Matt O'Connell | Dec 15, 2011
Conference and Event Discovery Platform Feeds Food & Wine Events to Fast-Growing Food and Drink Site.
Conference Hound (http://conferencehound.com), the San Francisco-based conference discovery platform, has launched its content syndication program with the fast growing new mega-food and drink site The Daily Meal. Under the agreement, The Daily Meal now carries a feed or “widget” containing a constantly updated stream of food and wine festivals from around the world on its home page. This content, highly relevant to The Daily Meal’s two million unique monthly visitors is the first large-scale syndication of Conference Hound’s filtered conference, trade show and event content.
Conference Hound provides publishers and bloggers with industry-, city- or speaker-specific widgets, which include hundreds of fields and locales as well as thousands of lecturers. The company has also set up agreements to roll out widgets to additional categories including mobile developers, trade associations, vertical blogs and music festival sites over the next few weeks.
Conference Hound CEO Bruce Carlisle commented on the partnership, “We couldn’t have found a better site to launch syndication of our brand content. The Daily Meal reaches millions of loyal users every month, and we’re happy to provide them with relevant, useful, curated and updated content.”
“The Conference Hound food and wine festival widget provides a great service to our readers,” said Colman Andrews, Editorial Director of The Daily Meal. “Our audience travels widely in search of the best food and drink, and our Conference Hound component gives them much useful, up-to-date information about what’s going on in the culinary world.”
About Conference Hound
Conference Hound maintains a highly searchable and growing conference discovery platform of 50,000-plus curated conferences, trade shows, conventions and other large events. The platform provides a high value destination for conference attendees. Users may search conferences by date, city, tag, industry, speakers, friends, colleagues, venue and much more, providing the conference and events eco-system with a service previously unavailable at this scale and level of precision. The platform also provides useful “at the conference” insights as well as post conference libraries of videos, presentations and links.
The seed-funded company is led by partners Bruce Carlisle, CEO and Jay Hung, CTO. Conference Hound is an effective means for advertisers, event organizers and exhibitors to reach conference attendees estimated at 40,000,000-plus annually in the U.S. alone.
Conference Hound: http://conferencehound.com
The Daily Meal covers all things food and drink, creating a complete food experience for cooks, food lovers, wine connoisseurs, discerning diners and everyone in-between. With original content from staff, industry insiders, tastemakers and the user community, features include restaurant and chef reviews, information on wine and cocktails, insight into seasonal ingredients, food travel recommendations and home entertainment advice, as well as a robust cooking section with techniques and recipes to suit any palate and every occasion. The site is headed by editorial director Colman Andrews and is the first property of Spanfeller Media Group, founded by Jim Spanfeller.
The Daily Meal: http://thedailymeal.com
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.