YPG to Acquire Canpages for C$225M

Yellow Pages Group Canada announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Canpages for an estimated C$225 million. In addition, YPG has secured a deal with ZipLocal to essentially combine its U.S.-based Your Community Phone Book property with ZipLocal. "The…

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DMS ’09: A Prescription for the Future

Kelsey Report Program Director Charles Laughlin and BIA/Kelsey President Neal Polachek kicked off the Directional Media Strategies 2009 conference with a view of where the directory industry is currently and where it is going. Laughlin provided a variety of statistics…

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Ambassador Media Files Chapter 11

Ambassador Media has filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York's Southern District. The publisher, which operates in the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas, published nine directory titles in 2008 with…

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Finding Success in New Business Directories

Attendees at The Kelsey Group's ILM:08 conference received a multinational view on what is working in the "new" business directory space. The panel included iLocal CEO Pieter Grasdjik (Netherlands); Chris Smith, Sensis' general manager of online search and directories (Australia);…

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EADP Conference: Thoughts on Pricing Strategy

Among the interesting sessions here at the European Association of Directory Publishers’ annual congress here in Athens, I thought I’d share a few takeaways from a presentation regarding pricing strategy. The speaker was Mark Billige of Simon-Kucher & Partners. The issue…

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