I am looking forward to speaking with Dave Thomsen (EVP of Product & Design) at the NAA mediaXchange this Monday, April 15 in Orlando. Our session, “The Reinvention of Local Discovery Shopping,” will be our formal introduction of the completely reimagined Find&Save.
We feel honored to be introduced by Jack Williams, president of Digital Ventures at Gannett Co. Inc., and chairman of the board for Wanderful Media. The presentation will also include a Q&A session moderated by Grant Moise, Vice President of Digital for the Dallas Morning Star.
Our multiple press and analyst pre-briefs are paying off as we are seeing some great coverage start to appear today. Here’s a look at what the press has been saying so far:
Basically, the revamp makes the experience more personal and social. In addition to browsing deals and products, users can now save them in lists and set up alerts for expiring sales. They can also share products and lists on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and email, as well as follow users, retailers, and product categories. – TechCrunch
The sites of the 12 owner companies access 100 million unique visitors a month, Wanderful claims. So that is a good pond in which to fish and a reasonable gamble on finding one of those sustaining new revenue streams newspaper organizations so critically need. – Poynter
One of the key features is the ability to make lists. This was originally not going to be part of the product, but Wanderful designers found that consumers wanted to be able to save deals in one place and send them to a smartphone for viewing. – Street Fight
“Our goal, ultimately is to help connect retailers with shoppers and get them into the stores,” Dave Thomsen, executive vice president of design for Wanderful Media. – Upstart Business Journal
Moving forward, Wanderful Media plans to roll out mobile apps smartphones and tablets. This will enable us to use geolocation data to send push notifications, and to leverage for a more personalized experience for shoppers. We plan to make special enhancements to the tablet experience, where we are betting many shoppers will increasingly use to browse and discover sales in their area. In addition, Wanderful Media plan to expand from national retailers, to include local merchants. We aim to make Find&Save a sales and promotion platform for any retailer.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the Wanderful Media team and what we assembled in a short period of time. All our hardwork has paid off and our mission to reinvent local discovery shopping is just getting started. Be sure to check out the all-new Find&Save – it is now more engaging, fun and social for our users.