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Christie

The Turing Festival 2012

August in Edinburgh means one thing for many people – yes, festivals! There’s the International Film Festival, The Book Festival, The Art Festival and of course, The Fringe…but there is another festival running for 3 days, and that is not to be missed in Edinburgh this August – The Turing Festival. Named in honour of […]

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Christie

Online daily deals: good for the customer but bad for business?

The UK is going mad for online discounts – the BBC programme The Apprentice aired on 23 May, where contestants had to source deals for such a business, highlighted this.

  • From July to December in 2011 Britain spent £3 billion through daily deal websites such as Groupon.
  • Voucher sites have taken over sitting at 37.4 million UK internet visits in December 2011, up 28% in a year.
  • LivingSocial claims that its voucher sales have almost doubled when compared the previous year.
With the information that a hotel in Ireland made over $1 million in 24 hours on Facebook offers it’s a tempting deal for businesses...

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