““Groupon has provided enough revenue to replace what we lost in sponsorship. Without it, we might not have survived.”
- Elliot Grove – founder of Raindance Film Festival
London’s Raindance Film Festival was founded by Elliot Grove in the early 90′s, giving first-time directors with very small budgets a platform to showcase the work. He went on to set up the Raindance Film School, offering students classes in directing, producing and screenwriting.
Elliot’s constant struggle has been raising enough money to finance the venture, with many sponsors pulling out after the financial crisis of 2008. At that point, he came across Groupon.
Together Groupon worked with Raindance to offer customers a one-day ‘Saturday Film’ course, attracting 7,000 new students and generating enough revenue to replace what was lost in sponsorship.
Read the full story of Raindance’s successful partnership with Groupon in ‘The Telegraph’ today – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/9863260/Raindance-finds-ideal-web-location.html
2,000 adults polled across the UK to determine hopes and expectations for this Valentine’s Day.
In a recent Valentine’s Day Survey, Groupon’s revealed 80% of women wish to receive an exciting experience, something they can add to “once-in-a-lifetime” memories with their partner and tell everyone about.
Ladies rated a weekend away, romantic meal or night at the theatre as their ideal gifts this year. Less desirable were the more traditional flowers, cards – and marriage proposals! Results showed women of today regard Valentine’s Day as a time when men need to invest thought and time into the relationship, and also that almost half of the women polled care about what other couples are doing and if they are having a more romantic time while out having dinner!
To find out how the nations male half of the survey were planning on “treating” their loved ones – and whether they are set to meet expectations or plunder to epic fail status here: Valentines-PDF-FINAL.pdf
“I’ve never been part of something so scary and yet so thrilling at the same time..”
- Biff Burrows – Chief Content Editor
As often as we can, we try to use Groupon to help support charitable causes. For our most recent effort, we teamed up with the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign and Olympic gold medalist Greg Rutherford to offer 15 lucky winners the chance to draw Greg, naked!
Last month, the 15 winners came together for a champagne reception followed by expert tuition from the Life Drawing Society, before meeting Greg who posed (almost) nude, with nothing but a pair of Union Jack boxers barely sparing his modesty. Greg signed drawings after the session and our budding artists were treated to an afternoon tea to calm any racing hearts.
Flick through the gallery at the top to see a few snaps from the day, and you can further ogle Mr. Rutherford with your own eyes & see exactly what went down on the day in the video above – it’s not exactly for the feint hearted, you have been warned!
Visit the www.malecancer.org for more information.
Love is worth more than anything in the world; however, a lovely gift makes the heart beat even faster. That is why we always try so hard to pick the best present…either for Christmas, birthdays and of course for Valentine’s Day!
We believe that great ideas should be rewarded, so we’ve decided to organise a little contest for you!
All you have to do is to write a blog post about your perfect gift idea. On the 15th of February, a special Groupon and Bloglovin jury will chose three lucky winners who will receive the following prizes:
Once you win, you can go on a shopping spree with Groupon!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Write a blog post where you present your perfect gift idea!
You can do it in any form you want: a collage, a photo or a text which depicts your ‘perfect day’ – most importantly you tell us what and why would be the best gift idea – no matter if received or given.
2. Include our badge in your blog post – you just need to copy and paste the following HTML-code:
<form action="" method="post"><a href="http://blog.groupon.co.uk//love-for-shopping-shopping-in-love/"><div align="center"><img alt="Love for shopping" src="http://blog.groupon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/loveforshopping_de.png" /></a></form>
3. Leave a comment below this post including your e-mail address and the link to your blog post!
Simple isn’t it?
So warm up your fingers, grab your camera, check the Groupon site for inspiration, and start typing! Good luck!
Terms and conditions apply: http://grpn.eu/r12