partners with San Diego Community News Group

We are excited to see Deal Current client’s growing their program and making strong affiliate relationships.

Deal Me in Today in La Jolla announced their partnership with San Diego Community News Group last week.

Here are the details and you can read the original article here.

Community newspaper group partners with daily deal site for coastal discounts
by Morgan Carmody
Deal Me In Today’s Debbie Arnau, left, and SDCNG publisher Julie Hoisington.

San Diego Community Newspaper Group (SDCNG), publisher of La Jolla Village News, Beach & Bay Press and Peninsula Beacon, announced it will offer great deals in San Diego’s coastal communities thanks to a recently established partnership with Deal Me In Today, an Internet-based platform that dishes out daily deals from local businesses to area residents.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Deal Me In Today’s owners, Debbie Arnau and husband Michael,” said SDCNG publisher Julie Hoisington. “Providing this free service to our clients, on average four times per year, complements what our community newspapers have done best for years — reaching the local residents.”

In addition to providing weekly print advertising opportunities for local businesses, SDCNG now also offers a daily deal package to bring business’ marketing campaigns full circle.

“We’re very proud of our readership audit reports, which have shown a 94 percent average receivership and readership in the communities we serve. Those are tremendous odds for a business advertisement to be seen and read,” Hoisington said, calling community newspapers the “backbone of marketing.” “It’s the engine that drives readers to business websites for deals and blogs.”

Readers, too, will enjoy added benefits by checking out their local news website,, or picking up the local community newspaper to take advantage of the best deals around town.

Deal seekers will no longer get flooded with junk emails just to find one in their neighborhood, since all Deal Me In Today deals are located within a three- to 10-mile radius of where the customer lives, works or plays.

“We believe that the future ongoing success of this industry will revolve around community-based daily deals that support local businesses and are close to home,” said Debbie Arnau. “Our focus on a community approach is to provide consumers with unbeatable deals from nearby merchants and to provide the same merchants with long-term loyal customers.”

After just one year, Arnau already has her sights set on expanding her unique business model into more of San Diego’s communities.

“As we begin our launch of Deal Me In Today to San Diego’s coastal communities including La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay, Point Loma and Ocean Beach, we see no better way than to partner with San Diego Community Newspaper Group,” she said. “Plain and simple. It’s the community focus. … It’s a win-win for both the business and the consumer.”

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Join Us! April 18th – The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs (including me) will be speaking at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series 8:30 to 9:30 AM on digital start-ups and innovation here in San Diego.

The event is at The Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Anyway, I have a couple extra tickets if you would like to attend (normally $30 each).

Topic: The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation

Speakers Include:

Steven Cox, CEO/Founder

Pat Walsh StayClassy, Founder / CMO

Jimmy Hendricks Deal Current Network, CEO / Co-Founder

Mitch Thrower BUMP Network, Inc., CEO/Founder

Lars Helgeson GreenRope, CEO/Founder

Moderated by: George Chamberlin

Special Guest Appearance by: Nathan Fletcher

Breakfast Provided by: The Wild Thyme Company

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