• Report: #23107

Complaint Review: DC Advertising aka Executive Advertising, Direct Link Marketing, JSJ & Associates

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  • Submitted: Thu, June 20, 2002
  • Updated: Fri, April 14, 2006

  • Reported By:Hanover MA
DC Advertising aka Executive Advertising, Direct Link Marketing, JSJ & Associates
1212 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts U.S.A.

DC Advertising aka Executive Advertising, Direct Link Marketing, JSJ & Associates ripoff ..Don't let their ENERGY and $ potential convince you to join! Quincy Massachusetts

*UPDATE Employee: Here

*Consumer Comment: I am glad I read your report. I was scheduled to do the second interview tomorrow.

*Consumer Comment: DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

*Consumer Comment: DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

*Consumer Comment: DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

*Consumer Comment: DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

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After reading a ripoff report on Bay State Alliance aka Trek Alliance, I decided to warn people about my experience with DC Advertising.

By labeling their companies "marketing" and "advertising" firms, one can be deceived. Do NOT be persuaded into interviewing with DC Advertising, Executive Advertising, Direct Link Marketing, or JSJ & Associates...they are all the same RIPOFF!

I made the mistake of going to an interview. My first interview was about ten minutes and they called me back the same day for a second interview for the following day. My second interview lasted from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.! They told me that the interview would be partly informational and all our questions would be answered. That was not the case. I was told the job would provide full training, but rather was trained during my second interview when I accompanied a sales representative on his door to door sales. At the end of the day, I was offered the job and expected to accept with no time for my consideration.

The interview was a complete waste of time. Don't be deceived by the energy and enthusiasm of the employees, the portfolio of "Fortune 500" clients, or when the managers try to entice you with the thought of earning 80K after your first year. The companies are not reputable and perform sales strictly. The managers are not even educated in the areas of business. It is nothing but 100% commission with no benefits and MLM-pyramid scheme. I'd rather sell Tupperware.

Don't fall for it
Boston, Massachusetts


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

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I am glad I read your report. I was scheduled to do the second interview tomorrow.

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

First of all, thank god for this site! Everything said in the previous reports is correct. I am in Atlanta and they lured me to the first interview with, ATTN: NEW GRADS: ENTRY_LEVEL MARKETING, MANAGEMENT, PROMOTIONS. The company here is using the name IPG & Associates. The office was pretty much empty. The desk had a big shiny name tag with PRESIDENT written very large. The president was only 25 years old; he talked really fast and was acting like a big shot, I am the president, This is my company The one wall that wasn't empty had pictures of the big name companies that his company represents. He made sure to showcase all of them for me. He tried to wow me in this first interview, while disguising "door to door sales" with "direct sales."

This is certainly a job that some people would want, and I am not saying that the job is a scam, but when I left that office I had no idea that the job was door to door sales. I was even excited when I got a call back one hour later, but then I found Rip-offReport.com. I gave IPG a call after I read these reports and the Prez tried to talk around the subject. Needless to say I am not going to my scheduled 9 hour second interview tomorrow, and I'm pissed they got my hopes up. Wow 9 hours would have sucked.
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#3 Consumer Comment

DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

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

I, too, went along on an "interview" last year with DC Advertising. They describe themselves as "public relations" and "marketing", but it's all a scam. They believe that "direct marketing" is the most effective way to advertise for a company. Direct marketing? That meant me tagging along with a not-too-bright girl through a Boston suburb ALL day long trying to sell Domino's Pizza coupons door-to-door. This girl sold I think 4 coupons, after going to over 100 businesses and homes. She even walked into a GYM trying to sell pizza discount coupons. At one point in the afternoon, neighbors called the cops on us, saying that two people were soliciting things door-to-door. The girl I was with hastily explained to the cop what she was doing, made a frantic call to her boss for help.... what a horrible experience. I immediately said that I wanted to be driven back to Quincy (where my car was). She said she couldn't leave, she was still "working", but she could drop me off at a commuter rail station. I had to take the T from West Medford to Quincy.

I have a degree in mass communications, and she was saying I was wrong anytime I answered questions she rapid-fired to me as we walked around all day long. Basically, it boiled down to the point the "direct marketing" was the best way to sell something.... that television, newspaper, and radio ads didn't work. This girl and the company are so full of baloney. And the fact that they never tell you that you'd be outside all day long for 11 hours, selling things door-to-door, for an interview. Terrible recruiting practices. And I mean "recruiting" as in a cult... an employee's success at this company is based on a pyramid format... new recruits who do well means the person above them does well.

For all those who are in PR/advertising/marketing.... do NOT respond to any ad for DC Advertising. Very deceptive interviews.
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#4 Consumer Comment

DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

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

I, too, went along on an "interview" last year with DC Advertising. They describe themselves as "public relations" and "marketing", but it's all a scam. They believe that "direct marketing" is the most effective way to advertise for a company. Direct marketing? That meant me tagging along with a not-too-bright girl through a Boston suburb ALL day long trying to sell Domino's Pizza coupons door-to-door. This girl sold I think 4 coupons, after going to over 100 businesses and homes. She even walked into a GYM trying to sell pizza discount coupons. At one point in the afternoon, neighbors called the cops on us, saying that two people were soliciting things door-to-door. The girl I was with hastily explained to the cop what she was doing, made a frantic call to her boss for help.... what a horrible experience. I immediately said that I wanted to be driven back to Quincy (where my car was). She said she couldn't leave, she was still "working", but she could drop me off at a commuter rail station. I had to take the T from West Medford to Quincy.

I have a degree in mass communications, and she was saying I was wrong anytime I answered questions she rapid-fired to me as we walked around all day long. Basically, it boiled down to the point the "direct marketing" was the best way to sell something.... that television, newspaper, and radio ads didn't work. This girl and the company are so full of baloney. And the fact that they never tell you that you'd be outside all day long for 11 hours, selling things door-to-door, for an interview. Terrible recruiting practices. And I mean "recruiting" as in a cult... an employee's success at this company is based on a pyramid format... new recruits who do well means the person above them does well.

For all those who are in PR/advertising/marketing.... do NOT respond to any ad for DC Advertising. Very deceptive interviews.
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#5 Consumer Comment

DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

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

I, too, went along on an "interview" last year with DC Advertising. They describe themselves as "public relations" and "marketing", but it's all a scam. They believe that "direct marketing" is the most effective way to advertise for a company. Direct marketing? That meant me tagging along with a not-too-bright girl through a Boston suburb ALL day long trying to sell Domino's Pizza coupons door-to-door. This girl sold I think 4 coupons, after going to over 100 businesses and homes. She even walked into a GYM trying to sell pizza discount coupons. At one point in the afternoon, neighbors called the cops on us, saying that two people were soliciting things door-to-door. The girl I was with hastily explained to the cop what she was doing, made a frantic call to her boss for help.... what a horrible experience. I immediately said that I wanted to be driven back to Quincy (where my car was). She said she couldn't leave, she was still "working", but she could drop me off at a commuter rail station. I had to take the T from West Medford to Quincy.

I have a degree in mass communications, and she was saying I was wrong anytime I answered questions she rapid-fired to me as we walked around all day long. Basically, it boiled down to the point the "direct marketing" was the best way to sell something.... that television, newspaper, and radio ads didn't work. This girl and the company are so full of baloney. And the fact that they never tell you that you'd be outside all day long for 11 hours, selling things door-to-door, for an interview. Terrible recruiting practices. And I mean "recruiting" as in a cult... an employee's success at this company is based on a pyramid format... new recruits who do well means the person above them does well.

For all those who are in PR/advertising/marketing.... do NOT respond to any ad for DC Advertising. Very deceptive interviews.
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#6 Consumer Comment

DC Advertising is a joke - deceptive interview practices

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

I, too, went along on an "interview" last year with DC Advertising. They describe themselves as "public relations" and "marketing", but it's all a scam. They believe that "direct marketing" is the most effective way to advertise for a company. Direct marketing? That meant me tagging along with a not-too-bright girl through a Boston suburb ALL day long trying to sell Domino's Pizza coupons door-to-door. This girl sold I think 4 coupons, after going to over 100 businesses and homes. She even walked into a GYM trying to sell pizza discount coupons. At one point in the afternoon, neighbors called the cops on us, saying that two people were soliciting things door-to-door. The girl I was with hastily explained to the cop what she was doing, made a frantic call to her boss for help.... what a horrible experience. I immediately said that I wanted to be driven back to Quincy (where my car was). She said she couldn't leave, she was still "working", but she could drop me off at a commuter rail station. I had to take the T from West Medford to Quincy.

I have a degree in mass communications, and she was saying I was wrong anytime I answered questions she rapid-fired to me as we walked around all day long. Basically, it boiled down to the point the "direct marketing" was the best way to sell something.... that television, newspaper, and radio ads didn't work. This girl and the company are so full of baloney. And the fact that they never tell you that you'd be outside all day long for 11 hours, selling things door-to-door, for an interview. Terrible recruiting practices. And I mean "recruiting" as in a cult... an employee's success at this company is based on a pyramid format... new recruits who do well means the person above them does well.

For all those who are in PR/advertising/marketing.... do NOT respond to any ad for DC Advertising. Very deceptive interviews.
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