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#JustYell Consumer Roadshows

A national campaign to celebrate the small businesses flourishing in the UK

To mark our transition to a fully digital business, Yell.com is travelling across the UK to connect British consumers with the local small businesses we know and love, or are yet to discover.

Supported by our campaign ambassador, Dragons’ Den star Sarah Willingham, and some of Britain’s most-loved celebrities including Lorraine Kelly and James Nesbitt, our consumer roadshow will visit 20 towns and cities across the country in 2018 and 2019.

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Press releases

Yell brings business listings content to Apple

Yell, the number one managed digital marketing service for local businesses in the UK, is now sharing its business listings content with Apple Maps. Users can search for business information such as addresses, phone numbers, website URLs, hours of operations, photos, ratings and reviews, and more, on Apple Maps on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

Richard Hanscott, Chief Executive of Yell said: "We’re very excited to bring the best business listings in the UK and local ratings and reviews to Apple Maps. 

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TV & Film Star James Nesbitt to Appear at Belfast's Victoria Square

On Friday 12th October, Hollywood actor and TV star, James Nesbitt will be making an appearance at the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast, to call upon local residents to support independent businesses in the area.

Yell.com - the UK's leading business directory is visiting Belfast as part of its year-long nationwide tour to encourage the British public to discover and support small local businesses.

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Alison Hammond Birmingham event Yell 2018
Alison Hammond Birmingham event Yell 2018

Roadshow locations

From Reading to where Yellow Pages first began in 1966, Brighton

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2018 Roadshows

  • Reading The Oracle
    (22nd - 24th March)
  • Milton Keynes intu Milton Keynes
    (21st - 22nd April)
  • Aberdeen Union Square
    (12th - 13th May)
  • Southampton Westquay
    (2nd - 3rd June)
  • Glasgow Silverburn
    (8th - 9th June)
  • Birmingham Bullring
    (20th - 21st July)
  • London Westfield
    (28th - 29th July)
  • Manchester intu Trafford Centre
    (18th - 19th August)
  • Oxford Westgate
    (1st - 2nd September)

 

  • Bristol Cabot Circus
    (8th - 9th September)
  • Dartford Bluewater
    (15th - 16th September)
  • Newcastle intu Metrocentre
    (22nd - 23rd September)
  • Leeds Victoria Leeds
    (6th - 7th October)
  • Belfast Victoria Square
    (12th - 13th October)
  • Cardiff St David's
    (19th - 20th October)
  • Dudley intu Merry Hill
    (3rd - 4th November)
  • Nottingham intu Victoria Centre
    (10th - 11th November)
  • Leicester Highcross
    (17th - 18th November)

2019 Roadshows

  • Plymouth Drake Circus
    (12th - 13th January)
  • Brighton Churchill Square
    (18th - 19th January)

Insights

National insights overview

As a nation, we’re increasingly getting out and about, exploring our local area and finding new gems:
  • We’re sharing our discoveries online more and more, with the number of tweets and Instagram posts referencing our finds growing at a rate of more than 50% year-on-year
  • Sunday is our preferred ‘day of discovery’, with 16% of all local discovery shares happening on the traditional day of rest
  • Westminster, Manchester and Edinburgh were the cities where the most local discoveries occurred in 2017 and two months into 2018, Westminster is still topping the table, followed by Manchester and Bristol
Our discoveries are very much driven by eating and drinking
  • Social shares about discovering new local vegetarian spots have grown the most in the past year, followed by discoveries of local Thai, Spanish, vegan and French spots
  • Our language around making local discoveries is incredibly positive, and increasingly so:
  • Our use of the word ‘wonderful’ when sharing local discoveries grew by 270% from 2016 to 2017
  • Our use of the word ‘cool’ when sharing local discoveries grew by 148% from 2016 to 2017
  • Our use of the word ‘love’ when sharing local discoveries grew by 142% from 2016 to 2017

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Contacts

Sarah O'Rafferty
Head of PR

 PR Agency

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