Agreement Helps Dex Advertisers Reach More Ready-to-Buy Consumers
CARY, N.C., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- R.H. Donnelley (NYSE: RHD),
a leading print and online local search company, today announced an expanded
relationship with Yahoo! Local. The agreement, which gives local businesses
additional exposure on the Yahoo! Local and Yahoo! Maps sites, is part of R.H.
Donnelley's larger efforts to distribute local advertiser content across its
own proprietary platforms as well as other leading local search sites.
The agreement covers 14 Western and Midwestern states where R.H. Donnelley
distributes the official print directory for Qwest under the Dex(R) brand
name. The Dex marketing consultants will offer highly targeted and valuable
placement on Yahoo! Local, the most visited destination for local information
online with 30 million unique visitors across its network of local sites*.
Listings will also appear on the company's own online local search site,
"Our local business customers look to us as their trusted marketing
consultant, and we are always seeking new ways to bolster our ability to
deliver them more high quality leads than they can get from any other business
partner," said George Bednarz, senior vice president of R.H. Donnelley's
interactive operations. "We accomplish this by distributing their content
through our own print and interactive solutions and across other leading
online local search sites. Partnering with Yahoo! Local is part of our broader
interactive strategy to help deliver a steady stream of high quality leads
from multiple mediums to local businesses."
Dex advertisers will benefit from inclusion within the following Yahoo!
Local advertising products:
- Featured Listings -- Sponsored listings with guaranteed placement on
the first or second search results pages for broader exposure in a
specific geography or category
- Enhanced Listings -- Sponsored listings that offer the ability to add a
detailed business description, photos, tagline and coupons to create
greater online visibility for businesses and enhance their appearance
within organic results
- Yahoo! Maps Business Listings -- Sponsored listings within the context
of a map-based view
"Yahoo! Local provides consumers with a comprehensive and relevant local
search experience online," said Scott Regan, senior director of Yahoo! Local.
"The depth of our local offering has enabled us to be a partner of choice
within this industry and we're pleased to extend our partnership with R.H.
Donnelley and bring its growing portfolio of local advertiser content to
additional parts of Yahoo!"
Helping Local Businesses Reach More Customers
R.H. Donnelley's interactive offerings are essential to its Triple
Play(TM) solution suite -- an integrated set of products and services that
efficiently and effectively extend a local business's marketing reach.
Spanning multiple media platforms -- print Yellow Pages directories,
DexKnows.com (http://www.dexknows.com) search site and the major search
engines (e.g. Yahoo!(R) and Google(TM)) via the company's Search Engine
Marketing tools -- Triple Play delivers local businesses' advertisements to a
wider set of ready-to-buy consumers.
About R.H. Donnelley
R.H. Donnelley connects businesses and consumers through its broad
portfolio of print and interactive marketing solutions. Small- and medium-
sized businesses look to R.H. Donnelley's experienced team of marketing
consultants to help them grow their companies and drive sales leads. Consumers
depend on the company's reliable, trusted, local business content to deliver
the most relevant search results when they are seeking local goods and
services. For more information, visit http://www.rhd.com.
* comScore Media Metrix, July 2007
SOURCE R.H. Donnelley
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Web site: http://www.rhd.com