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Contact: mark@thedailycity.com

Consulting
If you like what we do on Twitter and Facebook with The Daily City and The Food Truck Bazaar, we can do it for your company!

Sidebar Ad
An ad in the sidebar linking to advertiser's site or a Sponsored post. We choose the placement. Three month minimum.Leaderboard Ad
An ad almost as wide as the site self is placed just below the menu. It will be the first graphic thing the reader sees when they come to the site or are reading a post.

Sponsored Post
One post featuring content (photos, text, video, other) provided by the advertiser. Those elements are assembled by us into a post. The post goes out on the site like any other post and lives on the site forever.

Sponsored Video Post
Our Editor, a former professional actor and comedy improv performer, visits your business and causes mayhem (ie: a fun, viral video folks will want to watch). Professionally filmed and edited by an outside company. The video is placed on a post and sent out like our standard posts and lives on the site forever.

Clickable Ad on Every New Post
For one week, your coupon, flyer, or ad appears at the bottom of every post put out that week.

Social Media
We write a tweet or facebook post (or Advertiser writes it) and we send it through TheDailyCity.com social media channels. We of course must always let our followers know it is an ad, so either the phrase "this is an ad" or "#ad" will accompany every tweet or facebook post. If you're business is food-related, we can send your ad through The Food Truck Bazaar social media channels, as those followers have already shown a love of food in any form.

Site Takeover
Your brand or product takes over The Daily City from head to toe: (1) header, (2) ad in sidebar linking to a Sponsored Post (3) background image.

Sponsor The Daily City® Food Truck Bazaar
We produce a 500-2,000 person event in 12 towns every single month. That's a lot of eyeballs in 12 different Central Florida towns. Very valuable to brands looking to reach a specific zip code. You can sponsor one bazaar, do all of them every month, or do something custom. Sponsors usually have a table and hand out samples, collect email addresses, sign folks up for appointments or other fun engagements. Past Sponsors include Purina, Fiat, Chevrolet and Ford. Audience demo: 50% 21-34 years old, 25% 35-44 years old, 51% female and 85% have had some college.

Email Newsletter Advertising
We have two weekly email newsletters. (See stats below) The Daily City® newsletter and The Daily City® Food Truck Bazaar both have an average 20% open rate. Advertiser gets one ad in the sidebar or beneath the main content at the bottom of the email. We choose the placement. The ad would go out in one newsletter in one week. Four week minimum.





Mark Baratelli, Owner


Orlando Business Journal named Mark Baratelli a “40 Under 40”, calling him “The Pied Piper of Food Trucks." The Orlando Weekly said, "If everyone in Orlando who claims to care about the arts had 1 percent of [Mark] Baratelli’s energy and commitment, this city would be a world culture capital." That same newspaper named him 2010 Best Arts Advocate and 2011 + 2012 Best Local Cheerleader.

His event The Food Truck Bazaar won 2012 Best Local Food Event from Edible Orlando Magazine and 2012 Best Monthly Event from YELP Orlando. 
His local Orlando culture blog TheDailyCity.com was named 2013 Best Blog by Orlando Magazine, Orlando Weekly and Yelp Orlando. 


Awards
  • 2013 Best Local Blog, Orlando Magazine, 1st
  • 2013 Best Local Blog, YELP, 1st
  • 2013 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2012 Best Local Website, Orlando Magazine, 3rd
  • 2012 Best Local Website, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2012 Best Local Blog, Orlando Magazine, 2nd
  • 2012 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2012 Best Local Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 2nd
  • 2012 Best Local Twitter Feed, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2011 Best Local Website, Orlando Magazine, 3rd
  • 2011 Best Local Website, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2011 Best Local Website, Watermark Newspaper, 3rd
  • 2011 Best Local Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 2nd
  • 2011 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2011 Best Local Blog, Watermark Newspaper, 1st
  • 2010 Best Local Website of 2010, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2010 Best Local Blog of 2010, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2010 Best Local Blog of 2010, Orlando Magazine, 3rd
  • 2010 Critics Pick: Mobile Art Show, Orlando Weekly
  • 2009 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2009 Best Local Arts Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 1st
  • 2009 Best Local Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 3rd

Stats: Social Media (updated April 2, 2014)
  • The Daily City

  • Twitter: 13,100
  • Facebook: 8,101
  • Email Newsletter: 3,601 with a 20% open rate
  • Instagram: 1,076

  • The Food Truck Bazaar 
  • Facebook: 15,489
  • Twitter: 4,699
  • Email Newsletter: 7,115 with a 20% open rate
  • Instagram: 935

Stats: Pageviews: (the last 12 months)
  • 143,501 July 2013
  • 138,374 June 2013
  • 168,418 May 213
  • 150,569 April 2013
  • 138,015 March 2013
  • 116,218 February 2013
  • 127,949 January 2013
  • 119,438 December 2012
  • 120,000 November 2012
  • 108,000 October 2012
  • 113,000 August 2012
  • 125,700 July 2012

Readership

  • 58% female
  • 61% 21-34
  • 100% attended some college
  • 100% are local to Orlando


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Reader Feedback
We have a longer list of what readers have to say about The Daily City. Below are a few of our favorites.
"With a plethora of articles and reviews, The Daily City also acts as a newsletter-calendar hybrid for me. For years, I’ve complained about never having one aggregated source of upcoming events in Orlando that is actually accurate. Thanks to the socially advanced heavens (and Mark), The Daily City is a well-manicured and marvelously maintained site that I can always depend on for a current calendar and a review of Orlando’s latest hot-spot. Now my day consists of waking up, putting on a cup of joe, opening my computer, going to thedailycity.com — well, going to my Facebook page — then going to The Daily City and seeing what’s going on in Orlando. Yesterday, Beth and I went to our first Food Truck Pod behind Firestone — thanks to Mark and his team. Now you are looking at the newest member of Food Truck Groupies! -Why Are you Awesome? | May 16, 2011 
"Maybe, like me, you’re one of the readers who rely upon (Mark Baratelli's) indispensable arts and events website TheDailyCity.com, where he blogs and tweets on any and everything stewing in Orlando’s cultural cauldron (somehow scooping us even when he’s out of town – how does he do that?)." -Orlando Weekly | July 9, 2009


"But my favorite things about Orlando’s art world in 2009 were two people who expanded my definition of what it means to be an advocate for the arts.... Mark Baratelli, even while often living out of town, broadened his indispensable blog, The Daily City, to encompass Meeting of the Minds (MOOM) meet-ups, Taco Truck Taste Tests and the vehicular-venued Mobile Art Show. If everyone in Orlando who claims to care about the arts had 1 percent of Baratelli’s... energy and commitment, this city would be a world culture capital." -Orlando Weekly | January 6, 2009


"I believe your web site truly elevates Orlando to the level of other metropolitan cities, and I stop by at least once a day." -Stephanie Pancratz | July 7, 2009


"If you live in Orlando, this is THE news social/cultural news source." -Dawn Schreiner | January 8, 2010


"I gotta say the perfect sorta arts blog for me is thedailycity.com. It covers so many cool corners of the arts realm in O-Town. There is so much on that blog that I didn't even know was HERE in the city. It sorta makes me fall in love with Orlando." -Beth Marshall | September 9, 2010


"I’ve been living her in Orlando for 22 years... You have opened my eyes up to a few new things that I wasn’t aware of. That surprised me. I thought I knew this town inside and out. I enjoy reading your blog on a daily basis. Please keep doing what you are doing." -Brian OHalloran | August 3, 2009