What We Read This Week — April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

From Yelp’s recent technology purchase to cribs that mimic cars to help babies sleep, here is what we read this week.

Yelp buys Turnstyle to expand targeting and offline attribution capabilities

I used to search Yelp solely to decide where to eat–both traveling and near home, but more and more I rely on it for all types of services (example: in-app quotes for removing a pesky dead tree trunk in our yard). Acquiring Turnstyle will open up a whole new set of data Yelp can utilize both on and offline. We’ll see where it goes.
Elizabeth Knight, Account Supervisor


Crib that mimics a car to help babies sleep

A car company building cribs? Unexpected, but at the end of the day, innovation is about solving a problem – and getting a good night’s sleep.
Karen Johnson, Senior Account Director


Marijuana and Denver real estate in 2017, by the numbers

Thank you to my favorite little newsletter Denverite for these factoids related to cannabis and Denver real estate. For example, more than one-third of new industrial tenants in Denver were cannabis businesses from 2009-2014. In fact, warehouse vacancies fell by 50 percent in between 2010 and 2015, which presumably is directly due to legal cannabis. But it’s not all rosy for these warehouse tenants: As more growers come on board in Denver, the increased supply is driving lower costs (and probably fewer profits), which is a formidable challenge to overcome with costly rent and utilities.
CJ Powell, Writer


The best social stories and campaigns from March 2017

From Ted Baker’s multichannel spring/summer marketing campaign to Facebook’s Town Hall feature releasing in the U.S., March was a busy month in the social media space. Econsultancy did an excellent job of summarizing the top campaigns and releases during
Bart Gottula, Senior Digital Strategist


What We Watched — March 31, 2017