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.


How Uber thinks locally to expand globally

Oct 28, 2015 - Asia Pacific's diverse markets mean a localization strategy is an imperative part of Uber's marketing and expansion plans for the region. Comments

Google 3 Pack Shake Up: 5 Ways to Adjust Local SEO

local-search-seo-shutterstock-110132081 Sep 15, 2015 - Google recently made changes to its Local Pack. Now only exhibiting three top search results, here are five tips to help optimize your SEO strategy and remain relevant in local search. Comments

Google Local Pack Is 233 Percent More Important

local-mobile-seo-shutterstock-121286026 Aug 27, 2015 - Google's recent modifications to the Local Map Pack has made optimizing listings an even greater priority, but why were these changes made? How will this impact your local strategy? Comments

Local Marketing - Formula for Success

local-marketing-image Jul 24, 2015 - There is a hierarchical approach that both SMBs and brands that market locally can use to guide ad and marketing budget allocation. Comments

Location-Based Basics to Improve Your Marketing Results

locations-context Jul 8, 2015 - Relevancy is the most important aspect of location-based marketing. While local contests and promotions are a good idea, assuming that everyone in Colorado is a skier, say, is not. Comments

Hyper Locals: The Second Biggest Missed Opportunity in Local Marketing

local Jun 10, 2015 - Hyperlocal media planning, digging deeper than sites like Facebook and Yelp, is one of the most common missed opportunities when it comes to local marketing. Comments

Uber Partners With Foursquare to Combine Local Search and Transportation

uber-logo Jun 1, 2015 - Uber has continued a string of search-based partnerships, including Microsoft and YP, that will ostensibly give the car service app a leg up over Lyft and local cab services. Comments

Are You Ready For the Marriage of Google and Twitter?

google-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

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