Local

Local advertising is not just for small businesses anymore. Fueling this change: 24/7 access to technology that's shifting consumer behaviors and giving brands more options than ever before to connect with consumers. Brands can now deliver targeted experiences that leverage insights about location, behavior, social context, device capability and more. To help you stay on top of it all, industry experts examine emerging trends, highlight successful strategies, and give concrete examples of who's doing great things with local.

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Are You Ready For the Marriage of Google and Twitter?

May 28, 2015 - Location-based marketers have the most to gain from Google's new relationship with Twitter, especially given the popularity of Google Now. Comments

Facebook's "Yelp Alternative" Blurs Lines Between Social and Search

facebook-restaurant-review May 26, 2015 - Facebook has begun testing a feature that offers reviews from publications like Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, and the San Francisco Chronicle to rival Yelp's crowdsourced reviews. Comments

Seven Reasons to Make Direct Mail Part of Your Digital Marketing Plan

mailbox May 22, 2015 - As the world becomes increasingly more digital, postal direct mail stands out, both for the novelty factor and because it comes without digital pitfalls like viewability and bots. Comments

Local Optimizations for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch will be available from 29 April May 4, 2015 - Now that the Apple Watch is here, here's how brands and SMBs can make sure their business listings are optimized for the device. Comments

Choosing the Right Localization Partner

localization-global Apr 16, 2015 - When localizing a website, consider the quality of translation services to include transcreation, cultural sensitivities, and language to enhance search engine optimization. Comments

Why eBay and Amazon Will Redefine Local Commerce

local-ecommerce Apr 8, 2015 - The two e-commerce giants are changing the game for local commerce, and here are three things you can do about it. Comments

Amazon Goes Local With Home Services

amazon logo Apr 6, 2015 - Amazon's new Home Services may help the e-commerce giant cement its status as a local service marketplace provider across the country. Comments

Mobile Searchers Have Local Intent: 7 Quick Wins [#CZLNY]

mobile-first-search Apr 1, 2015 - During her session at ClickZ Live New York, Jori Ford discussed how to reach consumers when they're searching on their mobile devices. Comments

The Importance of Where: Geo-Targeting Is a Marketer’s Best Friend

geo-targeting Apr 1, 2015 - Geo-targeting allows marketers to target consumers where they are, but it should be used as part of a larger, omnichannel strategy in order to create the most effective marketing. Comments

4 Tips for a Global E-Commerce Strategy

global-strategy-e-commerce Mar 12, 2015 - When it comes to forging a global e-commerce strategy, localization is key. Comments

Pizza Hut Takes App Marketing Curbside

pizza-hut-logo Mar 3, 2015 - At this week's Mobile World Congress, Pizza Hut and Visa rolled out plans for a connected car that allows users to order, pay, and have pizza delivered right to their cars using beacon technology. Comments

3 Areas to Master in 2015 for National Brands Marketing Locally

Localized Search Jan 12, 2015 - What should national brands who want to market locally focus on in the coming year? Here are three areas to concentrate on. Comments

Common Mistakes When Translating a Website

shutterstock-208347706-translation Dec 18, 2014 - Website translation is about so much more than just language – SEO, cultural nuances, design, and localization all play a role. Comments

McDonald's Experiments With Geo-Marketing in Georgia

mcds1218 Dec 18, 2014 - As McDonald's struggles to capture the mobile Millennial demographic, the world's largest fast-food chain outfitted one city's franchises with beacon technology, with much success. Comments

Your Car Now Makes Local – Mobile

volvo-yelp Nov 17, 2014 - The Internet of Things is bringing local search to your car's dashboard. How can marketers make sure their listings are optimized for consumers on the go? Comments

How Important Is a Translator for an International Digital Marketing Strategy?

global-translation Nov 11, 2014 - Translating a digital strategy for a global audience goes well beyond Google Translate. Comments

Targeted International Content Marketing Key to Reaching Local Audiences

shutterstock-216001018-mount-fuji-jpg Oct 28, 2014 - For effective international content marketing, understanding local interests and audiences is key. Comments

10 Best Practices for Global Launches and Localization

globechessboard Oct 28, 2014 - In an increasingly global digital marketplace, it's even more important to localize your messages - or risk them falling flat. Comments

Localization Is the Key to Going Global

globalization-localization-shutterstock-154841003 Oct 16, 2014 - As you take your first steps as an international exporter, be sure to research your global markets and in turn localize your website and social media channels. Comments

How to Manage Facebook Pages as a Multi-Unit Brand

facebook-parent-child-photo-1 Sep 17, 2014 - If you are a multi-unit business with locations around the world, you can't ignore the need for local pages. Here are some tips for managing your global Facebook presence. Comments

Voice Search – and You Thought "Auto Correct" Was Bad

Buy side prefers voice trading to electronic execution Aug 25, 2014 - A look at Apple, Google, and Microsoft's voice search programs and how they stack up against each other. Which one comes out on top? Comments

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