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LocalLaunch Acquired by R.H. Donnelley

     
4:56 pm on Sep 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Big congrats to Justin and the crew.

In a move designed to significantly bolster its local online search marketing capabilities, R.H. Donnelley Corporation (NYSE: RHD) announced today that it has purchased LocalLaunch!, a Chicago-based company that specializes in providing Internet search products, platforms and fulfillment solutions to local advertising providers.

R.H. Donnelley's acquisition of LocalLaunch! adds approximately 40 Internet marketing professionals who are highly skilled in developing innovative search engine marketing and optimization products that help connect businesses with consumers who are searching for goods and services online.

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Very smart, well timed move by RHD. Someone at RHD has their thinking cap on.

Smarter still if RHD structured (incentivized) the deal so as to hold onto that talent pool. The company IS the talented people.

Congratulations to Mr. Sanger, et. al.

So, when is RHD going to sponsor a booth at a PubCon? ;)

5:24 pm on Sept 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congrats Justin & team.
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Congratulations to all involved.
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A brilliant move. Why didnt I think of it first!:) j/k.

Congrats to all involved, especially the handful of folks I know personally that are involved with LocalLaunch.

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Congrats Justin!
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Congrats Justin!... Anyone in the know care to post the dollar details?
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Justin and the team deserve it, a really nice bunch of people that happen know what they are doing. It made sense for a big player like RHD to buy them rather than wait for LocalLaunch tell sell their services to RHD's competitors.

Well done.

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Justin and Brad - want a job? :-D
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Congrats to my friends at LocalLaunch!
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Congratulations to Justin and Brad, both are very helpful guys willing to share their knowledge with others, and it's a pleasure to see them succeed!
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Congratulations Justin!

Cheers!
Clink-Clink.

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Wow, nice move. Glad to see Justin will still be running the day to day.
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Congratulations to Justin and the great team at Local Launch! Congratulations too to RH Donnelley. They just made a very smart move.
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whoa, yeah i had heard rumors of this...nice work team LocalLaunch!
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Very good news for all involved. Congrats to both sides.

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Better late than never. Yellowbook was first with click forward, then Superpages with Inceptor. Now only SBC/bellsouth is left with no apparent partner- yet. I bet pretty soon, newspapers will be doing this as well.
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I've read their site twice now, and still have no clue as to what they do. It might be the most poorly written description of what they offer, I've ever read.

Can some one break it down for me? It sounds like they take offline advertising agencies and provide them with tools to cross sell web space to their clients. Which if that's the case, then by all means, copy-paste-save right over the existing About Us section ;)

Thanks,

Chip-

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Great news, congrats Justin, Brad et al!
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Congrats LL! Knew it was bound to happen sometime!
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Congrats to a bunch of great folks!
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Congrats guys!
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My first post ever in this forum, but I simply couldn't resist. Congrats Brad!

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Congrats Justin and Brad.
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Thanks guys. We appreciate it.

We aren't going anywhere. This is our space. LocalLaunch is our company. And this is our community.

We'll see you in Vegas if not sooner.

Justin

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So guys, what will it cost for local advertising in Dexonline and how will it rank in G, Y, and MSN!
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Congrats Justin. Nice to see the good guys win again.
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Thank you for all the support. It's been a great day.

A big thanks to the entire LocalLaunch family. Many hang out, read, and post here at WebmasterWorld.

See everyone in Vegas.

Brad

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Way to go Justin and Brad!

(drinks on you guys in vegas)

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Congrats you two!
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