Local Search Association Crowns the Best Solutions in Local

At its annual conference in Dana Point, CA, this week, the Local Search Association recognized the best solutions in location-based search and advertising with its annual Ad-to-Action awards. Award winners, who competed in a field of over 80 entries and were selected by judges representing companies such as Google, Amazon, and Walmart, included Brandify, PlaceIQ, and Vendasta.

New Hires at S4M, Uberall, Tremor Video

Every two weeks, we round up new hires in the hyperlocal marketing and media space. This week also brings new hires at Vendasta and American Hometown Publishing.

Street Culture: Vendasta’s Intention Behind Job Perks and Fun at Work

“The way we see it is, you can break your life up into four pieces,” says CEO Brendan King. “Family, sleep, tasks, and work. If I want my employees to focus on work, I don’t want to take away from their time with their families or from their sleep, but I would like to take away some of those tasks.

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Prototypes Giving User Location History to Facebook; Ideal Ad Time—6 Seconds?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Instagram Prototypes Handing Your Location History to Facebook… Street Culture: Vendasta’s Intention Behind Job Perks and Fun at Work… Six-Second Ads: It’s All About Context…

LBMA Podcast: MomentFeed & Yelp, Vendasta, Verizon

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Creator’s robot restaurant, MomentFeed + Yelp, iOS 12, Vendasta, Verizon, Amazon Alexa in hotels, Cisco buys July Systems, Sift + Digital Element. Special guest: Mark Michael of DevHub.

Openings and New Hires at Advice Local, TripleLift, Vendasta

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This edition includes openings and new hires at Search Influence, CrowdHere, and Synup.

Street Fight Daily: Mobile to Take the Lead in U.S. Ad Spend, GDPR Spooks Location Firms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Ad Spending to Surpass TV in 2018… The GDPR Is Spooking Location-Targeting Companies… Amazon’s Other Jeff Steps Into the Spotlight…

Openings and New Hires at Signpost, Vendasta, Spirited Media

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 Rio SEO, CBS and RingPartner.

Job Changes at DexYP, Pinterest, Cuebiq, and Vendasta

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 Mono Solutions, Groupon and HomeStars .

Empyr Partners with Vendasta to Expand Its SMB Reach

Online-to-offline marketing platform Empyr has announced a partnership with Vendasta that has the potential to rapidly scale up and deepen its customer base. The deal makes Empyr’s CPR (cost-per-revenue), performance marketing platform available on Vendasta’s marketplace, which sells digital solutions through more than 2,000 local marketing agencies.

Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Pitney Bowes, and Button

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 Netsertive, Vendasta, Speakeasy and Tapad.

How Dashboards Are Shaping the Way Marketers Manage Local Campaigns

Vendors are pulling out all the stops to help small and mid-size businesses acquire and retain a higher percentage of their customers. And as merchants increase the number of platforms they use for local promotions, they’re relying more heavily on dashboards to correlate their digital efforts with financial successes.

Openings and New Hires at TruMeasure, Brandmuscle, MapQuest

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes a new digital strategist at Emagine, and a promotion for Vendasta’s Jackie Cook.

Openings and New Hires at Gannett, Vendasta, Instacart, Microsoft & HTC

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at SocialCentiv, PageLaunch, Comporium and Thrive Analytics.

Hyperlocal Execs’ 2015 Predictions (Part Two): Cir.cl, xAd, Yodle, VendAsta

As we have for the past three years, Street Fight recently asked a number of hyperlocal luminaries to weigh in with their predictions for where local is headed in 2015. We ran the first installment of their responses yesterday — now here are the rest…

VIDEO: No Solicitors Please! How to Sell Services to SMBs

During a panel at Street Fight Summit, GoDaddy’s Rene Reinsberg, Facebook’s SMB director Jonathan Czaja, and Vendasta’s CEO Brendan Kind discussed strategies and tactics to cut through the clutter and build trust with small business customers…

Openings and New Hires at Angie’s List, Resolution Media, Kenshoo, Sensis

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, jobs at AOL, Yahoo, Google, VendAsta and Street Fight.

Openings & New Hires at Moz, YP, Kenshoo, and Telenav

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs at Trending.info, Internet Marketing Ninjas, VendAsta, AOL, and Daily Press…

Openings and New Hires at Whitepages, Advance Digital, LocalBlox & Topix

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new hires and jobs at AT&T, VendAsta, LinkedIn, AOL, and more…

5 Signs That It’s Time for Your Hyperlocal Company to Pivot

The majority of hyperlocal startups will pivot at least once in their lifetimes. Many will pivot two or even three times. But as a founder who’s looking to steer his or her company in the right direction, it can be difficult to determine whether to keep plowing forward with an original concept or go a new direction. Here are five signs that it’s time for your hyperlocal startup to pivot, from industry leaders who’ve been there before…