Wooton at DMS ’10: Microsoft Advertising Provides a ‘Local Operating System’

Microsoft will work more closely with small businesses and interactive agencies, offering itself up as “the local operating system,” according to Microsoft Advertising VP of Global Search and Online Marketplace Randy Wooton, who addressed BIA/Kelsey’s DMS ’10 conference today in Dallas. Wooton said that Microsoft was one of only two companies that had the wide […]

Center’d Launches The Deal Map; ‘Price, Location and Sentiment’

Center’d, the local/social events and city guide site, has consistently reported growing traffic. But in its three year existence, the site has never really found a niche that would set it apart from the competition. The site, however, has kept on hammering away at local/social trends, with a strong emphasis on sentiment analysis and local […]

All-Star Lineup at Marketplaces 2010, March 22-24, San Diego

Marketplaces 2010 takes place just 7 weeks from now in San Diego (March 22-24). We are putting the finishing touches on the program, and have added MANY exciting new speakers in just the past few weeks. The event is totally dedicated to the higher value/conversion/engagement ethos of vertical media. For sure, this isn’t one size […]

ILM:09: Keynote from Yelp COO Geoff Donaker

Yelp has taken a counter-intuitive approach by taking a slow and expensive city by city rollout approach – and has apparently succeeded as it attracts 26 million unique visitors per month, up 40 percent from last year, and has planted community managers in 33 cities in the U.S. and abroad. Moreover, the site has an […]

ILM:09: SMBs Benefit from More Competition to Google, Search Preferences

Yodle CEO Court Cunningham says that a major shift is occurring in SMB marketing as Google starts to give preference in rankings to merchant sites rather than to directory listings. “There are many, many more merchant sites” than there were a year ago, he noted on a panel at ILM:09 that also featured WebVisible CEO […]

‘Final’ ILM:09 Speakers Added (Twitter, AT&Ti, Euro Directories +++)

The ILM:09 conference Dec. 9-11 in LA is now just around the corner. We’ve handpicked 60 cutting-edge speakers, and we think we are onto something that is really important. I can tell you that signups have been great, too. Recent adds to the speaker roster include Twitter’s Anamitra Banerji and AT&T Interactive’s Greg Issacs, who […]