6 Location-Based Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners

Roughly half of all smartphone users are now finding offers and discounts based on their current locations, according to a 2012 report, but only 9% of small businesses are taking advantage of popular location-based networks like Foursquare to promote their brands. Here are six tips from leaders in the location-based marketing field…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Offers for SMBs, LBS Apps Hot

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.

Facebook’s ‘Offers’ News Feed Coupons Launch In Self-Serve Beta For Local U.S. Businesses (TechCrunch)…

Survey: Budget, Time Biggest Obstacles to Mobile Marketing for SMBs (ScreenWerk)…

Competition Among Location-Based Apps Heats Up (Crain’s New York Business)…

Street Fight Brings Popular Summit to San Francisco!

On June 5, hyperlocal’s brightest minds will converge on the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco for Street Fight Summit West, the first West Coast conference produced by Street Fight. Confirmed speakers and attendees include some of the top thinkers in hyperlocal. Early bird tickets are available at a 50% discount for a limited time…

Why Isn’t Mobile Display Advertising Huge Yet?

Instead of trying to force web paradigms onto mobile, advertisers should be rushing to localize their message and take advantage of the 1-2 punch of smartphones’ portability and location…

7 Hyperlocal Tools to Increase Business During Off-Peak Times

A number of hyperlocal platforms aim to help companies keep the business moving with real-time deals and offers targeted to potential customers in the immediate vicinity. By offering limited-time promotions during off-peak periods, small businesses get new customers through the door without displacing faithful regulars. Here are seven platforms that can help drive business during off-peak times…

DNAinfo Expands — As Does NYC’s Rep as Hyperlocal Incubator

With its expansion, DNAinfo joins a new class of hyperlocal companies — led by tech startups like Foursquare — that were spawned in New York City and now are in the process of scaling their products into other markets. New York (and Manhattan in particular) has become a hotbed of hyperlocal activity in recent years…

Using LBS to Help Merchants Manage Inventory

As mobile becomes a more and more important element in the daily deals equation, it’s becoming clear that there are more potential elements to a location-based deal than your classic Groupon — and more ways for merchants to optimize those deals. Location-based deals platform ThinkNear is one such response to the challenge and opportunity presented by mobile…