Yellow Pages Group

Yellow Pages Group

March 29, 2010 10:32 ET

Had a Great Restaurant Experience? Want to Recommend a Local Business?

New™ Delivers Ratings and Reviews, Social Media Tools and Coupons to Help Consumers Make Better Buying Decisions

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -

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Seeking goods and services close to home is now only a click away with the newly re-launched Reflecting the company's new brand image, features enhancements that provide consumers with a personalized user interface and local search functionality to help them make more informed buying decisions.

"The convergence of media has created a new kind of customer that is savvy, connected, and on the go," said Stéphane Marceau, Chief Marketing Officer, Yellow Pages Group. "The web is where they live, work, learn, shop and play, and reflects this reality. We're giving consumers added depth and richness in our business content that will help them explore the business, the nearby location, meet the owners, and learn about other consumer experiences with that business - anywhere and at anytime."

Simple Searching

Over the past six months, has undergone an accelerated pace of transformation. The resulting site is now easier to navigate and more instinctive than ever. Consumers can employ various filters in their searches, take advantage of an intuitive search feature which automatically populates suggested search terms and locations as you type, and consult links to similar searches conducted by others for additional results. These results are then sorted by location, so businesses closest to the user's inputted location will appear at the top of returned searches.

Video Gallery's video features have been enhanced with high-definition format and a redesigned full-screen video player with a photo gallery. Users can now take a sneak peek at the interior of businesses such as spas, hair salons, and restaurants from their computers or mobile phones.

Ratings, Reviews and Deals

Product and business reviews play an increasingly important role in making better purchasing decisions. For many online shoppers, consumer and peer feedback is an essential part of the buying process. With recent acquisitions and, now provides easy access to restaurant reviews as well as deals and savings resource. In addition, YPG added its own new Ratings and Reviews feature for consumers to enter their review of businesses.

"We are moving our online and mobile properties towards a more user-friendly and socially referenced experience, giving the consumer the types of information they need and want," said Mr. Marceau. "After creating a account, people can bookmark businesses, recall previous searches, and post comments, among a variety of other user-related functions. Think of it as your own personal online, customizable directory and a gateway into the businesses and services of your local community."

Until April 25, 2010, for each review published on the website, participants have the chance to win a $2,000 trip voucher. Contest details are available at

About Yellow Pages Group

Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is Canada's leading performance media and marketing solutions company. The Company brings consumers and businesses together locally through its network of print, digital and mobile properties. YPG enables consumers to make smarter decisions, helping people find what they need wherever and whenever. The Company partners with businesses to build successful marketing and lead generation programs, helping them grow their business. YPG is held by Yellow Media Inc. who owns and operates some of Canada's leading properties and publications including Yellow Pages™ directories,™,™,,, and For more information,

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Contact Information

  • Yellow Pages Group
    Annie Marsolais
    Director, Corporate and Marketing Communications
    Yellow Pages Group
    Perry Schwartz
    Senior Manager, Communications