Finalists Announced in the 2016 Local Visionary Awards

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Top companies in local marketing and technology beat out nearly 200 entrants in the 2nd annual competition hosted by hyperlocal industry resource Street Fight.

Local Visionary Awards
The goal of the Local Visionary Awards is to highlight companies and initiatives that may become models for the industry." --Street Fight CEO Laura Rich

Street Fight (http://streetfightmag.com), the leader in business-to-business media on the connected local economy, today announced the 35 finalists in its Local Visionary Awards, a thirteen-category competition designed to honor the very best campaigns, companies, ideas and individuals in local marketing and commerce. Winners will be named on stage at Street Fight Summit 2016 on Oct. 25th in New York City.

The awards recognized achievement in several categories: Best New Product, Best On-Demand App or Service, Best Solution for a Specific SMB Vertical, Most Effective Integration with an External API, Best Dashboard for Managing Local Campaigns, Best New Solution for Managing Local Data, Most Creative Use of Data in Local Campaigns, Best Multichannel Local Campaign, Most Innovative Local Media Business Strategy, Best Online-to-Offline Attribution Product, Best Marketing Campaign for Your Product, Best New Solution for Multi-Location Retailers, and Innovator of the Year.

These categories point to benchmarks in the ongoing disruption taking place in the way local businesses connect with local consumers. Nearly 200 submissions were received.

“A disruption has been taking place in local marketing and commerce, with thousands of companies and individuals producing some very exciting, groundbreaking digital solutions that create new ways for local businesses to connect with local consumers,” said Laura Rich, CEO of Street Fight. “The goal of the Local Visionary Awards is to highlight companies and initiatives that may become models for the industry, and we are very pleased with the finalists that emerged this year. They are truly demonstrating innovation that gets positive results.”

The finalists in the first Local Visionary Awards:

BEST NEW PRODUCT
Flok
Yashi
Adcellerant

BEST ON-DEMAND APP OR SERVICE
Urgent.ly
Agendize
HomeAdvisor

BEST SOLUTION FOR A SPECIFIC SMB VERTICAL
Waitr
SIM Partners
Brandmuscle

MOST EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION WITH AN EXTERNAL API
Closely
PingUp
Valspar Paint

BEST DASHBOARD FOR MANAGING LOCAL CAMPAIGNS
Brandify
SweetIQ
Grade.us

BEST NEW SOLUTION FOR MANAGING LOCAL DATA
Simpli.fi
Location3
Clover Insights

MOST CREATIVE USE OF DATA IN LOCAL CAMPAIGNS
Simpli.fi
Mapquest
Freshlime

MOST INNOVATIVE LOCAL MEDIA BUSINESS STRATEGY
30A
Okanjo
StyleBlueprint

BEST ONLINE-TO-OFFLINE ATTRIBUTION PRODUCT
PlaceIQ
Freshlime
Foursquare

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR PRODUCT
Vendasta
G/O Digital

BEST NEW SOLUTION FOR MULTI-LOCATION RETAILERS
Belly
Brandify
MerchantCentric

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Tony Xu, DoorDash
Megan Hannay, Zipsprout
Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, Drawbridge

The finalists were determined by a panel of judges who include David Card, Director of Research for Street Fight Insights; Connectivity CEO Matt Booth; Maroon Ventures partner Charity Huff; DigitasLBI’s SVP Mobile & Digital Shopper Innovation, Brett Leary; Tidings Founder David Mihm; and Duct Tape Marketing President John Jantsch.

For more information on the Local Visionary Awards, visit streetfightmag.com.

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About Street Fight:
Street Fight is an integrated business-to-business media company focused on the business of hyperlocal marketing, commerce and technology. Street Fight publishes commentary, original research, case studies, and how-to articles, and hosts a series of live annual events to help the hyperlocal ecosystem achieve sustainable business models. To learn more, visit http://streetfightmag.com or contact us directly at info(at)streetfightmag(dot)com.

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