Creating A Real-Time Advertising Offering With Brad Flora

November 13, 2010

4:02 pm

Chicago-based news aggregator,, offers a way to see what’s happening around Chicago. It’s like a Chicago focused Digg. In browsing the site it appears to be running on the traditional advertising model. But a closer look reveals the ads aren’t just regular banner ads; they’re real-time ads, created by founder Brad Flora himself.

I sat down with Brad to learn how he bootstrapped WindyCitizen into a profitable business and has now spun off his real-time advertising idea into a new business called NowSpotsWatch the video interview with Brad Flora founder of NowSpots below.

This interview is a part of Beyond The Pedway, a site created by Tim Jahn dedicated to discovering what drives creative entrepreneurs.

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Tim has conducted over 150 interviews on, a website he founded for creative entrepreneurs to learn from the successes, failures, and journeys of fellow creators. Follow Tim on Twitter @timjahn.

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