THE DAILY MEAL ANNOUNCES MORE RECORD RESULTS VIA COMSCORE

Spanfeller Media Group’s Maiden Website Is the Fastest Growing of Its Kind

New York, NY (August 16, 2012)— The Daily Meal —Spanfeller Media Group’s mega food site—today announced an unprecedented growth rate through the month of July. According to comScore’s latest report, The Daily Meal now ranks among the top ten in its competitor landscape - websites offering a full-bodied content model dedicated to food and drink. These results further bolster The Daily Meal as the fastest growing website of its kind.

Recounting comScore’s previous report, The Daily Meal grew a record 156% in the month of June and outperformed several well-known competitors along the way, including Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Saveur. This past month, The Daily Meal experienced yet another 12% growth, continuing to excel as a comprehensive digital platform covering all things food and drink, including news, recipes, travel, celebrity chefs, restaurant reviews and social integration.

“According to Google Analytics, The Daily Meal now reaches over 5 million culinary enthusiasts worldwide,” said Jim Spanfeller, CEO of Spanfeller Media Group. “In just 19 months, we have established ourselves as a frontrunner in the food and beverage category, and we fully expect our hyper growth phase to continue into the 4th Quarter of this year."

The recipe for The Daily Meal’s success is largely reflected in its stalwart content model: producing a wider selection of premium content than anyone else, and at a faster pace. The site also boasts a fully incorporated social community, an extensive video network, and the newly released “Best Dishes” mobile app.

Tim McGeever

646.459.0604 ext. 561

TMcGeever@Spanfellergroup.com

About The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal covers all things food and drink, creating a complete epicurean experience for cooks, food lovers, wine, beer and spirit connoisseurs, discerning diners and everyone in-between. Comprised of original content and video from Award winning editors, industry insiders, tastemakers and the user community, features range across the site’s multiple channels: Cook, Eat/Dine, Drink, Travel, Entertain, Best Recipes, Holidays, Lists and Community. The Daily Meal also produces much-anticipated annual reports including the 50 Most Powerful People in Food, America's Most Successful Chefs, 101 Best Restaurants in America and 150 Best Bars in America. Additionally, The Daily Meal Shop, an online cookware store, offers over 7,000 kitchenware and specialty foods tailored specifically to The Daily Meal’s hungry following of savvy food enthusiasts. Helmed by editorial director Colman Andrews, The Daily Meal is the fastest growing food site on the Web and the first property of Spanfeller Media Group, founded by Jim Spanfeller. Visit The Daily Meal on  Facebook ; follow us on  Twitter .

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Founded in June 2010 by Jim Spanfeller, the Spanfeller Media Group brings media into the digital age through premium subject-specific content. Its first site, The Daily Meal launched in January 2011 and already is among the largest food sites on the Web. The Active Times is the second vertical content site of the venture-backed company.

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In just 19 months, we have established ourselves as a frontrunner in the food and beverage category.
Jim Spanfeller