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Complaint Review: Granton Marketing, The Smart Circle International, Smart Circle, Etc.

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  • Submitted: Fri, November 21, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, November 21, 2008

  • Reported By:Miami Florida
Granton Marketing, The Smart Circle International, Smart Circle, Etc.
Nationwide U.S.A.

Granton Marketing , The Smart Circle International, Smart Circle, Etc. Deceptive, Coniving, Fraudulant, Reckless, ...BOILER ROOM TACTICS! USA And Canada Nationwide

*Author of original report: Granton Marketing , The Smart Circle International, Smart Circle, Etc. Deceptive, Coniving, Fraudulant, Reckless, ...BOILER ROOM TACTICS! USA And Canada Nationwide

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Granton market DBA The Smart Circle International, etc. calls themselves a referral based marketing company. If you have seen the movie boiler room... A make it happen attitude, with no morals or integrity, then you know the company.

Their is no formal training program, and what is preached is, "Make It Happen", which is great when a company has ethics, morals, integrity, but when managers pass the buck, some execs hold payroll out from their sales people, they coach sales persons (at times) to us unethical business practices to get the deal done, deadlines for cut offs change, etc, it sure makes me wonder how a company like this is in business for almost 20 years. DECEPTION!

The other arm of their business model is the sales( Premier Advertising, Emerald Concepts,Kluger marketing(?)) aspect to the public via young and very aggressive sales people that will lie to the consumer to sell the certificates for spas, car care, family fun centers, etc. .

The product is very solid and rather excellent, but business practices fall short unfortunately on all facets! It is first rate quality, but representation is subject. The people that work for the company range from all walks of life and mostly are fine, but again, so was Ben Affleck's character in Boiler Room.

My suggestion is to look at the certificate and look at the phone # and contact the business directly BEFORE purchase.

Referral marketing to whom?
Miami, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/21/2008 08:55 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Granton-Marketing-The-Smart-Circle-International-Smart-Circle-Etc/nationwide/Granton-Marketing-The-Smart-Circle-International-Smart-Circle-Etc-Deceptive-Coniving-393586. 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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Granton Marketing , The Smart Circle International, Smart Circle, Etc. Deceptive, Coniving, Fraudulant, Reckless, ...BOILER ROOM TACTICS! USA And Canada Nationwide

AUTHOR: Referral marketing - (U.S.A.)

Granton marketing, DBA The Smart Circle International, etc. calls themselves a referral based marketing company. If you have seen the movie boiler room... A make it happen attitude, with no morals or integrity, then you know the company. There is no formal training program, and what is preached is, "Make It Happen", which is great when a company has ethics, morals, integrity, but when managers pass the buck, some execs hold payroll out from their sales people, they coach sales persons (at times) to use unethical business practices to get the deal done, deadlines for cut offs change, etc; it sure makes me wonder how a company like this is in business for almost 20 years. DECEPTION! The other arm of their business model is the sales( Premier Advertising, DSMX,Emerald Concepts,Kluger marketing(?)) aspect to the public via young and very aggressive sales people that will tell a story to the consumer to sell the certificates for spas, car care, family fun centers, etc. . The product is very solid and rather excellent, but business practices fall short unfortunately on all facets! It is first rate quality, but representation is subject. The people that work for the company range from all walks of life and mostly are fine, but again, so was Ben Affleck's character in Boiler Room. My suggestion is to look at the certificate and look at the phone # and contact the business directly BEFORE your purchase. Referral marketing to whom?
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