I came across one email that sounded very convincing and just what I needed to get my funding for my movie. The email was from Sean Abel of Crowd PR Guru (aka toplevelpr: I bought from toplevelpr's website, but it clearly shows crowdprguru on my financial statement).
The email was convincing enough to contact him. After about a few times talking with him, he convinced me to spend $495.00. On the phone he promised me that his team knows what they are doing and they will get the traffic I needed and start making money on my Indiegogo campaign right away. I paid them the $495.00.
Later that night, I checked the Internet out for reviews. In my horror and disbelief there were some scathing reviews about the treatment that people got from Crowd PR Guru aka toplevelpr. The next day, I spoke to Sean Abel, I told him to cancel and give me my money back because of the scathing reviews. He reassured me that those reviews were just coming from competitors. He then again reassured me that toplevelpr aka Crowd PR Guru will get the hits and money I needed. I believed him again and did not cancel.
A week later, I did see that I did get some boost on my Indiegogo campaign. I also received some emails from Anthony Bernard, Media Specialist for Crowd PR Guru, that some site post my Movie on there. I got a meager 2,000 hits, but still no investors which still at “0” contributors on Indiegogo. I called Sean Abel and asked him about why I still was not getting more hits and investors contributing. He is supposed to be a Guru.
As time went by, there were still very few hits on my Indiegogo campaign. I called again and wound up speaking to a publicist named David (not sure of last name). I spoke to him about the problem of why I was not getting any hits and investors. He gave me all kinds of excuses why their service was not successful.
I waited till near the end of the campaign which was still at “0” contributions. I called again and I wound with talking the second time to David. He still told me he did not know why I was not getting more hits and no investors. I told him that he needs to get his team and make sure something happens. He told me that his team did everything they could and that they would relaunch their publicity the last week of my Indiegogo campaign. I asked him that if my campaign fails at the end, that Crowd PR Guru would relaunch another campaign for free. David told me they don’t do that and I would have to spend another $250 for a relaunch. I mentioned to him I paid that $495.00 and got no results. David did not care how I felt and was cold. He then said that he does not guarantee the traffic or contributors investing money. I told him that he was to be a Guru and it was their job to get them interested.
I feel that is a real wrip off and they do not know what they are doing. They did not do enough to help me get my campaign funded and I paid a whopping $495.00 that absolutely way too much to charge! They did not get any contributors and only meager amount of hits on my site!
I asked to send me everything they did. I got one email reply back, 4 days later. The pitch I got was not even mine, but for another campaign !! However, the pitch as exactly the same as mine... they do not even make personalized pitches (what they promise), but send the same pitch out, if they already do. I got ZERO (0) results from their efforts and zero proof!
Their attitude is they were very uncaring and you will be wasting your money if you go with them. Their Customer Service is almost non-existent except with excuses. They don’t even have a refund policy were if you are dissatisfied with their service and unsuccessful results.
They are definitely not GURUS in the business! Stay away from Crowd PR Guru aka toplevelpr and stay away from Sean, Anthony, and David!!!
I am unsatisfied and urge all crowdfunders to stay from Crowd PR Guru aka toplevelpr aka turnkeypr!!!
Product or Service Mentioned:
Toplevelpr Crowdfunding Service.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Monetary Loss: $495.
Preferred solution: Stop them from doing this to other people. I found out that they have been using new websites and fake companies after several months to steal again..
I didn't like:
Toplevel pr bad quality pitch, Toplevel pr scam, Bad press release pitch, Toplevel pr is a rippoff.