Groupon’s PR agency gets in public spat with reporter

There’s (another) lesson in the latest development in Groupon’s PR headache.

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You can almost hear someone screaming those words as you read the latest development in the Groupon PR debacle. It’s bad enough to have a CEO who can’t keep his mouth shut during a quiet period while struggling to explain to investors and the public how his company plans to turn it around ahead of an initial public offering.

Now, a public spat with a reporter is making things worse.

Over at peHUB, Connie Loizos wrote an informed analysis of Groupon’s problems from the media to very real projected cash constraints. It’s an ugly scene, justifying the lede, “Groupon is having a lousy August.”

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