According to The Kelsey Group’s Global Directories Forecast 2007, advertising revenues from print Yellow Pages, Internet Yellow Pages (IYP) and Local Search will grow from $30.6 billion in 2006 to $38.9 billion globally in 2011, representing a 4.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

Hispanic Yellow Pages of America 'HYPA' announced that it has completed the acquisition of Travel Media Northwest Inc. (TMNW), and Hispanic Impact Media Inc., (HIM) .

Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc. (HYPA) is unveiling its Tus Amarillas Spanish-Language directory December 2006.

Blue Equity, LLC and Telefonos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Telmex ) announced that Telmex has acquired an 80% controlling interest in the affiliate of Blue Equity, LLC that publishes Enlace Spanish Yellow Pages.

Small and medium-sized businesses that have been in operation for 10 years or less spend more on marketing (traditional and new media) than SMBs in business for more than 10 years, according to The Kelsey Group.

2006 HYP Network’s Vega Directorio en Español, launched the 21st edition for Northern Virginia at GALA Hispanic Theatre-Tivoli in Washington D.C.

HYP Network announced that it has launched its new Directorio en Español in South Florida. It also announced that it has hired Jason Mizrachi as General Sales Manager to lead its South Florida operation. “We are very pleased that Jason has joined our team.

Enlace Spanish Yellow Pages has agreed to acquire El Directorio, the premier Los Angeles Spanish Yellow Pages directory. The Los Angeles area is the largest Hispanic market in the United States, with over 9 million Spanish-speakers.

Avenida América, Inc. announced it has received a strategic investment from Heritage Capital Advisors and its subsidiary Heritage Hispanic Partners LLC to realize its business expansion plans.

New research sponsored by The Kelsey Group indicates that consumer local media references are in transition, influenced by demographic factors, including age, income and education.

Directional media (Yellow Pages, local search and classifieds advertising) revenues will reach $119.8 billion globally in 2010, a 1.9 percent increase over 2005 revenues of $109.2 billion, according to a new forecast by The Kelsey Group.

As 2005 comes to a close, we can look back to discern a broad set of trends affecting the global directory publishing industry — print and digital. These trends have been illustrated through business developments this year as well as the financial results of key players in the industry.

HYP Network announced that Annie White, a long-time sales and marketing executive, has joined HYP Network as Vice President, National Accounts. Ms.

Improbably, one of the best free and public resources on local search comes from the oft-neglected founders of the sector: the Yellow Pages.

New Spanish-language books continue to be launched in U.S. markets that have large Spanish-speaking populations – Los Angeles, New York and Chicago – creating a sub-layer of competition in the Yellow Pages market. Most intriguing, however, is the rapid growth of Spanish-language directory products in smaller, mid-tier markets such as Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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