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Complaint Review: Training Advertising Sales - University Sports Publications

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  • Submitted: Thu, August 20, 2009
  • Updated: Sun, June 05, 2011

  • Reported By: Phillip — Brownsville Florida USA
Training Advertising Sales - University Sports Publications
Manhatten NYC, New York United States of America

Training Advertising Sales - University Sports Publications PSP Sports Professional Sports Publications National Event Publications They fired me and said because they fired me before the companys I sold paid in full they dont owe me the commisions on $460,000, $50,000 and $6,000 my accounts brought in abou$3 million in 12 months. tampa, Florida

*General Comment: Truth in science and Medicine

*Consumer Comment: lol part 2

*Consumer Comment: lol seriously..

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: USP are liars

*Consumer Comment: Feedback from Ads

*Consumer Comment: Marketing is hit or miss...

*Consumer Comment: Entrepreneurship

*Consumer Comment: Emplyee of another poster...

*Consumer Comment: Medical Ads

*Consumer Comment: Customer here

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Typical of PSP

*Consumer Comment: Enjoyable Biz

*Consumer Comment: My Experience with USP was great...

*General Comment: Great Work by USP IMO

*General Comment: University Sports never misled me

*Consumer Comment: Great group to work with...

*General Comment: Loved the service provided

*Consumer Comment: Terrific service and accountability

*Consumer Comment: Ethically Sound Pubs

*Consumer Comment: Great Publications

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They fired me and said "because we fired you before the companys paid in full we dont owe you the commisions". They owe me $47,000.

I need a good lawyer they threatened me with the fact that they are a billion dollar company and I dont stand a chance in fact they said I would spend more then that to get my money back I dont know what to do.. I need help me howard to make this happen for me ....

I have proof of it all and all I want is to be treated with respect and get credit for what I did for them give cedit where credits due you would think they would but they dont and they ripped me off all I got was a $40,000 parking spot in front of the building for being the top sales guy and get this it was the same month that they fired me I was let go without my commisions.

They wouldnt let me go on vacation last year after all my accounts brought in millions. I missed one sick day the entire year and all I wanted was 7 days off durring Christmas the 25th through the new year it was Xmas for god sakes and I paid for a vacation to Mexico I lost 3k on that deal and that was after I proposed to my girlfriend and we were only going to her sisters wedding in Mexico BS and on top of that it was time I earned off the only reson is because they are Jewish they were working and expected me to work with them but Im Christian it was total BS they treat people like crap. threatening to fire me when I got back if I went.

Always a threat everyday and for nothing I would think twice if I was you about working for them they are scum and truly unethical. And they have proven many of times that they dont care about their employees only their relatives half of them work there, dont care about anyone besides themselves and there family.


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#1 General Comment

Truth in science and Medicine

AUTHOR: Doubting consumer - the world - (United States of America)

 The medical profession allows tracking of ALL the doctors in the USA.  Dr. Alan Caffee is not listed even once in the searches I did.  I was able to find both my G. P. (numerous Dr.s' with same name) and a specialist (with common last name) .  There is an Alan Caffee as a sex offender.  What party would benefit from giving a false and misleading reference?  Truth and honesty is the best policy!
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#2 Consumer Comment

lol part 2

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

In response to the above comment about how transparent the company was in posting what surely are fraudulent statements of support, I would add two things:

1. Give them some credit; they fixed the several typos that were in the original post when they posted the second one and those thereafter;

2. How did it take nearly a year - October 2009 to September 2010 - for someone to point out the verbatim responses of support from all these "customers"?

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#3 Consumer Comment

lol seriously..

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

Usually internal company figure-heads do a better job at disguising rebuttals. I didn't count, but it seems like 10+ copy and pasted rebuttals under all different user names. LOL..I love it when companies report themselves on ripoff report sites by creating fraudulent rebuttals.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

USP are liars

AUTHOR: USP should be closed by DOL - (United States of America)

please note all the positive comments were put up in 2 days.. They are the biggest bunch of low life, immoral, and unethical managers I have ever worked with

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#5 Consumer Comment

Feedback from Ads

AUTHOR: Amanda H - (United States of America)

I got a good amount of feedback from these ads. I know for a fact its worked because Ive received phone calls in which they lead in with, "I saw your ad in (so and so magazine and...." on a number of occasions. Thats alll I really ask for in advertising, getting my money back and then some. Plus the readship is technically always a possibility because in the books I used, they are usually kept as souvenirs. One year from being in the book, someone may casually find my ad and who knows maybe they give me a ring....

Amanda H

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#6 Consumer Comment

Marketing is hit or miss...

AUTHOR: J Grote - (United States of America)

...sometimes. I have used different agencies in the past and really have been totally sastisfied or completely let down with empty promises and vague assumptionary techniques. However with USP, I FELT like I was presented honestly and reghardless if my assumption is correct or not, I saw pretty good results from the ads. I gained a certain notoriety in the area. I think it helped my business legitmize itself as the deal to consumers. The ads gave me what I needed to show the community I was a businesss that produced serious products for serious people. Could I have done this through other agencies? Possibly, but Ill just stick with what I know works.

--John

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#7 Consumer Comment

Entrepreneurship

AUTHOR: Ali C. - (United States of America)

I recently opened up a small restaurant chain. I saved a ton on operating costs and my variables costs continued to be tremondously outweighed by our sales; in return we accumulated huge profit gains within a short period of time. With that new sales money in additona to an excess in original start up capital (angel funded) I was able to jump into a fairly large marketing market in my area. I took out ads with USP and was seeing my company on the same page as some real big time players in my market. I was now realistically competeing with some nationwide companies and I had only one location at the time. I believe my success is due to what this company provided...

Ali C.

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#8 Consumer Comment

Emplyee of another poster...

AUTHOR: Taylor Montgomery - (United States of America)

Ive come here to give my opinion because I now work with another poster and we've worked together in making the decisions involving ads with this agency. We were both pleased with the way we were treated. USP does use some obvious techniques to make the sale but we've learned its just the nature of this type of business. They do give vague possiblities which lead to assumptions but it was never to the point of causing us to not do business. We took out ads, and saw results. Period. As long as we are getting profitable margins vs the price paid per ad we cant really complain. We are certain our money is going to good use and regardless of USPs intentions, we are more profitable because of it. End of story for us.

Take the time, give them a shot. We've had success.

Taylor M. :)

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#9 Consumer Comment

Medical Ads

AUTHOR: Dr. A Caffee - (United States of America)

I've seen a flurry of new responses about this company lately and having done quite a bit of business with them, I thought I should do my deligence and give my own write up.

Running my own medical practice in a fairly unpopulated area, I was hoping to draw not only the local community to my business but was hopeful to draw from the surrounding suburbs and possibly even the larger outside cities which are less than 15 miles from my location. I was let on about this company and what they do through a collegeue of mine and really did my research and decided to take out a few ads in various books. Within 6 months, everyday in 2 week periods were completely occupied by appointments. I run at full capacity 8 hours daily, at a considerably modest office space and have hired 3 new employees due to the influx. I cant say for certain how much the ads really helped me, but I will continue to use this company until I see a decline in business. My advice would be to give them a shot and see what type of new profit margins you can sustain.

Thanks,

Dr. Alan Caffee

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#10 Consumer Comment

Customer here

AUTHOR: W. Ingram - (United States of America)

Well as a customer of USP, I must say I really enjoyed my time with them. I did quite a bit of research and found that the pricing was pretty competitive to other agencies and I've already received a few contracts in direct relation to the ads I took out last year in various publications across the nation. I've had people call me about my ads within these various book so I know that readership is there in some degree. I cant speak for previous employees but from a customers perspective, I enjoyed and benefited from this relationship. I plan to continue advertising through them. And to other potential customers out there, be aware that you can search virtually any company you can think of on this site and find the same types of complaints, its the nature of business and companies.

Thanks,

W. Ingram

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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Typical of PSP

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

I know at least 10 people who left the company and were not paid the commissions owed to them after they departed.  Which is against labor laws in most states.


Get a good attorney and prepared to wait about 3 years for PSP to drag out the legal process and run up the bills.


Then, just before it goes to court, they will try to settle for pennies on the dollar.  They will threaten that if you do not accept their offer, take them to court, and loose.... they will make you pay for all of their legal fees.


Once you do settle  (Don't do so for a penny less than what you are owed) they will only agree if you sign a gag order so you can't talk about it afterwards.


This is the most unethical company I have ever encountered.  It is a shame that they have been making so much money over the years selling worthless advertising in their Sport Team's Yearbooks. 


A full page advertisment in their Yearbooks ~$20,000, and most teams sell under 1,000 of them for the season, costing the advertiser over $20 an impression.

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#12 Consumer Comment

Enjoyable Biz

AUTHOR: B Garner - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications
and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports
Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it
produces and the exposure that has been gained for my company.

Never
have I felt misled or deceived. All of the reps that we have dealt with have
always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.
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#13 Consumer Comment

My Experience with USP was great...

AUTHOR: Micheal - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it prodcues and the exposure that has been gained for my company. Never have I felt misled or decieved. All of the reps that we have dealt wtih have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.
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#14 General Comment

Great Work by USP IMO

AUTHOR: Dr JThomas - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it prodcues and the exposure that has been gained for my company. Never have I felt misled or decieved. All of the reps that we have dealt wtih have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.

JT

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#15 General Comment

University Sports never misled me

AUTHOR: Eriq Chimenti - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications
and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports
Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it
produces and the exposure that has been gained for my company.

Never
have I felt misled or deceived. All of the reps that we have dealt with have
always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.
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#16 Consumer Comment

Great group to work with...

AUTHOR: M Jackson - (USA)

   I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies.\

   I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it produces and the exposure that has been gained for my company. Never have I felt misled or deceived.

 

   All of the reps that we have dealt with have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.

Ignore all that negative spam,

MJ

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#17 General Comment

Loved the service provided

AUTHOR: Eriq Chimenti - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it prodcues and the exposure that has been gained for my company. Never have I felt misled or decieved. All of the reps that we have dealt wtih have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.
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#18 Consumer Comment

Terrific service and accountability

AUTHOR: Bille - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it prodcues and the exposure that has been gained for my company. Never have I felt misled or decieved. All of the reps that we have dealt wtih have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.
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#19 Consumer Comment

Ethically Sound Pubs

AUTHOR: Benz - (USA)

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it produces and the exposure that has been gained for my company.

Never have I felt misled or deceived. All of the reps that we have dealt with have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.

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#20 Consumer Comment

Great Publications

AUTHOR: Baldy - (USA)

 

I am very familiar with University Sports Publications and its affiliated companies. I have advertised with University Sports Publications and have been overly satisfied with the both the publications it prodcues and the exposure that has been gained for my company.

Never have I felt misled or decieved. All of the reps that we have dealt wtih have always been polite and delivered on everything that was promised us.
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