A note about my Groupon coverage and accountability

I’m sometimes asked if I ghost write under other names or post comments anonymously about Groupon. I do not. Everything I’ve written about Groupon and the daily deals space has been posted under my name.

I do, however, answer a lot of calls from other reporters about Groupon and the daily deals space. I help them to understand how the space operates and to interpret financial statements. I also help make introductions to other sources they might want to contact or businesses they might want to interview. I sometimes advise reporters on what questions they should ask.

In many cases, I’m quoted by name. But in a lot of cases, my comments are paraphrased, summarized or woven into the structure or theme of the story. This is at the discretion of the reporter; I do not ask for my comments to be on background.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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1 Response to A note about my Groupon coverage and accountability

  1. Thank you says:

    Rocky, you are doing a great job. You’re going deep and providing real numbers in Groupon’s murky S-1. Investors will thank you for saving their money.

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