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Can Mobile Help TV Networks Track In-Store Visits? PlaceIQ Thinks So

Steven Jacobs

Can Mobile Help TV Networks Track In-Store Visits? PlaceIQ Thinks So

Among the various media, television has remained relatively unaffected by the Internet. Marketers still spend billions on television advertising, and brands expect little measurement or performance in return. But that’s changing, and the big advertisers — often, the large retailers who sell mostly offline — now increasingly want proof of value…

What Comes After Local TV?

Terry Heaton

What Comes After Local TV?

Let’s assume that local TV, like local radio did before it, will have to morph into something different. What would that look like? How would it make money? What content would it or could it produce that would accumulate an audience that it could sell? Is one-to-many still an advantage of any sort? Will the new model in any way resemble the old?

Two (Big) Things Preventing Local TV’s Collapse

Terry Heaton

Two (Big) Things Preventing Local TV’s Collapse

The concept of network content distribution through local affiliates is being challenged by the Web. Local broadcasters are middlemen in the delivery of network content to the masses, and that was fine in a world absent horizontal connectivity. So it would be easy to assume downstream trouble for local broadcasters. But while there’s quite likely much of that ahead, it won’t totally kill the industry. There are two enormous roadblocks standing in the way.

Why Broadcasters Need to Embrace Digital Hyperlocal

Walter Sabo

Why Broadcasters Need to Embrace Digital Hyperlocal

There are lots of hyperlocal marketing opportunities are being missed daily by traditional broadcast media. This isn’t because stations don’t want the revenue — it’s because they are so understaffed and under-funded, it’s simply difficult to devote resources to learning new technologies. But this may be exactly the right time to start investing their (very small) resources to upgrade mobile apps and improve online capabilities to tap hyperlocal dollars…