With SimpleOrder Acquisition, Upserve Digs Into Back-House Operations

In a year that’s been marked by consolidation across the hyperlocal marketing space, Upserve’s recent acquisition of SimpleOrder should come as no surprise. It mirrors another hyperlocal acquisition announced just this week: full-suite marketing company Cheetah Digital’s purchase of loyalty specialist Stellar Loyalty.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Updates Ad Measurement Practices, Mobile Audiences Skyrocket

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Facebook Updates Its Ad Measurement Arsenal With New and Revised Video Metrics… Mobile Audiences Soar as Advertisers Struggle to Keep Up… With SimpleOrder Acquisition, Upserve Digs Into Back-House Operations…

Street Fight Daily: Highlights from Street Fight Summit, Advertisers Drop DSPs to Cut Costs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… #SFSNYC: The Growing Power of SMB OS… #SFSNYC: Investors on Billion-Dollar Opportunities in Local and Where to Find Them… Advertisers Cut DSPs 40% Over Two Years…

#SFSNYC: The Growing Power of SMB OS

Until recently, brick-and-mortar shopping relied on the digital world for advertising functions and not much else. But now, local retail has a new digital arena—the full-service operating system. Three leaders in this expanding set of technological solutions for SMBs laid out the state of the field, known as SMB OS, at Street Fight Summit in New York Wednesday.

SMB OS Operators, Part III: Booker

Recently acquired by MindBody, Booker has been living out the principles of SMB OS long before we started calling it that. In this interview, Booker CEO Josh McCarter explains how his business helps SMBs go beyond typical marketing tactics to attract and keep customers coming back.

SMB OS Operators, Part I: Upserve

The first in our series of interviews on SMB OS is Upserve founder and CEO Angus Davis. Formerly Swipely, UpServe had been living out the principles of SMB OS long before we started calling it that.

Street Fight Daily: Local Mobile Ads to Soar in 2018, Amazon Posts Record Profits & Ad Revenue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Ads to Soar in 2018, Especially in Local… Amazon Posts Largest Profit in Its History As Ad Biz Grows… Factual Expands Location-Based Ad Tools…

Upserve Uses Restaurant Transaction Data to Track Industry Trends

Upserve recently released its State of the Restaurant Industry Report, using data pulled from thousands of restaurants and millions of transactions through the United States. Performing a retroactive analysis, Upserve’s data science team looked at 2017 trends to see which predicted trends lived up to the hype, and which fell flat.

Openings and New Hires SalesFuel, Upserve, Search Influence

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest openings and new hires in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at the LA Times, Broadly and Macy’s

Why 2017 Investments Will Take Local Companies Farther With Less

Upserve CEO Angus Davis says that seed funding is the most available right now. And because the overall economy is doing fairly well, wealthy people are increasingly doing angel investments where they previously were not.

Raise Report: New Funding for Upserve, Brandless, OnboardIQ

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Josh.ai, Datatron, Sendence, and ZeroFox.

The In-Between Stage for Startups: Visions of Growth and the Value of Pivots

The stages of business growth may have no end point, but the opportunities that lie within them are more abstract than they seem. Moz CEO Sarah Bird says that Jeff Bezos’ well-known assertion that it will always be “day one” at Amazon resonates with her, but that financials can cloud the view of that goal.

5 Predictive Ordering Platforms for Restaurants

One area where restaurant owners struggle is inventory management — that is, predicting how many diners will show up at a given time and how much food they’ll consume. But many restaurant owners don’t realize that a number of hyperlocal platforms are already offering solutions to help with this issue.

Openings and New Hires at Blueshift, Upserve, OpenTable and flok

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 Foursquare, Thumbtack, and Search Influence.

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Building Its Own Bot, UberMedia Expanding Attribution Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart Outperforms Estimates, but Online Retail Lags… Looking for a Sustainable Business Model for a Regional Newspaper? Start at the Star Tribune… Microsoft is Building Its Own Bot to Rival Google Assistant and Viv…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Taking Bids for Its Cloud Business, Google Launches Local News Tag

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Launches Local Source Tag to Help You See More Local News… Amazon to Launch a Blue Apron-Like Recipe Delivery Service This Fall… Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Might Be Going to War Over Uber’s Cloud Business…

6 Customer Analytics Solutions for Restaurants

The restaurant industry may be better positioned to take advantage of big data than almost any other vertical. Here are six examples of data platforms that restaurants can use for both sales and service optimization.

Openings and New Hires at xAd, Placed, Upserve, and Schedulicity

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 Xaxis, Signpost, and Buzzfeed.

Swipely Rebrands as Upserve, Launches Mobile App and New Tools for Restaurants

The company announced this morning that it is changing its name to Upserve, and is expanding its suite of products aimed at helping restaurateurs optimize their sales and service and manage their business on the fly.

Street Fight Daily: Publishers to Use Facebook Messenger to Reach Consumers, Groupon CEO on Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Plans to Open Messenger to Publishers (Marketing Land)… Groupon CEO: ‘We Win If Local Businesses Win’ (Silicon Republic)… Europe’s Antitrust Enforcer on Google, Apple, and the Year Ahead (New York Times)…