Drinksin and The Dealmap, two leading local websites have partnered up in the UK to bring people even closer to the best pub and bar deals in their neighborhood and beyond.
Drinksin, the location-based pub and bar community, connects people to pubs and bars they’ll love via their mobile.
Publicly launched today, The Dealmap is the most comprehensive source for consumers to find and share local deals on the Web. In conjunction with the launch of its service, The Dealmap has created publicly available APIs that Drinksin will use to add unique local deal content to its sites.
Drinksin is focused around technology, in particular the latest in mobile location based services and personalised customisation. Drinksin’s tools learn what you like and provide personalised recommendations for pubs, bars and events to visit based on location
Using Drinksin, people can explore new places, grab money saving deals and discover the hottest events happening right now just round the corner from where you’re stood.
Owning over 120 domains and with a number of new technology services being made available this year, Drinksin will connect people to drinking establishments of interest wherever they are located in the world via the Internet or mobile device.
Drinksin’s city-based web sites such as Drinksinlondon.com and Drinksinreading.com are currently available in 18 UK cities, and 1 European city, Zagreb.
- Drinksin London achieving 120,000 views a month.
- Other domains achieving between 50,000 average a month.
- 120 Drinksin domains owned.
- Drinksin as a brand achieving 650,000 per month.
Drinksin is a privately funded start up based in London and co-founded by Laurence Williams, Mark Wallis, and Jaime Keenan. David Murray-Hundley, LinkedIn Business Leader of the Year 2010, serves as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, David is responsible for driving Drinkin’s product and monetisation road map, acquiring funding and expansion of partner and customer networks.
For more visit www.drinksin.com.
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Last Wednesday our Chief Technical Officer to Drinksin, David Murray-Hundley won European Business Leader of the Year 2010 at LinkedIn’s European Business Awards. The award designed to celebrate a business leader who has created an outstanding workplace based on a set of values that has led to a commited, effective and motivated workforce.
When I caught up with David this morning over coffee, I asked his feelings on the award, “Obviously very happy to have won the award and also so thankful to everyone who supported me. I still find it all crazy and still think I am no different to anyone else. Been an exciting year so far at Drinksin and the next 6 months will be a crucial window for us. We are shortly looking forward to launching our mobile application, as well as the World cup around the corner and of course I along with the rest of England am looking forward to us winning!
Drinksin is also growing as a company and we are currently looking for a new CEO and further funding of the business. Going to be a busy year for the team but know we can do it.”
Drinksin’s Technical award was judged and presented by PY Gerbeau, the ex Chief Executive of the Dome, VP of Disneyland Paris and current CEO of X Leisure. Reid Hoffman the chairman of LinkedIn, and ex Vice President of Paypal and Apple. Reid Hoffman also serves on the board of SixPart, Kiva and Mozilla. James Campanini the Managing Director of Cisco Webex and Cisco Systems Ltd.
PY Gerbeau in his announcement speech mentioned “the difference with David is his approach as a team player and his thinking out the box mentality. He has been quoted by a supporter as an inspired perfectionist. He’s not only trying to achieve things in business but to make a difference to people”.
Watch the announcement recorded via live Webex here
For more on the LinkedIn European Business Awards 2010 in asscoiation with Cisco Webex, visit the site
A big thanks to all who have supported Drinksin’s David Murray Hundley on this journey.
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drinksin has been chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.com’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’.
The Smarta 100 is the ultimate business accolade, recognizing the UK’s smartest small businesses. Smarta.com has uncovered remarkable companies who have gone the extra mile to differentiate themselves from the market or found clever ways to compete, from their marketing plan to their ethical stance. The result is a fascinating insight into the unique business ideas that are thriving in the current economic climate.
The finalists proved to the judges that they have what it takes to run a successful venture, from spotting a new opportunity to making it a reality. And the high-profile panel were delighted to see that ambitious people are saving hard and raising finances to turn their ideas into flourishing businesses.
Deborah Meaden commented:
“Discovering great new businesses is a passion of mine as is encouraging businesses to think and work better. The Smarta 100 does both of these things – and celebrates the best of British business at the same time. I was delighted to see ambitious people saving hard and raising finances to turn their ideas into flourishing businesses ”
Smarta.com founder Sháá Wasmund said:
“Socially conscious, disruptive businesses that are not afraid to challenge the status quo are being set up in the four corners of the country. I founded Smarta to make sure these enterprises are supported at any stage of development. The results speak for themselves – the Smarta 100 list is a collection of remarkable success stories.”
The full results and details of the winning companies can be found at smarta.com/smarta100.
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We’ve just heard the good news that drinksin.com’s new Chief Technology Officer, David Murray-Hundley has been shortlisted for Business Leader of the Year category, LinkedIn European Business Awards 2010. Hand picked by LinkedIn’s expert panel of judges David is one of only 10 in Europeto make the shortlist.
Please show your support for David, by voting here
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David who also acts as CTO for Adaro Group recently became involved with Drinksin taking on the role as CTO to take the team through funding and hitting the rest of the UK and US market.
“David’s out of the box mentality and ability to push boundaries in delivering technology solutions is providing us with an undeniable increase in operational strength and focus, he undoubtedly deserves to win this accolade.”
We’re very pleased to formally welcome David to the drinksin.com team, and wish him every success for this award.
Winners will be announced via a live WebEx on March 24th 2010.
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