Tiger Pistol Named Winner in Street Fight Innovator Awards

Tiger Pistol Named Winner in Street Fight Innovator Awards

Global-to-Local Social Advertising for Fortune 500 Beverage Company Honored for Best Social Media Campaign

Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, today announced that it won the Street Fight Innovator Awards for Best Social Media Campaign.

Tiger Pistol’s campaign rose above the competition based on the incredible social advertising results achieved for a Global Fortune 500 beverage company. The beverage giant had historically relied on national television commercials and on-site print collateral to drive performance for their beer brands, but those tactics lack the ability to localize and personalize the message. Tiger Pistol’s global-to-local capability enabled its beverage client to better connect with consumers at the right time and place, resulting in improved advertising relevancy that translates to increased foot traffic to their independent retail, restaurant, and bar locations; and ultimately more consumption of their beer brands.

“We are honored that Street Fight has selected Tiger Pistol as the winner of the Innovator Award for Best Social Media Campaign,” said Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO. “By shifting brand advertising dollars to local social campaigns, Tiger Pistol was able to create breakthrough social advertising campaigns for our global client that delivered more impactful consumer engagement. We are thrilled to have our technology innovation and business impact recognized by Street Fight.”

The Tiger Pistol Social Advertising Automation Platform for Local enabled the client to drive qualified local traffic to thousands of decentralized retail, restaurant, and bar locations worldwide, resulting in a 60 percent decrease in advertising cost in comparison to the brand’s previous advertising efforts, plus a +50 Net Promoter Score among locations that participated in the program, by solving three broad challenges for the client:

  • Challenge #1
    • Hyper-local dynamic targeting specific to each business sales area.
  • Solution
    • Tiger Pistol technology automatically validates each location’s address when they onboard, checking for sufficient potential reach and deploying ads to the relevant local area.
  • Challenge #2
    • Advertising that’s both on-brand and personalized to each end-location.
  • Solution
    • Tiger Pistol utilizes dynamic copy fields, a selectable media library of brand-approved assets, and the ability to publish from the individual location’s Facebook and Instagram Business Pages tied to their local address.
  • Challenge #3
    • The ability to provide relevant campaign results to both brand and location.
  • Solution
    • Every location can access their own dashboard with real-time campaign results, plus the Tiger Pistol Platform provides aggregate reporting across campaign metrics and market-sales volume.

“The net result of overcoming these challenges is not only a lower cost of delivery compared to advertising the same products nationally, but also happier local business channels, as the real story of the global-to-local approach is that it brings enterprise strength tools into the local market,” said Elliott. “The local restaurant chain’s general manager or the local sports bar owner can now partner with the brand to drive increased foot traffic and beverage consumption for their establishments. It’s a true win-win for the brand and its independent retailers.”

Street Fight magazine reports on the cutting-edge innovators shaping the future of local media, advertising, and commerce every year. The Street Fight Innovator Awards celebrate champions and innovators driving success in location-based technology, media, and marketing.

Winners were announced November 14 via streetfightmag.com, Street Fight Daily newsletter and various social media platforms.

See exactly how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies, visit www.tigerpistol.com/request-a-demo.
Tiger Pistol Wins Digiday Tech Award

Tiger Pistol Named Digiday Tech Award Winner

Tiger Pistol’s Social Advertising Automation Platform Wins Best Social Marketing Tools/Platform

Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, today announced that it has won the prestigious Digiday Technology Award for Best Social Marketing Tools/Platform.

Joe Nathan, Director Client Management, and Talia Wachtel, VP Client Management accept the Digiday Technology Award for Best Social Marketing Platform/Tools at the Digiday Awards Gala in New York City.

Tiger Pistol stood out among industry competitors based on the remarkable social advertising results achieved for a Global Fortune 500 consumer product client. Among other benefits, the client’s use of the platform to drive traffic to thousands of locations worldwide resulted in a 60 percent decrease in advertising cost in comparison to the brand’s national advertising efforts, plus a +50 Net Promoter Score among locations that participated in the program.

“We are honored that Digiday has recognized Tiger Pistol as the leading social marketing platform to manage and scale social advertising efforts,” said Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO. “The selection of Tiger Pistol over other leading social advertising tool providers is validation of our category leadership position and that our global-to-local approach outperforms comparable brand-level campaign executions.”

The scale and efficiency provided by the Platform consistently gives Tiger Pistol clients a game-changing competitive advantage, increasing localization, personalization, and relevancy with the ability to publish global campaigns from local social pages, improving campaign effectiveness while reducing advertising costs.

“While every client is unique in their particular use case, the global-to-local approach is the future of social advertising, allowing brands to scale their marketing efforts by utilizing and empowering their locations to foster consumer connections via social advertising,” said Elliott. “Brand campaigns still have their place, but locally-executed campaigns stand out in their ability to dial up relevance through localization and personalization, and more relevance usually equates to better performance. Ultimately, it will be those brands who evolve to a more global-plus-local approach that will unleash the next wave of innovation in digital advertising. Tiger Pistol’s platform enables that shift.”

The Digiday Technology Awards recognize the technology modernizing media and marketing, bringing efficiency and effectiveness to brands and agencies worldwide.  Winners were announced November 14 at the Digiday Technology Awards Gala in New York City.

See exactly how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies, visit Tigerpistol.com/request-a-demo.
Tiger Pistol Launches Dynamic Video Ad Creation Capability to Its Social Advertising for Local Platform

Tiger Pistol Launches Dynamic Video Ad Creation Capability to Its Social Advertising for Local Platform

New Capability Unlocks High-Performing Video Advertising Opportunities

Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, recently announced the launch of its new dynamic video capabilities for social advertising.

“With this new capability, Tiger Pistol is committing to a new standard of social media advertising offerings for our clients, with high-quality, engaging videos that are scalable, customizable, and repeatable,” said Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO. “Historically, the lack of high quality, relevant video assets has prevented most locally-targeted social advertising campaigns from utilizing video ads, which is a significant issue, since they typically outperform their static image counterparts.”

The capability allows Tiger Pistol Platform users to create high-quality videos, cost-effectively, using their current asset library of images and ad copy. Users add images and corresponding ad text into the theme wizard of their choosing, then the artificial intelligence engine creates videos complete with effects that enhance key focal points in the ad. The capability supports vertical video, standard horizontal, and square, providing flexibility to support the full range of ad types and placements.

“We wanted our advertisers to be able to utilize their existing image assets in a more attention-grabbing way, going well beyond a simple slideshow,” said Reid Sheppard, Tiger Pistol SVP, Engineering. “This new capability delivers this in a big way, giving our users’ ads that add wow-factor and the associated performance benefits of video.”

Whether for global brands wanting to enable local advertising throughout their footprint, agencies servicing their multi-location clients, or SMB resellers needing to support the individual needs of single location businesses, Tiger Pistol’s new video capability provides an elegant and highly scalable in-platform solution that simplifies the creation of video content.

To request a demo of Tiger Pistol’s new video capabilities, visit www.tigerpistol.com/request-a-demo.

 

Tiger Pistol Named Finalist in Street Fight Innovator Awards

Tiger Pistol Named Finalist in Street Fight Innovator Awards

Local Social Advertising at Global Scale for Fortune 500 Beverage Company Honored for Best Social Media Campaign

Tiger Pistol, Inc., the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the Street Fight Innovator Awards for Best Social Media Campaign.

Tiger Pistol’s nomination was based on the incredible results achieved for a Global Fortune 500 beverage company. Among other benefits, the client’s use of the platform to drive traffic to thousands of locations worldwide resulted in a 60 percent decrease in cost per thousand impressions (CPM) in comparison to the brand’s national advertising efforts, plus a +50 Net Promoter Score among locations that participated in the program.

“We are honored that Street Fight has named Tiger Pistol as a finalist for Best Social Media Campaign,” said Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO. “The Tiger Pistol Platform is purpose-built to overcome the challenges of locally-activating social advertising campaigns at scale, and in the case of this campaign, the challenge was to engage with a decentralized, global network of independent retailers, bars, and restaurants. The result was a true win-win through local advertising – the brand achieved a higher ROI on its advertising investment, and the local businesses reaped the benefit of increased foot traffic and sales by publishing the branded ads through their local Facebook Pages.”

Street Fight magazine reports on the cutting-edge innovators shaping the future of local media, advertising, and commerce every year. The Street Fight Innovator Awards celebrate champions and innovators driving success in location-based technology, media and marketing.

Winners will be announced November 14 via streetfightmag.com, Street Fight Daily newsletter and various social media platforms.

To learn more about how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies request a demo today.

Proving That Local Social Advertising Works for a Global Brand

The intersection of social and local offers cost-savings, better ability to drive conversions, and increased relevancy with creative and targeting capabilities. So why aren’t more brands shifting their social ad budgets from exclusively enterprise to local? Tiger Pistol CEO Paul Elliott tackled this question and more at the Local Search Association Place19 Conference.

“One of the challenges we’re up against is that for many of these global companies you’re as much proving out a technical capability as you are a model. We see more need to pilot or have a proof of concept – not because they are questioning product or capability – but because they don’t know if the model is going to work for them. So you have to prove that local social advertising works for a global brand, and at the same time, you’re having to prove out why your platform is the best way to do it. Moreover, proving it is more than CPMs or CPCs. We work with the brand to uncover demonstrative connections to local value.”

Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO, Excerpt from LSA Panel Discussion

Read the full Local Search Association Article. 

Tiger Pistol Announces Yext Sponsorship, Speaking Engagement

Tiger Pistol Announces Yext ONWARD19 Conference Sponsorship, Speaking Engagement

Breakout Session to Discuss How Brands Can Effectively Take Enterprise Advertising to the Local Level

Tiger Pistol, the world’s number one social advertising automation platform for local, recently announced its official sponsorship of Yext’s annual conference, ONWARD19: The Future of Search, taking place October 29-30th at the New York Marriott Marquis.

On Day 2 of ONWARD19, October 30, at 3:45 PM, Tiger Pistol will present “When Ecommerce Isn’t Enough: Driving Local Consumer Engagement Through Social Advertising.”

“Most brands have robust national advertising campaigns, and while these are important for driving broad awareness through activation via traditional channels, they ultimately lack a local touchpoint that allows them to reach potential customers when and where it counts,” said Talia Wachtel, VP, Client Management for Tiger Pistol. “Our presentation will address the two major challenges brands face when it comes to advertising: 1. Communicating their brand message and product positioning at scale; and 2. Activating local consumers to visit their locations or channel stores where their products are sold.”

During its breakout, Tiger Pistol will cover:

  • How enterprise brands can drive additional foot traffic
  • How brands can increase awareness and reduce costs by taking enterprise advertising to the local level
  • Case studies outlining campaign success factors

“Tiger Pistol pioneered the shift from national social advertising campaigns to better-performing local campaigns from local pages,” said Wachtel. “While industry news reports show that Facebook costs are rising, with cost per metrics (CPMs) growing by 122%, users of Tiger Pistol’s platform are realizing inverse results with an overall CPM decrease of 16.50% in a YOY 2018-2019 comparison. In some instances, we’ve seen 60% lower CPMs compared to clients’ national brand efforts.”

Tiger Pistol will also provide interactive platform demonstrations at the conference.

Together, Tiger Pistol and Yext provide advanced social advertising and local activation benefits to mutual customers. By connecting their Yext account to Tiger Pistol’s platform, brands can sync their location names, websites, contact information, addresses, and Facebook Business Pages, and deploy thousands of localized campaigns across the Facebook family of applications within minutes. All location information, including their Facebook Business Pages, auto-populates in Tiger Pistol’s platform and is updated as changes occur in Yext.

To learn more about how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies, visit www.tigerpistol.com.

Tiger Pistol Announces LSA Place Conference Sponsorship, Speaking Engagement

Tiger Pistol to Share Expertise in Personalization and Localization of Facebook Ads at Scale

Tiger Pistol, the world’s number one social advertising automation platform for local, announced its official sponsorship of the Local Search Association (LSA) Place Conference. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas, at Facebook’s offices on October 15-16. 

On Wednesday, October 16 at 9 a.m., Tiger Pistol CEO Paul Elliott will serve as a featured panelist on “Social Media Through a Local Lens,” a session that explores where location fits into social media strategy among consumer expectations, data, and privacy, and how to maximize the opportunities.

Whether a reseller, agency, or multi-location brand has a few hundred or thousands of local customers or outlets, Tiger Pistol offers the automation and workflow capabilities that save time building, launching, optimizing, and monitoring individual social advertising campaigns.

“Native social platforms simply were not designed with local advertising in mind, making it nearly impossible for advertisers to execute large volumes of local campaigns with the personalization and localization that’s required to deliver the optimal impact,” said Elliott. “I am excited to share the insights and best practices that allow Tiger Pistol to unlock value and efficiency of social advertising at scale for global brands, resellers, and agencies.”

The LSA Place Conference brings together a diverse group of attendees focused on driving and measuring online-to-offline consumer outcomes. It delivers new insights and best practices through thought leadership, provocative panels, critical topics, and unique case studies. 

“Place offers the perfect venue to discuss the next phase of social media advertising, where automation allows us to collect, present, and utilize data to show the real value of our social advertising.” said Elliott. 

Learn more about how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies. 

How High-Volume Advertisers Benefit from Facebook’s New Parent/Child Business Manager Structure

Facebook recently introduced a new Business Manager structure, formally called 2-Tier and informally known as “Parent/Child” that will improve the customer ads management experience for high-volume resellers, agencies, and multi-location brands. Tiger Pistol is happy to announce full support of this capability, a further enhancement to our platform and tools that enable high volume, high-scale publishing and management of Facebook and Instagram campaigns.

The Old Way

Before the “Parent/Child” structure, enterprises who published high volumes of ads on Facebook on behalf of SMBs or locations were required to create Ad Accounts in their Business Manager for each advertiser. This is known as the 1-Tier Business Manager structure.

The Old Way

In a typical setup for a brand, agency, or SMB reseller who is publishing Facebook Ads on behalf of their locations or customers, each customer has their own Facebook Ad Account within the brand, SMB reseller, or agency’s primary Business Manager. All Advertiser Pages are shared with the single Business Manager. A single System User manages all Ad Accounts and Pages within the Business Manager.

There are several limitations of the 1-Tier structure which introduced friction into the ability of high-volume SMB resellers, agencies with multi-location customers, or large multi-location brands to scale their social advertising to hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of locations. The limitations include:

  • There is one system user under the Business Manager with access to all of  the pages and ad accounts. This means that there is a single point of failure, and if the system-user’s access token was compromised, all ad accounts would be compromised.
  • The same one system-user has access to all the pages, which means that if the system-user was blocked due to scale issues or policy violations, it would affect all ad accounts.
  • There is a limit on how many ad accounts a Business Manager can have, as a matter of Facebook policy. Once the limit is reached, it is a manual process to ask Facebook for permission to increase the limit. Typically, new Business Managers have a limit of 1 or 5 ad accounts, and increases are granted in relatively small allotments. This is a major inhibitor for a high-growth, high-volume Facebook Ads reseller, agency, or multi-location brand.
  • If a certain number of ad accounts are blocked for policy violations under a Business Manager, it blocks the entire Business Manager or its system-user. Because there are some assets that live at the Business Manager level, all of your clients’ assets are present at the Business Manager level. This, in turn, means that you must track which Pixel/Custom Audience/Product Catalog belongs to which user.

The Parent/Child Solution

Facebook’s new 2-Tier structure provides an answer to the limitations of the 1-Tier structure. The new Business Manager structure is only available through Facebook Marketing Partners, like Tiger Pistol, who utilize Facebook’s API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) to automate and simplify campaign management.

The New Way

The new structure introduces a unique “Child” Business Manager for each Advertiser, with the Advertiser’s page shared into that Child Business Manager. The Child Business Managers are independently managed and operate in isolation from each other.

The benefits of the 2-Tier Structure include:

  • There is no limit on the number of Child Business Managers, so high-volume SMB resellers, agencies, and multi-location brands can seamlessly scale their Facebook campaigns to an infinite number of locations without any manual work.
  • All location assets are housed and managed within their respective Child Business Managers, including their Business Pages. This helps to organize assets more efficiently.
  • Ad Accounts or Campaigns that are blocked for policy violations are insulated within their Child Business Managers, so no impact is felt by other clients.

There are some important considerations when moving to the new 2-Tier Structure. Most importantly, only Facebook Marketing Partners with programmatic access to Facebook publishing tools can implement the structure and provide you with access to Child Business Managers. Tiger Pistol makes this process seamless and easy with our simplified and intuitive user interface.  

For more information about how you can scale your Facebook Ads Reseller program or unlock high growth for your multi-location business, please contact Tiger Pistol and ask us about whether the 2-Tier, or “Parent/Child” Business Manager, is right for you.

Tiger Pistol Announces Executive Leadership Additions, Digital Innovator Paul Elliott Named CEO

Talent additions and organizational restructure support Tiger Pistol’s rapid growth and reflect significant investments in product development, client service, and business operations.

Tiger Pistol, Inc., the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, recently announced a series of strategic leadership moves that align the talent and experience required to guide the next phases of aggressive growth and innovation.

Paul Elliott joins Tiger Pistol as Chief Executive Officer, following the strategic investment by Next Sparc, a Cleveland, Ohio-based private investment firm. Elliott replaces Tiger Pistol co-founder Steve Hibberd, who will continue on the board of advisors in an active role supporting Elliott and the leadership team.

Previously, as President of BrandMuscle, a national-to-local software and services company, Elliott was responsible for innovating, enhancing, and delivering the future of BrandMuscle’s integrated marketing platform. He has also held senior leadership positions in several large digital agencies, and successfully built and sold his search engine marketing agency, which ultimately became part of Razorfish. Prior to starting his agency, Elliott served as the Director of Digital Marketing for the specialty retailer, Things Remembered, and began his career as a business process consultant with IBM.

“Before joining Tiger Pistol, I had the phenomenal opportunity to experience the business through the lens of a customer,” said Elliott. “In my prior role, we engaged Tiger Pistol to help us solve a real challenge that was impacting our ability to profitably grow and scale our social advertising offering. Through our partnership with Tiger Pistol, we completely eliminated the obstacles that were inhibiting our growth in this channel. As I learned and experienced more from Tiger Pistol, I saw an innovative, entrepreneurial, smart, and scrappy team and culture that I realized I had to be part of. With additional support and investment, I knew this company could be an even more valuable partner to Facebook and our clients, unlocking the value and efficiency of social advertising at scale for global brands, resellers, and agencies.”

“Paul is one of the brightest minds in digital advertising, and I’m fortunate to have worked with him in different capacities for nearly 20 years.” said Leonard Pagon, Chairman and CEO, Next Sparc, Inc. “I was actively looking for the chance to work together again, and the Tiger Pistol opportunity, product offering, and situation is the perfect fit for Paul’s unique experience and entrepreneurial leadership.”

In addition, Reid Sheppard joins Tiger Pistol as Senior Vice President, Engineering. Sheppard has nearly two decades of experience leading teams in developing and implementing complex technology solutions and systems. Prior to Tiger Pistol, Sheppard served as Vice President, Technology at Robots and Pencils, a global digital innovation firm; Senior Technology Manager at OverDrive, Inc, where he was responsible for the delivery and support of mobile applications for virtual libraries; and Senior Application Development Manager at Progressive Insurance, where he was responsible for large-scale project delivery, complex system architecture, and internal capability advancement. Reid’s skills include agile methodologies, test automation, Android development, and the software development life cycle.

Since acquiring the business in Q1 2019, investment in talent has been a key theme. To complement its outstanding existing team members, Tiger Pistol has added nearly twenty-five key resources to the business, including additional depth in engineering, quality assurance, client management and support, data and analytics, product management, finance, marketing, and talent management.

To further optimize the business, and enhance overall client delivery excellence and ongoing support, veteran Tiger Pistol team members Talia Wachtel and Casey Zaffin have been promoted to VP, Client Management – Brands and VP, Client Management – Resellers, respectively. Wachtel, who holds extensive experience working with national and global brands to generate meaningful business results from social advertising, will oversee the company’s client management and marketing services teams for Tiger Pistol’s enterprise brand clients. Zaffin, who holds more than a decade of experience in digital marketing automation, will oversee the company’s client management and marketing services teams for SMB reseller and agency clients.

To learn more about how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies request a demo today.

Shrimp and Social Advertising: The Unlikely Connection

“What’s with the shrimp?” A fair question. I mean, what could shrimp possibly have to do with local social advertising at global scale? Metaphorically speaking – absolutely everything.

The Tiger Pistol shrimp, just 5 cm full grown, possesses a powerful advantage. By snapping its one extra large claw, it creates an underwater shockwave, complete with a sonic boom and ripple effect so strong it emits light and reaches a temperature comparable to the face of the sun, stunning the Tiger Pistol’s prey for easy capture.

Just as simply (and effectively!), Tiger Pistol enables brands, resellers, and agencies to send shockwaves in their markets – spreading their reach, driving leads and foot traffic to their locations. We know it’s hard to navigate social advertising at scale, Tiger Pistol makes it as easy as a simple snap of a claw.