Local Corporation Launches “Fusion by Local” Premium Ad Network to Serve $3.4 Billion Local Display Ad Market

  Local Corporation Launches “Fusion by Local” Premium Ad Network to Serve
  $3.4 Billion Local Display Ad Market

 Gives Advertisers Reach Into Local Markets; Publishers Access to Top Brands
                          and Additional Ad Revenue

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- March 26, 2013

Local Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading online local media company, today
announced the launch of “Fusion by Local,” a new premium ad network for
advertisers and brand marketers seeking to engage with targeted local
audiences in markets across the U.S.

Fusion by Local gives advertisers the ability to reach targeted customers in
local markets through premium display advertising inventory across some of the
top media properties in the country, including sites in the company’s
established network of over 1,000 regional media sites. The premium network
also provides regional media publishers with access to national advertisers
and brands to drive incremental advertising revenue through their media
properties.

With local display advertising on the rise and expected to grow 18.2 percent
this year to $3.4 billion^1, advertisers are seeking ways to more effectively
engage their target audiences quickly and efficiently on a local level.
National and regional brands that are looking to advertise locally are
increasingly seeking premium ad positioning for their campaigns near relevant
content, with high quality publishers and media sites.

Fusion by Local offers both, by combining its unique, precision-based
targeting for audiences with premium advertising inventory that takes the
manual process out of local buying. It also eliminates the time and
resource-intensive process for advertisers of contacting publishers,
negotiating multiple contracts, submitting insertion orders and tracking
performance metrics for each media property. Fusion by Local offers a variety
of standard and customized ad units across various ad formats, including
mobile and rich media, through a single integrated process with one point of
contact.

“Implementing local campaigns is a labor-intensive process that involves
manually engaging with hundreds of media sites across the U.S.,” said Lori
Chavez, vice president of marketing, Local Corporation. “Fusion by Local
removes this burden from advertisers by allowing them to leverage our existing
relationships with these valuable regional media publishers so they can focus
their time on campaign strategy not campaign implementation. Fusion by Local
further expands our local ecosystem and directly supports our mission of
connecting local consumers with businesses of all sizes online.”

Fusion by Local helps advertisers and brand marketers engage with local
customers directly across various industries and specific vertical categories.

About Local Corporation

Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a leading online local media company that
connects brick-and-mortar businesses with over a million online and mobile
consumers each day using a variety of innovative digital marketing products.
To advertise, or for more information, visit: http://localcorporation.com.

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^1 BIA/Kelsey

Contact:

Investor Relations and Media Relations Contact:
Local Corporation
Cameron Triebwasser, 949-789-5223
ctriebwasser@local.com
 
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