ZypMedia Opens Up Programmatic Video for Local Advertisers, Focusing on OTT

For local advertisers looking to access cutting-edge marketing technology, programmatic advertising company ZypMedia promises the full package. Over the last year, the company has set its sights on OTT, which has garnered strong interest from both local advertisers and publishers hoping to capture the attention of streamers.

Indi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space

Consumers have grown weary of synchronized sponsored content flooding their Instagram feeds, and brands are being inundated by requests for freebies from self-proclaimed social media stars. That evolution in the influencer marketing space has created an opening that Indi CEO and founder Neel Grover believes his new platform can fill.

After Downgrading Publishers, Facebook Explores New Ways to Boost Them

We all remember the seemingly apocalyptic early 2018 announcement that Facebook would downgrade publishers in favor of foregrounding posts from users’ family and friends. Less discussed are the various changes Facebook has made since that announcement to give publishers on its platform a fighting chance.

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…

Cedato Releases Contextual Programmatic Video Targeting Tool For the GDPR Era

The machine learning-based tool, branded as Contextual Lookalike Targeting technology, relies on successful patterns of past video marketing campaigns (hence: contextual lookalike) to deliver future campaigns at ideal times and places based on an advertiser’s preferred KPIs.

B2B Marketers Turn to Shorter Videos Across Many Channels to Engage Millennial Buyers

Video marketing platform Vidyard analyzed more than 250,000 videos published by business-to-business marketing teams and found that smaller businesses are publishing just as much video content as larger firms, while the average length of videos is getting shorter.

6 DIY Tools Merchants Can Use to Make Video Ads

The opportunities for businesses that take advantage of video advertising are immense. Pre-roll video ads can familiarize audiences with lesser-known brands, and spots that coincide with PPC campaigns have been shown to increase ad recall and lift brand awareness.

Will Newspaper Companies Find Revival in Local Video?

Ten years from now newspapers will be delivering more local video programming than TV stations. Inconceivable? Sub out the word newspapers for “a local media company formerly known as a newspaper,” and consider the assets, cash-flow and aggressiveness of these big print companies, and you might warm up to my theory.

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s New App, Facebook Ads Costlier for SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyCan Foursquare Crack Local Search? (New York Times)… Facebook Ads Become ‘Costlier’ Choice for Small Businesses (Wall Street Journal)… Yelp Lied About Review Policies to Inflate Stock Price, Lawsuit Claims (GigaOm)…

How to Use Video Content to Boost Local Search Rankings

Over the past year, online video has become a powerful tool for boosting organic SEO rankings. Search engines still value video because it’s harder to make and is typically much more engaging. Here are a few tips to make sure you are getting the most value out of your branded content to compete online…

5 Tools for Creating SMB Video Promotions

As small business marketers search for new ways to capture the attention of potential customers, they’re beginning to take a closer look at online video promotions, which are cheaper than TV advertising and more eye-catching than static banner ads. Here are five tools that SMBs can use to create localized video promotions…

5 Platforms That Gather In-Store Analytics from Surveillance Footage

Nearly 64% of retailers have installed some form of IP-connected video surveillance system to protect against theft. Now, a relatively new category of hyperlocal vendors are providing businesses with new ways to capitalize on the technology they already have installed. Here are five tools that retailers large and small can use to make more strategic operational decisions based on the data they gather from video surveillance cameras…

#SFSNYC VIDEO: The Next Billion-Dollar Exit in Hyperlocal

With Google’s acquisition of Waze earlier this year, local tech is back in the limelight. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York last month, Matt Turck of First Mark Capital, Ben Siscovick of IA Ventures, and Jason Klein from OnGrid Ventures discussed where the best investing opportunities are these days in the local…

Hyperlocal Video Finally Comes of Age

Hyperlocal video has, until now, been basically an oxymoron. The local television stations push out a decent amount of video but it has a metro rather than a hyperlocal focus. Patch.com and other hyperlocal news networks have done a bit of video, but it remains expensive to produce and comparatively hard to monetize at lower traffic levels. This is why a platform like Glocal looks really, really interesting…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Nestle, SessionM

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan find that it ain’t only rock and roll when the Rolling Stones start doing augmented reality; Nestle goes all Willy Wonka on us; Square closes a trillion more dollars and SessionM co-founder & CEO Lars Albright gives us some mobile advertising advice…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — WHERE’s Dan Gilmartin & More…

In this episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss the long death of Gowalla, indoor mapping plans from Google and Nokia, plus a little Foursquare, HelloWallet, Calvin Klein + Shazam, McDonalds + LivingSocial and marketing VP Dan Gilmartin from WHERE.com…

#SFS11 VIDEO: Fwix CEO Introduces ‘Location Search Optimization’

At the Street Fight Summit last month, Fwix’s Darian Shirazi introduced the concept of “Location Search Optimization,” or LSO, a process for ensuring that your content is location-aware. Adding just a few meta-tags and other bits of data to your site can ensure that your content is found by location-based search engines…

#SFS11 VIDEO: Survive and Thrive as a Standalone Hyperlocal

On the first day of the Street Fight Summit in New York last week, our columnist Tom Grubisich moderated a panel about profitability and strategy featuring three successful hyperlocal entrepreneurs — Baristanet’s Debra Galant, ARL Now’s Scott Brodbeck, and The Alternative Press’ Michael Shapiro…

#SFS11 VIDEO: What’s the Next Move for Daily Deals?

In a panel at the Street Fight Summit, three top executives from the daily deals industry debated how the phenomenon would evolve, how companies might bring more value to merchants, and what types of companies were most likely to survive. The panel featured Closely CEO Perry Evans, Dealbird CEO Chad Billmyer, and Group Commerce CEO Jonty Kelt…

#SFS11 VIDEO: Yipit’s Vacanti on Why Groupon’s Bubble Has Burst

At last week’s Street Fight Summit in New York, Yipit co-founder Vinicius Vacanti said that it was clear that Groupon’s valuation bubble has burst, but the daily deals industry and the big players in it are alive and well. In this full-length video of his keynote, he describes some of the dynamics affecting the deals companies, and suggests where the industry may be headed…