[credit provider=”Twice” url=”http://www.twice.com/news/best-buy-using-web-mobile-apps-drive-sales-0″] LivingSocial has a new Chief Marketing Officer.It has hired Best Buy’s former CMO and Executive Vice President, Barry Judge, who will now oversee all of the daily deal site’s online and offline advertising, brand management, social media and more.
There are a LOT of hyper-local marketing companies in business right now. Everyone knows Groupon and LivingSocial, of course. And Facebook and Google also have local offer businesses.
[credit provider=”Kevin Smith, Business Insider”] Washington D.C.-based LivingSocial is the second biggest daily deals company after Groupon.It has over 1,000 employees spread across six different buildings in D.C.
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/6775686367/”] You know how, way back in 2010, you subscribed to about a half-dozen daily deals emails because you were so naive, and now you hate them all and your life is worse because it takes 5 minutes to unclog your inbox every morning?Well now there is […]
[credit provider=”NASDAQ”] One of the reasons Groupon investors got way too excited about the company when it went public was the hot new product that Groupon had just launched: Groupon Now.Instead of offering you a deal of the day, via email, Groupon Now was going to allow you to push […]
[credit provider=”LivingSocial”] From the moment Tim O’Shaughnessy launched LivingSocial, in 2009, the Washington, D.C.-based daily-deal site has grown at breakneck speed. 50-four people bought its first deal, a $25 voucher for $50 worth of food at a local restaurant. Last year, the same offer attracted more than 6,000 customers.
LivingSocial lost $558 million last year and its revenue came up to just $245 million, an Amazon filing with SEC revealed earlier this month.
Google has finally launched its Groupon-killer, Offers, in New York and San Francisco.
[credit provider=”Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com”] LivingSocial is talking to bankers about going public at a $10 billion to $15 billion valuation, CNBC reports.LivingSocial started its life as a Facebook app, but it eventually evolved into the very most successful Groupon clone.
Google launched its Groupon-killer, “Offers,” in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago.And now it’s gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New York.