if we thought they trivialized the causes even if we didnt take them as seriously as we do, what type of company would go out of their way to be so antagonistic? Groupon CEO Andrew Mason professed surprise to the Wall Street Journal at the hostile response. Unlike those ads, no one walks away from our commercials taking the causes we highlighted less seriously. Viewers let fly with a blistering salvo of Tweets almost immediately. A screenshot of Groupon's pulled ad depicting a deal on Tibetan food juxtaposed with the nation's oppression. But is this just a nasty hangover has the damage already been done to Groupons image? Posted in, all Cities by andrew, february 7, 2011 3:42 pm, ive been spending the day listening to the negative feedback about our Tibet Super Bowl commercial, and want to take a crack at explaining why we created this campaign. The beneficiary here will be the nonprofit buildOn. Org) and make a donation (which well match) were hoping to raise a lot of money.
Cant Discount the Drama: Groupon, yanks Super, bowl, ads Amid Videos bowling le colisee angersWhy make fun of ourselves? To that point, if the ads affected you, we hope youll head over to vethemoney. Asked by ABC News for comment, the Tibet Fund said it wasn't yet ready to make a statement in reaction to the Groupon ads. When we think about commercials that offend us, we think of those that glorify antisocial behavior like the scores of Super Bowl ads that are built around the crass objectification of women. And since 200 of us bought on m, we're getting 30 worth of Tibetan food for just.". more on NewsFeed : And the Most Offensive Super Bowl Ad Goes To: Groupon?