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February 13, 2013
GiftCards.com Hires Popular Blogger to Make Gift Cards More Social

Dana Vento, founder of PittsburghFrugalMom.com, joins GiftCards.com as Social Media Manager, topping a series of moves to broaden company’s social media presence.

Pittsburgh, PA February 13, 2013 – GiftCards.com® , the online leader in gift cards, announces the addition of Dana Vento, a.k.a. Pittsburgh Frugal Mom and founder of PittsburghFrugalMom.com, as new Social Media Manager and part of a growing team responsible for broadening the company’s social media platform.

Vento spent the last several years creating a successful consumer education blog of her own, focusing on money saving tips, coupons, and contests to help consumers save. She built a solid readership, has a fan base of several thousand, and often gains media attention, both social and mainstream, for her practical advice on being frugal.

“One of our 2013 priorities is to significantly increase social media engagement,” says, GiftCards.com CEO, Jason Wolfe. “We already offer some of the best-in-class gift card services and have even more technology on the horizon. By bringing Ms. Vento on board, we’re looking to interact with customers on more than just sales and fulfillment. We’re excited about the energy she brings and the ideas already in the works.”

GiftCards.com recently announced the hiring of Shelley Hunter, “Gift Card Girlfriend,” who joined the company when GiftCards.com acquired her website, www.GiftCardGirlfriend.com. Vento’s social media expertise provides the perfect complement to Hunter’s gift-focused content.