Channel: Local

Will Facebook’s news aggregation feature increase engagement for local publishers?

Facebook announced Wednesday that it was testing a way to drive local engagement with relevant news and information in more than 100 U.S. cities. “Today In” aggregates articles from local publishers, as well as what it calls “less-formal” sources of information such as local page posts, events, current discussions, school announcements and interest groups. Users can …

Will Facebook’s news aggregation feature increase engagement for local publishers? Read More »

Yahoo Small Business is back with new investments from Verizon

nevodka / Shutterstock.com Remember Yahoo Small Business? Before Facebook, before GoDaddy, before Google My Business, it was the top webhosting, e-commerce and marketing platform for small businesses. For years it was also neglected as a kind of cash cow without much new investment; it was also going to be spun out as Aabaco Small Business. …

Yahoo Small Business is back with new investments from Verizon Read More »

To demystify location data, Unacast offers ‘Clear View Transparency Pledge’

Location data has become an increasingly valuable asset to marketers. Using offline behavior and movements (like a “cookie for the real-world”), it can identify audiences, provide operational and competitive insights and identify which campaigns and channels have driven actual store visits and even sales. But it can also be inaccurate and, as with programmatic, it’s …

To demystify location data, Unacast offers ‘Clear View Transparency Pledge’ Read More »

Location attribution goes mainstream, as Pandora marks 400th campaign with the KPI

Pandora has been working with location analytics provider Placed (owned by Snap) over the last four years. The two have been measuring the offline impact and incremental visitation lift from Pandora campaigns in the fast-food, retail and tourism verticals. Pandora uses offline measurement to track the efficacy of campaigns in a multi-platform environment: mobile, desktop, smart …

Location attribution goes mainstream, as Pandora marks 400th campaign with the KPI Read More »

Rebranding your local business? Don’t start without reading these tips

There’s a whole host of reasons you’d want to rebrand your local business: Your product and service offering might be outgrowing your name and website. You might have found a new location close to the center of town. You feel a facelift might revitalize a flagging business. Whatever your reasons, they must be good given …

Rebranding your local business? Don’t start without reading these tips Read More »

Simpli.fi’s ‘addressable geo-fencing’ enables individual household targeting but at scale

Local programmatic platform Simpli.fi has introduced what it’s calling “addressable geo-fencing.” Geofencing based on IP address or polygons or radius targeting has been around for a long time; this approach allows marketers to target individual households with greater precision. Think of it as not unlike Facebook Custom Audiences for the real world. The company says …

Simpli.fi’s ‘addressable geo-fencing’ enables individual household targeting but at scale Read More »