EADP: Social Media Is ‘Tweet’

Sebastien Provencher introduced the EADP audience in Mallorca, Spain, to the concept of conversational commerce. Praized Media's latest product, Needium, mines local Tweets to uncover intent whether it is intentional or unintentional. Provencher offered the example of a series of…

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Yelp Crosses the Pond

Yelp announced today that it will launch Yelp U.K. From the release: Now people in the UK can use Yelp to read and write reviews about great businesses in their neighborhood. Locals are able to share their opinions on everything…

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Egypt YP Goes Mobile

The Egypt Yellow Pages, operated by Dubai-based Al Wahda Express LLC, has launched an online/mobile mapping service. According to the announcement, users will be able to view local businesses on their mobile phones in either satellite or map view. We…

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Yell.com Partners With U.K. Home Vertical

The U.K. online Yellow Pages directory Yell.com has announced a partnership with IdealHomeShow.co.uk, giving the home improvement and garden trade show Web site access to Yell.com’s local business listings in related headings. This agreement is a first for Yell.com, according…

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Yellow Pages News Roundup

Here is a collection of newsworthy Yellow Pages and directional media items that I've noted over the past week or so. Got this press release in my inbox from Yell Group this morning, showing some creativity in linking the print…

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New Kid on the Block for Canada Local Search

New Canadian local search destination Weblocal.ca has launched. The site is the product of a partnership between Canadian publisher Transcontinental and social/local pure play YellowBot (see profile). The site is one of Transcon's first moves into online local search. As…

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The View (the Financial View, That Is)

Sami Kassab, analyst on the European Media Research Team at Exane BNP Paribas, gave a data-laden, insightful perspective on the many of the world's largest Yellow Pages publishers in "The Financial View" panel at Directional Media Strategies 2008. Highlights of Kassab's…

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