Groupon launches first TV ad campaign in US


The online deals website is splitting its campaign around Black Friday

Online deals website Groupon has aired its first TV ad in the US in the run up to the holiday period.

The campaign builds on the company’s ‘Own the Experience’ campaign it launched in the summer. For the holidays, Groupon is instead encouraging consumers to ‘Gift the Experience’.

The first phase was released in the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and focuses on gifts.

The second phase of the campaign kicks off on Cyber Monday and will run until Christmas. The campaign focuses on giving gift experiences including beauty and spa deals including massages and manicures.

Jon Wild, VP Marketing for North America, Groupon, said: “We’re excited about our new holiday campaign because it embraces what sets us apart from all other shopping destinations, which is that you can find the most popular products and amazing local experiences all in one place.

"Whether it’s a yoga mat or a yoga class, concert tickets or a selfie-stick for the show, only Groupon has incredible deals on everything for all your holiday gifting needs.”

The 15 and 30-second ads have been running on channels including ABC, Fox, NBC, Bravo, Comedy Central, E!, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime, TLC and USA.