Living Social Gets $175 Million From Amazon: Amazon’s Local Strategy?

Fresh in the wake of reports that Google will spend at least $5.3 Billion on Groupon, Living Social — the Avis of Deal a Day — has announced a $175 Million investment from Amazon. It simultaneously announed an additional $8 Million investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners. “If you want to become the biggest local commerce […]

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 […]

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 […]