Today was a pretty exciting day for me. After 8-years with Yellow Pages Group in various roles I have been announced as President of Mediative. This will be my largest challenge yet in my professional career but one in which I am very much looking forward to tackling.
What I am most looking forward to is working with the incredible talent that exists within this organization. As one of the people involved in helping craft the Mediative story for YPG back in 2009 with Patrick Lauzon and Stephane Marceau it is a privilege to now being able to take the reigns to further continue the success this organization has achieved.
I am definitely humbled by all the people who have reached out who are excited about this announcement and their words of encouragement. To everybody who has done this, I appreciate you taking the time to send me a note of congratulations.
Here is a list of sources that have covered my announcement. The links below are more for my personal record but feel free to click through.
Darby Sieben Appointed President of Mediative
Well the last 7-days have been nothing short of a great week for YellowPages.ca mobile.
– 1.8M downloads of its mobile applications
– 20% of business looks-up are coming from Mobile by the end of 2010
– launch of the Windows Mobile 7 Application, first local search application for Windows Mobile 7 (read press release)
– integration on one of Canada’s largest mobile news applications and mobile website, The Globe and Mail
– launch of AutoTrader.ca application for Blackberry (check out the Blackberry App World to download)
All in all, the momentum of YellowPages.ca is pretty impressive and is generating massive value for users and businesses a like.
In case you missed it, here is the screenshot of the Globe and Mail integration:
Download the Globe and Mail application from iTunes.
For the full list of mobile application provided by YellowPages.ca, check out YellowPages.ca Mobile.
In case you are wondering what the reach of Yellow Pages Group is on the web, check out my post from last week; Yellow Pages Group is Canada’s Largest Canadian Internet Company! Is It True? Yes, Here’s Why [Part 1]
With the July 11th release of the iPhone through the Roger’s Network, which includes Fido, Canada is starting to get iPhone fever.
Some interesting posts on the Canadian launch of the iPhone that I have found interesting in the last week: Continue reading