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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Groupon is apparently thinking hard about dismantling its ambitious SMB platform, and refocusing on its core strengths in prepaid deals, goods and travel. Reports have come out saying that Groupon is offering to sell its Breadcrumb POS platform, which had been rebranded as Gnome; and also sell its interest in Serviz, a Local On Demand …

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[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Forty percent of merchants run some kind of “special” sales or promotions according to a Groupon survey of 25,000+ merchants. Half of the specials are offline, “trapped” on chalkboards and menus, noted Groupon VP of Marketplacest Dan Roarty, who was speaking at Money2020. “There is no aggregate source for them.”
Roarty said that the company, as …

Coupons/Deals, Marketing Technology »

[2 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

When it comes to local commerce and loyalty programs, all roads lead to groceries. That’s the feeling of key companies in the space, including WalMart, Amazon, Google and eBay. Groupon this week announced Snap, a grocery coupon and loyalty program that gets it into groceries in a more meaningful way than prior efforts to go …

BIA/Kelsey SMB, Conferences, Online/Interactive »

[11 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Fifty plus industry leaders will grace the stage at Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing Sept. 22-24 in New Orleans. We’re looking forward to a great show. Want to do some research before the event? Here’s some recent BIA/Kelsey blog coverage of the featured speakers (Click on the hyperlinks).
Acxiom: Scott Howe, CEO (Keynote, Day 2)
Alignable: …

BIA/Kelsey SMB, Conferences »

[1 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

On the heels of last year’s LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing show in Austin, we’ve just announced our agenda for this year’s big event in “The Big Easy”: New Orleans.
Our initial slate of Keynotes include:
Acxiom CEO Scott Howe;
ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands
Google’s SMB Revenue director Steve Espinosa
Facebook’s Leader of SMB/Product Insights Joe Devoy
Additional Featured …

Coupons/Deals »

[10 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Living Social CEO and co-founder Tim O’Shaughnessy announced today on the company blog that he is stepping down. He will stay until a new CEO is found and installed — a process that he “hopes” will be completed during the first half of 2014. O’Shaughnessy previously worked at AOL, and transformed Living Social from its …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences, Coupons/Deals, Online/Interactive »

[17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Five years into its existence, Groupon is grappling with the reality that it must evolve beyond simply fire-hosing leads at local merchants and begin helping merchants manage those leads and turn more of them into long-term, profitable customers.
In an onstage interview this morning at BIA/Kelsey’s Leading in Local conference, Sean Smyth, SVP Partnerships at Groupon, …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

At Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media Dec. 10-12 in San Francisco, we are presenting 50 of local’s top players. Want some homework? We’ve pulled recent coverage of some of our speakers from our Local Media Watch blog. There’s plenty of great reading here, and you’ll experience — first hand — how fast things have …

Coupons/Deals, E-Commerce »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Groupon’s transformation from a daily deals company to a multi-channel shopping promotions and e-commerce portal continue with its launch today of Freebies, a new program that groups together online coupons, promo codes. sales, giveaways and samples.
More than 5,500 brands are said to be participating. Retailers taking part with special offers in the initial launch include …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences »

[11 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

The clock is ticking!  We are just one month from Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media, which is Dec. 10-12 in San Francisco. The event has shaped up to be the most exciting local event in recent memory – a 2 1/2 day extravaganza that focuses on local:  The Internet’s last and biggest frontier.
We’ve already …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences, Facebook »

[23 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

How can you constantly top yourself? It is a challenge that leaders have, in whatever endeavor they are pursuing: whether it is sports, literature, academia, or business.
We are pretty sure this year’s Interactive Local Media event – BIA/Kelsey’s flagship – is going to top any other event we’ve done before.
The event’s handpicked keynotes, superforums and …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences »

[30 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media, BIA/Kelsey’s flagship show, is now set for San Francisco Dec. 10-12 and we couldn’t be more excited. This year’s edition hosts a totally fresh, new slate of industry leaders.
The show opens with BIA/Kelsey research and the dynamic duo of Joanne Bradford and Kara Swisher. Bradford, of course, has pushed …

Coupons/Deals »

[16 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

The transition from one-off daily deals to an ‘always on’ loyalty/rewards platform that keeps merchants in the fold has been a Holy Grail of sorts for the deals companies. This was the case for Groupon Rewards, which launched in May 2012. Using Groupon Rewards, consumers could link the same credit card they use for …

Online/Interactive »

[12 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Groupon founder Andrew Mason’s concept of Groupon as “the operating system for local commerce,” had a certain catch to is, but what does it actually mean in practice?
That’s the challenge being addressed by Groupon’s “Breadcrumb” team in Silicon Valley, which has rolled out a suite of services for restaurants and now, other verticals. Groupon …

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[28 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]

It was just a matter of “when,” but Groupon has finally relieved Andrew Mason of his CEO duties after a quarter in which Groupon widely missed its mark because of its very high expenses and serious international issues, despite growing 30 percent year over year. Vice Chair Ted Leonsis and Executive Chair Eric Lefkofsky …

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[11 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

Appearing at a time of rumors that Google is in talks to purchase a slumping Groupon on the cheap, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason told The Mobile-Loco conference in San Francisco that the four-year -old, 12,000 employee company remains focused on developing “the first real, local commerce system” for merchants.
The timing of the company’s ascent is …

Coupons/Deals, Online/Interactive »

[18 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

The opening day of BIA/Kelsey’s SMB Digital Marketing conference provided a stark reminder of the persistent challenges in reaching local businesses. Groupon VP of Global Merchant Marketing Sanjay Gupta offered a different view – a reality check of the assumed reality checks. Call it the “what SMBs think vs. what they do” dynamic. As just one …

Coupons/Deals, MLM SF, Mobile, Online/Interactive »

[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

“Mobile is a big part of our business,” said Mihir Shah, Groupon’s VP-Mobile, in an interview this afternoon with BIA/Kelsey analyst Peter Krasilovsky at the Mobile Local Media event in San Francisco.
Shah said that 30 percent of Groupon’s transactions in April occurred on mobile devices. That figure was 25 percent last December.
Mobile customers spend 50 …

Coupons/Deals »

[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Groupon Rewards — “the easiest rewards program in the world” — rolled out nationally this week after tests in 36 markets that began in October. The product is Groupon’s answer to the emerging “transaction marketing” space that many believe will be the natural successor to the daily deals business. BIA/Kelsey Marketplaces has counted more than …

Coupons/Deals, Shopping, online »

[16 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday for holiday shopping are bedrocks of the nation’s economy. Where do deals fit in?
As Bloomberg reports, Yipit Data forecasts that U.S. consumers will spend $80 million to $100 million on daily deals gifts between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up from $15 million to $20 million in 2010. A separate poll of …