Posts Tagged Local Commerce

Yelp Finally Brings Deals to Canada

Yelp Finally Brings Deals to Canada

Yelp Deals launched in 2011. But not in Canada. It has taken Yelp 3 years to work out the kinks and be comfortable enough to launch this service to both Canadian merchants and Canadian consumers who use Yelp. Spring 2014 […]

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Canadian Deals & Coupons industry more powerful than ever

Canadian Deals & Coupons industry more powerful than ever

I was recently asked to write an article about the Canadian Deals & Coupons industry for our friends at DX3 Canada. My pleasure to do so leading up to their annual digital conference in March (we’ll be there). The focus […]

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BIAKELSEY Leading in Local conference in San Francisco, see you there

BIAKELSEY Leading in Local conference in San Francisco, see you there

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 […]

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

Yellow Media 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 […]

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Black Friday in Canada; Deal Providers should “open” early. Retailers, Malls will!

Black Friday in Canada; Deal Providers should "open" early. Retailers, Malls will!

Black Friday is getting bigger in Canada. Last year saw a significant jump in Black Friday activity but this year interest will reach a tipping point. Malls across the country, as well as larger Bib Box retailers have announced early […]

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Competition (Groupon) growing and catching up quickly to Tuango’s dominance in Quebec

Competition (Groupon) growing and catching up quickly to Tuango's dominance in Quebec

Ever since the daily deal market erupted in this country, one thing has been seen as standard: that Groupon leads the market and everyone else plays catchup. Well, as many other ecommerce companies have seen, that is just not the […]

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Torstar reorganizing; Torstar Digital brands are being moved

Torstar reorganizing; Torstar Digital brands are being moved

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 […]

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Teambuy secures and raises another $5 million to fund next step in growth as Canada’s leading Deals Provider

Teambuy secures and raises another $5 million to fund next step in growth as Canada's leading Deals Provider

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 […]

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Glacier Media and Social Shopper form Strategic Partnership

Glacier Media and Social Shopper form Strategic Partnership

Media companies across Canada have had a tough time integrating a deals business into their strategy. What was a promising venture for some a few years ago has turned to a business model in search of focus, revenues and profits. […]

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Launching Local Commerce Canada

Launching Local Commerce Canada

OVERVIEW Local merchants are the life blood of our economy. Their main concern has always been on finding and attracting local customers. Marketing and customer acquisition has gone through a metamorphosis for these local merchants and retailers over the past […]

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