The Association of Directory Publishers is welcoming Online Directory Publishers to our membership.

It’s an exciting day for the Association of Directory Publishers (ADP). Today I have the privilege to share with you, our friends, members and followers, that ADP is welcoming Online Directory Publishers to our membership.

As you all know, our Association wouldn’t be able to accomplish the things we have without our members. Our success is attributed to each of you coming together as an association to innovate, educate and keep moving the directory publishing industry forward.

Online directories Hotfrog, Judy’s Book and have already joined our Association. Join us in welcoming them aboard. In the press release published earlier today, I shared the following:

“ADP’s membership boasts a world-wide network of directory professionals, and the Association assists its members with advocacy, research, marketing and networking with like-minded professionals. Because of this synergy, ADP created the Online Publisher Steering Committee that has developed standards, benchmarks and criteria for online directory publishers and has recently welcomed new members.”

We are proud of everything we have accomplished over our 121-year history. We couldn’t do it without you.

If you are an online directory publisher or know of an online directory publisher that would benefit from joining our membership, please share this news with them.

Back in the day no consumer could go a single day without having the yellow pages at their fingertips. Today they still depend on directory publishers to get vital information about businesses. They now turn to the print yellow pages and online directories. We are all so lucky to be part of this ever-evolving industry.

I’m sure you have heard and probably used the phrase “let your fingers do the walking” sometime in the past. This still very much applies, but now in another, more technology-driven way as well.

Along with this new welcome to Online Directory Publishers, you’ll notice many new improvements to our website.

A few include:

  • The ADP Daily News, which consists of industry news as it happens. This digital newspaper is updated daily to keep you, our members, aware of what is happening in our industry.
  • The ADP blog, which is now being updated weekly to educate you on how to improve your business’ bottom line.
  • Coming soon, new resources will be made available exclusively to members (and even a few for non-members) that will further help improve our great industry.


Over the last few years, our membership has been adapting to meet the demands of the digital world, and this move is another leap forward for all of us. Thank you to all of you for coming along for the ride!