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 […]

Local.Com Buys Group Buying Start-Up

Local.com, which recently introduced an integrated coupon and sales platform as part of its relaunch, has announced that it will enter the group buying/deal a day space via the acquisition of iTwango, a Los Angeles-based started that launched in October. The company, founded by former Citysearch CTO Hal Oreif, will be rebranded under Local.com. The […]

TownHog: Media Partners Offer ‘Higher Quality’ Users for Deals

A slew of companies provide white label deal a day services for media partners (i.e. Nimble Commerce, Deal Current, ShoutBack, Matchbin, Wantsa, Vendasta, Analog Analytics, it goes on). Another breed maintain their own local deal sites, and flesh them out with local media partners in the same market, building up an inventory. These include the […]

Is Groupon Better Off with Yahoo, Google (Or on its own?)

Groupon has been a phenomenal success in the deal a day space, and we envision continued success for the segment’s pioneer. But what shape will that success take? At our Marketplaces conference last March in San Diego, CEO Andrew Mason told us that he felt that Groupon wasn’t so much a deals company as a […]

Scoop St.’s New Take on Neighborhood ‘Food Crawls’

Local food festivals (“Taste of Seattle,” “Taste of Hillcrest,” et al) are a great way taste samples from many restaurants at one time. Usually, they require a single ticket, with proceeds often going to charity. A more recent phenomenon is the Food Crawl, a progressive dinner where diners go from one restaurant location to another. […]

Washington Post Goes With Deadline Deals for ‘Capitol Dish’

The competition among white label “deal a day” providers is increasingly intense. At the same time, local media companies are beginning to verticalize their deal a days to differentiate themselves. Case in point is The Washington Post, which has rolled out “The Capitol Dish,” a website and newsletter offering dining deals to DC-area restaurants. The […]