Thursday, November 17, 2011

DealChicken | GCI doubles down on coupons

Gannett and seven other media companies are launching a digital shopping platform called Find n Save that includes a daily deals service. It's "tailored to local audiences, offering digital coupons, daily deals, digital circulars, and other advertising products,'' the consortium said today in a statement.

Other partners in the joint venture are Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Hearst Corporation, MediaNews Group, McClatchy, and the Washington Post Co.

Find n Save arrives as GCI and others are competing with daily deals leader Groupon, which raised $700 million earlier this month in a closely watched initial public offering.

GCI launched its own deals site, Deal Chicken, in July, and it has now spread to nearly 50 U.S. markets.

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