Street Fight Happenings
When we ask ourselves which way those winds are blowing, the clear answer this month is heightened attention to the evolution of consumer data. That’s right, we’re doubling down on last month’s theme. This happens every once in a while when topics are weighty enough. We did the same mid-pandemic regarding Covid’s impact on local commerce.
Brandify has been acquired by SOCi, a fast-growing market leader in location and social media management for enterprise brands. Brandify and SOCi will combine their technologies and expertise under the SOCi name to serve more than 700 major national and international brands, accounting for over 3 million total store and office locations worldwide. The acquisition includes Street Fight, which will continue to operate as an editorially independent media outlet.
This month, Street Fight’s monthly focus is data. Of course, this entails more coverage of the disruptions to the ecosystem surrounding privacy — how will companies understand and build experiences for consumers as tracking gets more complicated? But the theme also pertains to innovations in data management and analysis and new use cases for AI, among other topics.
Theme of the Month
As privacy laws continue to gain global traction, now is the time for marketers and brands to revamp their data practices and put the “person” back into personalization. To regain consumer trust, today’s brands need to embrace a privacy-first mindset and adopt transparent data collection practices.
When Aaron Weiche, CEO and co-founder of Leadferno, started his previous company GatherUp, the goal was to help businesses organize data on customer experiences and boost their reputations. Now, Weiche is onto his next venture, which aims to set up the communications infrastructure that will help businesses kick off those five-star customer experiences.
Publishers are taking advantage of localized media to disseminate Covid information. Those same geo-targeted messages can provide effective audiences for marketers, says Kerel Cooper, CMO at email marketing platform LiveIntent. He elaborated on that view in a Q&A with Street Fight.
On a semi-weekly basis, Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at Facebook’s latest ad reforms, Zoom’s ‘Focus Mode,’ and delivery robots going to college.
In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Groupon and Booksy partnering on salon appointments, the Nike Store in Seoul tying real-time data to DOOH, Kroger teaming with Kitchen United on ghost kitchens, and Bluedot pursuing gamification with real-world AR.
Snap wants to compete with Google Maps as a local search and discovery engine. That’s a tall order, but Snap could have an edge in socially-fueled map results. As often, it’s all about the data.
“Between Covid-19 altering consumer buying behaviors and accelerating the growth of e-commerce, specifically in retail media, consumers have higher expectations than ever when it comes to customer experience,” Vibenomics CSO Paul Brenner says. “Implementing AOOH into retail media plans allows retailers to deliver a personalized, one-to-few shopping experience consumers now expect.”
On a very basic level, location-based marketing allows businesses to target consumers by monitoring their geographic location. In this article, we dive deeper into the technological aspects and achievements of location-based marketing. Keep reading for all the information those in the tech industry should know about location-based marketing.
The mobile app marketing company MOLOCO announced that it had raised $150 million in Series C funding. Tiger Global Management led the round.