Will Audio-Only OOH Be 2021’s Biggest Ad Trend?

The Trade Desk’s recent decision to expand its omnichannel demand-side platform (DSP) to support audio out-of-home (AOOH) through partnerships with Vistar Media and Vibenomics is just the latest in a string of high-profile moves in the audio marketing space. With an extension of OpenRTB integrations to include audio-only OOH, The Trade Desk is moving into the forefront as the first omnichannel DSP to support the extension and allow advertisers to programmatically purchase audio inventory from networks like Vibenomics.

Location Weekly: Foursquare Partners with Vistar Media, Yelp Launches Store Visits

In this 452nd episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Foursquare partnering with Vistar Media, Al Arabia Outdoor using Streach to measure OOH in Saudi Arabia, Walmart shutting down its Jetblack text service, Panera reaching 9.3M with AR campaign, Unilever piloting drones for ice cream delivery, and Yelp launching a new Store Visits product.

New Hires at Nextdoor, Airbnb, Applift

Every two or three weeks, guest columnist Geoff Michener rounds up some of the latest hires in local and digital marketing. This week’s roundup also includes new hires at TapClicks, Affinio, Tealium, Vistar Media, and Motista.

Street Fight Daily: Self-Service DSPs for SMBs, Local Media As Alternative to Ads on Facebook?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ad Tech Abandoned the SMB Market… Amazon Prime Wardrobe Launches to All U.S. Prime Members… As Brands Look Closer, Is Local News the Tortoise and Facebook the Hare?…

Topgolf Inks Deal with Vistar to Bring Programmatic to In-House Screens

As of today, Topgolf will be working with Vistar to integrate a full ad serving digital signage suite, where inventory will be available through Vistar’s programmatic and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) exchange.

Location Targeting Presents Opportunity to Capitalize on Growing Memorial Day Spending

With eight-in-10 U.S. adults now planning to spend an average of $486 over the holiday weekend, Vistar and MFour found that Memorial Day weekend has become one of the most popular shopping holidays of the year.

Pursuant Health, Vistar Media Look to Change How Brands Connect In-Store

In a move that could impact the way marketers connect with more than 30 million shoppers inside physical stores around the country, Pursuant Health is partnering with the location-based advertising technology firm Vistar Media to provide better access to its digital advertising inventory.

Openings and New Hires at Infogroup, Vistar Media, Unacast

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 Functionize, Emissary, X-Mode and dataPlor.

LBMA Podcast: Uber Acquires deCarta, PayPal Buys Paydient

On the show: Vistar Media partners with Instantly; Roadie and Waffle House team on deliveries; AdShel drops 3000 beacons across Australia; Facesin lets you stalk your sales targets; Visa, Accenture and Pizza Hut team to order pizza from your car…

Street Fight Daily: Carmakers Rethink Dashboards, GrubHub’s Growth Prospects

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Carmakers Take a Hint From Tablets (New York Times)… GrubHub Positioned For Gains, Growth And Even An Uber Partnership, Analyst Says (Forbes)… How Dentsu’s Posterscope And Vistar Media Are Bringing RTB To Digital Outdoor (Ad Exchanger)…

LBMA Podcast: Snapchat’s Geofilters, Vistar Media CEO

On the show: Barclay’s Bank enlists beacons to help customers with disabilities; Girl Scouts launch their cookie-finder app; Proxama + Exterion bring beacons to the bus; Location Guard for FireFox;Target + Google’s Art Copy & code program…

LBMA Podcast: Interviews With Aisle411, GameStop, and Mapquest

On the show: Our wrap from RetailLoco in Chicago, plus top stories of the week — including Vistar Media’s cross-screen ad platform; John Lewis testing the Oculus Rift; The Bluesmart suitcase; AboutPlace going into beta; Whirlpool partnering with Gigwalk; and Prizm’s contextual music device…

Is the U.K. Moving Ahead of the U.S. in Location Targeting?

If the American Revolution were fought based on technological powerhouses alone, we’d win in a heartbeat. Yet some advertisers in the U.K. are pulling off the sorts of campaigns that we only dream of here. It’s easy to chalk that up to the comparatively small size of the market, but that’s selling ourselves short. There’s no good reason that we can’t roll out the same location-based ad tech that has proven so successful in the U.K…

Reconsidering Location for On-the-Go Consumers

Out-of-home works because it is exactly what its name implies. That’s a powerful advantage. But with great power comes great responsibility. And in order to capitalize on this advantage, we need to re-think our approach. Once we start regarding out-of-home as a behavior (specifically, of consumers on-the-go) instead of just a set of location-specific screens, our success is almost guaranteed…

Street Fight Daily: Yodle Plans IPO, Uber Tests Courier Service

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyOnline Advertising Company Yodle Planning IPO This Year (Wall Street Journal)… Uber Expands Into Courier Service With Manhattan-Only Pilot (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Facebook Wants to Turn 25 Million Small Businesses Into Advertisers (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon to Stick with Model, Retailigence Nabs $6.3M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon CFO: No Changes to Business Model (Wall Street Journal)… Local Search Update for Google Maps iOS Could Hurt Yelp (Venture Beat)… Retailigence Bags $6.3M for Online-to-Offline Marketing (Vator News)…