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.

Localized Search

3 Areas to Master in 2015 for National Brands Marketing Locally

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

4 Steps for Localizing Your Social Media Approach

localizing-social-media Aug 20, 2014 - Localizing the social media approach of a global brand can be tricky, but it's extremely important to a brand's success. Here are four tips for how to use social media to localize your company. Comments

Google Targets Local With Latest Algorithm Update

Localized Search Aug 8, 2014 - Recently, Google introduced a new algorithm change aimed at improving local search results. Here's a look at the changes and how marketers can make the algorithm work for their businesses. Comments

6 Reasons to Consider Local Marketing as Part of Your Advertising Campaign

local Jul 18, 2014 - When used in conjunction with savvy social media marketing tools, local marketing tactics can help you reach new and conversion-ready audiences. Comments

Location, Utility, and Relevancy - the Magic Combination for Brands on Mobile?

Mobile Targeting Jul 8, 2014 - There's a real opportunity in the digital space for brands to merge location-based data, utility, and relevance to create apps that provide great value to their consumers' lives. Comments

Google My Business – A Step Forward or Lipstick on a Pig?

Welcome to Google My Business Jun 30, 2014 - Google's new local marketing platform is a small step forward to help the tech giant to engage with small businesses. Here's a deeper look at its functionality. Comments

PCs, Tablets, and Mobile Phones Each Play a Different Role in Local Search

mixed mobiles Jun 2, 2014 - Marketers must match their content on a specific device to the types of information consumers most often access through that device in order to guarantee the best conversion rate. Comments

How to Speak Your Customers' Language With Localized Websites

live-chat May 12, 2014 - While English is the most commonly used language online, most Europeans prefer to buy things in their own languages. Here are three ways to localize for an international audience. Comments

Local Misdirection - Would You Give a Customer a Wrong Address?

local-search-marketing May 5, 2014 - While you wouldn't think to give a customer an incorrect physical address, you need to make sure your digital "addresses" are correct, too. Comments

Local Innovation - What's the Next Big Thing?

local-innovation Apr 7, 2014 - A look at a few promising items on the "bleeding edge" of technology that could very well be the "next big thing" in local: wearables, multi-touch attribution, and visual search. Comments

VIDEO: Localizing Groupon for Indonesia

groupon-indonesia Apr 2, 2014 - Indonesia's landscape is possibly the most attractive in the world. In this video, the Groupon Indonesia chief executive explains why and how the daily deals site localizes for the country. Comments

SXSW 2014: Mobile Saturday - Location-Based Marketing

burby-panel-sxsw14 Mar 17, 2014 - A panel at this year's South By Southwest prompted discussion about many facets of mobile location-based marketing, including relevancy, technology, privacy, and thinking beyond advertising. Comments

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