ILM Asia: Time to Transform Is Now

My colleague Charles Laughlin kicked off ILM Asia -- a conference organized by BIA/Kelsey and the Asian Directory Publisher Association (ADPAI) -- with the results of a survey of business leaders operating in the local search space in Asia. Among…

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Reflecting on a Changing Industry

As I prepare to head off to the “last” Yellow Pages Association conference, I am struck by the incredible transformation the Yellow Pages industry is navigating. The first Yellow Pages industry convention I ever attended was well before anyone had ever…

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Yellow Pages Kumbaya at City Hall

Today on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall gathered an assortment of directory industry advocates. With a proposed opt-in ordinance on the city supervisors agenda, industry advocates gathered to mount a vocal effort to bring logic to the forefront. While…

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BIA/Kelsey Expands Social Media Focus

Today I am excited to announce that BIA/Kelsey has greatly enhanced its focus on social media to include dedicated coverage on our Local Media Watch blog and a new Continuous Advisory Service called Social Local Media. BIA/Kelsey Analyst Jed Williams…

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Local Insight Media Files for Chapter 11

Last night, Local Insight Media's parent company filed for Chapter 11 protection. In speaking with President and CEO Scott Pomeroy early this morning, it became clear that this is a necessary step in ensuring the business can recapitalize its debt…

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YPG’s Trader Acquires CanadianDriver.com

YPG in Canada took yet another step outside its core Yellow Pages business this week with the acquisition of CanadianDriver.com, which will complement its Trader Corp. auto classifieds unit. CanadianDriver.com, which is dubbed "Canada's online auto magazine," is an 11-year-old…

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YPG's Trader Acquires CanadianDriver.com

YPG in Canada took yet another step outside its core Yellow Pages business this week with the acquisition of CanadianDriver.com, which will complement its Trader Corp. auto classifieds unit. CanadianDriver.com, which is dubbed "Canada's online auto magazine," is an 11-year-old…

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Apple Zeroes In on iTV

Some speculation (and new details) about Apple’s pending and well-expected reboot of Apple TV found its way last week into The New York Times just before the holiday break. My guess is that the new and obvious name will be…

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