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Topic: daily deals

Banks Eat Into Groupon's Business

Banks increasingly finding daily deals too big to pass up

One day after Groupon's disappointing Q2 earnings report, the daily deals row isn't getting any easier to hoe. For the second consecutive week, a major banking institution has rolled out…

Groupon Takes a Page Out of Facebook Studio

Deals platform looks to educate local merchants on its offerings

Facebook Studio, eat your heart out. Following a trend among notable digital firms like Facebook, Groupon today announced significant upgrades to GouponWorks, a resource that’s designed to show local merchants…

Clear Channel, Cumulus Partnership Aims Crosshairs at Pandora, Groupon

Will cross-publish content from iHeartRadio, SweetJack

Clear Channel's three-year-old digital streaming service, iHeartRadio, will now stream content from 570 terrestrial radio stations owned by competitor Cumulus Media, the companies announced today. iHeartRadio launched several years ago as…

Groupon Sues Ex-Employees Who Left for Google

Claims they took 'confidential trade secrets'

Groupon is suing two former employees who allegedly took “confidential trade secrets” to their new jobs at Google. The two ex-sales managers, Michael Nolan and Brian Hanna, left Groupon in…

BuyWithMe Lays Off Half Its Staff

Site has reportedly failed to raise another investment round

New York-based daily deals site BuyWithMe, which has spent the past few months buying up competitors, has fired more than half of its employees, BetaBeat first reported yesterday. According to a…

Deal or No Deal

The ups and downs of the daily deals marketplace

Since Groupon first launched in 2008, daily deal competitors have flooded the market. While some have reached near-Groupon levels of popularity, others quickly fizzled. Success “boils down to two key…

Avoiding the 'Scorched Earth' Approach to Daily Deals

Marketers talk women and loyalty

Not all deal sites are created equal, said Beth Ellard, general manager of lifestyle website and newsletter DailyCandy. Speaking on an Advertising Week panel on women and marketing, Ellard talked about DailyCandy's version…

Groupon Rewards Turns Your Credit Card Into a Loyalty Card

Return customers will get special perks

Since its launch three years ago, Groupon’s business model has focused on signing up merchants for one-off deals in hopes of attracting new customers. Now, the coupon site is changing…

Has the Daily Deals Market Reached Its Breaking Point?

Times are tough for smaller sites

Remember when you signed up for every daily deals site you could find, only to become exasperated by the dozens of offers that now clog your inbox every day? Apparently,…

Is Groupon's Daily Deals Model in Trouble?

Too many knockoffs are clogging the market

In the past week, Groupon has lost two major rivals: Facebook abandoned its recent deals initiative, while Yelp scaled back on its own. But that sounds like a win for…

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