Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

The benefits of city directories

City directories provide detailed information, regarding the street's names for a given city. Although, other information is included like name, phone number etc., a city directory will usually list the street's name first (in alphabetical order), followed by all other pertinent info. This should not be confused for a telephone directory, which states the business index in an alphabetical order first.

What's included in a city directory?

City directories usually cover a city by locality, like West End, North-side, East End, etc., After broken down by city name and locality, you'll find every street within the locality listed in alphabetical order. After the street's name listing, each address will be listed, followed by the resident or name of the business residing in that address, occupation and phone number. In addition, city directories will have the prefix of each phone number organised, then followed by address and name.
What is the benefit of a city directory? If you want to find a business (or person) within a certain area in the locality, a city directory would be useful. For example, let's say you live in the West End of Richmond, VA, and want to find a Presbyterian Church to attend without having to travel too far. You can consult your city directory to narrow down a list of all the churches in the area. As another example, let's say you recall the name of a minister you visited for Sunday service, but couldn't remember the church where he practised. The city directory would list the minister's name, by using the section dedicated to churches and similar organisations.

City directory is now an email directory

The phone list section of city directories can be useful if you remember the first part of a phone number and know the locality. If you needed to call your favourite pizza parlour on the South-side of town for example, and remembered only 555, the phone list section would provide the remaining numbers. Using the Internet
In the current age of technology, city directories, local directories and even business directories are becoming obsolete on paper. Although, many people still prefer the printed versions of these directories, the majority of people use the Internet to research on addresses and phone numbers. Google has taken precedence in the field of search, however many other search engines are used such as Bing, Yahoo! and MSN.

Same category articles Marketing

A guide to the SIC code list

A guide to the SIC code list

A SIC code, or ‘Standard Industrial Classification’ is a four digit number that enables a business or organisation to be categorised. SIC codes are essential to conducting analysis on economic activity, whether used by the Securities and Exchange Commission in America or market research companies conducting statistical analysis. The following article provides a brief, but informative overview of SIC codes.
What is a press release example?

What is a press release example?

A press or news release can be a powerful way to get, and then to keep your business in the public eye. So often companies miss this opportunity by using weak or uninteresting documents.
How to use email leads to generate business

How to use email leads to generate business

Are you fed up of spending money on marketing campaigns? If you have not used targeted email marketing, then it is time that you switch on to using business lead lists. Bulk mailing lists are inexpensive, yet they offer good RoI (returns on investment). Email leads are available on the internet. Read this article to learn more on how to buy leads and use them for your business growth.
The basics of creating promotional business products

The basics of creating promotional business products

Promotional business products can have a larger impact on the target audience than it is actually perceived. People often use promotional items to increase the awareness of their company or their products and it is very important to know the basics on which the promotional gifts’ strategy works. This article throws some light on the major basic considerations that the promotional business products must address to be successful campaigns.