Groupon loses second top sales bod in a week
Voucher bazaar can't hang onto execs
Groupon is losing its US sales boss Lee Brown, who followed other senior execs who scarpered off earlier this year.
Brown, senior vice president of national sales, has decided to leave the voucher bazaar, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
Groupon in the UK said it couldn't confirm or deny that Brown had resigned.
The exit comes after a Wall Street Journal report that Jayna Cooke, another top salesperson, had left the firm this week.
The daily deals site's stock has plummeted since its IPO last year as accounting irregularities and restatements fuel concerns that sales aren't as easy as they used to be. The share price has tumbled 82 per cent since its first day of trading.
Although the firm finally made a profit in the second quarter of this year, it hasn't been enough to improve investors' confidence in its business model, particularly since revenues still missed analysts' expectations. ®
Clearly they should have used an "Employ one, get one free" executive coupon.
Can't comment on Groupon US...
But here in Europe they're just a bunch of parasitic scam artists.
And if they would like to sue me for saying that, the Reg is free to fork over my email adress if it is subpoena'd.
Voucher Bazaar... or Spam Factory?
I'll tell you what: I bought some stuff on Groupon a while ago, and have been getting emails notifying me of offers ever since. But lately those emails seem to be coming more and more often, while the deals have been getting worse and worse. Their new "Groupon Goods" category is almost completely made up of items which, after the alleged "huge discounts" they tout, turn out to be only very marginally less expensive than what a websearch will find you whenever you feel like buying that item..