Press release from Marketwire
Yellow Pages Group Reminds Ottawa Residents of Directory Opt-Out Program
Encourages Residents Not Using Print to Remove Their Address from the Distribution List
Monday, November 26, 2012
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2012) - As Yellow Pages Group (YPG), Canada's leading media and marketing solutions company, continues to expand and grow its digital media offerings, the company is committed to providing people with choice around its traditional print directory offerings. Ottawa residents who prefer not to receive the print directory can remove their address from the delivery list by completing the form at ypg.com/delivery or by calling 1 800 268-5637.
"The way people find information on local businesses has changed and so has Yellow Pages Group. We offer online, mobile and print sources of neighbourhood information as everyone has a medium of choice," said Nicolas Gaudreau, Chief Marketing Officer at Yellow Pages Group "The goal of our opt-out program is to ensure that the print directories are delivered only to those who wish to receive them."
Yellow Pages™ directory content is readily available online at YellowPages.ca™ and Canada411.ca™ or through the Yellow Pages mobile application, downloaded over 4 million times. The mobile app is available on Blackberry®, Apple iPhone™, Apple iPad™, Google™ Android™ and Windows Phone 7™ at yellowpages.ca/mobile.
Residential directories used to find personal phone numbers are available only upon request in Ottawa. Copies can be obtained online at ypg.com/delivery or by contacting Yellow Pages Group's Distribution Call Centre at 1-800-268-5637.
All opt-out requests received prior to December 4, 2012 will be effective as of the 2013 edition.
Commitment to the Environment
YPG encourages waste reduction and recycling efforts across Canada. The company has proactively reduced its directory paper consumption by 44% in the last three years through distribution and manufacturing initiatives. YPG also works with provincial recycling councils nationwide. Outdated print directories have one of the highest used material recycling rates in Canada, meaning these directories are being recycled into other products instead of ending up in landfills.
Further information on YPG's environmental commitment can be found at ypg.com/environment and on the company's blog at lifeinyellow.ca.
About Yellow Pages Group
Yellow Pages Group is a leading digital company in Canada. The Company serves over 300,000 local businesses through its nationwide sales force of media consultants. YPG also caters to the country's largest national agencies and advertisers through Mediative, its digital advertising and marketing solutions division. YPG is held by Yellow Media Inc. (TSX:YLO) which owns and operates some of Canada's leading properties and publications including Yellow Pages™ directories, YellowPages.ca™, Canada411.ca and RedFlagDeals.com™ The Yellow Media Inc. network of online properties reaches over 9 million unique visitors monthly.
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Senior Manager, Communications
Yellow Pages Group