Dan de Grandpre is the co-founder and CEO of DealNews. Dan is a forward-thinking and decisive e-commerce leader. In 1997, Dan pioneered the aggregation of “deals” and started up DealNews. More recently, he foresaw the shift to mobile, and DealNews now has more app and email visits than website visits. Dan has analyzed e-commerce fads since e-commerce began, from online auctions to flash sales to daily deals.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: E-commerce & omni-channel strategy, entrepre-neurship & startups, mobile commerce, online coupons, CPG coupons, daily deal industry, social commerce, comparison shopping, flash sales industry, general business strategy.
Mark LoCastro is responsible for securing an ongoing stream of publicity to attract readers to DealNews. He primarily leverages deal data and news articles that the media often source for stories and segments. 2013 was a successful year for PR, securing 1.68 million earned online referrals visits and 86.4 million earned television viewers, which included 43 national and 2,500+ local television segments. Mark has been quoted in numerous print, online, and broadcast media outlets.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Retail, shopping, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, holiday shopping, back-to-school, consumer shopping trends.
Lindsay Sakraida oversees a team of writers at DealNews, while managing features content production on a daily basis. She specializes in writing about lifestyle subjects, and she's adept at analyzing shopping trends. Prior to joining the DealNews team in 2009, Sakraida worked at American Photo. In recent years, her work has been published in a variety of prominent publications, including New York Magazine.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Retail, shopping, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, holiday shopping/sales, toys, back-to-school.
Louis Ramirez is the Senior Features Writer for DealNews. With a specialized focus on technology, Ramirez covers the latest gadget announcements, helping consumers weigh the pros and cons of new devices prior to purchase. Before joining DealNews in 2007, Ramirez worked for several media outlets including CNET, Gizmodo, Time Out New York, and Laptop. In addition to technology, Ramirez is also a fitness nerd and can be found running throughout his native New York testing various fitness apps and gadgets.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Consumer electronics, gadgets, gaming, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, holiday shopping/sales, Apple, Android, Microsoft, laptops, smartphones, HDTVs, back-to-school.
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