Company: DailyCandy, Inc.
Company Description: DailyCandy editors scour the corners of the U.S. and London to deliver the very best in style, food, and fashion for free via email, video, and the Web. Daily Candy distributes 3 million email subscriptions via 28 editions. DailyCandy is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.
Nomination Category: Individual Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees
Nomination Title: Dany Levy, Founder, Chairman and Editorial Director
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated executive during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
August 2010- DailyCandy Launches ‘Style Alerts’ On Android; NYC Gets It First. DailyCandy, the Comcast-owned fashion and entertainment e-newsletter operator, has unveiled its first app effort, a “location-triggered” message-pop-up called DailyCandy Stylish Alerts. While a lot of media companies have started their entry into mobile apps with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), DailyCandy’s app is only available on Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android phones. (4)
November 2010-As the discount shopping space continues to attract attention from media companies, DailyCandy, the Comcast-owned fashion and entertainment e-newsletter operator, has expanded its own reach into that area with its DailyCandy Deals channel. The deals site will serve as a complement to general DailyCandy, which just celebrated its 10th year of business, and its recent additions such as the national sample sales offering Swirl.(3)
September 2011-Women’s fashion and lifestyle e-newsletter and deals network DailyCandy is unveiling its first foray into broadband video through its partnership with its Comcast/NBC (NSDQ: CMCSA) Universal sibling LX.TV. The first show the two will work on is 1st Look, which will be focused around its daily deals showcase. (2)
The core site remains the ultimate insider's guide to what's hot, fun, and undiscovered-a free e-mail that's everything you want to know about what's going on: the dish on the new restaurant everyone's talking about. The site has not only an uncanny prescience for trends and picks, but also an extraordinary ability to mobilize its burgeoning audience of curious, motivated consumers. It's not uncommon for books DailyCandy reviews to shoot up bestseller lists, restaurants it previews to quickly establish waiting lists for reservations, and designers she recommends to sell out of boutiques.
The company now publishes editions in eleven cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia and Seattle -- as well as for national editions: DailyCandy Kids, DailyCandy Everywhere, DailyCandy Travel and DailyCandy Deals.
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Provide a brief biography of the nominated executive (up to 100 words):
After graduation from Brown University with a BA in English with honors in creative writing, Levy began her career in 1994 at New York magazine. There, she revamped and edited the Sales and Bargains section in 1996, and created the magazine's Gotham Style section in 1998. Levy created DailyCandy.com in 2000 -out of her apartment. In little more than 10 years, Levy built DailyCandy from an upstart website for fashion and cultural cognoscenti into a diversifying media property, delivering over 3 million emails daily.
Levy has written articles for The New York Times, Elle, Vanity Fair, Time Out New York and Martha Stewart Living, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She has hosted segments on numerous TV shows.