Looking at Location Signals, GroundTruth Looks at Ways to Predict Behavior

A recent study by the company focused on the foot traffic at mass merchandisers and grocery stores and airport traffic, and pointed to the NC city as the best choice for Amazon’s HQ2. “Being able to dig in to real world behaviors, it draws out real actionable recommendations,” says Sarah Ohle, VP of marketing insights.

xAd Rebrands as GroundTruth in Push to Expand Beyond AdTech

In a signal of where the location technology space is heading, the location-based mobile advertising technology firm xAd announced this morning that it is expanding its scope and rebranding with a new name that better reflects the emerging landscape.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Bolsters Brand Safety, Instacart Partners With Legacy Grocer

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… xAd Rebrands as GroundTruth in Push to Expand Beyond AdTech… Facebook is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear… Legacy Grocer Partners with Instagram to Offer Delivery…

xAd Introduces Pay-for-Performance Model, Guaranteeing Offline Store Visits

Location intelligence company xAd today launched a new media buying model called “Cost Per Visit,” which is intended to ensure offline visits at stores by customers — and offer better ROI for brands. Marketers who use “Cost Per Visit” only pay when targeted customers physically go to a store after seeing a mobile ad.

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Acquires ModCloth, Marketing Tactics Divide Consumers by Generation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Millenials Follow Brands; Gen-Xers, Contests; Boomers, Promotions… Walmart is Acquiring ModCloth, the Online Women’s Fashion Retailer… Introducing Marketing-Stack Management, Powered by Enterprise Machine Learning…

LBMA Podcast: British Petroleum, Crust Pizza, Simpli.fi

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Galleries Lafayette, Royal British Legion, Coca-Cola, xAd buys Weatherbug, DAC Group, Yelp + SweetIQ, and AirBnB.

QSRs Are Thriving With Location-Based Data, But There’s a Caveat

QSRs have successfully forged ahead with location-based ad strategies. Not only have we seen an influx of case studies asserting as much, but also a recent report from xAD inferring that foot traffic has spiked for QSRs thanks to location-based marketing, and, perhaps more importantly, the data mined from those efforts.

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: Uber Uses Ride Data for Restaurant Recommendations, AirBnB Launches ‘Trips’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Uses Ride Data to Compile Guide on Local Restaurants… AirBnB Is Transforming Itself from a Rental Company Into a Travel Agency… World’s Leading QSR Uses Tech to Revolutionize Service…

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Taps Foursquare For Sharper Location Data, xAd Raises Additional $42.5M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Signs Data Deal with Foursquare for Better Targeted Geofilters… Verizon Invests Further in Location Data, Ad Capabilities, Buying LQD Wifi to Expand IoT Strategy… Samsung Buys Harman International for $8 Billion in Bet on Connected Cars…

xAd Foot Traffic Data Reveals QSR Trends, Maps Audience Segmentation Opportunities

At a high level, the report, based on 37 million visits xAd observed on its platform from April 1 to June 30, gives us the inside track on which brands have been the most successful in driving foot traffic to their premises — and which brands have a way to go.

5 Self-Serve Platforms for Location-Based Mobile Campaigns

Although there’s still debate within the ad tech community over whether SMBs are best served by self-serve platforms, the demand is certainly there. With limited budgets and a strong desire to get the most bang for their buck, local business owners are searching for self-managed advertising and marketing solutions.

LBMA Podcast: Twitter/Foursquare, Amazon Dash, Verve/Roximity

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Pinterest, Danone + INRIX, KWIK, Dolce & Gabana, Rover, KFC India, Gimbal + Health Media Network, xAd + Comscore.

Street Fight Daily: Ads Coming to Google’s Local Pack, xAd Partners with ComScore for Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Confirms Ads Are Coming to Local Pack… ComScore is Working with xAd to Measure Foot Traffic From Online Ads… How a Publisher’s New Trend-Predicting Platform Will Benefit Advertisers…

xAd Unveils Location Intelligence Platform for Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

The New York-based location data company announced a new tool called MarketPlace Discovery on Wednesday. The platform will provide brands with insights about where consumers active in their industries are shopping.

5 Tools for Capturing Customers from Competitors

Merchants can use multiple tactics to turn a competitor’s customers into their own, from timely advertisements and relevant mobile messaging to targeted social media coupons. Here are five examples of platforms businesses can use to poach customers from their competitors,

Street Fight Daily: Brick-and-Mortars Crushed by Online Costs, Instagram Tests Profiles for Businesses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Online Operating Costs Are Crushing Brick-and-Mortar Retailers… Instagram is Testing a Facebook-Like Profile for Businesses: Here’s What it Looks Like… AT&T Unwinds Web Alliance With Yahoo (Wall Street Journal)…

Openings and New Hires at xAd, Placed, Upserve, and Schedulicity

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 Xaxis, Signpost, and Buzzfeed.

LBMA Podcast: LiveNation’s LBM Platform, UPS Invests in Deliv

On the show: Sodimac lets you sleep on the side of the highway; Yahoo! Japan partners with IndoorAtlas; ASDA + Clear Channel UK; xAD launches MarketPlace; PlaceIQ and LiveRamp work together for TV ads; Geofeedia and Dell partner.

Openings and New Hires at Factual, Yext, xAd and ZypMedia

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes a new company for SinglePlatform founder Wiley Cerilli, a new gig at Soleo for Jovana Riddle, and a chief people officer appointment at Verve.