HEAVENGROUP ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF A COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH GROUPON
New York, NY, March 28, 2012 — HeavenGroup, Inc., the leader in interactive marketing and social commerce services for the salon and spa market, and Groupon, Inc. the global leader in providing Internet-based promotional offers to consumers, today announced that they have entered into a commercial services agreement to jointly develop the salon and spa market.
The agreement calls for Groupon and HeavenGroup to collaborate in developing promotional programs for high-end merchants in the salon and spa market for placement though Groupon’s vast consumer following worldwide. As part of this agreement, the companies expect to collaborate on program design, merchant selection and technology.
John Connors, HeavenGroup’s CEO said, “The combination of HeavenGroup’s expertise and client base at the top of the salon and spa market and Groupon’s innovation and enormous market reach will enable our clients to develop programs to add significant numbers of new guests in a profitable way.”
Chris Muhr, Groupon’s Senior Vice President of Sales said, “The salon and spa market is one of Groupon’s largest vertical market segments and is therefore highly strategic to our company. We believe that HeavenGroup’s market focus and expertise will enable us to jointly bring programs and technology to that market to develop a dominant market position by serving the merchants at the top of the market in a vastly superior way.”
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 48 countries around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge discounts and provide a win-win for business and consumers, delivering more than 1,000 daily deals globally.
At HeavenGroup, we partner with established brands and new businesses in the world of fashion, beauty and style by providing them with next generation digital thinking and practical solutions. We design and build communications platforms, marketing campaigns and commerce applications powered by online, social media and new technologies. Our mission is to drive our clients’ business results by enabling lasting emotional connections with the consumers of their products and services. Today HeavenGroup serves a rapidly growing number of clients across all segments the beauty industry, including marquee names such as the spas in the InterContinental Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Trump Hotels, Skin Spa NY, Julien Farel, Aveda Institutes and Gary Manuel Salon.