Street Fight Daily: Thumbtack Brings AI to Local Services, Amazon Go Model to Expand

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Thumbtack Creates Work By Giving the Yellow Pages an AI Twist… Amazon Plans to Open As Many As Six More Amazon Go Stores This Year… Twitter Tightened Up the Requirements for Its Amplify Publisher Program…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Begins Whole Foods Deliveries, SEO Metrics To Bear in Mind

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Begins Offering Whole Foods Deliveries via Prime… SEO Metrics You Should Be Tracking But Probably Aren’t… A Crazy Idea for Funding Local News: Charge People for It…

Street Fight Daily: Publishers Desert Instant Articles, Walmart Bets on VR

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… More Than Half of Facebook’s Instant Articles Partners May Have Abandoned It… Walmart Looks to Revolutionize Retail with VR Acquisition… Vogue and GQ Will Test Content Inside Amazon’s Echo Look…

Street Fight Daily: User Time on Facebook Drops, Highlights from #SFSW18

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… User Time on Facebook Declines for First Time Ever… Google’s Rivals Say Search-Page Practices Still Unfair… Alexa Can Now Send Text Messages to Phones…

Street Fight Daily: Google Tests DIY Local-News App, Twitter Adds New Ad Tactic for Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Is Testing a New App That Would Let Anyone Publish Local News Stories… Twitter Now Lets Advertisers Sponsor Publishers’ Moments… Morgan Stanley Says Amazon’s Red-Hot Ad Biz Not a Threat to Duopoly…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Bet on Dynamic Ads, Inside Uber’s Espionage Operation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Brands Bet on Smarter Ads… The Tricks and Travails of Uber’s Spies… After Folding in Print, Self Finds Audience of Over 8 Million on Snapchat…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Rolls Out Retail Tech, Brands Push Boundaries with User Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Debuts Retail Platform Enhancements… Where is the Line Between Creepy and Creative in Data-Driven Advertising?… How Twitter Could Make a Big Comeback in 2018…

Street Fight Daily: The Future of Facebook Video, Programmatic’s Year to Prove Itself

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 2018 Will Be a Pivotal Year for Facebook’s Video Ambitions… Programmatic Faces a Turning Point in 2018… The Limits of Amazon…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Continues to Innovate, Mobile Video Ad Spend Overtakes Display

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart Develops a Personal Shopper Service and Store Without Cashiers… Mobile Video Ad Spend Overtakes Display… Former Orbitz CEO Joins Uber as the Company’s First COO…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Releases New Creative Tools, Bloomberg Launches TV Service on Twitter

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instagram Wants People and Brands to Get Creative for the Holidays… Bloomberg Launches 24/7 News Channel on Twitter… The Guardian’s David Pemsel Says Facebook Doesn’t Value Quality…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Sign on for Snap AR Push, Email Turns Up Big on Cyber Week

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Gets $1 Million a Day for Branded Lenses… Open and Read Rates Soar During Cyber Week… How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day…

Street Fight Daily: Sizmek Shutters Rocket Fuel Brand, Stitch Fix Prepares IPO in Amazon’s Shadow

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Sizmek Shuts Down the Rocket Fuel Brand to Focus on Ad Transparency… Stitch Fix Prepares an IPO in the Shadow of Amazon… Google AMP Update to Discourage Publishers from Using Teaser Pages…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Debuts API for Mid-Sized Businesses, Beyond the Basics of Chatbots

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Debuts Cheaper Enterprise APIs for Growing Businesses… Moving Beyond the Gimmicks with Chatbots… Shifts Come to Oath’s Top Ad Tech Brass…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook to Launch Campaign Optimization Tool, Inside eBay’s Renaissance

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Introducing a Campaign Budget Optimization Tool for Advertisers… Inside eBay’s Repositioning as a Modern E-Commerce Platform… Twitter Helps Out Small Businesses with Promote Mode Service…

LBMA Podcast: Hilton Hotels, Hatch Loyalty, Twitter

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Rob Woodbridge. On the show: Phann music, Mastercard goes AR, Yext, Plot Projects, Staples + WorkBar.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s Dominance Grows, The Guardian Wants to Clean Up Programmatic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon’s Share of E-Commerce Market Grows in 2017, Nearing Half of Sales… The Guardian Wants Publishers to Unite to Clean Up Programmatic… Facebook Releases News Feed Guidelines for Publishers…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Thrives While Twitter Dives, Snap Monetizes Placed Acquisition

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Defies Expectations, Posting Big Growth Despite Warnings That Revenue Will Slow… Twitter User Growth Stalls, and Investors Respond in Kind… Here’s How Snap’s Placed-Assisted Attribution Abilities Will Garner Revenue…

One Size Does Not Fit All in the SMB Digital Market

“At the very least you have to recognize your day-to-day experiences both discovering and interacting with small businesses are wildly different from customers in rural markets,” David Mihm tells Mike Blumenthal in their biweekly chat.

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Seeks Massive Data Deal, Yelp’s Google Grudge

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Is DexYP the Consolidator That Local Has Been Waiting for?… Verizon’s Plan to Challenge Google and Facebook is Fraught with Challenges… Yelp’s Six-Year Grudge Against Google…

Instagram Collaboration Is Making Social Media Work for Small Businesses

“All social media is a funnel,” says Chris Warren, owner of Marjory Warren Boutique in New York City. “You’re trying to get someone to buy something.” Warren connected with other local shops via Townsquared, hyperlocal networking platform for small businesses, and joined a sort of “Instagram collective” with other store owners.