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12 September

Daily Deal Media Conference 2011The Daily Deal Media Conference 2011 was a great success. While I was unable to attend (somebody’s got to stay home to mind the store… I mean blog), I’ve been getting some very positive feedback from some of our readers that did make it to the event.

Here’s what some of those in attendance were saying via Twitter.

7 September

onebigplanet

Daily Deal Media is pleased to announce that OneBigPlanet Corp. will be joining the conference as a Gold Sponsor.

OneBigPlanet Corp. is the Intelligent Offer Network providing publishers and developers the ability to monetize their audience with relevant local and national offers. With their proven affiliate tracking technology, they provide access to a vast database of commissionable daily deals and national offers that can be tracked from multiple sources in a single system. OneBigPlanet’s belief is that successful conversion lies in both having quality offers and consumer relevance based on context, time, interests and medium. TheOneBigPlanet database sits on an Offer Relevance Engine that enhances the data available for each offer in order to match it with the right consumer. Whether you’re an online publisher or a mobile developer, OneBigPlanet provides a full suite publishing tools ranging from APIs to customizable widgets, e-mails and deal sites. What sets OneBigPlanet apart is their dedication to creating strategies on a per client basis to ensure optimal revenue potential.

OneBigPlanet is located in New York City and offers its full range of services, expert knowledge and tailored consumer savings solutions to companies across the U.S. and Canada.

5 September

dealgecco

Daily Deal Media is pleased to announce that Dealgecco will be joining the conference as a Silver Sponsor.

Dealgecco supports Daily Deal companies around the world to source great deals – the main success factor in this industry.

Our team started as part of Rebate Networks and gathered deep hands-on experience in sourcing international deals for Rebate Networks’ portfolio companies in Asia, Europe and South America. Building on these initial successes, the newly founded Dealgecco now offers its platform and services to selected Daily Deal companies that want to boost their revenues.

Dealgecco team members attending the conference include Antonia, founder and CEO, Monica, Business Development Director and Denis, Account Manager.

1 September

Chuck DelGrande

Daily Deal Media is pleased to announce Chuck DelGrande, Senior Managing Director, McGladrey Capital Markets LLC as closing keynote speaker for the Daily Deal Media Conference. Chuck will also be joining the Venture Capital Panel on day two of the event.

Chuck has over 25 years of investment banking and media industry experience, including venturing, investment and business development. He has managed both sell-side and private placement engagements, completed special committee work for boards, and has led or co-led strategic investments for growing companies. Chuck joined McGladrey Capital Markets in December of 2010 and is based with the firm’s Chicago office.

Prior to joining McGladrey Capital Markets, Chuck was a managing director at San Francisco-based Presidio Merchant Partners, and prior to that a Senior Vice President for Dimension Data, a global technology services firm. Before joining Dimension Data, he spent more than 15 years at the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Company, and related media company joint ventures.

Chuck received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and received his master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

McGladrey Capital Markets LLC (www.mcgladreycm.com) is a global provider of investment banking services dedicated to serving the needs of owners, shareholders and managers of privately owned midsized businesses and mid-cap public companies, bringing together companies, capital and creativity on a national and international scale to help clients achieve their personal and strategic objectives.

31 August

medio

Daily Deal Media is pleased to announce Medio Systems as a sponsor for the upcoming Daily Deal Media Conference.  Chairman, CTO Brian Lent will be taking part in the conference as part of the Mobile Solutions panel on day two.

Medio Systems is the leading provider of predictive analytics in the mobile industry, as evidenced by the 4 billion+ content and app recommendations they have provided across carrier portals and storefronts, as well as their recent partnership with Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds.  Medio will collect data on Rovio’s 300 million downloads to form profiles and make real-time predictions about what kind of content or offers a user will respond to.  Medio is now applying their analytics and personalization technology to the deals and offers space – they recently launched a beta mobile application called Lotza (www.lotza.com) that uses Medio’s analytics service to present targeted deals to consumers based on their interests and location. Lotza also provides a unique value-add by allowing users to keep track of all their purchased deals in one place.

Brian Lent co-founded Medio Systems in 2004, after previous stints with Intelligent Results and Amazon, where he helped pioneer the Amazon recommendations technology. Prior to Amazon, Brian was at Junglee, where he worked on new internet database technologies that helped create the internet’s first comparison shopping engine. Brian studied in the PhD program at Stanford University where he co-founded MIDAS (Mining Data at Stanford), the lab that incubated the Google crawler and search engine.

30 August

email engagement strategies

Contactology will be joining us at the Daily Deal Media Conference as an exhibitor and Will Elliot will be speaking in our new panel titled “Email Engagement Strategies” on Day II.

The new panel will focus on Measuring & Increasing Subscriber Engagement and will be held on September 9th at 1:00pm.  We will be adding three more speakers to this panel this week, experts who can help you get the most out of your subscriber base.

Will Elliot is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Contactology, and is responsible for identifying growth potentials for publishers and daily deal websites.

Contactology is an email marketing software provider located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded in 2002, Contactology offers powerful email marketing software for companies, nonprofits and individuals who are using email marketing to grow and sustain their visions.

We dedicate ourselves to providing our users with cutting edge email marketing and web technologies that maximize ROI. We’re more than a product – we’re a service. We understand the importance of stellar customer service, and that’s what every account receives regardless of size.” – Contactology

23 August

Ticket prices are going up so if you’d like to attend the conference, be sure to register before Friday, August 26th.  Individual tickets will be raised from $695 to $795.

19 August

Gary Lipovetsky, President and Co-Founder of Dealfind

Daily Deal Media would like to welcome Dealfind as Title Sponsor for the conference.

Launched in May, 2010 and entering the U.S. market earlier this year, Canadian-based Dealfind has experienced phenomenal growth, making its way to becoming a leading player in the North American daily deal industry and the largest daily deal site in Canada. The site has expanded rapidly, reaching 45 major markets across North America and its database of subscribers has grown by 760% in just the last six months. The company has sold over 1,166,000 vouchers and saved consumers more than $238 million dollars.

Building upon the explosive momentum of the past six months, Dealfind is slated for aggressive expansion in Canada and the US, with the goal to be in over 100 cities in North America by the end of 2011.

Gary Lipovetsky, President and Dealfind Co-Founder

One of Dealfind.com’s founders, Gary Lipovetsky began his career in computer retail sales, quickly moving to corporate sales providing Canada Life Assurance with their hardware and networking solutions. Having a strong interest in the world of new media, he made a career change that found him selling internet ads to career colleges, private schools and universities across Canada. Leveraging his experience in online media sales, Gary, along with long-time friend MikeTulman, co-founded MenuPalace.com in 1999. Following the success of MenuPalace, Gary and Mike leveraged their knowledge of the service industry and co-foundedDealfind in 2010. Gary has over 11 years of marketing, sales, management, data analysis, and operations experience. Graduating in 1996, Gary holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Michael Tulman, CEO and Dealfind Co-Founder

Before co-founding Dealfind.com in 2010, Mike Tulman started his career at KPMG where he worked as an Economic Consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 1999, Mike co-founded MenuPalace.com, an online directory for the hospitality and foodservice industry. Mike has 11 years of direct sales and management to go with 8 years of Internet traffic acquisition experience. Mike holds a B.A. in Statistics and Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and an M.B.A. from McMaster University.

19 August

adility

Adility will be joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as a Gold Sponsor with Thomas Cornelius as speaker.

Thomas will be addressing the emerging dynamics in online to offline commerce with new innovative technologies from card networks, payment processors, merchant agencies and online publishers.

Adility provides cloud services for merchants, brands and retailers for controlled online to offline commerce transactions.

Adility’s offers gateway fast tracks integration for partners with an install base of merchants to connect these merchants to the Adility cloud service.

Online publishers turn online search and discovery via the Adility cloud into offline commerce transactions that are monetized by the publisher.

Thomas Cornelius has recently founded Adility to enable online to offline commerce, where he also serves as its CEO. Thomas led Adility to jump start offer programs for clients such as Google, AOL and CBS Interactive as well as hundreds of developers utilizing the Adility APIs.

Before starting Adility, Thomas was EVP at QS Holdings where he co-founded amongst other projects a franchise business that helped SMBs with local customer acquisition. At QS he led all digital initiatives for a local offer sales division with 350 sales offices and over 5000 sales representatives and he developed the first distribution program of local SMB offers nationwide in retail stores.

Prior, Thomas founded addashop and served as its CEO. The company received recognition as a market leader for ecommerce innovation, developing the first WAP platform for mobile commerce, and emerged as a leader and innovator in contextual commerce working with customers in high tech such as Logitech, in retail such as Sunglass Hut and with distribution companies like Ingram.

Thomas lives with his family in San Francisco.

Kenneth F. Douglas, Executive Vice President, Adility

Launched GratisCard/Revolution Money, seed funding by Steve Case and Ted Leonsis, in 2006 increasing the merchant acceptance from 300 to over 700,000 locations and over 300,000 members/card holder.  Responsible for negotiating, integrating, launching and managing all merchant acquirer/process relationships.  Most recently, recruited by lead investor at Twitpay (TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit Holding), negotiate strategic partnership and launch platform.

Brian PlackisCheng, President/ COO, Adility

At MCI, Brian managed Technology Planning for the $1 billion IT division deploying distributed systems, converting SNA networks to IP, and launched first enterprise wide Internet messaging to a Fortune 500 in 1995.  As General Manager, Brian managed the Americas and European business of Software.com through IPO and $6.8B exit.  As a founding investor and C level executive for BlueCasa Brian built an automated business platform that supported $50M of revenue and raised more than $60M in equity and debt financing.

18 August

Just a friendly reminder that the last day for new sponsors and exhibitors is Monday the 22th. We still have several open slots available, please contact us if you’d like to participate.

DDM Staff

17 August


We’d like to welcome Return Path as our latest Silver Sponsor! Thank you Joy for all your help and we look forward to seeing you at the event. More about Return Path:

Founded in 1999, Return Path helps over 2,000 of the best known senders get more email delivered to the inbox. Our solutions provide insight and resources to diagnose and prevent email deliverability and rendering failures. In addition, Return Path offers the most widely used third-party whitelist, the Return Path Certification Program covering more than 2 billion inboxes with images on and links enabled at both Yahoo! and Hotmail. To learn more about Return Path and how we can help you to get in, stay in and keep pretenders out, please stop by our booth or visit us online at http://returnpath.net.

10 August

local offer

Local Offer Network will be joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as a Silver Sponsor with CEO Dan Hess participating in the Subscriber Acquisition Strategies, Emerging Markets and the Platforms & White Labels panel discussions.

Local Offer Network (LON) creates new competitive advantages in the fast-growing group buying market. LON products and services include a web-wide distribution network that allows publishers to tap new revenue streams, and group buying sites to achieve instant audience scale; VoucherPro™, an offer creation platform that enables the rapid creation new daily deal advertising products; and Dealradar.com, a convenient deal-shopping tool for consumers in 97 markets in four countries.

Dan Hess, CEO has a 20-year track record of building successful technology-enabled businesses and products. Most recently Dan was President of Thought Motor, an interactive strategy consultancy. Previously he was VP Marketing & Strategy at Tribune Interactive. In 1999 he joined comScore(NASDAQ: SCOR) as part of the original executive team that drove the company from startup to $60MM in revenue. Prior to comScore Dan held sales, marketing and operations positions at Information Resources, Inc., including SVP of the firm’s e-commerce division in 1998.

10 August

DDM LOGO TRANS

Daily Deal Media Has announced the opening keynote speaker and session lineup for the 2011 Daily Deal Media Conference: Retail Revolution which takes place September 8-9 at the Chicago Hilton.

Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Promotions, Dean DeBiase, will deliver the opening keynote on September 8 from 9:00-9:30 a.m. CDT, discussing emerging growth companies in the daily deal industry and the embedding of entrepreneurial-grade talent into multi-national corporations.

Speakers will also include:

Andrew Moss, Chief Strategy Officer, BuyWithMe, discussing the state of the industry and upcoming valuations and opportunities in the daily deal space.

Jere Doyle, President & CEO, Eversave, discussing buying strategies, pitfalls and the integration of subscriber bases.

Mitch Brody, VP of Sales, MovieTickets.com, discussing subscriber acquisition strategies and alternative advertising methods.

Steve Wernikoff, Internet Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, discussing industry regulations and providing Congressional feedback.

There will also be special sessions on coupon resellers, mobile solutions, legal issues and emerging markets.

With more than 350 daily deal sites in the U.S. alone, several of them considering IPOs before the end of the year and more launching each day, this industry is growing at an impressive pace,” said Boyan Josic, CEO and founder of Daily Deal Media. “But following up on the findings of our recent Daily Deal Investment Index report, it is clear how important it is for these companies to come together and work to stabilize the industry for long term growth.

The agenda for the 2011 Daily Deal Media Conference: Retail Revolution can be found at http://events.dailydealmedia.com/agenda.

To track the conference on Twitter, follow @dailydealmedia or search for the #DDM11 hash tag. Daily Deal Media can also be found on Facebook.

To obtain a media pass, please contact dailydealmedia@schwartzcomm.com

To register, please visit: http://events.dailydealmedia.com/tickets

For sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://events.dailydealmedia.com/sponsors

10 August

tripalertz

Daily Deal Media is pleased to announce TripAlertz.com as a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming Daily Deal Media Conference. Chairman and CEO of TripAlertz, Mark T. Donohue will also be joining as part of the Venture Capital panel on day two.

In 2001, Mark was the sole founder of Expansion Capital Partners, LLC, a pioneer in Cleantech venture capital investing, which manages over $100,000,000. He has served as Chairman Emeritus since June of 2008. In June 2008, he was appointed Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Babson College, which offers the number-one rated entrepreneurship education. In January of 2011, he was honored as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by the organization Trust Across America. Since the fall of 2010, Mark has served as CEO of TripAlertz.com, which offers large “private-sale” discounts on getaway travel, as the company sells the excess inventory of 3.0-4.0+ star hotels and resorts.

Beyond its B2C initiatives, TripAlertz has a rapidly scaling B2B offering through TA Travel Services. The B2B business allows collective buying sites to solve problems that prevent them from offering compelling “private sale” travel deals that beat public sites like Expedia. TA Travel Services aggregates the buying of many collective buying sites, so that together, they can offer truly great deals. The company has already aggregated about 5,000,000 customers.

The New York Times, Budget Travel and MSNBC.com state: “TripAlertz is the Groupon for travel.”

10 August

entertainment

Dean DeBiase, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Promotions, will be joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as opening keynote speaker.

Dean has served as chief executive for more than a dozen private and public corporations and Fortune 500 subsidiaries, including as CEO of TNS Media, a roll-up of advertising, marketing, entertainment, digital media and social networking insights and analytics groups he orchestrated and which was acquired by WPP.

He has also served as CEO of Autoweb, which he took public, built into one of the top web brands and merged with Autobytel to create the largest Internet automotive marketing services group, and as CEO of The Imagination Network, a social media games company that was acquired by AOL and that was ranked as the number one games and entertainment brand by comScore.

Most recently, Dean was CEO of Reboot Partners, a growth management and board advisement group that helps CEOs tackle their most challenging issues and seize emerging market opportunities.

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Entertainment Promotions is a leading provider of promotions and discounts. Best known for the popular Entertainment® book and savings site, Entertainment.com, the company helps people get more for their money by providing them with billions of dollars in discounts every year.

5 August

growthink

GrowThink is joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as a Platinum Sponsor with CEO, Jay Turo speaking in the VC Panel.

Growthink helps individuals and organizations worldwide identify and pursue new opportunities, maximize growth and revenues, and fulfill their missions via Strategic Business Plan Consulting, Exit Stategy Planning, Investment Banking, Growthink University, Market Research & Feasibility Studies and Reports, Guides, Courses, and Templates.

For 12 years, Growthink has provided these services to more than 2,000 satisfied clients – startups, small and medium sized businesses, venture capital and private equity firms, non-profit and governmental organizations, and Fortune 1,000 companies.

Growthink’s co-founder and CEO, Jay Turo has led Growthink’s emergence as one of the nation’s largest strategic advisory and investment banking firms focused on the entrepreneurial marketplace.

In his 12 years at Growthink, Jay has advised dozens of emerging, middle market, and corporate clients regarding their growth and capital formation strategies. His corporate clients have included Deutsche Bank, McKesson, Infospace, Samsung, Porsche, & Paramount Pictures.

5 August

uniqueleads

UniqueLeads.com will be joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as an exhibitor with Shai Pritz, CEO and co-founder of UniqueLeads.com participating in the “Ad Networks & Affiliates” panel.

With a track record of consistent growth and over a decade in the industry, we’ve seen a lot of change over the years. Our own company has grown from handling only the smallest of clients to handling campaigns for multinational corporations. But unlike other companies that have seen tremendous growth, we still enjoy servicing our advertisers and publishers of all sizes. While we’ve earned our stripes serving large corporate advertisers, we still haven’t forgotten the value of investing in relationships with smaller advertisers and publishers. That’s why we have the broad view that only a full service agency can provide.

5 August

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Daily Deal Media is happy to announce StrongMail as a Workshop Sponsor for the DDM Conference. StrongMail will be co-presenting with one of their daily deal clients to showcase how they leveraged email marketing and social media to build a successful flash-commerce brand, including the business strategies, tools and technologies needed to succeed in this highly competitive space.

Every day StrongMail is empowering leading retailers to connect and grow their customer base through email and social media. From the world’s largest retailers to the hottest daily deal sites, StrongMail is helping smart marketers boost the performance of their programs with cutting-edge lifecycle marketing capabilities and the ability to deliver millions of personalized messages in 10 minutes or less. Our products and services provide end-to-end solutions for such notable brands as HauteLook, Zulily, Netflix, Macy’s and Travelocity.

5 August

KGB Deals will be joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as a Silver Sponsor with Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at kgb participating in the “Subscriber Acquisition Strategies” and “Industry Regulation” panels.

In 2010, kgb harnessed its database of hyper-local directory assistance information to launch www.kgbdeals.com, a deal site that brings its members daily discounts on popular products and services; By March 2011, kgbdeals was offering deals in more than 100 cities globally and had become the third largest daily deal business in the world.

In November 2010, Ken Kharbanda was named Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at kgb. Ken brings broad executive management experience in corporate development to kgb. Most recently he was Head of Corporate Development at AOL, and engaged in virtually every aspect of the Internet to help business units define and execute their strategies relating to partnerships, in-house builds and acquisitions.

1 August

Benzion Aboud, CEO, Saveology

saveologyBenzion Aboud was born to build things: Successful businesses, profitable partnerships, game-changing technology. Now, he’s building the way tomorrow’s consumers will search for, compare and buy residential services.

A life-long entrepreneur, Aboud’s latest endeavor is Saveology.com®. This leading comparison shopping portal enables consumers to comparison shop and buy home services including cable, satellite television, Internet, phone service, home security and warranties, moving services, technical support and various financial and insurance products.

Rich Razgaitis, CEO, DealOn/Reach Local

dealonMy name is Raz and I’m thrilled to be serving as CEO for DealOn! For over 15-years I’ve worked for Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly, VC-backed start-ups like e-Health pioneer Healthology, hyper-growth companies and privately held turnarounds. During the past decade my roles have ranged from VP of Sales/Marketing, several President positions, and most recently CEO of International for a leading consumer goods company. Through great strategy, an amazing team of people, and a focus on brilliant execution our team will deliver you the opportunity to live life to the fullest in your local city. As soon as I saw this company, I was hooked! And I think you will be too.

29 July

The Daily Deal Expo has joined forces with Daily Deal Media for our September Conference. Jillian Jacobson from Daily Deal Expo is now part of our event team and will be helping us with Event Coordination.

The Daily Deal Expo was previously scheduled for August 25-26 at McCormick Place and will not be taking place.

We’d like to welcome Jillian and all her Sponsors, Speakers & Attendees that are coming along with her.

28 July

David Sinsky, General Manager of Yipit Data has joined the stellar lineup at the DDM Conference and will participate in the “State of the Industry” panel and contribute to the “Daily Deals: Behind the Numbers” panel.

Yipit is North America’s leading aggregator of daily deals and aggregates deals from over 500 daily deal sites including Groupon, Living Social, OpenTable, Travelzoo, Gilt City and many more. Yipit Data provides leading daily deal sites, investors and other interested constituencies with comprehensive industry data as well as market insight and intelligence. Mr. Sinsky previously worked at Mill Road Capital (a hybrid private equity/hedge fund) and Lazard’s Investment Banking Group.

28 July

Our latest sponsor will be releasing the first edition of the “U.S. Daily Deal Buyer Report” at the DDM Conference in Chicago. This presentation will provide a unique snapshot of over 1,000 daily deal consumers in the U.S.

DealNation will reveal the demographics, purchase habits, influences, and communication preferences of individuals that have made the transition from subscriber to buyer. The report will address the concern of “deal fatigue” and discuss the value of your website user interface, customer service and how these factors contribute to the conversion of a casual shopper to a repeat customer.

All DDM Conference attendees will receive a complementary copy of the report after the presentation ($395 Value).

DealNation was designed to empower you, the consumer, by offering instant access to local deal of the day providers in your city. Over the past year, the deal of the day phenomena has swept the nation, allowing consumers the ability to purchase goods and services at 50%-90% off. DealNation has searched far and wide to find the very best hidden Deal of the Day websites in each city.

Paul Piciocchi, CEO

With 20 years as a serial entrepreneur, his first business upon graduating college in 1992 was an I.T. training firm that grew to 100+ employees,  40 training rooms across 5 facilities and $12m in revenue with no funding beyond $10k in startup capital.  Clients included NASA, AT&T, Westinghouse, Disney and the FBI.  He has delivered more than 100 training seminars on topics ranging from industry-specific marketing programs to technology certifications in front up groups up to 1,000 participants.

Chaz Gray, COO

As DealNation’s co-founder, Chaz oversees subscriber acquisition for DealNation and its clients.  Prior to starting this firm, he worked on the Business Development team with ROIRocket for over five years – specifically responsible for client management within the online marketing and advertising industry – specializing in performance based online lead generation for multi-million dollar campaigns.

11 July

We’re proud to announce that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be represented at our September Conference by Mr. Steve Wernikoff, who focuses on Internet Consumer Fraud.

Mr. Wernikoff will join our “Industry Regulation” panel on Day 2 of our event.

Steve Wernikoff is a staff attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Chicago. Steve specializes in Internet related consumer protection matters and has served as lead counsel in civil prosecutions involving spam email, deceptive advertising, credit card fraud, and privacy and security issues.  He has participated on the FTC’s Internet Committee and Spam and Spyware Task Force, and he has conducted Internet investigation law enforcement training at domestic and international conferences.

Steve also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University School of Law and John MarshallLaw School’s Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law, where he has taught courses involving Internet fraud, online advertising and privacy issues.  Prior to working at the FTC, Steve worked at Jenner & Block in Chicago and clerked for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

7 July

Crowdsavings

We would like to welcome CrowdSavings as a Gold Sponsor for the Daily Deal Media Conference being held just two months from now.

About CrowdSavings:

Based in Tampa, Fla., CrowdSavings.com offers discounted daily deals to consumers and unique marketing tools for local merchants by leveraging the viral nature of its social buying platform. With active markets in Austin, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, and New York’s Tri-State area, CrowdSavings.com plans for continued expansion into 20 markets by the end of 2011.

30 June

monster-offers

We are pleased to announce Monster Offers and its strategic partner, ZalaPay as Gold and Platinum sponsors of the Daily Deal Media Conference.

Monster Offers is a leading mobile banking solutions company and Daily Deal aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. ZalaPay provides financial products designed to address unmet needs in the Daily Deal industry.

“Monster Offers is always making efforts to improve the Daily Deal experience, as recently evidenced by our integration with ZalaPay mobile banking services. By participating in the Daily Deal Media Conference, Monster Offers and ZalaPay are staying current with market trends to reinforce our expanding leadership in the Daily Deal industry.” – Paul Gain, Monster Offers CEO

Monster Offers Press Release on MarketWatch

22 June

We’d like to thank Ads Direct who just signed on as a Silver Sponsor for the DDM Conference in September.

More about Ads Direct Media:

Ads Direct Media is a boutique online marketing firm specializing in the areas of Affiliate Marketing, SEM, Media Buying, and Continuity Programs. Our agency approach ensures that we are aligned with the interests of our clients and partners by working on a performance basis. We have over 25 years experience in the areas of Merchant Processing, Traffic Acquisition, and Website Development. Affiliates look to us for maximum yield on their media investments, while Merchants look to us for guidance in building profitable and sustainable online campaigns.

17 June

We’re happy to announce Bronto as one of our Workshop Sponsors. We’ll have an update next week with their program during our DDM Conference.  Thank you Bronto!

About Bronto:

Bronto Software provides the leading marketing platform for online and multi-channel retailers to drive revenue through email, mobile and social campaigns. Over 1000 organizations including Party City, Etsy, Gander Mountain, Dean & Deluca, and Trek Bikes rely on Bronto to increase revenue through interactive marketing.

Bronto has recently won or been nominated for several awards:

Stevie Award for Best Customer Service Department in 2009 and 2010

CODIE Finalist for Best Marketing Software in 2011

Best Place to Work by Triangle Business Journal in 2010

CED Companies to Watch in 2010

15 June

Secure your spot to attend the hottest conference in the fall.  We have also secured more exhibitor space from our venue, bringing the total number of exhibitor spots to 88.  Read more here.

25 May

We have finally chosen our venue and will be announcing it this Friday along with instructions to take advantage of early bird room discounts at the venue.  We’re going to have 400 rooms available at a discount rate initially with an option for more.

Our full agenda can be found here

If you are a sponsor or exhibitor who would like the opportunity to present your company to our group of investors and venture capitalists at the event, please email Nicole at nicole@mogulmedia.com.  This is a special workshop that will allow you 15 minutes to pitch your deck.

24 May

We have released our conference agenda for our event in Chicago September 8th-9th. Sponsor and speaker slots are filling quickly so if you have interest in participating please get in touch with us.

We’d like to welcome some of our newest additions:

Paul R Gain, CEO, Monster Offers

Jay Edelson, Esq., Edelson, McGuire

Josh Boez, CEO, Direct Agents

Ben Black, Chief Investment Officer, Akkadian Ventures

Phineas Barnes, Principle, First Round Capital

Marty Tibbitts, Chairman, Martin Jay Digital

The Daily Deal Media Conference will be THE event for social commerce and the Daily Deal Industry, bringing together over 1,500 people and hundreds of companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry experts and members of media.

20 May

Some additional speakers that have been added to our panel discussions!

Andrew Moss, Founder, BuyWithMe
Mitch Brody, MovieTickets.com
Gary Lipovetsky, President/Co-Founder, DealFind.com
Jere Doyle, CEO, Eversave
Michael Niemman, T-Mobile
Kris Peterson, DealsGoRound
Thomas Cornelius, CEO, Adility
Ken Kalb, CEO, Analog Analytics