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Financial Small Businesses Go Local By Community Sponsorships

BIA/Kelsey’s Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016) asks small businesses in key industries such as financial services (banks, accountants, tax services and financial-based franchises) about their advertising strategies.  As with other industries, digital media plays a large role in financial…

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Yext IPO: Reviving Local Funding?

Yext, the "knowledge engine" of business listings, has filed to offer stock to the public after 11 years of challenging growth. Between 2015 and 2016, Yext saw net revenues rise 49.5 percent to $89.7 million while net losses increased by…

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The New Factors Facing SMBs in The Loyalty Game

Accenture released a report that declared loyalty points are dead for consumers and there are new factors at play influencing consumers' choices for loyalty. The Accenture Strategy report, ‘Seeing Beyond the Loyalty Illusion: It’s Time You Invest More Wisely’, captures…

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2017 The Year of Video Marketing ?!

HighQ a provider of cloud services just released an infographic calling 2017 the year of video marketing. Where is the bulk of video marketing happening in 2017? Social media and mobile are big players (Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter) and according to the…

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Why Local Markets Are Best Positioned for Growth

"Industry consolidation has mitigated local market analysis and study," BIA/Kelsey's executive-in-residence Maribeth Papuga argued in yesterday's webinar "New Localism: Why Local Markets Are Best Positioned for Growth." Papuga, a 25-year media, marketing and advertising veteran, was most recently EVP of local…

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Tune into Manta’s Audience Extension Strategy

Joey Glowaki, VP of Sales and Business Development at Manta, developer of marketing automation tools, joined me for a conversation about "audience extension" strategies. Audience extension is a data-driven targeting technique that enables a publisher to extend the reach and…

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NOW|Seattle: Localizing Global Logistics

The “new normal” in local competition blends intimate customer experience with supply-chain and logistical insights. Customers now expect to get a product or service tuned to their specific needs in near real-time, or “on-demand.” When we talk about the local, on-demand economy, we’re talking about marketplaces in which product marketing is blended with data to create surprising experiences, such as an Uber car that materializes in minutes at the curb or a great meal delivered to the home, among just a few emerging services.

We’re pleased to announce the panel, Localizing Global Logistics, at BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle, on Feb. 18th. It features Brooke Steger, General Manager of Uber in the Pacific Northwest, David Galvan, VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for MasterCard, and Adam Burrows, SVP of Business and Corporate Development at HomeAdvisor.

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Data is the Key to ROI in Media Advertising: A New BIA/Kelsey Report

"Without the right data, decisions can often be guesses," BIA/Kelsey's executive-in-residence Maribeth Papuga observes in her new report, "Data-Driven Audience Planning and the Local Market Advantage." Papuga finds that while (media-oriented) advertisers used to emphasize media environment (e.g., ad placement in a particular…

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