Can Google Win On-Demand Home Services?

Can Google Win On-Demand Home Services?

As we enter what we're calling phase II of local the on-demand economy (LODE), the environment will be defined by vertical expansion, M&A activity, and a fair share of flameouts. We're already seeing the latter, with companies like HomeJoy and GoodEggs.…

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BIA/Kelsey Vertical Reports: Turbulence Ahead In Financial Services

BIA/Kelsey Vertical Reports: Turbulence Ahead in Financial Services

BIA/Kelsey has released its 2015 Insights into Local Advertising report for the Financial Vertical. The report provides BIA/Kelsey’s estimates of marketing and advertising spend in each of the major segments of the Financial Services industry.

One important takeaway is that financial services are undergoing rapid transformation due to automation, innovation in financial technology and changing consumer preferences that favor smaller more service-oriented banks.

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Local Retail Poised For Digital Expansion

Local Retail Poised for Digital Expansion

Retail SMBs are more poised than their counterparts in other verticals to adopt sophisticated digital advertising and marketing. This is clearly shown by BIA/Kelsey's Local Commerce Monitor ™ (Wave 18) survey of small businesses. Retail SMBs are already highly oriented to…

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Entertainment Value: SMBs Have it Too

SMBs in the entertainment vertical love video advertising. We're talking movie theaters, event venues, catering, on-demand performers*, etc.. As is conducive to their craft, they're big fans of online video, particularly website and YouTube videos. They're also big on cable…

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