SES San Jose: Stuart McKelvey on Local Search

Found on WebProNews, a video interview with Stuart McKelvey, President and CEO of TMP Directional Marketing. He’s at SES San Jose to present the results of a recent local search study done with ComScore.

SES San Jose

Highlights of the interview:

  • Offline local searches are mostly centered on service-based companies
  • Online local searches have a more product-centric purpose
  • Consumers are searching for businesses located within 1 to 20 miles of their home
  • Close to the transaction, 40% of consumers are still shopping around and can be influenced
  • 30% of consumers want to transact offline
  • 20% wanted to talk to someone before closing the transaction