The Timely Death of the Daily Deal …and the birth of every day, everywhere, every way promotion. Perry Evans CEO, Closely Inc. Local Social Summit London, November 9, 2011
The Daily Deal 2010One deal per day, per metro area, emailed to you, with a group tipping point.
One Year LaterMany deals, various times, across locations via email & mobile. X X X X X One deal per day, per metro area, emailed to you, with a group tipping point.
Are we in a revolution?Are Daily Deals thecenter of your future Pfft, no.marketing spend?
Are we in a revolution?Should you promote yourselfdifferently for the mobile Of course.social consumer?
Daily Deals represent one[highly visible] element of the reinvention of direct marketing. and the path towards yield management.
Novelty vs. Novel?Consumers: Businesses:• Can finally “price shop” locally. • Love the underlying concept.• Showing need to be constantly • Hate business model and lack re-acquired. of control.• Consumer is • The most desirable and empowered, no turning simplest consumer action. back.
Some Industry Shifts• Product Patterns• Distribution• Merchant Experience• Consumer Targeting
Product Patterns• Stepping towards yield management – Time/date – Product type/packaging• Return visits & loyalty• Smarter, more contextual promotions
Distribution in Rapid Transition• The Rise of Offer Networks – Google, Amazon, Yipit, LON, Tippr, … – Diminishing returns on consumer email• Food Chain is in Formation – You Don’t Have to Win with the Consumer to Play• Placement Expansion – Search, Mobile, Maps, Display – SMB web pages
Merchant Experience• The Noise is Overwhelming – Revert to major brands and trusted relationships – Open to breakthrough products• Merchant Tools Evolving Quickly – Redemption – Tracking & Analytics• Everyday Promotion Dashboard – FB, Groupon Now, Twitter intro SMB to live publishing
Consumer Targeting• Personalization – Filtering is critical• Verticalization – New brands + commerce for known brands• Integrate into search & mobile behavior
Industry Shakeout• Failure of low value clones• It’s not as easy as it seemed o Growing cost of email acquisition o Diminishing action rates• Merchant loyalty o Single-product model challenged