About Us

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.


Considering our position as the fastest-growing culinary site of all time, there is no better reflection of this momentum than to guarantee results for our partners. At the end of the day, we want to make doing business with us as easy and as risk-free as possible.
Jim Spanfeller, CEO of Spanfeller Media Group
We are thrilled to work with iNovia, whose portfolio of entrepreneurs encapsulates much of the same focus on delivering robust content and effective solutions to consumers and marketers alike.
Jim Spanfeller
Investing in such a rapidly emergent company like SMG was a natural move for us, and further strengthens our client landscape and reach.
Geoff Judge
I not only look forward to once again working with Jim Spanfeller, but am thrilled to join this outstanding team that is in the midst of incredibly rapid growth and development.
Paul Turcotte
Given that our community loves food, we want to provide them with the tools and tips to imitate their favorite personalities.
Colman Andrews
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is an embodiment of all those things The Daily Meal considers central in the ever-expanding food and drink community, creating an unrivaled dialogue between industry aficionados and everyday food enthusiasts.
Colman Andrews
The 2012 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an experience The Daily Meal committedly supports, uniting a regional food and drink community with fans and connoisseurs from around the world
Colman Andrews, Editorial Director, The Daily Meal
In just 19 months, we have established ourselves as a frontrunner in the food and beverage category.
Jim Spanfeller
We fully expect our hyper growth phase to continue into the 4th Quarter of this year. According to Google Analytics, The Daily Meal now reaches well over 4 million culinary enthusiasts worldwide.
Jim Spanfeller