LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Local Search Association today announced the winners of its Industry Excellence Awards at this year's annual conference: "Search Starts Here" in Las Vegas. The Industry Excellence Awards recognize local search and Yellow Pages publishers, marketers and suppliers for outstanding achievements in the directory advertising business.
This year's winners exemplify leadership in a changing industry that's evolving from publishing print directories to becoming integrated local search hubs – offering online and wireless platforms, social media, online video, search engine keywords, and more.
"We're continuing our tradition of honoring those leaders in our industry who continue to inspire progress through their ideas and actions," said Neg Norton, Local Search Association president. "It's because of these pioneers in search that our industry will continue to be valuable for our members in the years to come."
Dex One and Yellowbook were presented with the Local Search Association National Marketing Division 2010 Publisher Partnership Award for programs including a monthly Webinar series for clients that highlights new products, and services and a different, more successful approach to search engine marketing.
Other 2010 Industry Excellence Award Winners include:
Rich Media Display Ad Gold Award Winner – Yellow Pages Group Digital Interactive Consumer Campaign
Mobile Platform Gold Award Winner – SuperMedia The EveryCarListed.com® app for iPhone or iTouch.
Mobile Platform Gold Award Winner – AT&T Interactive AT&T Mobile Premier Listing
Lead Generation Gold Award Winner – Yellow Pages Group Multi-Channel Lead Generation Strategy
Lead Generation Gold Award Winner – Berry Berry Leads
Value Story Gold Award Winner – Yellow Pages Group YellowAPI.com: Application Programming Interface
Value Story Gold Award Winner – DAC Group GEFS Program
Search Marketing Gold Award Winner – SuperMedia Inceptor Program
Search Marketing Gold Award Winner – 15Miles National Brand, Local Leads: How Brand Advocates Are Cultivated
Multicultural Gold Award Winner – 15Miles Bilingual SEO Techniques Prove Successful for Nonprofit
Community Service Gold Award Winner – Valley Yellow Pages Buy Local Campaign
About the Local Search Association
Formerly the Yellow Pages Association, the Local Search Association (www.localsearchassociation.org) is the largest trade organization of print, digital, mobile and social media that help local businesses get found and selected by ready-to-buy consumers. Association members include U.S. and international Yellow Pages companies, search engines, online listings and review sites, digital advertising agencies and mobile search providers. The Association has members in 29 countries.