LBMA Podcast: Groupon Acquires VenueLabs, Snapchat’s Geofilter Ads

On the show: Parkour Method; Roku & Innovid team up; Amazon tests delivery service; Reachi uses a mesh network to help the Red Cross; Snapchat’s Geofilters become ads; AdTile launches the Motion Store…

6 Hyperlocal Platforms That Transform Social Media Into Data

The sheer volume of messages being posted across social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram can be overwhelming for marketers. Here are six examples of hyperlocal platforms with location-specific features that businesses can use to turn social media postings into actionable data…

How National Advertisers Can Market Locally Without Losing Brand Consistency

The biggest challenge large brands face when utilizing local marketing platforms is keeping their messages consistent. Sixty-four percent of brands surveyed are looking for ways to eliminate the customer confusion that can occur when different marketing messages are sent out across competing platforms, and 81% say communicating a consistent brand message is their top priority for the upcoming year. Here are five ways that brands can do just that…

Study: National Brands Miss 86% of Local Feedback

National brands miss 86% of the local consumer feedback published through social networks, according to a new study by VenueLabs, which provides local analytics for large companies. The numbers reflect the marked growth in consumer interaction with national brands at a local level, and the increasing opportunity for hyperlocal companies to build services to help enterprise access the opportunity…

Study: 14.7 Million People Engaged ‘Locally’ with Retail Brands in Q4

A new report by the Location-Based Marketing Association and local analytics company Venuelabs looks at the amount and quality of “local” consumer interactions. As local activities like reviewing, checking in, or posting a photo become ubiquitous across platforms, the volume of location-specific (versus brand-specific) digital engagement with brick-and-mortar businesses has exploded…

How Restaurants Can ‘Listen’ to Location-Based Services

Many restaurants take a pulse of the Twitter and Facebook conversation about them, but how is that information being combined with and understood alongside location-based services like Foursquare? Perhaps the bigger question to ask is, if you’ve invested in social media fan building, how are you correlating that social data with the behaviors of those fans in the physical world?