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 & Spoils, the new work is quite a bit more straightforward than the faux charity ad that starred Timothy Hutton. That spot, "Tibet," was one of four in a campaign by Crispin Porter + Bogusky, but it was Hutton's smarmy dismissal of Tibetan independence that sparked the most outrage.

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