Scott Murray is the founder and president of Big Deals Media, Inc., founded in 2010. Scott started Big Deals based on a rock-solid gift certificate program he developed while managing radio stations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market in the 2000’s. Big Deals was an early entrant into the e-commerce realm, and he discovered the power of radio coupled with an online gift certificate store offering linked to station website properties could help them develop a critical source of local, direct revenue from small businesses in their communities. Currently Big Deals has its solution in over 400 radio station in over 90 markets (and one newspaper!), and these companies generated over $7 Million in revenue through their program last year.
Scott is a veteran of Mass Media. After graduating from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communications in 1987 he jumped right into the professional media world as an account executive for MN Sun Publications, a suburban newspaper chain ringing the MSP metro. From there he has had the opportunity work in sales, sales management and management for some of the best media companies in America including Knight-Ridder Newspapers, ADVO Direct Mail, CBS Television and the MNN Radio Networks.