Report: #876462

Complaint Review: GMA Global Media Advertising Linktech International, Link Tech World Wide, Linktech Solutions, GMR Advertising, PGM Advertising, Premier Global Media, IMX, WMG, Worldwide media Group. GMA Global Media

  • Submitted: Tue, May 01, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, May 02, 2012
  • Reported By: Mike — Florida United States of America
  • GMA Global Media Advertising Linktech International, Link Tech World Wide, Linktech Solutions, GMR Advertising, PGM Advertising, Premier Global Media, IMX, WMG, Worldwide media Group. GMA Global Media

    United States of America

GMA Global Media Advertising Linktech International, Link Tech World Wide, Linktech Solutions, GMR Advertising, PGM Advertising, Premier Global Media, IMX, WMG, Worldwide media Group. GMA Global Media Impossible to cancel, Internet

*UPDATE Employee: Linktech/PGM/GMA/IMX/WMG

*UPDATE Employee: Global Media Advertising

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Virtually impossible to contact - or even find contact info, had to get from credit card statement.  Everyone pleasant when I did call, but had to wait almost fifteen minutes on hold before being told I would be called back - they called back the next day (surprise), but then that's just so they could charge my cc another $50. 

They will spend another fifteen minutes or so trying to talk you out of canceling - just keep repeating that you want to cancel.  Does no good to speak to a supervisor - they're just the ones who are so good at arguing they got moved up. One year, several months of trying to contact/cancel - and $650 wasted. 
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#1 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: SecretSilentAssassin - (United States of America)

I worked in both the sales and retention departments at Linktech, and this is all about how it works and who they are:

The Parent Company Name is currently Linktech Worldwide. Was formerly Linktech Solutions, and also Linktech International.

This company has gone by Several DBA's:

WMG, WWMG = World Wide Media Group (The Beverly Hills, CA Office offering Google PPC Advertising)

-- All The Beaverton, OR office DBA's: --

GMR = Global Media Representatives (Now Defunct, was offering Google PPC Advertising)

PGM = Premier Global Media

(Now Defunct, was offering Bing/Yahoo PPC Advertising)

GMA = Global Media Advertising (Offering Bing/Yahoo PPC Advertising)

IMX = Internet Media Xperts

(Now Defunct, was Offering Bing/Yahoo PPC Advertising)

If you folks would like a physical address, then here they are.

Beverly Hills Office:
8484 Wilshire Blvd Ste #630
Beverly Hills CA, 90211
Beaverton Office:
14791 SW Millikin Way
Beaverton, OR 97006

A little background about the company:

The founder and owner of Linktech is Meir Yaniv. An Israeli kid in his mid-20s that started the company in his apartment bedroom cold calling realtors in 2003. Meir, who is obssessed with becoming a "Rock Star", is also the lead member of the punk rock band Abused Romance. They are signed by a major record label. He lives in Los Angeles. Most of the revenue generated from customer accounts by the company is used to fulfill his thrive to become a "real" rockstar, someday.

The actual CEO of Linktech is a short fat bald man named Jeff Essebag. Jeff is also a Co-Owner of the company, and runs the company from the Beverly Hills Office.

The COO of Linktech is a young mid 20s man named Omar Yusuf. Omar Attended Oregon State University, and was also a former Mortgage Loan Officer. He runs the Beaverton Offices, which is the location of MOST of the companys departments including Customer Service, Retention, Placement, Collections, ect. The Beverly Hills office is a sales-only office.

David Solonika, is the sales Manager for the Beaverton office. Mohammed "Mo" Hariri is the Sales Manager of the
Beverly Hills office. There is also an additional member of management named Jordan Bilyeu, a lanky, hyper, mid-20s kid that is a recovering heroin addict that verbally abuses and berates employees.

Everything is highly scripted. The scripts are used to convince you to buy a search phrase on either Bing or Google, depending on the DBA thats calling.

They use an auto-dialer. Lead files in the auto-dialer are recycled every time a new DBA is established or roughly every
3-6 months, so your never getting called by the "same company as they say. The Leads contained in the files are also blended and traded back and forth by the Beverly Hills office and the Beaverton Office. The lead files are compiled with data obtained from many sources, usually, Activerain, Trulia,, ect.

Hold times to get to a live person when calling to cancel will generally exceed 2+ hours. It will generally take 3+ hours to
cancel the service. Another method of canceling would be to simply have you credit card company reverse the charge.

The Beaverton office is known for hiring convicted felons, and drug addicts. The Linktech owner himself Meir Yaniv is a major
self-proclaimed pot-smoker.?

It is generally a running joke that Linktech hires "off the MAX train" (the Portland-Area's public transportation light-rail system) and/or out of the local jails. There was (on at least one occasion) a murderer actually employed by Linktech.

The company constantly hires and fires employees, the average employment for any given employee is less than 30 days. Its a revolving door of hired sales reps, they hire about 10-15 per week and fire just as many for non-performance. Little to no actual product training is given, so people with no sales or technical background wont last. It is always a thought of "will today be my last day here" attitude amongst the employees.?

The department that actually handles the client phrases and placement for the campaigns is way understaffed and client's
account get neglected. Placement drops off the page, clients get upset.?
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Global Media Advertising

AUTHOR: Courtney - (USA)

We are sorry to hear you didn't have a choice experience with Global Media Advertising. We would like to ensure that your concerns have been resolved. Please call 1-800-340-0199.
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