City Brand Media Adds Major Bay Area City to Portfolio of City(dot)com Sites

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We are excited to add to our growing City Brand Media family.

City Brand Media, LLC, in partnership with California Media, LLC, has announced the purchase of the domain name The site, which is now part of a growing network of more than 140 City(dot)com websites across the country, will serve as the flagship site for 20 Bay Area sites, including,,,,, and many others.

Each of the hyperlocal community sites will feature city news, editorial features, a business directory, real estate information, restaurant listings and a comprehensive list of upcoming local events. All Bay Area sites are expected to go live in January 2016.

“We are excited to add to our growing City Brand Media family,” said Fred Mercaldo, CEO and partner of City Brand Media, LLC. “We intend on spending a considerable amount of time and resources building as a flagship site for more than 20 additional Bay Area City(dot)com brands, which we are confident will become a major go-to resource for both visitors and locals alike. Additionally, we will include anything and everything Oakland related, including sharing the grit, charm and energy about this great city that has been a secret for way too long.”

In addition to providing readers with quality content that is relevant to the city at hand, City Brand Media offers impressive and cost-effective advertising opportunities for a business to showcase its services on one specific city’s site, or across the entire network of Bay Area sites.

Oakland is quickly becoming the new hot spot for major tech companies. In September, Uber Technologies announced its plans to open a new global headquarters in downtown Oakland, which will house its 3,000 employees.

“We’re thrilled to be amongst the drastically changing Oakland landscape, as major tech companies make the move to the area due to the higher priced and scarce office availability in San Francisco,” said Mercaldo. “Not only is City Brand Media’s home office located in the iconic 22-story Oakland Tribune Tower, which serves as a centerpiece of the Oakland skyline, but also our associated companies employ more than 500 local Oakland residents. For this reason, we feel especially grateful to be helping local Bay Area companies promote their businesses online.”

City Brand Media’s second home office is located in Scottsdale, Ariz.; the company manages, along with,,, and

For more information about City Brand Media, please visit For advertising opportunities with or other Bay Area City(dot)com sites, please contact Christina Wagner at 480-868-9662 or Christina(at)CityBrandMedia(dot)com.

About City Brand Media, LLC
As a media, publishing and management company, City Brand Media was established to represent a network of 140+ City(dot)com websites across the country. Cities included under the company’s umbrella range from small upscale communities to large metropolitan areas. In addition to providing management of the sales, marketing and advertising functions for the network of sites, City Brand Media identifies and procures both national and local partnerships beneficial to its readers and advertisers.


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