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 CEO of redesign | mobile. Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at http://blog.agrawals.org and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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One 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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