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Groupon’s Terrible Superbowl Ad

Posted on: February 7, 2011

I thought about not writing about this but decided it best to let those of you who’ve been living under a rock check it out for yourselves.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkFT2yjk0A&feature=player_embedded]

I sent Groupon an e-mail last night when Mirs and I got home from our friend’s super bowl party and within the hour got the following response:

 Hi Erika
Thanks for your email.
We certainly don’t mean to offend with our advertisements.
We encourage you to read our CEO’s blog about why we ran these ads here: http://www.groupon.com/blog/cities/groupon-super-bowl-ads/
We’re proud to raise awareness and funds for organizations who are doing work around these causes. Please go to http://savethemoney.org and you will have the opportunity to donate to any of these causes. Groupon will gladly match your donation.
Additionally, we do occasionally feature other real charities on our site, so if you have any suggestions for us, please let us know here: http://groupon.sponsorships.sgizmo.com
Thanks for your feedback. Let me know if you have any other suggestions or questions.
Regards,
Jon M
support@groupon.com

I’m not sure how I feel about the response or their seemingly lack of a sincere apologye for the tasteless commercial that they ran.  Check out their “reason” in the link above and the response that the general public has replied to it…  They aimed to raise awareness and instead they made light of the terrible situation in Tibet.

I will say it again, shame on you, Groupon.

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