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[16 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]

In a move that is surprising a lot of people, Marissa Mayer, arguably the face of “local” at Google, will leave immediately to take the top job at online media company Yahoo. The appointment as Yahoo’s new president & CEO, announced today, takes effect tomorrow. Long transition periods tend to go by the wayside when …

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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Thomsonlocal.com, the U.K. local print and online directories company owned by Italy’s Seat PG, has changed CEOs. Effective April 1, Elio Schiavo will move over to run Seat’s Telegate (directory assistance) operation full time. Schiavo has recently been dividing his time between Telegate and Thomson.
His replacement is veteran Seat executive Paolo Giuri, currently CEO of …

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[14 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

The Australian telecom Telstra announced yesterday that Bruce Akhurst, CEO of its Sensis directories unit, has resigned. Akhurst had once been seen as a rising start at Telstra, but his failure to complete the transformation of Sensis from a traditional to a digital media company likely secured his fate. In fairness to Akhurst, his struggles …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Local Insight Media President and CEO Scott Pomeroy has resigned, effective Friday. Pomeroy was replaced as interim CEO by Scott Brubaker, a director at the turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal, and since October 2010, LIM’s chief restructuring officer. This move comes just a few months after LIM filed for Chapter 11 in an effort to …

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[12 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

This just in (via Bloomberg), Marissa Mayer, Google VP of search products, will switch roles and now head up all local and location products.
These are increasingly important areas of development for Google as evidenced by its public moves and conversations we’ve had with the company. The initiatives in this local bucket of course include Google …

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[5 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

SuperMedia announced today that CEO Scott Klein has resigned, effective immediately and has been replaced by industry veteran Peter McDonald, who was most recently president of DexOne (then R.H. Donnelley).
BIA/Kelsey understands that the company’s largest debt holders have been conducting a thorough review of the business, and this action may be one of the outcomes …

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[5 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

SuperMedia announced today that CEO Scott Klein has resigned, effective immediately and has been replaced by industry veteran Peter McDonald, who was most recently president of DexOne (then R.H. Donnelley).
BIA/Kelsey understands that the company’s largest debt holders have been conducting a thorough review of the business, and this action may be one of the …

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[13 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

We had the opportunity to spend a few minutes this morning with Alfred Mockett, the new CEO of Dex One, on his first day on the job, and it’s clear that he plans to follow an aggressive change management agenda.
Mockett replaces Dave Swanson, who announced his retirement in May. Since then, Dex One has been …

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[8 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

In case you didn’t see these, here are links to some of the more important posts from the past week on our Global Yellow Pages blog. Be sure to submit your e-mail address to “Subscribe to Our Blog.” You will then be updated whenever we post something new about the rapidly changing directory industry.
Dex One, …

Financial Results, Online/Interactive, Personnel Moves, Yellow Pages »

[6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Eniro has replaced Jesper Karrbrink as CEO of the Swedish directory company with Johan Lindgren, former CEO of Telenor Sweden.
Eniro’s board is apparently frustrated at the pace of improvement resulting from the new strategy put in place by Karrbrink. In addition, Eniro has violated loan covenants, and may feel it needs a management team that …

Personnel Moves, Video, online, Yellow Pages »

[27 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Scanning the global Yellow Pages industry for noteworthy recent developments:
Yell wants its customers to share videos of the “amazing things” that they can do with its economized Yellow Pages directory. The U.K.-based company calls this reformatting of its traditional product “the most significant change” in more than 40 years. Yell is using YouTube and Facebook as contest …

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[23 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

As Yell Group looks for a replacement for CEO John Condron, who announced that he will retire next year, President of New Media (UK) Mark Canon‘s responsibilities at the publisher are expanding. Condron recently named Canon Deputy Chief Executive, reporting to Condron. In his new role, Canon will continue to oversee new media but …

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[21 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

DexOne CEO Dave Swanson will retire at the end of this month, ending a career of more than 25 years at the company (formerly known as R.H. Donnelley), including eight years at the helm as CEO.
Here is a copy of the news release. Board member W. Kirk Liddell has been named “interim principal executive officer” …

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[12 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Directory publisher SuperMedia has appointed Sandra Crawford Williamson as the company’s new EVP and chief marketing officer. She recently ran her own brand and sales strategy consultancy, and previously was COO of True.com, a relationship site. She has also had stints at Universal Studios, Coca-Cola, Nabisco and Procter & Gamble.
The company’s announcement says Williamson will …

Call Monetization, Online/Interactive, Personnel Moves, Yellow Pages, Print »

[30 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Gary Campbell is among the directory publishing executives with the most experience in building a performance-based ad model in the print product. He is now hoping to leverage that experience in a new venture called Cost Per Call Solutions.
The new company was founded with colleagues from the recently disbanded Canwest Directories operation. CPC Solutions will offer …

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[16 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

WebVisible announced today that it is hiring Kevin Ryan as its new chief marketing officer. Ryan, a longtime friend of The Kelsey Group and conference speaker, was previously global content director for Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies.
At WebVisible, he’ll oversee corporate marketing, PR, creative services and managing media across different ad networks. It’s …

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[7 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

A few weeks ago, in a stimulating interview in The Wall Street Journal, Clayton Christensen said the bad times will bring out more innovation. “If you give people a lot of money, it gives them the privilege of pursuing the wrong strategy for a very long time,” he said.
“In an environment where you’ve got to …

AT&T, Mobile, Online/Interactive, Personnel Moves, Yellow Pages, Internet, Yellow Pages, Print »

[30 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Kelsey Group has learned that effective Nov. 1, AT&T Advertising & Publishing will become AT&T Advertising Solutions. But there is more to this than a cosmetic name change. AT&T has also reorganized the company and expanded its portfolio to make AT&T AS the primary channel for ad sales throughout the AT&T enterprise.
Under the new …

Online/Interactive, Personnel Moves, Video, online »

[6 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Today, TurnHere announced the appointment of Bud Rosenthal as CEO. Rosenthal previously held VP positions at Yahoo! Small Business Services and Real Networks’ Rhapsody music division. He also founded BigStep and was most recently CEO of Bessemer Ventures-backed job board WorkMetro, which was sold to Jobing.com in February.
TurnHere hopes Rosenthal’s rap sheet and experience with …

Online/Interactive, Personnel Moves, Yellow Pages, Yellow Pages, Print »

[5 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Scott Wambolt has left his job as Yellow Pages Group’s senior vice president of sales, citing a desire to “pursue other career opportunities.” According to the press release announcing Wambolt’s departure, YPG will move to a flatter sales organization with the three current regional sales vice presidents — Paul Batchelor, David Toms and Paul Lalonde — reporting …