ABOUT DIALOG

ABOUT DIALOG

AI IS CHANGING EVERYTHING – INCLUDING LOCAL.

Powered by proprietary data, exclusive analysis and connected networking, Dialog is a unique insights community that brings together local digital marketers, SaaS companies, AI companies and technology providers to drive understanding, knowledge, partnerships, and growth.

Founded by local industry experts Neal Polachek and Greg Sterling, Dialog offers OG experience, proprietary data and deep analysis to the rapidly evolving world of Local SaaS, AI and digital marketing. We want to empower business leaders with empirically and experientially grounded insights and actionable strategies.

Dialog will track accelerating change in the market:

  • Local business owner experiences, attitudes and expectations
  • Product and business model evolution 
  • Differentiation and competitive dynamics
  • AI’s transformative impact on the entire local value chain

Neal Polachek is an independent board member and advisor to companies operating at the intersection of local, SMB and SaaS. He was Director of Research and Consulting, VP of Advisory Services, CEO of The Kelsey Group and President of BIA/Kelsey.

Greg Sterling is a leading authority on local digital marketing, location intelligence and the SMB market. He most recently was the VP of Market Insights for Uberall, VP of strategy for LSA and a former contributing editor for Search Engine Land for 14 years. He is also a co-founder of Near Media.