Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Yellow® Offers Opt Out

Yellow® Offers Opt Out

New Zealanders can now decide whether or not they would like to receive the Yellow pages® in 2015. Yellow® today announced that alongside its delivery of the 2014 book, it is launching a programme to allow people to opt out of receiving the book in 2015.

The opt out programme is designed for people who prefer to use the Yellow® digital directories over the print edition. From 2015 they will be able to choose not to have the book delivered. Anyone who does not choose to opt out will continue to receive the combined Yellow pages® / Business White pages® book.

Yellow® CEO Michael Boersen said the system is being introduced gradually to ensure people who use the books, and those who advertise in them, aren’t disadvantaged.

“We’ve introduced opt out so people who don’t use the book, can simply choose not to receive one next year.

“Some people prefer to search on yellow.co.nz, our mobile app or via our new eBook. But our research shows there are still plenty of people who use the book regularly. So we need to make sure they still receive a copy. It’s about giving people choice,” he said.

“People might be surprised to know that in Auckland alone, people turn to the Yellow pages® more than 867,000 times each month* to find a business they’re looking for.”

For businesses advertising in the 2014 directory there will be no change to distribution. From 2015 updated circulation statistics will be available, alongside the growing reach provided by Yellow® digital offerings.
“When we talk to businesses about their 2015 advertising, we will have updated circulation not only for the books, but for all their marketing solutions including websites, digital directories yellow.co.nz, the Yellow Mobile® app and new eBook,” said Boersen.

The White pages®
In Auckland, there are two separate books. The combined Yellow pages® / Business White pages® book, and the Residential White pages® book. Opt out will only apply to the business book.

Last year Yellow® announced it was trialling a system where Aucklanders needed to opt in to receive the Residential White pages® book. This trial was approved for 2013 by Hon Amy Adams, the Minister for Communications and Information Technology

“We have an obligation under the Telecommunications Service Obligation, to provide White pages® directories to New Zealand homes and we’ve worked closely with the Minister to get the green light on any changes.

“The way we connect is evolving, and people are changing how they search for information. Our changes to the Yellow pages® and White pages® are about trying to get the balance right as we transform our offering to include print and digital,” said Boersen.

Outside of Auckland, the Yellow pages® and White pages® are combined in a single book, meaning when people choose to opt out of the Yellow pages® they will also be opting out of the White pages®.

If people opt out, and then change their mind, they can opt in again at any time.

People who wish to opt out can visit www.ypgbooks.co.nz or call 0800 803 803.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Wool Exports Jump To The Highest In More Than A Decade

New Zealand wool exports jumped to their highest level in more than a decade in June, aided by a lower currency and strong demand from China, the nation’s largest market. More>>

ALSO:

Surreal Estate: Home Values Rise At Fastest Rate In Seven Years

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for July have increased 10.1% over the past year which is the fastest annual rate since 2007... The Auckland market has increased 18.8% year on year. More>>

ALSO:

New Employment Laws: Talley’s AFFCO Workers To Strike

The decision comes after the Talley’s owned company walked away from mediation last week and applied to end bargaining under the government’s new employment laws - the first such application since the law came into effect. More>>

ALSO:

Private Action: Employer Pleads Guilty Over Forestry Death

The CTU has always known that the death of forestry worker Charles Finlay was due to the poor health and safety practices of his employer... "The CTU, with the support of Charles’s family, needed to take this ground breaking private prosecution." More>>

ICT Innovation: Six NZ Finalists In World Summit Awards

The awards are a global showcase of 40 projects, across eight categories, with a special emphasis on those which show the benefits of information and communication technology for the development of communities. New Zealand has finalists in six of the eight categories. More>>

ALSO:

Final Frontier: Rocket Lab And NASA Sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities and equipment - for launch and reentry efforts. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news