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Is YP's Search Data Strong Enough to Win More Local Digital Ad Dollars?

A few years ago, Foursquare, Yelp and Groupon seemed to be booming with brands and consumers, painting a pretty lucrative picture of the future of local advertising. Fast-forward to today—Yelp is reportedly up for sale, Foursquare's growth has stalled, and the daily-deal market has burned out. Just as the future of local digital advertising looks like an uphill struggle again, YP is transitioning from its roots in print phone books to mobile and display advertising with what it claims is a lot of data to please both small businesses and big brands.
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