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Case Study: Food Truck Says Single Deal Campaign Saturated Market

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: Food Truck Says Single Deal Campaign Saturated Market

Kate Carrara, owner of Buttercream, a cupcake truck in Philadelphia, tapped into the daily deals craze in 2011 with campaigns through both Groupon and LivingSocial — which she’ll never do again. “I think I’ve saturated the market with it. I did it solely for the marketing,” she says, pointing to the 9,000 Twitter followers accumulated after the Groupon deal. Since then, she’s also used Xipwire and LevelUp to combine hyperlocal marketing and commerce, two experiments with open outcomes…