The Punchline Comedy Club

Last night I went to the Punchline in Atlanta to see Jo Koy perform stand up comedy. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he is the bald Asian on Chelsea Lately. (Yes I have seen the show! I know I’m a guy… haha.) Anyway, it was excellent! I haven’t laughed that hard in years! His Comedy Central specials are really funny, but there is just something more funny when you are in the room with others watching the routine. He’ll be there all weekend. I highly recommend everyone to go see him. And the best part about it is we have a SweetJack deal for 50% off The Punchline! Check it out!

Hope every enjoys their weekend!

-JS

SweetJack Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Daily Deals Are in the Air

By Ethan Smith

view the story here

The chief executive of radio broadcaster Cumulus Media Inc. says that now that the company’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corp. is complete, the first order of business is to challenge Groupon Inc., Yelp Inc. and other websites that offer discounts and reviews of local businesses.

The acquisition, which closed on Friday, leaves Cumulus with 570 stations, up from 350 before the deal, each with its own advertising sales force. Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey says those sales teams offer a competitive edge for SweetJack, a daily-deals site.

“We see this deal as giving us scale in the local arena,” Mr. Dickey says. “We’ll have 2,000 local sellers in 120 cities that all have relationships with key vendors.”

SweetJack started in April in Atlanta and this month expanded to Dallas and Houston. Over the next two months it will move into 18 more markets, including Nashville, Cincinnati and San Francisco.

Mr. Dickey envisions adding one or two sales people per city to focus on SweetJack, working closely with existing sales forces.

Disc jockeys, he says, can promote Sweetjack deals on air without using ad inventory. If, for example, SweetJack members receive an offer for unlimited popcorn at an Atlanta Hawks NBA game, the next day “our morning guys can talk about how full they are,” Mr. Dickey says.

Cumulus isn’t the only radio chain challenging Internet businesses. CC Media Holdings Inc.’s Clear Channel Radio, the nation’s largest radio broadcaster, this month unveiled a website and iPhone application similar to Pandora Media Inc.’s custom-radio service.

Cumulus remains the No. 2 radio broadcaster in the country by stations and revenue.

Write to Ethan Smith at ethan.smith@wsj.com

Copyright 2011 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fantasy Football and Fantastic Deals

Hello Jack fans!

If you’re anything like me, then you are basking in a glorious season of The South’s finest sporting event—football! Not only has the college season begun, but the NFL made its debut this weekend, sending my every idle moment into checking Fantasy scores, paying extra close attention to players and statistics that don’t matter to anyone else, sporting game-day colors at any opportunity and giving everyone an extra few greetings of endearment to fellow alumni and football friends (Rise Up!). And it goes without saying, with football comes tailgating, and at any respectable tailgate, comes great finger food. And NOW, even if you aren’t tailgating in Atlanta, Jack’s got you great deals on phenomenal finger food. Fans in Dallas? Get greasy, finger-lickin’ good grub at Zeke’s Fish & Chips… Houston? How about a brunch buffet before kickoff, courtesy of Le Peep? Atlanta? We’ve got a your game day out at Tilted Kilt for wings and—uhhh—great atmosphere! So get your team spirit in high gear. The season for Fall, Football and Finger Foods has arrived!

Jenni

SweetJack’s Roll Out Plans

Rbr.com provides some commentary on our roll out and how SweetJack will be national player in the group buying space. Check it out here!

Welcome Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston!

By Daniel Caplin

We are so excited to come back from the holiday weekend and activate our launch deals in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.    As the 1st new market roll-outs for the SJ team, we are super happy with the warm reception that the DFW and Houston community has provided us (and Jack).

The Houston Business Chronicle was the 1st local media company to pick up the story, so we thank them for their quick reflexes to scoop it.

Whether you are in Houston or Dallas, you can still benefit from sharing SweetJack.  Pass on the news to your friends and family using your referral link and get $10 when they make their 1st purchase.

Thanks to the entire SJ team for working to make this expansion a reality and we all look forward to all the exciting deals ahead.

San Fran, Indy, Cincy, KC, and NashVegas… you’re on deck! 

PRESS LINKS: 

Houston Business Journal, September 6, 2011
Online Coupon Site SweetJack.com comes to Houston

Daily Deal Media, September 6, 2011
SweetJack Goes National – Launches in Dallas and Houston

Inside Radio, September 6, 2011
Cumulus Expands Daily Deals Program