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Free Yello listing for creative businesses

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke
Skankin Funx lead singer Jermain Blake.
Dancers show their moves at the the Yello launch.
Members of Skankin Funx performin at the recent launch of Yello, held at the Constant Spring Golf Club.
Beenie Man

There will be a major change on the cover when the next print edition of Jamaican business telephone numbers is published in October 2017. A 'w' will be missing, as the former Yellow Pages has been recently officially rebranded as Yello across its three platforms, print, website and mobile app.

There is one category for which no fee will be collected. Those listed in the creative business section will not pay to have it done.

Ayanna Kirton, marketing manager, Yello Media (Jamaica Ltd). told The Gleaner that as the company did workshops, it noted a gap in the skills of persons involved in creative enterprises. For while there is no lack of creativity, running a business was another matter.

"We found that one of the biggest things we could do is give them visibility," Kirton said, noting how heavily used Yello is. "What we are doing is being the provider for entertainment, visual arts, culinary talent, (and) connecting them to people who are willing to spend money on their services.

Kirton said that the listing will be free. The category is already on the website and will also be on the mobile app.


Early listings


Among the early listings for A on the company's website,, are Alisia Jarret, Alkaline and AmarieArt M. Babylon Prints M, BAUGHaus Design Studio, Beam Dance Studio, Beenie Man and Bling Dawg are under B. Colour Riot Jewelry, Courtney Washington and Crochet Eye Candy are at the beginning of C. Yabba Pottery is the final entry.

There is also a listing for David 'Mavado' Brooks.

Persons who wish to be listed can make submissions to Yello's Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as by telephone to its offices or via e-mail.

"Anyway you can get the information to us we will have it published," she said.

The recent launch of Yello at the Constant Spring Golf Club was heavily focused on music, with performances by Skankin Funx and Di Vibe bands and dance by students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.