2008: The Year That Was

We’re out with our predictions for 2009. But what’s the final word for 2008? Truly, it was a very stimulating and thoughtful year for our local media and commerce industry. But speaking for myself, it’s hard to say whether it…

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The Phone as a Media Device

The phone is quickly advancing as a means of pushing out ad-sponsored content that mimics some of the popular mobile advertising features. Greg Webster of VoodooVox, at ILM:08, debuted some of the new features of the company's In-Call Media group, demonstrating…

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AT&T Ups Hispanic Ante With Seccion Amarilla

AT&T Advertising Solutions has announced a partnership with Hispanic publisher Seccion Amarilla to sell Hispanic advertising into select Seccion Amarilla directories. "AT&T is always focused on enhancing our directories to best serve our business and residential customers in the diverse…

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Zillow Adds a Home Services Directory

With the real estate market in an indefinite doldrums, Zillow is transforming itself from an information provider about home sales to a full-service provider of information for home owners. The ad-supported service announced today that it is launching a Professional…

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MySpace Kicks Off Self-Serve Advertising

Fox Interactive Media’s MySpace is seeking to jump-start local and small-business advertising by launching a homegrown Self-Serve Ad Service. Initial advertisers are likely to be rock bands -- the first major segment to have adopted MySpace itself -- but the…

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Hispanic Yellow Pages of America Ceases Operations

Hispanic Yellow Pages of America has ceased operations, according to a notice distributed on Monday via ELINC, a Yellow Pages Association’s electronic newsletter providing updates on the directory industry to the CMR community.  Chicago-based  HYPA had grown primarily through acquisitions…

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