NBC’s Sean Monzet: NBC O&O Sites Focus on Verticals, Social and Hyperlocal

NBC’s local websites for its 10 owned-and-operated stations have effectively lowered the average age of users from 44 to 33, boosted the average time spent on site to 12 minutes, and grown its user base to 10 million unique visitors, according to NBC San Diego Director of Integrated Media Sean Monzet, who was speaking at […]

Regional Help Wanted Founder Creates ‘Digital ValPak’-like Service

Angie’s List, Kudzu and The Washington Post’s new ServiceAlley are providing group buying promotions for home and trade services. But is group buying the right paradigm for home and trade services? Regional Help Wanted Co Founder Eric Straus says “no.” Instead, Straus has launched 10LocalCoupons.com, which offers home and trade services the ability to include […]

Triton, Deal Current Launch Deal a Day for Radio Stations

The interrelationship of daily deals with TV and radio stations and newspapers intrigues us with potential. While not a big factor, traditional media companies can parlay their brand name, promotional power, sales forces –and Web sites — to reach new merchants that never would have otherwise advertised with them. Second Street Media, Tippr, TownHog and […]

Gannett’s ‘Deal Chicken’ Goes it Alone in Arizona

The deal a day model thrives on the power of its email list, sales channels, promotion, clever copywriting and vendor selection. Newspapers and TV stations should be especially well positioned to leverage these strengths, right? Many, in fact, are diving in to deal a day via partner relationships with Groupon and LivingSocial, or vendor relationships […]