For Groupon employees: my visit to Chicago

I’m interested in meeting with Groupon employees and former employees when I visit Chicago next week.

I will be in town from the evening of Sept. 1 through the evening of Sept. 6 and would love to meet with you. Please email (Please put “chicago” in the subject line.)

Some things you may be wondering:

Who the heck are you and why do you want to talk to Groupon employees?

I’m a journalist who has been writing extensively about Groupon and the daily deals space. You can read and watch my coverage on my Groupon resource page. I want to talk to Groupon employees to share a more complete picture of what Groupon is all about.

Are you interested in only negative stories?

Absolutely not. I want to share the good and the bad about Groupon. Yes, my reporting has been largely negative — but that reflects what I’ve been able to cover in talking with merchants and employees. If you have a positive story, I’d love to share it.

Will you keep my identity confidential?

Absolutely. If you would like to remain anonymous, I will honor that.

Where will you be?

To preserve anonymity, I won’t be sharing locations, but will schedule a time and location that works for both of us.

I can’t meet with you while you’re in Chicago, but I’d like to share my story. How can I do that?

Drop me an email and we’ll find a time to talk on the phone.

Do you pay for interviews?

No. Like most respectable journalists I don’t pay for interviews.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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