Street Fight Daily: Google Bought MasterCard Data for Attribution, Free Coffee for Consumer Data?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… Google and MasterCard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Establish Attribution… Why Publishers Are Transitioning to Affiliate Marketing… Possibly Foreshadowing Retail Trend to Come, a Shop Exchanges ‘Free’ Coffee for Data…

Square’s Acquisition of Weebly and The Battle for the Modern Merchant

Square’s acquisition of Weebly, its largest to date, signals the beginning of a consolidation wave that we have been expecting at SurePath for some time. It also suggests the beginning of a competition to see which tech company can become the first all-in-one small-business solution.

Street Fight Daily: Regions Localizes Its Social Strategy, Developers Harried by Facebook Changes

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Regions Bank Foregrounds the Lives of its Customers on Social With a Local Focus… Facebook’s Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming… Why Marketers Struggle With Data Management…

Street Fight Daily: Square Buys Weebly, Shift to Mobile Fuels Search Spend

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Square Buying Spree Continues With Weebly Acquisition… Shift to Mobile and Eurozone Growth Fuel Search Spend on Global Scale… Google Sharply Limits DoubleClick ID Use, Citing GDPR…

Are Website Builders the Next Big Growth Market in Local?

Website builders have been around almost as long as the internet itself. As you would expect, this is a busy market. tracks 35 vendors. There are many more. Interestingly, only 4 of the 35 vendors get a good rating. Clearly, this is a large market that is ready for new and better solutions.

7 Fresh Ways SMBs Are Using Social Media for Marketing

In order for business owners to maximize the impact of their expanded social media budgets, they need to think outside the box and try new tactics for reaching consumers online. Here are seven examples of fresh new ways that small and mid-size businesses can use social media for marketing in 2017.

Could Simple Website Builders Be the Next Hyperlocal Superstars?

Where is the next billion-dollar opportunity in hyperlocal? You might be surprised by the likely answer. Assuming they play their cards right, simple website builders like Wix, Weebly or Squarespace — and not the traditional hyperlocal platforms — have the best shot…