NOW Podcast: Shuddle Shuts Down

NOW Podcast: Shuddle Shuts Down

Abid Chaudhry and I discuss the fall of Shuddle, the Bay Area-based "Uber for kids" startup that closed its doors today after raising $12.2 million. What does this suggest for high-value vertical on-demand services? Can they differentiate enough to separate…

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Cracking The Brand-to-Local Code (video)

Cracking the Brand-to-Local Code (video)

The Brand-to-local playbook is constantly changing in a multi-screen and millennial-impacted world. This was one of the takeaways from a morning panel at the recent BIA/Kelsey BRANDS. To crack this code -- borrowing from the session's title -- some brands opt for…

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Tweet Us Your ‘Best Practices For Local’

Tweet Us Your ‘Best Practices for Local’

What are best practices in today's Local Commerce Universe? What are lessons in helping local businesses acquire and retain customers, especially in today's evolving multi-screen world? We want to hear from you. During next month's BIA/Kelsey ENGAGE, we'll spotlight these…

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Seattle NOW Video: Localizing Global Logistics

Seattle NOW Video: Localizing Global Logistics

Here's another fascinating session from Seattle NOW important to understanding the on-demand landscape, featuring Uber, HomeAdvisor and MasterCard. The rise of global logistics networks have begun to reshape local marketplaces, providing connections between on-demand customers and workers, as well as…

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Programmatic TV Is Coming To Local

Programmatic TV is Coming to Local

How soon will programmatic TV come to local? We estimate it will impact buying in a significant way sometime over the next 18-24 months. This is the topic of a new BIA/Kelsey insight paper: Looking Ahead to Programmatic in Local TV in…

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Vantage Points: A Unified Voice From Local Media

Vantage Points: A Unified Voice From Local Media

This is the latest in BIA/Kelsey's Vantage Points series. On a semi-weekly basis, it will tap the perspectives of various lookout points from around the local media and tech sectors. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect that of BIA/Kelsey. Please contact mbolandATbiakelsey if…

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