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InfoGroup Survey: Facebook ‘Important’ to 44% of SMBs

Facebook has become an important marketing channel to SMBs, according to InfoGroup's quarterly Small Business Marketing Outlook. Twenty percent of those surveyed said Facebook was extremely/very important, and 24 percent said it was somewhat important. Twitter is important, too. Twenty-four…

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Moore Joins Yell as CDO

Yell announced this week that Microsoft MSN Partner and Producer Scott Moore will join Yell Group as its chief digital officer. Moore will report to Yell Group CEO Mike Pocock and will be based at a new Yell office in…

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ILM Asia: Google Pitches Partnership

Speaking today at ILM Asia in Singapore, Google's James Sanders made a very direct appeal to directory publishers to resell Google advertising products to SMB advertisers in the Asia-Pacific region. "Globally, Yellow Pages companies are our most successful partners," Sanders…

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ILM Asia: Getit’s Ambitious Transition

Just before lunch at ILM Asia, Sidharth Gupta, CEO of Getit Infoservices, shared his company’s vision of the future. It was comprehensive and holistic. In his talk, Gupta spoke of the evolution that is occurring around the world and in…

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ILM Asia: Time to Transform Is Now

My colleague Charles Laughlin kicked off ILM Asia -- a conference organized by BIA/Kelsey and the Asian Directory Publisher Association (ADPAI) -- with the results of a survey of business leaders operating in the local search space in Asia. Among…

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8coupons Relaunches Amid Daily Deal Slowdown

If you are a major aggregator of daily deals and the industry seems to be slowing down, what do you do next? That’s the question faced by 8coupons, one of the original aggregators. As founder Landy Ung tells us, “we…

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ScoutMob: Mobile Deals, Flat Lead Fees

Atlanta-based ScoutMob has cut out the high commissions and has launched as an all mobile site as it prepares for the next wave of deals beyond the world defined by Groupon and LivingSocial. The two-year-old, venture-funded site has 40 employees.…

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Yellowbook CEO Walsh to Step Down

Joe Walsh, the executive who arguably did more than anyone to make the Yellow Pages a competitive industry in the United States, has resigned as CEO of Yellowbook, the U.S. division of U.K.-based Yell Group. Walsh has been with Yellowbook…

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New Google Mobile (Local) Ad Formats

Google Mobile Ads senior product manager Surojit Chatterjee just posted details on the Google Mobile Ads blog about a new set of ad formats. They're listed below, but it's worth pointing out that many of them are local in nature.…

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More Great Mobile Data From Mary Meeker

I just got finished watching KPCB’s Mary Meeker give her semi-annual data dump at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. As always, it was quite comprehensive and quite good.

And as in the past, much of it focused on mobile connectivity, device sales and the overall marketplace disruption we’re seeing come out of the mobile sector.

“We’re in the middle of one of those once in every 10-20 year shifts,” she said. “Mobile connectivity is at the center of that, and mobile devices just nearly outshipped PCs.”

Being somewhere between a few of my own presentations, I’ll give a few highlights and save the rest for later. Indeed, these slides will be a key part of lots of presentations you’ll see in the coming months.

Below are a selection of the mobile slides (only about 10 of the 70 total slides she showed). Most of them are after the break, to save room. And the entire presentation is available on Scribd.



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LivingSocial, Clear Channel Team for On-Air Deal Mentions

A new partnership between Clear Channel and LivingSocial is seeking to leverage the power of on-air personalities on 500 Clear Channel radio stations. The personalities will rap about the deals in unscripted segments. It would be interesting to know what…

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Local Offer Network, Cardinal Health Partner for B2B Deals

As deals verticalize, we’re intrigued by opportunities for B2B plays. MarketSharing is offering deals tailored for SMBs (office cleaning discounts, office copier repair, etc.). Now, Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 company, has launched a pilot with Local Offer Network to…

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