In 2009, daily deals firms sprouted up on the digital landscape like eager-to-bloom crocus flowers often seen at this time of year. But more recently a late winter freeze has buzz sawed through one flowery bulb after another, as hundreds of daily deals upstarts have fallen by the wayside because they couldn’t develop in the harshly competitive climate.
LivingSocial today tapped Barry Judge as CMO, the same role he held at Best Buy for the last four years during his decade-plus tenure at the big box retailer.
1-800-Flowers.com just hit 500,000 Facebook fans and today is commemorating the social media milestone by pitching free shipping, no service charge and a $10 Zynga gift card via Facebook Offers. At press time, more than 2,000 had claimed the special, which the e-commerce player is pushing with ads on the social site.
Google’s earnings reports can be fairly humdrum. Google’s business is advertiser-dependent, and the majority of those ad dollars typically flow through Google-owned sites. Same share, larger scale.
Some folks get a little nutty when they lose their Internet connection, including New Yorkers stepping down into underground subway stations. Starting Monday some lucky New Yorkers will get to keep on streaming, as Google Offers is sponsoring more than 200 free Boingo Wireless-powered WiFi hotspots throughout New York City, including six subway stations, through Sept. 7.