All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Groupon’

Was This A Wise Marketing Strategy By Groupon?

Groupon is doing what it does best – attracting attention for being just a little bit “off the wall.” The company has been doing this for as long as I can remember, and apparently not much has changed in that department since CEO Andrew Mason was ousted. Well, except that they killed the Groupon Kidz Club, and are pretending it …

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Groupon Deal Builder Does Exactly What You Would Think

Groupon announced the launch of Deal Builder, a new self-service platform for merchants to (yep, you guessed it) build their own deals. As a Groupon spokesman explains, Deal Builder “guides merchants through a simple process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.” “Deal …

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Groupon Expands ‘Getaways’ With 20,000 New Hotels

Groupon announced a major expansion of its Groupon Getaways offering today with the addition of 20 thousand new hotels around the world. Groupon Getaways first launched in 2011 as a partnership with Expedia, but recently launched this expansion in pilot. Availability has now come to all of the U.S. and Canada. Groupon Getaaways includes up-to-60% off flash deals for travelers, …

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Groupon Buys Fashion Retailer Ideeli For $43 Million

Groupon announced on Monday that it has acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash. The purchase, Groupon says, will extend its presence in fashion and apparel. “These types of offers have been very popular with Groupon customers, and ideeli brings a significant presence within the industry as well as great relationships with top brands,” a Groupon spokesperson tells …

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Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial)

Groupon announced an agreement to acquire LivingSocial’s Ticket Monster when it reported its Q3 earnings in November. On Friday, Groupon announced that it has closed the acquisition. Groupon paid $260 million in cash and stock for the Korean ticketing company. More specifically, that’s $100 million in cash and $160 million in Groupon Class A common stock for Groupon rival LivingSocial. …

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Groupon Now Provides ‘Grouponvelope’ For Holiday Gifts

Groupon announced the launch of two new holiday gifting features for local businesses: the Grouponvelope and the digital gift voucher. “We’re giving local merchants who do not have a gift card program the ability to reach millions of customers looking for last-minute but thoughtful holiday gift ideas,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. When the customer starts the purchasing …

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Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon

It’s been a rough year for SeaWorld – at least in terms of press. Back in January, a documentary called Blackfish premiered at Sundance and caught fire. That documentary focused on Tilikum, an orca residing at SeaWorld, Orlando, and condemned the treatment of orcas in captivity. The film centers around the death of Dawn Brancheau, a SeaWorld trainer, who was …

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Groupon’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones: Delivery Catapults

Groupon has a new internal video it has passed along to us, which discusses the company’s answer to Amazon Prime Air. “While other companies drone on about their risky, experimental new methods of package delivery, only Groupon is looking forward…by looking back,” it says. “The technology…it’s proven. It’s tested. We’re talking about principles of package delivery that have been around …

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Groupon Claims The Kidz Club Never Happened, But It Totally Did

Last year, Groupon attempted to branch out and appeal to a younger market with the Groupon Kidz Club. It was bizarre to say the least, but it slowly wormed its way into our hearts with a cast of ridiculous characters, like Pyles, FopTop and Roll. Unfortunately, Groupon has neglected the Kidz Club over the past year since the release of …

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Groupon Is Giving Away $100 Million In Groupon Bucks For Black Friday

Groupon announced on Tuesday that it’s giving users $100 million in Groupon Bucks (spread among “tens of millions” of subscribers). Some lucky users will get up to $5,000 worth, and one will even get $25,000 worth. This can be used towards a year-long “Groupon shopping spree”. That customer is also getting $5,000 in cash. “With more than 65,000 great deals …

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Groupon Reportedly Refuses To Fix False Deal Until It’s Over, Massage Therapist Furious [Updated]

Update: A Groupon spokesperson has now told us, “We have paused the deal, fixed the name and also contacted Google in order to de-index the link from search results (which typically takes 1-2 business days to process).” It’s getting to be that time of the year. People want to buy gifts for the people they care about, and for some …

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Groupon Announces Q3 Earnings, Ticket Monster Acquisition

Groupon just released its earnings report for the third quarter, and announced an agreement to acquire Ticket Monster from its rival LivingSocial for $260 million cash and stock. Revenue was up 5% year over year at $595.1 million. Gross profit was down to $359.6 million compared to $386.8 million for the same quarter last year. “Our Local business showed continued …

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