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A Launch Story: From Consumer Focused to Brand Focused

We're happy to announce the launch of Longitude73, the fully dedicated B2B service division of AmericanTowns Media.We grew up as a B2C-focused organization who, over time, began offering our services and solutions to clients, helping their brands connect more deeply on a local basis.

The Virtuous Circle of Brand Localization

Too many times, it goes this way: you run a digital ad. Someone clicks on it. Maybe they complete a transaction, maybe they don’t. After that, the customer goes away. Once your paid campaign stops, so do your interactions. If you want to re-engage, you need to start at Square One with yet another digital ad. 

Local. National. And Back Again

Once upon a time, all shops and service providers were local. They were present in town, knowledgeable about their specialty, personal in their customer service.

A Race To The Bottom: OTAs and the Travel Industry

Companies in the travel industry must feel as if they are in a zero-sum business. As if the only thing anyone cares about anymore is how much they’re going to pay. Consumers say it. Businesses say it. But worst of all, it’s a race to the bottom that gives the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) – who don’t have physical locations to pay for and manage – an obvious advantage.

Driving Local Relevance with Nextdoor

The increased focus on “local” isn’t lost on most national marketers. But those same national brands have generally tended to view local marketing as inefficient and unscalable. So, what’s the trick to making local efforts pay off?

Where I Want To Be: How Marketers Screw Up Geotargeting

There is an old Sales and Marketing tactic that used to be popular in business, but has lost favor because, well, it can be prosecuted as fraud. It used to work like this:

Realtors: Buying A Home Is About Much More Than Buying A Home

The problem with selling a home generally isn’t the home. It isn’t the person selling the home (well, most of the time). And you know, it really isn’t even the price. The problem with selling a home by and large comes down to the first rule of marketing – something that applies to home selling just as much as it does to soda pop selling or car selling or anything-else selling.

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