• Report: #239692
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Ripoff Report | Platinum TV Production TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. For more than 15 years, Platinum TV Production/PTGTV have specialized in developing, producing, and distributing programming for diverse audiences. Platinum TV Production delivers award-winning content through a variety of media, including television, social networks, websites and in-person events.

  • Submitted: Mon, March 19, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, July 05, 2017

  • Reported By:New York New York
Platinum TV Production TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. For more than 15 years, Platinum TV Production/PTGTV have specialized in developing, producing, and distributing programming for diverse audiences. Platinum TV Production delivers award-winning content through a variety of media, including television, social networks, websites and in-person events.
1000 E. Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach, Florida U.S.A.

Platinum TV Production Verified TRUSTED Business REVIEW: Platinum TV Production/PTGTV is dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. The company is over 15 years old and during its lifetime, as a legal corporate entity, implemented best standards and practices.
*UPDATE: Platinum TV Production pledges commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction, confidence when doing business with a member business. Platinum TV Production recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Platinum TV Production for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with Platinum TV Production have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Platinum TV Production listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Platinum TV Production/PTGTV principal, Paul Scott have told us that his personal philosophy is that the client's success is always uppermost. As a successful businessman, Mr. Scott feels it is critical to listen to his clients and fulfill all agreements. However, these reports were not posted by actual clients - they were posted by a disgruntled ex-employee seeking to cause professional and personal harm. Another top executive, Anthony DiMeglio, told us that Mr. Scott's personal philosophy is to rise above the competition by performing high quality work and service.

Platinum TV Production/PTGTV’s Rob Posner says this, "As leaders in the independent media production industry we have produced thousands of segments that have aired nationally and regionally on major cable networks. We even help small businesses create and understand their own brands. We are proud of the awards and repeat business we have enjoyed over the years."

One of the things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that none of the Ripoff Report reviews were actual clients of Platinum TV Production/PTGTV. In fact, Platinum TV Production/PTGTV's actual clients, that numbered in the thousands, were satisfied and many continued to utilize their production services on other projects.

Platinum TV Production is Ripoff Report Verified
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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Paul Douglas & Lisa Vrancken during an onsite inspection held by a third-party verification company with no biases towards Platinum TV Production.

Fortune Media Group is a full-service production company currently doing business as ASONTV. Their extensive array of products allow their clients to utilize them as a one-stop shop. Paul Douglas stated the following about his company, "We do everything from commercial development to corporate videos to long and short form infomercials. We also have production services like editing suites for rent, insert studios for rent." Because of their vast services Fortune Media Group has several projects under their umbrella. Lisa Vrancken further explained, "because we do so many different things, because we are so well diversified in the production world, we have different campaigns, different product evaluators, product managers, as well as producers working on. Hence the different names that were utilized. Our corporate legal entity name is Fortune Media Group. Our DBA that is registered is ASONTV. AsSeenOnTv.pro is the ecommerce site of Kevin Harrington and Brian Harrington. We operate that ecommerce site under that umbrella."

Leads for Fortune Media Group are obtained through specific product categories on their website. These categories range from health, beauty, fitness, home essentials, and things of that nature. Mr. Douglas further explained, "we have a research department here that searches out trade shows, expos, press releases, and articles for products that are under each of those categories. Our research department does some research on the company and finds out where they are selling, what their price points are, where they distribute. That information is given to our product manager. A product manager is responsible for having a conversation with that organization to discuss their product, how it might relate to our services, what we offer them as far as our services are concerned." From their the client would send in a sample of their product that would be reviewed by Fortune Media Group's internal staff. Mr. Douglas explained the final steps in the sales and services process, "we circle back with them after they have sent us the product and we have evaluated it and looked at it and they have gone through the project time lines that we sent them. We do a follow up call to see if there is interested and they want to participate with us. If they are interested and want to participate, we send them a participation agreement that lays out all the parameters, all the deliverables. Once that is signed off on, they send it back to us, I review it and countersign it and we begin the production aspects of the agreement. We do this roughly around 400-500 times a year."





CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – PLATINUM TV PRODUCTION

During the on-site interview, Mr. Douglas and Ms. Vrancken were asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Ms. Vrancken expressed that they rarely receive complaints on their services. However, occasionally clients will have different expectations on the final product, "upon their final edit, I contact them to discuss with them how to leverage their tools. I know we are extremely clear about the expectations that they should have whether it be on the tv show or on the commercial. Sometimes I think no matter how much clarity you give a participant, they may have expectations that exceed what a media test would truly provide. Although we are very clear about that, it might be a cause for dissatisfaction. That is a very very small group. We have testimonial letters that we can provide to anyone, from real participants that are extraordinary, and we have done extraordinary things for our products taking them to retail."

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Douglas and Ms. Vrancken expressed that all the comments were false and created by an ex-employee. Ms. Vrancken further stated, "it really needs to be made extremely clear that the only reason we are on Ripoff is because of an ex-employee. He was terminated for cause. He then went to work for a local competitor, and he wanted to cause harm to our company. He utilized Ripoff as a means to do so. In tying all the different campaign names that we use and the like. Any time we do a new project, he’s on Ripoff initiating “oh and they are tied into this company” to cause us harm. And has it? It has." In order to assure future and current clientele Fortune Media Group works directly with the Florida Atlantic University's production students, and have won many awards including the Telly Award.

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to making things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Ms. Vrancken stated, "we do everything for our customers, we have satisfied customers and we have testimonials. Those are people who just got a phone call to see if they want to be part of our campaign, were told about the requirements including the money."

Fortune Media Group is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "for us it means a lot. It just substitutes and it verifies that we are a credible company and have been a credible company for over 20 years...we are open with anybody that would like to tour our facility meet with us face to face and would like to come down to see us we welcome that and would be open to that as well."





PLATINUM TV PRODUCTION – STATEMENT FROM SENIOR MANAGER – ANGELO FERRARO

" I have worked for Paul Scott for over a decade and respect him as a business leader and the organizations he runs. We take pride in our work, value our clients and perform with integrity. It's disheartening that false accusations can be lodged against respectable businesses and hard working individuals.

Platinum TV Production's team of Telly award-winning producers, writers, directors, and editors had decades of television production experience and have an unrivaled passion for their work. Platinum TV Production takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "I have worked for Paul Scott for over 19 years. In my long standing professional tenure with Mr. Scott, I have witnessed amazing business acumen, leadership, excellence and commitment to his organizations and the 50+ employees on staff. Susan Eisner - Office Manager."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that Platinum TV Production's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM PLATINUM TV PRODUCTION

Platinum TV Production recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Platinum TV Production has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Paul Scott, Ripoff Report is convinced that Platinum TV Production is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.





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Ripoff Report has determined that Platinum TV Production meets Ripoff Report Verified™ standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. Members of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction program do pay a fee for our on-site review, 24-hour monitoring and for support with customers to resolve any disagreements.

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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Platinum Production TV, PTG Studios, PTGTV, Platinum Television Group Deerfield Beach Florida

This so-called production company in Deerfield Beach Florida called my company trying to persuade me to talk about my business so I might be considered for a 5 minute spot on their television show. I was contacted by a Jack Swartz claiming to have found us by researching our company from dozens of others in the field. I became suspicious and had them investigated. I find out that they have had several business names. I have been made aware of their fradulent activites and have been assured that they do not air any of these shows. This Jack person claims that they air on CNN News and the Travel Channel but the networks do not know of their existence. I am so thankful to the Rip Off Report as they saved my company a lot of money and a great deal of humiliation. Why do they have so many names, Platinum Production TV, PTG Studios, PTGTV, Platinum Television Group and who knows how many others. I read the dozens and dozens of other complaints. I understand they are being investigated by the FBI. Charles New York, New York
U.S.A.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/19/2007 11:21 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/platinum-tv-production-trusted-business-ripoff-report-verified-businesses-you-can-trust-for-more-than-15-years-platinum-tv-productionptgtv-have-specialized-in-developing-producing-and-distributing-programming-for-diverse-audiences-platinum-tv-production-delivers-award-winning-content-through-a-variety-of-media-including-television-social-networks-websites-and-in-person-events/deerfield-beach-florida-33441/platinum-production-tv-ptg-studios-ptgtv-platinum-television-group-deerfield-beach-flor-239692. 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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