Groupon Goes Public: Communication Strategy and Challenges

Groupon Goes Public: Communication Strategy and Challenges

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Abstract

Three-year old daily deals company Groupon filed for an IPO on June 2, 2011 seeking a valuation of $20 billion. However, the offbeat, local e-commerce firm has come under intense media and investor scrutiny during the IPO process over its business model, financial viability, and accounting practices. After postponing its IPO amidst market uncertainty, Groupon must work to restore credibility with the investor community.

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