Management Shake-Up at Local Insight Media

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,…

European Directories Likely for Sale

European Directories, the private equity owned publisher of directories across Europe, is for sale, according to a report in the Financial Times (via Bloomberg). European Directories operates in Austria, the…

Is a Sale of YPG-NZ on the Horizon?

Regional press reports suggest that Yellow Pages Group New Zealand may be up for sale.  The company was scooped up by private equity buyers (CCMP Capital Asia and Ontario Teachers’…

Skype Goes Live With Local Search

Back in April, we broke a story about Skype's developing business model to drive calls to SMBs. Working with directory publishers as channel partners, it would extend its longstanding subscription-based…

Yellow Pages and SMB Odds and Ends

Here are some interesting directory and small-business advertising related items I've plucked from recent news alerts. For a bit of insight on how small businesses in a meat and potatoes…