- Report: #149940
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Complaint Review: Granton Marketing - DK Promotions - CAP Marketing
Granton Marketing - DK Promotions - CAP Marketing355 East Campus View Blvd. Suite 160 Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.
Granton Marketing - DK Promotions - CAP Marketing RIPOFF Deceptive, unethical recruiting tactics, manipulation, will put you in a situation where you are stuck with them for at least 10 hours Columbus Ohio
*Consumer Suggestion: everyone gets accpeted into "the business"
*UPDATE Employee: Not What We're Looking For
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Basically there are several affiliates under GRANTON MARKETING based out of Canada that operate in the United States. What they chalk up to a career in advertising is nothing more than door-to-door sales, Monday thru Saturday, 12 hours a day! While the actual sales and job are good for those that don't mind starting out in door-to-door sales, the recruiting tactics are highly deceptive and unethical.
The prospective applicant is made to think that this is a position that works business to business, negotiating with clients and traditional marketing business. You are asked to have a full day cleared to "observe a sales executive" during a normal business day. The sales exec informs you that he or she can't bring you back to your car until the end of the day. It is not until you are stuck in a residential area, miles away from you means of transportation do they tell you that it is "door-to-door sales!"
At this point, you are at the mercy of the "sales executive" that has 8+ hours to brainwash you into thinking you will be a millionaire within a year of your "door-to-door" sales career. All you have to do is dupe more people into working under you and giving you a share of your sales. In other words, it's a PYRAMID BUSINESS! Nothing illegal or even wrong with that. When it works well, it's good.
But I believe the company has an obligation to tell you exactly what DIRECT MARKETING is! If you don't like door-to-door sales, stay away from any company with PROMOTIONS in the name or uses DIRECT ADVERTISING, stay clear. If you are reading this too late and have already been duped, don't feel bad. It's happening all over the country to promising college grads desperate for a real career. DK Promotions and CAP Marketing are just some of the new kids on the block. There are hundreds more that operate under GRANTON MARKETING that you should beware of.
But, if you like door-to-door sales and can believe in the pyramid system, by all means, go for it. Just try to get the facts before you make a risky commitment, because they will keep you in the dark until they have you at their mercy.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/15/2005 09:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Granton-Marketing-DK-Promotions-CAP-Marketing/Columbus-Ohio-43235/Granton-Marketing-DK-Promotions-CAP-Marketing-RIPOFF-Deceptive-unethical-recruiting-t-149940. 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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