The Kelsey Group Blog Local Media Blog en Copyright 2004-2005 Ublog Reload 1.0.5 <![CDATA[Time and Money]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2006 12:54:38 -0500 <![CDATA[We're No. 2?]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:32:52 -0500 <![CDATA[Mini Directories March On]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2006 16:38:21 -0500 <![CDATA[Volt's DataNational Proves the Exception]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:03:01 -0500 <![CDATA[Google at $600?]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2006 09:41:20 -0500 <![CDATA[...Now Give It a Review]]>
Out of curiousity, I was wondering just how long has The Kelsey Group been writing about this topic, and a search of our archives shows ...]]>
Mon, 26 Dec 2005 22:52:55 -0500
<![CDATA[Phone Directories Company Sells Canadian Business]]>
PDC has grown rapidly the past few years. John Woodall, President of PDC, told me that overall the business was up 43% this year and ...]]>
Fri, 23 Dec 2005 15:56:51 -0500
<![CDATA[The Yellow Pages is the Yellow Pages]]>
I have trouble understanding how a top business publication like BusinessWeek can say, в€њBelieve it or not, among the hottest media bets is the $15 ...]]>
Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:52:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Not Your Fatherв€™s]]>
This approach has some risks, but it is clearly a way for the sales force to gain advertising in a world where the consumer is ...]]>
Tue, 29 Nov 2005 20:39:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Buying Ink by the Barrel]]>
Ten years ago, when The Kelsey Group more closely covered the newspaper industry, we conducted annual research among both dailies and weeklies to judge their ...]]>
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 09:37:50 -0500
<![CDATA[What's in a Name?]]>
In the past, RHD has described itself as в€њa leading Yellow Pages publisher and directional media company.в€ќ That was the term used in the press ...]]>
Mon, 07 Nov 2005 20:02:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Katrina and One Company]]>
It is not surprising that the Yellow Pages industry has stepped up to the plate to help their employees and their customers. Dan told me ...]]>
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 06:47:24 -0500
<![CDATA[A Senior Moment]]>
In a separate item by David Carr, titled в€њWhy You Should Pay to Read This,в€ќ the author suggests that paid content is in real danger ...]]>
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:45:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Will an 'Information Service' Designation Lead to the Sale of YP Information Ser]]>
The recent earnings' results from BellSouth, SBC and Verizon all show that their growth is coming primarily from high-speed Internet and wireless. Accordingly, we believe ...]]>
Sat, 22 Oct 2005 07:05:06 -0500
<![CDATA[Rock Stars, Athletes and Yellow Pages Executives]]>
The confidentiality inherent in this closed industry kept jealousy at bay, and it no doubt encouraged many executives who were successful to stay with their ...]]>
Wed, 19 Oct 2005 14:59:17 -0500
<![CDATA[Did Verizon Demote SuperPages?]]>
In the first quarter of 2001, Verizon Information Services rolled out SuperPages as the new brand identity for its print directory products. At the time, ...]]>
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 15:31:25 -0500
<![CDATA[Are RBOC Yellow Pages the Big Game?]]>
The Journal goes on to predict that Carlyle won't be the largest buy-out fund for long. At least three other companies "are expected to be ...]]>
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 15:29:27 -0500
<![CDATA['I Agree with What He Said']]> Mon, 19 Sep 2005 10:05:19 -0500 <![CDATA[Verizon Traffic Reached All-Time High in December]]>
From the February 10 Yppaelinc: " traffic rose to an all-time high in December as online holiday shopping helped increase search volume. The SuperPages network, which includes ...]]>
Mon, 19 Sep 2005 10:05:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Would You Take Door No. 1 or Door No. 2?]]>
So if youв€™re looking for a way to get people to write reviews about local businesses, what would you do? Insider Pages is offering a ...]]>
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 16:45:46 -0500
<![CDATA[How Fast is the Digital Horse?]]>
Recently, I have had the opportunity to speak to a number of publishers of all sizes to get a sense of their perspective on this ...]]>
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 13:19:15 -0500
<![CDATA[Which Search Engine is the Best?]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:48:26 -0500 <![CDATA[AIDA: Old Media Still Works!]]>
Specifically, DCCI is focusing on в€њthe ROI data our Call Measurement Services provides to marketer and business owners,в€ќ and how their в€њCall Measurement Programs deliver ...]]>
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:12:40 -0500
<![CDATA[Industry Excellence]]>
Truth be told, I don't much enjoy watching awards ceremonies, which can be mind-numbingly dull if not done well. The YPA hired entertainer Roy Firestone, ...]]>
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 07:47:51 -0500
<![CDATA[Black and Yellow and Read All Over]]>, a product of The Lynchburg News & Advance, covered the planned ...]]>
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 00:27:57 -0500
<![CDATA[The Proof Is in the Pudding]]>
I asked Gary Fascilla, Metro Directories CEO, to speak on the Leadership Panel at this year's Directory Driven Commerce conference in ...]]>
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 14:01:36 -0500
<![CDATA[Does Meckler Know Something the Rest of Us Don't?]]>
But you still have to ask if he senses a slowing down in the search business. When you run a business that has conferences (such ...]]>
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:15:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Still the Most Profitable Media Business Around]]>
BAPCO showed stronger revenues in both the first and second quarters than it had in 2004. Verizon's earnings increased even as its revenues declined. As ...]]>
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:43:25 -0500
<![CDATA[Got Fingers?]]>
It is interesting that в€њLet your fingers do the walking,в€ќ which was introduced in 1964 by AT&Tв€™s relatively small Yellow Pages division, came in No. ...]]>
Fri, 12 Aug 2005 09:58:00 -0500
<![CDATA[The Hotel Business Center Is Really a Consumer Center]]>
The Kelsey Group's overly simplistic model of the electronic world looks like this. Content can be information, advertising, video, etc.; the delivery of ...]]>
Fri, 29 Jul 2005 19:27:13 -0500
<![CDATA[It's Time to Reconsider a Broadcast Advertising Campaign]]>
I don't buy either of these two arguments. Marketing works and dollars spent are additive. In 1979, AT&T decided that long-distance advertising should no longer ...]]>
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 08:49:37 -0500
<![CDATA[Hello! Yellow Pages Benefits Your Community]]>
According to Amy Healy of the YPA, the public policy committee covered this topic in its Las Vegas meeting. She said that there are towns ...]]>
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:29:18 -0500
<![CDATA[Uzal Got It Right 10 Years Ago]]>
Tom Mohr, president of Knight-Ridder Digital, added, "I sometimes don't think we have fully come to terms with the degree to which we need to ...]]>
Tue, 05 Jul 2005 11:01:16 -0500
<![CDATA[Play It Again, Sam?]]>
Specifically, digital radio can offer listeners very high-quality sound and allow stations to split their signals to increase channels. The problem is the conversion is ...]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 19:09:14 -0500
<![CDATA[A $1 Trillion Market Cap for Google?]]>
Sorry, but I simply don't believe Google will reach a trillion-dollar market cap. Don't get me wrong, Google is an incredible company. One of the ...]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 18:42:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Together Again: The Horses are Back in the Barn]]>
The Kelsey Group agrees that it is important to include IYP and local search products offered by publishers to help national advertisers make informed local ...]]>
Fri, 03 Jun 2005 20:40:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Tiger, Joe, Byron and Katie]]>
Let's start with sports. As any golfer knows, Tiger Woods' streak of making 142 consecutive cuts stretching back to February 1998 was broken last week ...]]>
Fri, 27 May 2005 16:14:05 -0500
<![CDATA[Telco Mergers and NHL Hockey]]>
Everybody involved in hockey -- not just players and management, but people who sell beer or jerseys -- loses. No one who was not intimately ...]]>
Fri, 20 May 2005 07:04:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Top of the Heap? Supermarkets and Ample Leg Room]]>
At any rate, what is germane to this blog is that Harris asked about online search engines, Internet service providers and online retailers, all of ...]]>
Thu, 19 May 2005 14:52:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Name, Rank and Revenue Number]]>
The question is, why canв€™t the big telco publishers participate in the revenue growth? If the U.S. Military Academy that trained Generals Grant and Lee ...]]>
Tue, 10 May 2005 09:37:52 -0500
<![CDATA[So, You Think Economics are Complicated?]]>
Reading some of the recent Kelsey Group blogs reinforces this concern. Companies declare strong earnings but plummet because their guidance does not meet Wall Street ...]]>
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:00:46 -0500
<![CDATA[Would You Like Lettuce with Your Journal?]]>
Speaking to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington, Ruppert Murdoch faulted the industry for having been "remarkably, accountably complacent" about new technologies, including ...]]>
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:31:26 -0500
<![CDATA[One Person Does Make a Difference]]>
Stu's wife Carol, along with their son Doug, accepted this award, which was presented on the same night that Elmer Smith received a Lifetime Achievement ...]]>
Tue, 05 Apr 2005 09:44:14 -0500
<![CDATA[An Outsider's View of Yellow Pages]]>
Not surprisingly, Kennard says that private equity is good for the industry because it allows publishers to focus on their core business and expand horizontally. ...]]>
Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:27:43 -0500
<![CDATA["We're No. 1"]]> was the No. 1 IYP site within its region in 2004, according to consumer research firm comScore. They are not close to No. 1 ...]]>
Mon, 07 Mar 2005 11:08:05 -0500
<![CDATA[How to Summarize a Meeting]]>
Subject: bear stearns media conference - one line summary Advertising perspectives from our Media Conf - from A. Quadrani. Surprising amount of consistency from both ...]]>
Tue, 01 Mar 2005 15:52:25 -0500
<![CDATA[The Changing Ear of Radio]]>
Most every traditional medium today faces challenges from new technologies. Yellow Pages and newspapers, the primary print directional media, are being affected mostly by the ...]]>
Wed, 23 Feb 2005 16:41:13 -0500
<![CDATA[Conferences: A Leading Industry Indicator?]]>
Conferences tend to reflect how the business is right now. When business is struggling, publishers will either put a numerical limit on the total number ...]]>
Tue, 08 Feb 2005 12:55:54 -0500
<![CDATA[The Bell No Longer Tolls]]> Fri, 04 Feb 2005 08:46:22 -0500 <![CDATA[My Wish for the YP Industry in 2005]]> Wed, 02 Feb 2005 11:21:07 -0500 <![CDATA[Will Next Week's Headline Be About Credit Cards?]]> Wed, 02 Feb 2005 11:16:24 -0500 <![CDATA[The Marshall Leaves Town]]> Wed, 02 Feb 2005 11:07:35 -0500