Groupon

The daily deals website launched in 2008 and is cited as one of the fastest-growing businesses ever. It operates in over 44 territories and has just announced plans to float on the stock market.

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Groupon hopes to win over brands with profile pages launch

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Plans part of ‘transformation’ to ‘pull’ people to its site rather than rely on email blasts.

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'Daily deals sector must speak language of marketers'

Tue, 12 Mar 2013

As the daily deals sector hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons, industry experts offer tips for success.

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KGB Deals overhauls compliance to avoid sanction

Tue, 4 Sep 2012

Daily deals service overhauls advertising compliance processes following almost 100 complaints about the company’s ads in the past six months.

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Groupon shares tumble as revenue disappoints

Tue, 14 Aug 2012

Shares in the daily deals site plummet by as much as 20 per cent after second quarter revenues fail to meet investors’ expectations.

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OFT steps up clampdown on daily deals sites

Mon, 25 Jun 2012

Watchdog urges companies to follow Groupon’s lead and review their marketing practices.

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Groupon complaints fall as OFT preps update

Thu, 21 Jun 2012

Complaints received by the ad watchdog fall as daily deals site awaits sign-off from consumer protection regulator.

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Groupon changes marketing after OFT probe

Fri, 16 Mar 2012

Daily deals site signs undertakings to ensure it complies with UK consumer protection laws.

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Groupon TV ads to focus on brand building over DR

Tue, 13 Mar 2012

Daily deals service to switch to brand building in search for repeat custom.

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Groupon uses mobile for future growth

Thu, 1 Mar 2012

MWC: Over a quarter of the group-buying site’s US sales come via mobile.

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ASA refers Groupon complaints to the OFT

Fri, 2 Dec 2011

The advertising watchdog is “seriously concerned” about Groupon’s ability to adhere to the advertising code after “repeated” breaches.

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Groupon IPO raises more than £400m

Fri, 4 Nov 2011

Online discount coupon company Groupon launches on Nasdaq with shares priced at £12.50.

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Groupon launches first UK TV ad Video

Mon, 31 Oct 2011

Daily deals site looks to attract new customers and partners following a slip in site traffic.

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Groupon eyes £460m fund from IPO

Fri, 3 Jun 2011

Daily deals site Groupon is looking to raise about $750m (£460m) by floating on the US stock market.

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LivingSocial to "overtake" Groupon this year

Thu, 2 Jun 2011

LivingSocial will use a raft of product and service innovations as it looks to overtake market leader Groupon in the UK by the end of the year.

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EBay launches daily deals e-mails to rival Groupon

Thu, 19 May 2011

EBay is launching daily and weekly e-mails with exclusive offers for its users in a bid to take on Groupon.

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Groupon takes flight with bmi

Tue, 15 Mar 2011

British Midland International (bmi) is the first UK-based airline to sign a deal with group buying site Groupon.

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Starbucks chief joins Groupon board

Fri, 11 Feb 2011

Groupon, the group buying site, has bolstered its executive board with the appointment of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

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Google takes on Groupon

Fri, 21 Jan 2011

Google is set to go head-to-head with Groupon by launching its own group buying site to cash in on the growing trend for social commerce.

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Groupon raises $950m

Tue, 11 Jan 2011

Group buying site Groupon has completed a $950m (£610m) round of financing, the company has confirmed.

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“Misleading” Groupon ads banned

Wed, 5 Jan 2011

Online discount service Groupon has had three promotional advertisements banned because they were misleading about how much customers could save with its deals.

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Google’s Groupon bid collapses

Mon, 6 Dec 2010

Google’s bid to purchase online discount service Groupon for a reputed $6bn (£3.8bn) has ended without success, according to reports.

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