• Report: #300496

Complaint Review: B-Line Marketing - CV Marketing

  • Submitted: Wed, January 16, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, March 01, 2010

  • Reported By:Covington Georgia
B-Line Marketing - CV Marketing
3449 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd Suwanee, Georgia U.S.A.

B-Line Marketing - CV Marketing lied, misrepresented all aspects of their company Suwanee Georgia

*Consumer Comment: Not lied to

*UPDATE Employee: Wrong

*Consumer Comment: Just in time!!!

*Consumer Comment: Thanks for Saving My Time As Well!

*Consumer Comment: THANX A MILLION!!!

*Consumer Comment: THANX YOU: YOU SAVED ME FROM WASTING MY TIME TODAY!!!!

*Consumer Comment: Thanks so much

*Consumer Comment: Thanx you as well!

*Consumer Comment: THANK YOU!!!!

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Ok, so i went on an interview with B-Line Marketing. The first interview was just to filter out the people that they didnt want so they could call back those that they were interesed in. Brad, the head guy, told me a little bit about the company. They are a sports and entertainment marketing firm. They work with the Atl braves, Thrasher, Hawks, Falcons, as well as with golf resorts and salons and spas in the area. He said that all employees train from the ground up. You start with outside sales. i asked him to define outside sales. he said that i would not be doing door-to-door, if thats what i was worried about. that it is strictly business to business and i will be a sales rep for the company. i made sure to specifically ask is it doo-to-door one more time and he said absolutely not. At the end of the 1st interview Brad went ahead and invited me back for round two because he saw "management potential."

The second interview i got to meet with some of the other sales reps and managers for the company. they told me that they had a sister company in Marietta called CV Marketing. then they told me that i was going to go with one of their managers to meet a couple of their clients to see exactly what it is that they did for them. Ok, sounds good. see what they company really does. Bells and whistles should have been going off at this point but im fresh out of school and want to give them the benefit of a doubt. i was with one other that was in my same position, and the 'manager.' we went out in their car, and get this, started going door to door in businesses!! the little twit lied to me. and they kept me and the other interviewee all day. the 'manager' wouldnt take us back to our cars because it would cut into her sales time and she had to make money. The only benefit of the day is that she bought us lunch at chick-fil-a. you better believe i got the most expensive thing on the menu. aparantly the first to levels of the company are all door-to-door. its not until step 3 that you are in the office and at step 4 you are a manager with your own firm. this 'manager' was selling d-2-d for over a year, and still not at level 3. aparantly starting at level 2 you become a manager, just not sure what you are managing when you are stuck out in the cold all day. oh, and we were chased away by security sesveral times because soliciting in these kinds of places is illegal. i actually thought that i was going to end up in jail on my 'interview.'

When we finally got back to the office at about 5:15, i confronted Brad. Called him out on lieing to me, His sales managers are nothing but grunts working hard all day so he can make money, and that his entire business is bullshit! He instantly began to twist his words. He said that i wouldnt do d-2-d at people's houses, it was businesses that we were selling to. these businesses are the strip malls you see in every city. His managers were all in training so that they call all retire early. yaddaa yaddaa, i walked out in the middle of his excuses.

SO what did we learn? dont ever leave with a potential employer for any reason. if it is important enough, the clients can meet you at the interview.

Ranger4620
Covington, Georgia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/16/2008 08:40 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/B-Line-Marketing-CV-Marketing/Suwanee-Georgia-30024/B-Line-Marketing-CV-Marketing-lied-misrepresented-all-aspects-of-their-company-Suwanee-300496. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Not lied to

AUTHOR: Fireman7 - (United States of America)

I purchased a set of vouchers from this company for Braves Tickets. I am a firefighter and work part-time at one of the "strip Mall" businesses that this company visits selling the vouchers. I normally do not purchase such items because of the risk of a scam. However I purchased the vouchers with my credit card in case there was an issue. The vouchers are exchanged on gameday at the Braves Ticket window for available seats in several sections. The thing that I love about the vouchers, is that you can use them on any day (except certain blackout days, such as vs. Yankees, Red Sox etc.) you are not tied down to a peticular date such as with normal ticket purchases. I used the vouchers 10 times last season without ANY problems from the Braves. This company is a legitimate sales company hired by the Braves, Falcons, Thrashers, to help boost ticket sales. The company salespersons are professional, courteous, and well dressed. They had a business licenses copy on hand. They were going business to business, not door to door (residential). I am not sure why you would post such a negative comment on a company that didn't lie to you. They told you it was business to business sales. They never misrepresented that fact. Maybe you see business to business sales, as door to door sales.  Maybe you saw this as a scam but from my experience this is a legitimate sales company. In fact I was searching for a website so I could purchase more vouchers for this season.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Wrong

AUTHOR: Srf0503 - (U.S.A.)

First of all, Ranger, you said yourself that Brad told you you would be going "business-to-business", so I don't understand what you are saying he lied about. He told you exactly what you would be doing, when you asked him. Second of all, there is no scam whatsoever in this company. From working with myself and with others, I have found only hard working people who make a (very) good pay doing sales work. There is no "bait" in the Braves or anything of the sort, we receive ticket packages form them as well as the other organizations to sell, in order to improve the business of the organizations themselves. Please learn the facts before posting these types of things again. Thanks.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Just in time!!!

AUTHOR: Hart - (U.S.A.)

I too was contacted about a possible management position with this company...first they called and mispronounced my name, after her "speil" about the company and what they do, I had a few questions of my own" she gave me the same song and dance about how they do not telemarket or sell anything especially not D 2 D!!! well needless to say, I was already skeptical and really did not want to waste my time, so I did what every savvy individual would do....I googled them and low and behold the truth set me free!!!!!!! I instantly emailed "danielle" this thread and told her that I would not be coming to my tuesday interview unless i was applying for her position.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Thanks for Saving My Time As Well!

AUTHOR: Braves - (U.S.A.)

I too was schedule to go to the office today for an interview. I decided to check this site and saw your message. I decided that gas has gone down but I didn't need to waste my time either. I appreciate your help.
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#5 Consumer Comment

THANX A MILLION!!!

AUTHOR: Braves - (U.S.A.)

I called this morning and was given a 3:00 time for an interview today. I decided to Google the company and saw this report. I immediately cancelled the interview. I thought it was too easy to get an interview and also thought to myself that the Atl Braves, GA Force and others were put in the ad just as the bait.

Again, I really do appreciate you sharing the story and I wish you the very best!
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#6 Consumer Comment

THANX YOU: YOU SAVED ME FROM WASTING MY TIME TODAY!!!!

AUTHOR: Anita - (U.S.A.)

I am also going to add to all of the other thank you comments, I have an appointment today and I am going to cancel it. I had a bad feeling about going to interview anyway but I am desperately looking for work so I was going to go for it and go against my gut feelings. That is a good lesson that I have learn today never go against your instincts!

I am very grateful that you were willing to share your experience with us. I appreciate the message.

Sincerely,

Anita
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#7 Consumer Comment

Thanks so much

AUTHOR: Ginger - (U.S.A.)

I applied for a position with this company as a Junior Executive, It said marketing and advertisement so I thought it was a legitimate company. I received a phone call from "Nicole" for an interview tomorrow. Thank goodness you posted, because if I drove 40 minutes to see this woman for that above mentioned to happen, I would have been so pissed. Thanks so much, you my life.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Thanx you as well!

AUTHOR: Kim - (U.S.A.)

Thank you so much for the info!!! I received a call today from Brad in regards to employment. First off, he called me on my cell - I NEVER give out my cell so I have no idea where he got my cell number. He also said I applied to a position using the craiglist. Once I got home I went back and checked all of my emails and not one was for this company unless they advertised a position under false pretense. I also looked on monster & careerbuilder and found thier positions listed and I would have NEVER applied to these because I knew exactly what it was.........Sales! I just have to assume he found my information/resume on monster.com. I specifically asked him if this was a sales position and he said no. Brad called me while I was on the road with my children and could not refer to any resumes I sent out. I have over 10 years of marketing/adminstration (Traffic Manager by trade) within creative services and print production and this is not a job that I am interested in. I be damned if I am going to be in a freaking car all day long, what kind of interview is that?!?!?!?

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#9 Consumer Comment

THANK YOU!!!!

AUTHOR: Misscarr - (U.S.A.)

Man! Thank you so much for this report!!!! This lady from B-Line called me today talking about an interview on tomorrow. I'm fresh out of school, too, and I have a marketing degree. So when she said it was a marketing opportunity, I was excited! I've seen strange marketing jobs before on Career Builder, which is where she got my info, and most of them make you do a lot of door to door and cold calling. I decided to look up the company online before driving waaaaaaayyyyyyyyy up to Suwanee. I'm so glad you posted this, because I will NOT be going.

Thanks Again.
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