Groupon CEO Blames Ad Agency for Controversial Super Bowl Ad

Remember that controversial Groupon commercial with Timothy Hutton that trivialized the situation in Tibet to promote their deal-of-the-day coupons? Gosh, that seems like ages ago. After defending their lighthearted take on a not-so-lighthearted issue, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is now shifting the blame on Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, the ad agency known for their edgy advertising. So basically, it’s not Groupon’s fault that they managed to offend the APA community in thirty seconds; it’s those crazy advertising people! So that part where Groupon has final say on the ad agency — that they’re paying — to promote their own company doesn’t exist? Sure.

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