PagesJaunes Groupe President and CEO Jean-Pierre Remy to Deliver Keynote
Address at Local Search Association Annual Conference
Remy will share insights on PagesJaunes' successful digital transformation at
April gathering in Las Vegas
TROY, Mich., Jan. 16, 2013
TROY, Mich., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Local Search Association today
announced that PagesJaunes Groupe President and CEO Jean-Pierre Remy will
deliver the keynote address at its annual conference, "Search Starts Here,"
April 13-16, 2013 in Las Vegas. Remy has led the remarkable transformation of
PagesJaunes, France's Yellow Pages publisher, into one of the world's most
progressive local search companies. Today, PagesJaunes reaches 90 percent of
French consumers through its portfolio of products and ranks as one of the top
10 global companies in terms of online revenues, with 59 percent of its total
revenues coming from its digital offerings.
"Jean-Pierre Remy is well-known throughout the local search industry for
engineering one of the most successful transformations of a media company from
its traditional roots in print to digital opportunities available through
online, mobile and social platforms," said Neg Norton, president of the Local
Search Association. "We're thrilled that Jean-Pierre will travel from France
to provide our annual conference attendees with a first-hand account of
PagesJaunes' creative strategy and implementation efforts."
In his remarks, Remy will provide attendees with a deep understanding of:
oPagesJaunes' journey from traditional print directory publisher to
innovative local search provider with a wide portfolio of print, online,
social and mobile products.
oHis company's vision and the key strategic approaches being implemented to
expand PagesJaunes' footprint into new local search platforms.
oThe ways in which PagesJaunes has maintained its passionate commitment to
both consumers and advertisers.
oThe benefits of PagesJaunes' heavy investment in its core brand while
growing its digital footprint, both organically and through strategic
acquisitions and partnerships.
oThe development of PagesJaunes' salesforce of more than 2,000 well-trained
and motivated professionals, who have embraced change and taken on new
skills while keeping consumers and advertisers at the heart of the
The "Search Starts Here" conference, which is one of the largest industry
gatherings of the year, will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in
Las Vegas. The event will feature a three-day jam-packed agenda of exciting
speakers and panelists, coordinated with industry veteran Greg Sterling.
Attendees will also benefit from popular Strategic Exchange Sessions to meet
and discuss strategic opportunities with partners, the Industry Excellence
Awards ceremony, and opportunities for professional networking at several
receptions and dinners.
For more information on conference registration and corporate sponsorships,
visit www.localsearchassociation.org or contact Val Onyski at 248-244-0731 or
PagesJaunes Groupe (www.pagesjaunesgroupe.com/en) is a leader in Europe in
local advertising and information on the Internet and in mobile and print
media, with revenues of €1.1 billion in 2011. It employs over 5,000 people in
France, Spain, Luxembourg and Austria, including 2,200 sales advisers to
support its 712,000 local and national advertising customers.
As a creator of useful media, PagesJaunes Groupe operates in three
complementary business lines: content and service provision, media and
advertising representation. Thanks to its know-how and the performance of its
brands, PagesJaunes Groupe now occupies a leading position on the Internet:
oLeader in business website development, with over 120,000 already sold in
France and Spain
oEuropean leader in online advertising
oBenchmark provider of mapping services with immersive media (Mappy /
oLeader in mobile Internet, with close to 16 million downloads of its
PagesJaunes, Mappy and AnnoncesJaunes apps (March 2012).
PagesJaunes Groupe is in the "top-10" companies in the world regarding the
percentage of revenues generated on the Internet : over €575 millions in
2011, 52% of its consolidated revenues (59% during the first nine months of
PagesJaunes Groupe is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris.
About the Local Search Association
The Local Search Association (www.localsearchassociation.org) is the largest
trade organization of print, digital, mobile and social media that help local
businesses get found and selected by ready-to-buy consumers. Association
members include U.S. and international directory publishers, search engine
marketers, online listings and review sites, digital advertising agencies and
mobile search providers. The Association has members in 29 countries.
Read the Local Search Association blog www.localsearchinsider.com and follow
us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LocalSearchAssn) and Twitter
(www.twitter.com/LocalSearchAssn). To choose which phone directories you
receive or stop delivery, visit www.YellowPagesOptOut.com.
SOURCE Local Search Association
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