OUR STORY
We are Local.
Local Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM) is a leading local advertising technology company that delivers proven solutions designed to connect businesses and consumers.

Our consumer properties — which includes Local.com, Havvit™ and an extended network of sites and apps— make it possible for millions consumers to find and connect with the products and businesses they want and need.

The Local Story

Local Corporation — or “Local” — was founded by Heath Clarke, the company’s former chairman and CEO, who was inspired to start the business following an unsuccessful online search for a product he wanted to buy directly from a manufacturer. Soon after the company was launched it didn’t take long for Local Corporation to reach significant milestones along its path to becoming a widely respected national online media company.

3 billion ad impressions
in a single month
Local Corporation’s key milestones include the following:
  • ´99
    Company founded by former chairman and CEO, Heath Clarke.
  • ´00
    ePilot portal is ranked #287 by PC Data Online.
  • ´01
    Company launches a redesigned user interface for cost-per-click search network.
  • ´02
    Company releases a new ePilot AdCenter that incorporates proprietary bid tools.
  • ´03
    Local Corporation develops its Keyword DNA technology service, which vastly improves the relevance of local search results shared with Local’s users.
  • ´04
    The company completes its IPO, which ranks as one of the year’s most successful in North America that year.
  • ´05
    The company acquired the Local.com domain name and launches its own local search site, experiencing explosive growth in just six short months.
  • ´06
    Local.com is ranked 5th among pure-play local search engines and is one of the 100 most-visited site in the United States (comScore, July 2006).
  • ´07
    The company wins key U.S. patents related to local search technologies and processes, and also acquires PremierGuide, making Local Corporation one of the largest private-label, local search networks in the country. By the end of 2007, Local Corporation is ranked by Borrell Associates as the leader in online advertising revenue growth.
  • ´08
    Local Corporation becomes the nation's largest private-label local search network (Kelsey Group).
  • ´09
    Borrell Associates names Local Corporation one of the three fastest growing local online advertising companies in North America, and the Nielsen Company ranked it the 10th largest search engine in the U.S. Local.com was also awarded a patent for its Enhanced Directory Assistance (EDA) Services methodology.
  • ´10
    Amid sustained revenue growth, the company acquires OCTANE360 and expands strategic relationships with key partners including SuperMedia.
  • ´11
    Local Corporation acquires Rovion, a rich media advertising company; Krillion, a location-based shopping data company; and Screamin’ Daily Deals, a leading daily deals business, which later becomes Spreebird.
  • ´12
    The company is recognized as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ company for the third consecutive year.
  • ´13
    Local is granted its third Enhanced Directory Assistance/pay-per-call patent and reaches record mobile search traffic for the second quarter. Local Corporation also launches the next generation of its Krillion® Local Shopping Platform and the Havvit™ local shopping app.
  • ´14
    Fred Thiel appointed chairman of the board and named chief executive officer.

Our Value — Local Value

As one of the fastest growing online local media companies in North America, Local Corporation enables businesses to enhance their digital media presence and consistently reach consumers in their local markets.

Our value as a company and as a partner is the result of an unbeatable combination of:

– Audiences         – Advertisers
– Relationships     – Technology

With a powerful combination of patented technologies, unique products, a scalable platform and an extensive partner network, Local has been a Deloitte Fast 500 company for four years in a row.

To date, Local’s steadfast commitment to developing forward-thinking technologies has resulted in 13 patents and applications pending.