Yesterday the founders of Deal Current Network, Jimmy Hendricks and Patrick Dillon, spent 90-minutes teaching San Diego businesses owners how to market their business online. In attendance were media representatives from NBC 7 San Diego, San Diego Magazine, Fox 5 San Diego, Get1Free Magazine, Pacific Magazine, and San Diego Family Magazine. Small businesses owners like Laura from Pacific Nature Tours, Connie from Click Through Coupons, Tomio from AVI Technologies, Bonnie from Sanctuate, Michael from Infinity Financial Services, and Anthony from Aserenity Skin and Body were able to network with media representatives as well as gain valuable information for their business.
Hendricks, talked for about 40-minutes on simple website design and key SEO techniques get your website on the first page of Google. He also discussed, which social media profiles are a must, and how to trade your services with media groups for advertising.
“I came in here thinking I know a lot and I probably learned about eight new things I didn’t know. I highly recommend it, it was very organized, amazing presentations—these guys know what they’re talking about.” – Connie, CEO of Click Through Coupons and Marketing Director at FIT Athletic Club
Dillon, wrapped up the seminar talking about the San Diego daily deal and coupon space, how to make coupons work for your business, and performance based coupons versus flat rate coupons.
“Our business does a lot of daily deal marketing and to see all the different opportunities available in San Diego was very beneficial.” Laura, Pacific Nature Tours
“I was very excited about the digital coupon section because one of the things I found the digital coupon does is it gives you incredible track-ability and flexibility. You can see where your clients are coming from and make adjustments to the coupons that are not effective for you, opposed to print and other types of media.” Anthony, Aserenity Skin and Body
Overall, the morning was a success for both Deal Current Network and San Diego business owners. Take Back Local was able to gain valuable feedback to make the next seminar on 3/29 an even bigger success.
“I highly recommend this seminar to anybody who is a business owner or marketing person. They talk about different strategies that I think are useful and things that are up and coming that you should be aware of.” Steve, NBC 7 San Diego
For more information watch us on San Diego CW6 below or visit TakeBackLocal.com
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
Steven Cox TakeLessons.com, 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
The daily deal business is a booming industry these days. With flourishing entrepreneurs and companies popping up all over the nation, do we know what the future is going to hold for these up and coming businesses?
With this idea in mind, BIAKelsey has announced Deals 3D: an event taking place on July 18th and 19th at the Mission bay Conference Center at UC San Francisco.
“The event will feature 40+ top level executives and entrepreneurs; a lot of cool demos; and, well – our typically great BIA/Kelsey networking.”
Deal Current CEO Jimmy Hendricks will join other entrepreneurs and business moguls to speak on the industry. Click here for full details.
Here are details about the event and how to purchase tickets. This is a great event for networking and exposure if you are in the San Diego tech scene.
San Diego Magazine’s Top Tech Exec Awards recognizes the most outstanding Information Technology executives who work in San Diego, as nominated by their peers and clients. Nominees who meet the criteria, as decided by an independent panel of judges, will be recognized at the 2011 San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Awards on May 11 at The Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Ticket prices will include awards reception, food, beverages, tech-fun, parking and live entertainment. http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/toptech/
We are excited to announce and thank BIA Kelsey for selecting Deal Current to be on their Group Buying (daily deal) Super Forum at the ILM East conference in Boston.
If you are attending please let us know and we would love to connect. For those who can’t make it, we will write a summary of the key points from around the industry.
Here are the details:
Session Time: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:30am – 11:00am
ALL MORNING SUPERFORUM: The Local Offers Revolution: Group Buying, Promotions and SMB Services
Group Buying and Media Partners
Description: Media partners bring context to group buying, and, in some cases, higher quality and more targeted users. Learn how these white label providers deliver extra value to partners via technology, analytics and marketing.
Jimmy Hendricks, CEO, Deal Current
Ken Kalb, CEO, Analog Analytics
Jonty Kelt, CEO, Group Commerce
Moderator: Steve Marshall, Director of Research and Consulting, BIA/Kelsey
Length and Format: 30 Minutes, Discussion
Thank you for participating in our panel on working with media partners. This session on “media partners” follows presentations by Living Social and Gilt City, as well as BIA/Kelsey and Yipit research. Our discussion will consist of specifically tailored questions for you, and general questions for the panel. Each of your brings different things to the table. We will be asking you about such areas as the strengths of different kinds of media partners; successful campaigns; the relative importance of analytics; and differentiation points.