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Mergers & Acquisitions, Verticals »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Yelp is acquiring Eat24, the online delivery and pickup service that competes with GrubHub, Delivery.com and other national and regional players for order-taking, food search and discovery. The service is being acquired for the equivalent of $134 million ($75 million in cash and 1.4 million Class A shares).
Eat24 currently provides menus, order-taking and tracking services …

BIA/Kelsey SMB, Conferences, Mobile, Video Posts »

[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The name of the game this week is gearing up for our big SMB Digital Marketing conference in New Orleans. I’ve been spending lots of time talking to speakers about what we’ll discuss on stage — which has mostly focused on the day 2 session: Brass Tacks: Where is Mobile Actually Working for SMBs.

As the title …

BIA/Kelsey SMB, Conferences, Online/Interactive »

[11 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Fifty plus industry leaders will grace the stage at Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing Sept. 22-24 in New Orleans. We’re looking forward to a great show. Want to do some research before the event? Here’s some recent BIA/Kelsey blog coverage of the featured speakers (Click on the hyperlinks).
Acxiom: Scott Howe, CEO (Keynote, Day 2)
Alignable: …

BIA/Kelsey SMB, Conferences »

[1 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

On the heels of last year’s LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing show in Austin, we’ve just announced our agenda for this year’s big event in “The Big Easy”: New Orleans.
Our initial slate of Keynotes include:
Acxiom CEO Scott Howe;
ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands
Google’s SMB Revenue director Steve Espinosa
Facebook’s Leader of SMB/Product Insights Joe Devoy
Additional Featured …

Conferences, Online/Interactive »

[9 May 2014 | One Comment | ]

The idea that everything is local came through in this morning’s session, “Buy Side, Sell Side: Top Insights from Yelp and U-Haul” featuring two speakers sharing insights from opposite ends of the media purchase.
Elnora Cunningham, Director, Local Search, U-Haul International
Pete Hancock, Senior Director, Head of National Sales, Yelp
The core question they tackled was, What really …

Conferences, Leading in Local: The National Impact »

[25 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Have you made up your mind to join hundreds of your colleagues at Leading in Local: The National Impact in Atlanta May 7-9? We’re deeply excited about the event and its unique focus on leveraging the franchises, multi location outlets and brands that are investing heavily in local.
Just added: A great Buy Side/Sell Side session …

Online/Interactive, Yellow Pages »

[20 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

Coming on the heels of its big content deal with Yahoo, Yelp has inked a strategic agreement with directories giant YP to use the vast YP sales force to sell its inventory. The deal expands Yelp’s sales reach while at the same time exposing YP advertisers to Yelp’s large and engaged base of consumer traffic.
We …

Analyst Roundtables, Newspapers, Online/Interactive, Verticals, Video Posts »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Classified Ventures has put cars.com on the block, with a wide array of potential suitors getting ready to pony up big bucks for the No. 2 auto vertical property. And Yahoo is upping its game in search through its content deal with Yelp.
BIA/Kelsey senior analysts Peter Krasilovsky and Abid Chaudhry batted around these two hot …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences, Online/Interactive »

[3 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

We have taken a drawing of the many entrants for our Yelp headquarters “PreCon” tour at Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media on Dec. 10, and we have a lucky group of winners. The new Yelp building is the renovation of the old PacBell building. It is really beautiful. Thanks for all the entrants.
More conference-related …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences »

[11 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

The clock is ticking!  We are just one month from Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media, which is Dec. 10-12 in San Francisco. The event has shaped up to be the most exciting local event in recent memory – a 2 1/2 day extravaganza that focuses on local:  The Internet’s last and biggest frontier.
We’ve already …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences, Facebook »

[23 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

How can you constantly top yourself? It is a challenge that leaders have, in whatever endeavor they are pursuing: whether it is sports, literature, academia, or business.
We are pretty sure this year’s Interactive Local Media event – BIA/Kelsey’s flagship – is going to top any other event we’ve done before.
The event’s handpicked keynotes, superforums and …

BIA/Kelsey SMB, Conferences, Content marketing, Mobile, Online/Interactive, SMBs »

[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

To wrap up the content-packed SMB Digital Marketing conference, a panel of heavy hitters zeroed in on the show’s pervasive theme of content marketing.
Perry Evans, CEO, Closely
Adam Japko, CEO, Digital Sherpa (NCI)
Randy Parker, CEO, PagePart; Founder, Constant Contact
Dave Walker, CEO, BizHive
This ran the gamut of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, Yelp et, al.. These …

Online/Interactive »

[26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Primitive (and perhaps misleading) estimates on effective ROI have driven many local publishers up the wall. During Yelp‘s IPO period, one analyst suggested that it cost pizza shops almost a hundred dollars in advertising on Yelp for every pizza sold.
To combat such mistakes and show how local ad dollars are really working, Yelp has come …

Online/Interactive, SMBs, Social, User-Generated Content »

[29 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]

Yelp launched its local review site in Australia today and cofounder Jeremy Stoppelman traveled to the country for the occasion. Since 2004 the company has accumulated a database of more than 22 million reviews, none of which has included Australian businesses until now.
Yelp’s revenues have come from the sale of online ads on its review …

Financial Results, Funding, Google, SMBs, Social »

[21 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Yelp’s S-1, which was issued last week as a run-up to a $100 million IPO, reveals a lot of new data about the reviews leader. The big question about Yelp has been whether it can grow against increased pressure from Google, and also begin to take market share away from traditional media players such as …

Coupons/Deals, Google, Verticals »

[8 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Google’s march into local reached another milestone today with the acquisition of Zagat, a major international provider of high-end restaurant and lifestyle reviews in 100-plus cities.
Zagat remains a major player in a reviews space it pioneered in 1979. In addition to hosting its patented “30 point” reviews from some 350,000 “surveyors,” Zagat has a print, …

Coupons/Deals, Facebook »

[30 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Facebook and Yelp are downsizing their separate deals initiatives after launching them with some fanfare. Facebook is now limiting its deals to users who check in to businesses, and Yelp is sharply reducing the number of deals it features, while continuing to support self-serve efforts that are integrated with other Yelp ad products.
Are these …

Coupons/Deals, Mobile »

[29 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

As we keep saying, mobile will represent “Act II” of the exploding deal space. We even have an entire segment of our Deals 3D conference next month devoted to it. It kicks off with a session of heavy hitters including Foursquare, Loopt, Shopkick and Yelp.
We’ve been getting excited because over the past few weeks, three …

Online/Interactive »

[21 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Just in time for holiday search, shop and feast, both restaurant recommendation site Urbanspoon and local reviews hub Yelp are ramping up their mobile efforts.
Urbanspoon’s updated iPhone application adds a new layer of recommendation capability by allowing users to not only rate and review restaurant locations, but also actual menu items. Reviewers can snap, upload …

Conferences, Coupons/Deals, Google, Online/Interactive, SMBs, Social »

[7 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, in his opening keynote at ILM:10, noted a general frustration with Google’s apparent de-emphasis of Yelp’s content, but said he sees major opportunity in mobile app access as a workaround of Google.
Stoppelman showed an example of a 2007 search that showed the vast majority of results coming from Yelp. “We loved …