Canpages partners to expand into US

Posted by Rob Lewis

Vancouver-headquarted Canpages announced today that they have partnered up with Utah-based Phone Directories Company (PDC) to form a North America-wide local search partnership between the organizations’ combined 1,400 employees and revenues of US $180 Million.

The partnership will allow Canpages to leverage PDC’s US footprint and on-the-ground sales team to expand into the American market nationwide.

As part of this partnership PDC’s local search platform, PDCpages.com will re-launch as Ziplocal.com and the company will re-brand itself as Ziplocal. Canpages will leverage its digital expertise, extensive online and mobile local search technologies as well as research and development to offer PDC’s existing and new advertisers a host of digital marketing tools and products. 

2009 marked a string of firsts for Canpages including the launch of Street Scene on Canpages.ca, which provides 360-degree views of Canadian cities at street level, as well as voice-recognition local search applications for the iPhone and Blackberry.

Canpages was also in the acquistion game, picking up Ziplocal.ca and social networking and recommendations platform GigPark.

Company:
Canpages
Website:
http://www.canpages.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canpages is Canada's fastest growing local search company. Providing a multimedia platform that focuses on relevant, local results, Canpages offers many choices with online, print and mobile options. Canpages.ca is Canada’s national online directory for local business and residential searches. In excess of 3.5 million unique visitors come to visit the site every month with their local search requests. Rich and... more

Company:
GigPark
Website:
http://www.gigpark.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

When it comes to finding a real estate agent, accountant or personal trainer, friends recommend the best people. GigPark's mission is to make it easy for friends to share recommendations so we can all find great service. more

Company:
ZipLocal
Website:
http://ziplocal.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ZipLocal is the difference between getting advice from the phone book vs. your trusted friends and neighbours. ZipLocal makes it easy to find what you want in the neighbourhood or city you need it… from the most broad to the most specific searches. ZipLocal puts the consumer experience first, from the site design to the relevancy of business search results. Formed in August 2006 from the merger of redCity Search... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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