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Posted on 7/8/2021

LOCALACT Release Update | 4.0.17

LOCALACT 4.0.17 has been released and includes new features that are available for all users. The hourly performance graph now has its own tab! Learn more about the update here, and log in to LOCALACT to manage your digital presence.

Mathnasium Franchisee Spotlight
Posted on 4/27/2021

LOCALACT Franchisee Spotlight: Mathnasium

Our client performance is top priority, which is why we offer individualized support with our Local Marketing Advisor team. Learn more about Mathnasium franchisee, Beth Rand’s, local marketing performance and why she uses LOCALACT to manage her digital advertising.

Posted on 1/27/2021

Apple Update to Disrupt LOCALACT Results Data

Apple’s iOS 14 update will affect LOCALACT Results Data from Facebook ad campaigns. While user engagement with your Facebook ads won’t actually change, we’re expecting results to decrease in the months to come. Learn more about the update and how results will be counted.

Posted on 1/26/2021

LOCALACT Release Update | 4.0.7

LOCALACT 4.0.7 has been released and includes new features that are available for all users. We implemented ad block detection to ensure accurate data displays. We also added a new Organic section to the site and relocated ‘Site Analytics’ to be under this section. Learn more about the update here, and log in to LOCALACT to manage your digital presence.

Posted on 1/7/2021

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How to think about Apple’s iOS 14 Policy Changes as a Local Business Owner

Upcoming Apple iOS 14 changes are creating uncertainty for Facebook advertisers. Our LOCALACT franchisees are asking:

  • When is this change coming?  
  • How will the Apple iOS 14 update affect my marketing efforts on Facebook? 
  • Should I shift my budget to other tactics? 
  • What actions should I take 

We answer these questions and provide insight into our brand-level/corporate guidance.

Posted on 10/23/2020

LOCALACT Release Update | 4.1

LOCALACT 4.1 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! We upgraded the homepage experience for Listings Reviews and Insights. We also created a brand new Listings Overview Report to provide business owners with more holistic views into their data from Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Learn more about the update here, and log in to your LOCALACT account to manage all your Listings data, read and respond to reviews, and more!

Posted on 9/16/2020

Wild Birds Unlimited Local Marketing Success

LOCALACT Paid Search and Paid Social ad campaigns are delivering big returns for our partners at Wild Birds Unlimited. Store owner Jeanette McDaniel of Kettering, OH is increasing sales with her investment in digital marketing!

Posted on 5/19/2020

IFA Releases Franchise Reopening Blueprint

The International Franchise Association released a comprehensive blueprint to guide businesses in their COVID-19 recovery. The blueprint provides sector-specific advice for employee and customer safety and legislative recommendations to save jobs and return businesses to pre-pandemic levels of profitability.

Posted on 4/9/2020

LOCALACT Release Update | 3.3.9

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.3.9 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! We have upgraded the LOCALACT homepage experience for Local Users. We also implemented a notification system to alert our Local Users of account issues impeding campaign launch. Our newest feature, Display Ads, allows users to enroll in and view the performance of their ads running on the Google Display Network. Simply log in to your account to see the latest updates and test out the new features.  Learn more about this update here.

Posted on 3/16/2020

LOCALACT Release Update | 3.3.6

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.3.6 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! Simply log in to your account to see the latest updates and test out the new features. Enrollment and payment processes have been refined, and key updates have been made to the design of LOCALACT online reports. Learn more about this update here.

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Posted on 12/09/2019

LOCALACT Release Update | 3.2.8

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.2.8 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! Simply login to your account to see the latest updates and test out the new features. The biggest news of note is the official integration of Yelp Ads & Insights in LOCALACT, so users can better leverage Yelp to grow their local customer base. Learn more about this update here.

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Posted on 10/28/2019

LOCALACT Release Update | 3.2.4

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.2.4 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! Simply login to your account to see the latest updates and test out the new features. We launched a new Google Ads Location Targeting Map to help you understand where your ads are running in your market, as well as additional reporting updates. Learn more about this update here.

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Posted on 09/24/2019

LOCALACT Release Update | 3.2

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.2 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! Simply login to your account to see the latest updates and test out the new features. We’ve made some significant upgrades to Facebook Ad campaign reporting and Ad Previews, as well as streamlined Services Enrollment and Budget Management for Local Users. Learn more about this update here.

Posted on 07/17/2019

LOCALACT Release Update | 3.1

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.1 has been released and includes new features that are now available to all users! Simply login to your account to see the latest updates and test out the new features. One key feature we wanted to highlight as part of the release is the ability for both corporate and local users to easily and efficiently manage Questions & Answers on their Google My Business profiles using LOCALACT. Learn more about this update here.

Posted on 07/12/2019

Tips for Calculating Your Local Paid Media ROI

A key component of any marketing or advertising program is the process of identifying your Return On Investment, and gaining a better understanding of whether or not your marketing budget is being spent effectively on behalf of your business. Let’s review some tips for calculating your Local Paid Media ROI.

Posted on 07/10/2019

Success Story: Blo Blow Dry Bar – Lexington

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked Michelle Krentz, franchisee and business owner with Blo Blow Dry Bar, to share a little bit about how she first became part of this incredible franchise system and what she has experienced as a new Blo Blow Dry Bar owner.

Posted on 06/13/2019

Success Story: The Honey Baked Ham Company

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked Les Pierce, franchisee and business owner with The Honey Baked Ham Company, to share a little bit about how he first became part of this incredible franchise system and what he has experienced as Honey Baked Ham store owner over the years.

Posted on 06/10/2019

LOCALACT Releases Version 3.0 with Enhanced User Experience, Feature Upgrades and Expanded Franchisee Support

We are excited to announce today that LOCALACT 3.0 has been released and is now available to all users! Simply login to your account to see the latest version of the platform and test out the new features.

UFC Gym
Posted on 05/03/2019

Success Story: UFC Gym

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked UFC Gym franchisee and business owner, Lee Holland (Norfolk, VA), to share a little bit about how he first became part of this incredible franchise system and what he has experienced as UFC Gym owner over the years.

Posted on 04/19/2019

Success Story: FASTSIGNS Downtown Denver

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked FASTSIGNS franchisee and business owner, Vipan Seth (Downtown Denver location), to share a little bit about how he first became part of this incredible franchise system and what he has experienced as FASTSIGNS owners taking over a legacy location.

Posted on 03/14/2019

Success Story: blo Blow Dry bar

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked Blo Blow Dry Bar franchisee and multi-location business owner, Jean Camilletti, to share a little bit about how she first became part of this incredible franchise system and what she has experienced as blo blow dry bar owner over the years.

Posted on 09/28/2018

Success Story: Code Ninjas – Shreveport, LA

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked Code Ninjas franchisee, Carrie Wilson (Shreveport, LA), to share a little bit about how she and her husband first became part of this incredible franchise system and what they’ve experienced as Code Ninjas owners during their first year in business.

Posted on 08/06/2018

Success Story: FASTSIGNS Denver Midtown

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked FASTSIGNS franchisee and business owner, Andrea Hair (Denver Midtown location), to share a little bit about how she first became part of this incredible franchise system and what she and her husband have experienced as FASTSIGNS owners over the years.

Posted on 06/09/2018

Success Story: Edible Arrangements – Rochester, New York

As part of our Franchise Success Stories we asked Edible Arrangements franchisee and multi-location owner, Rich Lauria (Rochester, NY), to share a little bit about how he first became part of this incredible franchise system and what he has experienced as an Edible Arrangements owner over the years.