BERLIN, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Axel Springer's Top Internet and Marketing Manager Joins Groupon for International Deals
Robert Bosch will be joining Groupon on June 1st 2011 in the new position of a Senior Vice President of Business Development EMEA. He will be responsible for developing and establishing national and international partnerships with brands, manufacturers and retailers. He will be reporting to Groupon's Chief Operating Officer International.
Andrew Mason, Founder and CEO of Groupon, said: "With Robert Bosch we get an experienced media and online manager for the expansion of Groupon in Europe. He has outstanding expertise in the development of online marketing and business models."
"Right now Groupon is not only the fastest growing but also the most exciting Internet company with enormous potential. I am really looking forward to join in this growth phase and to expand business with an excellent team," Bosch said.
Robert Bosch has spent almost 10 years at Axel Springer and held various key positions in the field of online, sales and marketing at Europe's leading media company (WELT, Bild, Rolling Stone Germany and other print and online publications). He was Managing Director Sales of Axel Springer Media Impact, the central marketing organization of Axel Springer, and was responsible for Germany's leading content-based media portfolio containing over 50 print, online and mobile publications, reaching about 75 million contacts and generating a gross mediavolume of 1,5 billion USD at the German media market. Previously, he was responsible for the digital strategy of the WELT newspaper group and in the top management of Germany's top news website http://www.bild.de.
About Groupon: On Groupon, the provider of local discounts, Internet users buy vouchers for activities in their city for up to 80% cheaper. The special price at Groupon is made possible by setting a minimum number of buyers for each offer. If enough people buy it, then each one receives the voucher for a cheap price. If that number of buyers is not reached, the deal won't happen and the users won't have to carry any costs. Further information on http://www.groupon.com
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