The “exclusive and illusive” tone of Urban Daddy is one hot commodity – the email newsletter will generate around 5-10 million dollars in 2009. Not bad for an email publication (check out my posting on Daily Candy for another email cash cow). The company founded in 2005 by Lance Broumand and has 1.1 million subscribers. The publication is targeted to a ” style-conscious young male with a high income living in a big U.S. city.” Daddy has also changed it’s strategy a bit – originally being invitation only and now open to everyone to increase its subscriber base. “UrbanDaddy has sought to set itself apart with highly selective offerings, coupled with its increasingly customized sponsorship campaigns. As a result, UrbanDaddy claims to deliver higher metrics across the board, including click-through rates as high as 15%.”
Overall, I really like the look and feel of the site and the newsletter, clean and bold with large imagery and short but to the point commentary.