Foursquare for Machine Learning-Backed Measurement… Facebook Demands Advertisers Have Consent for Email/Phone Targeting… Google Reboots Advertising Tools to Give Users More Control Over Their Data…

Street Fight Daily: Target Aims to Lead on Customer Experience, GDPR’s Impact on Facebook

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Target Aims to Lead on Customer Experience, GDPR’s Impact on Facebook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Is Trying to Become America’s Easiest Place to Shop. Here’s How… GDPR Is What Facebook Advertisers Should Really Worry About… Consumers Want Voice Services Beyond Basics…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon & Walmart Disrupt Grocery, Facebook Pulls Plug on Separate Feed

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Amazon & Walmart Disrupt Grocery, Facebook Pulls Plug on Separate Feed

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… With Competition from Amazon and Walmart, It’s Getting Tougher for Local Grocers… Facebook, Diverging from Snap, Decides Separating News from Friends and Media Unwise… Attribution Blind Spots Are Eating Into Your Performance…

5 Retailers Tapping Voice-Controlled Assistants for Frictionless Shopping

Stephanie Miles

5 Retailers Tapping Voice-Controlled Assistants for Frictionless Shopping

According to a survey by Linc and BrandGarage, one-in-five retailers already believes voice will be an important channel within two years, and 44% of retailers that are increasing their use of AI say they’re doing so through conversational commerce interfaces, Here’s how five major retailers are harnessing the technology.

Street Fight Daily: Where Mobile Is Heading, Eric Schmidt to Step Down at Alphabet

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Where Mobile Is Heading, Eric Schmidt to Step Down at Alphabet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Forrester: These Are the Ways Marketers Still Struggle to Understand Mobile… Eric Schmidt to Step Down After 7 Years at Helm of Alphabet… Why Quartz Will Not Be Jumping So Fully onto the Programmatic Bandwagon…

Street Fight Daily: Target Acquires Shipt, Facebook to Stop Paying Publishers for Video

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Target Acquires Shipt, Facebook to Stop Paying Publishers for Video

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Acquires Instacart Competitor Shipt to Compete with Amazon… Facebook Plans to Stop Paying Publishers to Make Videos for News Feed… Uber Under Criminal Investigation, Justice Department Confirms…

Street Fight Daily: Inside Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz, Facebook to Book Ad Revenue Locally

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Inside Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz, Facebook to Book Ad Revenue Locally

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Know AAP from AGM and AMS: How Amazon’s Major Ad Offerings Work… Facebook to Book Advertising Revenue Locally Amid Political Pressure… Sephora Mastered In-Store Sales by Investing in Data and Cutting-Edge Technology…

Mobile Strategies That Retail Brands Are Using to Fuel Holiday Sales

Stephanie Miles

Mobile Strategies That Retail Brands Are Using to Fuel Holiday Sales

This holiday season, retailers with physical locations are working feverishly to compete against e-commerce giants like Amazon. Technologies that capture historical, location-based data from devices have become the next great hope for these brands, even as the physical and online shopping worlds continue to merge.

Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Investments in Digital Transformation Pay Dividends for Big-Box Retailers… Mashable Sold at Fire-Sale Price of $50 Million to Ziff Davis… Topix Was Getting Crushed by the Duopoly. Now It’s Making Millions Off Them…

Street Fight Daily: Google Builds an Anti-Amazon Retail Alliance, Inside the War on Delivery

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Builds an Anti-Amazon Retail Alliance, Inside the War on Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Takes Voice-Activated Shopping Nationwide with Google, Joining Walmart… How Walmart, Amazon, Target, and Others Are Fighting to Forge Best Delivery Practices… Lyft Will Use Google Maps as Default Navigator for Drivers…