EADP Dispatch: Turning the Corner

Today at EADP, I had the privilege of participating on an analyst panel with Peter Buxton, Jesper Simonsen and Jim Easton. The panel, moderated by Kimberli Lewis and Michael Oschmann, was a lively discussion of global trends in the directory…

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EADP Dispatch: SEARCHing for Value

This morning at EADP,  European Directories (EDSA) CEO Cornel Riklin outlined the company’s strategy to be the top provider of lead generation to SMBs in its markets. The path to get there includes offering leading local search platforms to consumers.…

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EADP Dispatch: Getting Social

Clemens Riedl, CMO of VZnet, Germany’s largest social network (yes, larger than Facebook across all age segments) spoke at EADP today about the ups and downs of holding that market position. The site counts 15 million unique visitors, with 80…

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EADP Dispatch, Part Deux

Following up on yesterday's post, days two and three from Prague continued with the march of thought-provoking presentations. Among them was Centrum Holdings, a Warburg Pincus-backed company that's one of the few pure-play digital entities in Czech Republic and Croatia.…

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Main Street Under Attack … Again

Ran across this interesting piece via Topix that was produced by the local ABC7 affiliate here in the Bay Area. The story uncovers a nervousness among local SMBs that the Internet is increasingly having an impact on their business outlook.…

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Why We Removed CNBC Post

Since our founding, The Kelsey Group has been committed to delivering our unvarnished view of the dynamics of the ever changing and evolving local advertising market. We have been criticized by some in traditional media who suggested we have overstated…

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Out of Home Ramping Up

American Public Media's Marketplace ran an interesting piece yesterday about the launch of NBC Everywhere, NBC's foray into the expansive and growing out-of-home media market. According to the piece, there are some 500,000 out-of-home display monitors delivering content and advertising into…

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What’s in a Number?

The Kelsey Group has generated considerable attention (and some confusion) in the media and on the blogosphere from a statement that appeared in an Advisory issued by our Marketplaces program on Jan. 4 offering picks and predictions for 2008 (each…

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Yellow Weather

Witnessing the rain that has drenched the Bay Area over the past couple of weeks begs the rhetorical question -- what could be more local than weather? Now with reports surfacing that weather.com is up for sale, one wonders if…

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Kelsey Analysts Predict …

Earlier this month the Kelsey program directors -- Charles Laughlin, Matt Booth and Peter Krasilovsky -- offered up their predictions for 2008. These predictions present Kelsey clients a partial road map for navigating what could be a stressful and challenging 2008.…

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Word of Mouth Works

An interesting op-ed piece in The New York Times on Sunday looked at the importance of “word of mouth” in defining individuals' candidate preferences. The essence of the article was that voters are swayed much more by what an acquaintance…

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