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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IYPs Should Morph Into Consumer-Focused Sites

The “Deconstructing Internet Yellow Pages” panel at DMS ’08 revealed a number of areas in which IYPs need to evolve. Based on Kelsey’s IYP research, conference chair and TKG Program Director Charles Laughlin said, “IYPs appear too conservative and unwilling…

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Vertical Without Vertigo

My brother recently had a "vertical experience" in the Disneyland "Twilight Zone Tower of Terror." A 150-foot drop in a rickety old elevator. Three times, in fact. But Disney's vertical engineering legerdemain is less ambitious than that of the diverse…

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YPG-NZ Acquires Boomer Site

  Yellow Pages Group New Zealand has acquired a majority stake in grownups.co.nz,  a Web site targeting the over 50s crowd, as reported on Stuff.co.nz. Voted as New Zealand’s best lifestyle Web site in 2008, this acquisition may well prove…

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Selling SEM: It’s Complicated

Over the past two months, we have been talking with sales reps in a variety of local media outlets who are selling search engine marketing. While we feel like some sales organizations are making headway in selling a significant volume…

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Gannett Buying ShopLocal Outright

We have learned that Gannett is acquiring the parts of ShopLocal that it doesn’t already own from partners Tribune and McClatchy. ShopLocal’s stated mission is "connecting advertisers and consumers, online and in-store." ShopLocal's efforts generally center on localized circulars, targeted…

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