Womply, FundRocket Launch SMB Stimulus Program

While Congress continues to deliberate on a stimulus package that will provide as much as $400 billion in aid and loans for small businesses, tech companies that serve SMBs are stepping in to offer their own assistance packages. Among them is reputation management, CRM, and email software firm Womply, which has launched an SMB stimulus program in collaboration with its capital partner, FundRocket. 

Marketers Prepare for Father’s Day Boom

With just two days to go before the big day, brand marketers would be smart to ramp up their campaigns now. Researchers at the digital advertising platform ZypMedia discovered that shoppers purchasing gifts for Father’s Day don’t plan nearly as far in advance as they do for Christmas and other major holidays. As a result, last-minute campaigns targeting shoppers are much more likely to have a major impact.

New Hires at Womply and Urban Airship

Every two weeks, our jobs columnist Geoff Michener provides a roundup of the latest hires in the digital marketing and media ecosystems. This week’s edition also includes new hires at Acceleration Partners and Outbrain.

Black Friday Is a Boon to Local Retailers. What About ‘Small Business Saturday’?

Womply Senior Manager of Communications Dallin Hatch says he was surprised to discover just how big Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become for small retailers. He was also surprised to see what a little impact Small Business Saturday has on seasonal sales.

Street Fight Daily: Accuracy is King for Data Buyers, Google’s Earnings Make a $5 Billion Fine Look Silly

DATA, DOLLARS, DISASTER… Study: Accuracy is the Most Important Factor for Marketers Buying or Using Audience Data… Surprise? Google Beats Expectations, Driven by Mobile and Cloud Services… Black Monday: Tronc Axes Half the New York Daily News Staff…

Local Merchants Highly Dependent on Social Media at Time of Uncertainty for Platforms

Well over half of the local merchants with larger budgets that we surveyed for a report last year indicated that paid Facebook ads constituted their top marketing tactic. That’s a pretty heavy dependence on a company that’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately.

Openings and New Hires at Facebook, Alphabet, and RingPartner

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Womply, Airbnb, and AdRoll.

Raise Report: New Funding for xAd, Glint, Periscope Data

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Womply, Musement, TrendKite, and Job Today.

Street Fight Daily: 01.12.12

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Appearing on 60 Minutes, Groupon’s Mason Says Being Founder Is an Edge (CBS News)…

Gilt Groupe CEO: Restructuring Rumors Overblown, IPO Still on Track (AllThingsD)…

Skyhook Brings Location-Based Services To the Kindle Fire (ReadWriteWeb)…

Street Fight Daily: 11.03.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

AOL’s Armstrong Talks Patch Strategy in Q3 Earnings Call (PaidContent)
“When you talk to major auto makers, half goes into local and regional,” Armstrong said, saying that AOL will also be aiming more heavily at local retailers as the company works to make Patch profitable. Armstrong didn’t provide any clearer sense, however, when Patch would be evenly profitable, as opposed to the expectation that some parts of the network will do more than break even by the end of the year…

Groupon’s IPO Is Coming — But How Much Is It Really Worth? (GigaOm)
Colleen Taylor: It’s been a long and winding road, but Groupon is set to hold its initial public offering on the stock market any day now, with several reports saying the IPO will take place by week’s end. It will be interesting to see just how high Groupon goes once it actually hits the public market…