Tag Archives: Living Social

Too many Groupon, Living Social, and Google Offers are wearing me out

Anyone that’s followed this blog over the past few years know that I am dubious when it comes to the business models of Groupon and Living Social.   Since Andrew Mason Groupon’s now ex-CEO has been forced out, it appears both … Continue reading

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Ten things about advertising that make me wonder

Stuart Elliot of The New York Times writes the advertising column and periodically has 20 questions about advertising. I decided to come up with a few of my own. 1) Why are there ads in the subway with QR codes … Continue reading

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Why Foursquare will win and Groupon will lose

I read Wednesday morning that 75% of all Foursquare activity is performed by 5% of its members. So it’s safe to say that Foursquare has a long way to go to attain the type of regular usage it desires. Since … Continue reading

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The golden days of group couponing are almost over

Groupon http://www.groupon.com and Living Social http://www.livingsocial.com are red hot as the two of the most successful online social couponing sites with IPO’s in the offing for both companies. I’ve been getting the daily emails from both sites for quite some … Continue reading

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