Canadian Local Commerce

See you in San Francisco at the BIAKELSEY Leading in Local Conference

See you in San Francisco at the BIAKELSEY Leading in Local Conference

As is customary 3-4 times per year, the Local search, Local Advertising, Local commerce and Location based marketing industry meets together  to learn from their peers and see whats new. Every December, BIAKELSEY has its Leading in Local conference in San Francisco and we will of course be there. In fact, this year we will […]

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Yellow Media (Yellow Pages) to cut 10% of workforce to further focus on Digital

Yellow Media (Yellow Pages) to cut 10% of workforce to further focus on Digital

Yellow Media Ltd (Y-T ) recently announced that in order to further focus on its digital business it will cut 10 percent of its workforce, about 300 positions, mainly in its print and legacy businesses. It will also add more positions to its digital business. As users and businesses continue to switch from paper based […]

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Groupon redesigns web portal. Impact on Canada?

Groupon redesigns web portal. Impact on Canada?

As part of their 5th birthday, Groupon announced and launched a redesign to their site. This new version is the evolution of Groupon; Maturing into a search based ecommerce portal as opposed to an email based deals promotional service. Since inception, Groupon, and most of the deals industry,  has focused on promoting a “daily deal” […]

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Yellow Media Canada finds new CEO

Yellow Media Canada finds new CEO

Yellow Media has announced that their search for a new CEO is over. They will be hiring Julien Billot, a 20-year veteran of the digital media business, as their next chief executive effective Jan. 1. Mr. Billot was most recently head of France’s Solocal Group, formerly PagesJaunes Groupe. Prior to joining Solocal, Billot was CEO of […]

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Small Business is BIG business in Canada

Small Business is BIG business in Canada

Here is an infographic that says it all as it pertains to Small Business in Canada. The fact is that over 50% of small business are in the services industry in this Country. How can these service based organizations, many of which are focused on their local geography,  leverage web and mobile technologies to generate […]

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Rogers launches Rogers Alerts; location based deals through SMS

Rogers launches Rogers Alerts; location based deals through SMS

It is inevitable. Cell phone companies have relationships with millions of consumers. Cell phone companies know the location of each of those consumers as they go about their day using their cell and smartphone. Retailers continue to want access to these consumers on a location basis…so they can provide location based promotions to interested consumers. […]

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Foodler Expands Restaurant Delivery Options to Canada

Foodler Expands Restaurant Delivery Options to Canada

Online food ordering services have been growing extremely both in the United states and Canada. In Canada, some of the leading providers include Just Eat, Taste Away, Order it, Food.ee, A la Carte and a few others. Now there is a new entrant in Canada name Foodler. They have launched in Vancouver first and are […]

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Torstar reorganizing Digital and Commerce Divisions; Torstar Digital

Torstar reorganizing Digital and Commerce Divisions; Torstar Digital

Torstar announced that its digital division, Torstar Digital, will be reorganized in order to simplify management and operation structures. Wagjag, Jaunt and Travel Alerts will be moved under the Metroland Media division where Save.ca is also managed. Media operations, like the advertising sales company Olive Media, will shift to the Star Media Group. The majority […]

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Local Commerce Conference by BIAKELSEY; Leading in Local

Local Commerce Conference by BIAKELSEY; Leading in Local

To date, there are no conferences or events in Canada dedicated to the sector of Local Commerce or Location Based Marketing. We, at Local Commerce Canada, are certainly working on producing such an event. The industry in Canada is large enough to support it. In the meantime, we are very pleased to promote the industry’s […]

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Another $5 million raised by Teambuy to fund further local commerce

Another $5 million raised by Teambuy to fund further local commerce

Teambuy has just announced that they have raised $5 million from Best Funds and existing institutional investors. This is another strong move by Canada’s leading deal provider and will go towards funding their next step in what we believe will eventually become a leading shopping destination for Canadians with great deals and offers across product […]

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