Local Search Association Announces Industry Excellence Award Winners at 'Search Starts Here' Conference

Apr 18, 2011, 10:07 ET from Local Search Association

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.

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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.

Read the Local Search Association blog at www.localsearchinsider.com and follow @LocalSearchAssn on Twitter. To learn more about Yellow Pages advertising, visit www.buyyellow.com. To choose which phone books you receive, or stop delivery of all directories, visit www.yellowpagesoptout.com.

Doug McGraw
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SOURCE Local Search Association