Tag Archives: Research

Why Google’s New Customer Match is Great News for B2B Marketers

For more than a decade, paid search has been a go-to channel for digital marketers. It’s not hard to understand why. It’s measurable and accountable. It plays right at the bottom of the funnel where the action happens. It’s flexible and scalable. Last but not least, when executed with even a moderate degree of expertise, it almost […]

Does Your Digital Presence Speak to the Research Savvy Consumer?

“Where did you hear about us?” It’s a common question for businesses to ask consumers (and a good one to be asking), but the one word response you get from a consumer at the end of a transaction might not give you the full picture. Sure, maybe it was as simple as a friend recommending […]

Yellow Pages Dirty Little Secret… People still use them!

It’s a fact. We use the Yellow Pages more often than we’d like to admit. I was recently with a client demonstrating the strength of Yellow Pages in their particular vertical.  And before you ask, yes, usage has declined.  However, there are still 11 million references a year to this particular category.  Furthermore, when someone is using […]

Moms and Digital Media

I had my second child back in February, and constantly marvel at how my parenting perspective has changed in the years since my first baby was born.  New parent jitters have been replaced with a calm(er) confidence, new gadgets have made things simpler, and some previously important things have simply fallen by the wayside now […]

The Multi-Screen Consumer

The use of mobile search to find local business information is increasing exponentially. DAC Group’s 2012 proprietary landscape study with Kantar showed mobile as the fifth most popular source used when searching for business information in the U.S. overall. Breaking this down into demographics, mobile is actually the third most used source by those aged 18-34. Consumers […]

Following the Mobile Path-to-Purchase

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very big tech geek. While I spend most of my workday immersed in fancy Excel formulas and spend a good chunk of my evenings cuddled up with my laptop, that’s about where it ends. My cell phone is not-so-smart and I don’t even own an […]

DexOne and SuperMedia Emerge as Dex Media

Another successful business transition has come to pass as DexOne and SuperMedia complete their merger and move forward as Dex Media™, which trades on the NASDAQ with the symbol DXM.  Originally expected to happen by the end of 2012, the merger was completed on April 30th, 2013. So, what does this mean?  Again, as discussed […]

Superstorm Sandy Drove Yellow Pages Usage

Back in August I blogged about how our testing program for a waterproofing client gave us a clear view of the effectiveness of print Yellow Pages after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the East Coast and mid-Atlantic region late in the summer of 2011. Calls to the advertiser’s tracked lines went through the […]

Myth Busters – Dispelling Misconceptions about Yellow Pages

Five years ago, at Microsoft’s Strategic Advertising Summit, Bill Gates made the following prediction: “Yellow Page usage amongst people in their, say, below 50, will drop to zero, near zero over the next five years.” Five years later, I can assure you that his prediction did not come true. Not only is the industry still […]