Monthly Archives: July 2008

Newsletter #2, July 2008

In July’s newsletter I decided to tell our registered Brownbook users a bit about getting a business found online, and about how you can use to tell people about your favourite hang-outs.  As with all our newsletters I like … Continue reading

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Top 25 things vanishing from America: # 24 — The Yellow Pages

Here is a great post from Tracy Coenen on Wallet Pop. The comments certainly make amusing reading. Link to article here. Quote from Tracy Coenen; “The creators and marketers of the yellow pages boast that their publication is still relevant. … Continue reading

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Inaugural post

Hi! My name is Basil Berntsen and I’ll be your Canadian blogger. I hope to use this space for updates and highlights as we work on getting Canadians using Brownbook for reading and writing reviews of local businesses. A … Continue reading

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Welcome aboard Basil

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Basil Berntsen who will be launching Brownbook in Canada. Basil lives in Montréal and has a programming background. By his own confession he is an inventor and had thought of producing … Continue reading

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Brownbook Mobile on New 3G Apple iPhone

I am VERY pleased to say that our mobile platform passed testing with FLYING COLORS today, and will go live at the end of our next development phase around 18th June. I see that Yellow Pages in the US has … Continue reading

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There’s been a lot of activity at ‘Brown Towers’ recently, not least of all was the release of USA, Canada, and Australia. So, in the last week we’ve gone from 2.2 million businesses listed to well over … Continue reading

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Businesses should be able to respond to reviewers

There seems to be some bad feeling about local review sites like Yelp that don’t let business owners respond to bad reviews. Here’s something I saw on techcrunch about this. I think its bad that businesses can’t respond to reviews, … Continue reading

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Businesses Switching to Local Online Marketing, Study Finds

By: iStockAnalyst   Friday, June 27, 2008 7:00 AM As the economy falters and operating costs rise, businesses turn to local Internet advertising to increase ROI of their marketing budgets.  A report released by local advertising research company Borrell Associates concludes … Continue reading

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