Sponsored Content: With Banks, There’s a Brand Battle on Every Corner

This month’s Brand Battle, in conjunction with Brandify, compares the local-social engagement strategies of two of the U.S.’ largest banks: Bank of America and Chase. The contest was close on several counts, but Chase emerged as the winner, with social engagement the determining factor in this matchup.

Sponsored Content: Ad Improvements Could Strengthen Local Appeal of Costco, Sam’s Club

Members of the wholesale retail chains Sam’s Club and Costco swear by the low costs that come with buying in bulk, and locations cater their offerings to the local market. But these two companies could take a fresh look at their branding strategies and interactions with customers.

Movie Theaters Missing the Mark on Local Advertising Battle

A recent data analysis by digital marketing company Where2Get, for its “Brand Battle” series on Street Fight, compared the success of AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas. A winner between the two did emerge — AMC, by a hair, as both companies could do better to address their local marketing strategies across the country.

Conference Notebook: Brands Refining Their Local Approach

Multi-location brands that want to connect with local consumers have long been faced with a major conundrum of how much local marketing to trust to their local outlets. At BIA/Kelsey’s National event in Dallas last week, a number of brands and vendors weighed in on how their strategies are evolving…

Openings and New Hires at Goodzer, Foursquare and Street Fight

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 Amazon, Google, Where2GetIt and Street Fight…

Openings and New Hires at Bing, Inside Sales, Access Communications

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 Location3, Where2GetIt, Ketchum, Review Trackers, At Home, and more…

Hyperlocal Execs’ 2015 Predictions (Part One): Moz, Foursquare, Placed

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’ll be running their responses in two installments, today and tomorrow…

Why Apple Maps Is Partnering With Local Search Companies

Last week, after I uncovered that Apple Maps had cut deals with at least ten new companies (including Yext, Location3, Yodle, et cetera) to provide business listings data, I got a few emails asking what the big deal was. Here’s what I see is going on…

3 Ways Local Search is Helping Preserve Your Brand’s Image

In the increasingly mobile and locally-driven digital world in which we find ourselves, it is an absolute necessity to ensure the visibility and accuracy of your brand’s online identity while constantly working to build and preserve a socially-integrated and supported reputation. At the core of it all is the consumer’s mobile and local search behavior…