Topic: Groupon

Three Years After Disastrous Super Bowl Ad, Groupon Returns to TV Straightforward new work leaves 'Tibet' behind

After running one of the most widely reviled ads in recent Super Bowl history, Groupon today launched its first TV spot since 2011.  Created in partnership with crowdsourcing agency Victors &…

April 3, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

Google Unwraps First Ad for Groupon-Like Service Playful spot pitches Google Offers

We heard it was coming, and so it is—Google has unveiled Google Offers, its answer to Groupon. It's currently in beta, and is rolling out first in New York City,…

April 21, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

Did Groupon's ads cause revenues to tank?

In one month, Groupon's skyrocketing revenues suddenly tanked by 30 percent—and it just happened to be the month of the site's widely hated Super Bowl ad, according to data compiled…

March 24, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

Groupon stopgap ad manages not to offend

Groupon has released a new commercial that fails to displease, disgust, repel, offend, nauseate or otherwise be repugnant to any single ethnic group whatsoever—or any group at all, really. This…

March 8, 2011, 11:08 AM EST

Will Crispin survive Tibet-gate at Groupon?

Groupon has wended its way through several of the stages of Kübler-Ross grieving process, finally arriving at acceptance that its Tibet ad just isn't going to fly. The company said…

February 11, 2011, 12:13 PM EST

Groupon ads are getting even more horrible

If you thought the Tibet-themed Groupon ad from the Super Bowl was over the line, take a gander at the next spots—pegged to Saddam Hussein, the BP oil spill and…

February 10, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

8 things to know about Groupon's 'Tibet' ad

Three days after the Super Bowl, Groupon's tone-deaf "Tibet" ad with Timothy Hutton continues to prove less palatable than salted Himalayan yak-butter tea. Our YouTube analysis found it to be…

February 9, 2011, 11:11 AM EST

Groupon's Tibet spot pisses off the Chinese

Which is most surprising: that Timothy Hutton is an Oscar winner, that he's still alive, or that he appeared in the most controversial Super Bowl spot of the night? In…

February 7, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

Groupon dredges up low-budget horror spot

Groupon has reportedly snagged a commercial slot for Sunday's Super Bowl. Hopefully they'll just air the spot below—which was the coupon's company first-ever commercial, from 2009, and was actually made…

February 3, 2011, 4:54 PM EST