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by brianbgl » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:19 am

Hi guys,

I've been contacted by a guy who works for a PR company which is
But I don't give him my trust. Do you have any feedbacks to provide me?

Thank you!!
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by bossjerico » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:26 pm


I've been contacted by a few PR companies as well. Actually. I just created an account on this phorum to do some research about PR for kickstarter projects (I am starting my own project as well). What I am doing is surfing the PR firm website and contact the client list to get references. Sometimes the firm itself provides you with a list for you to contact them.

Hope this helps :)

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by Antoine Wopilo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:57 am

Our French Kickstarter campaign (Wopilo) run between May 30th and July 4th with more than $120,000 collected and about 1,600 pillows pre-ordered.

We have prepared this campaign for 9 months and tried to activate all marketing channels to maximize our campaign visibility.

In this plan, PR was an important pillar. For France, we personally took care of the PR successfully. We have obtained nearly 20 articles in health, business start-up and lifestyle medias.

For the US, targeted as a key country for us, we hired Crowd PR (Kyle Stubbs) in April (6 weeks before the start of our campaign). We deeply regret that decision.

Without really making a communication effort, Kyle sent us a quote to contact the most powerful publications of the country and told us to be confident about his ability to obtain relevant publications.

After checking with previous campaign founders who had worked with him, we hired him, paid him $ 1,500 starting fee and sent him 15 pillows samples from France (took a week to be picked up at the Post office, we still do not know if its have been sent to any journalist, we have asked 5 times a list with no answer).

This is where the nightmare began.

Kyle used to reply only on one over 5 emails. We have had no follow-up at all on the job done (no list of the journalists contacted, absolutely nothing).
Kyle was unreachable during the pre-launch, launch, and the campaign.
The only result is an article in New Atlas.

Having decided to work with Funded Today for the end of the campaign, we asked him a report of the journalists contacted and those to whom he sent Wopilos so their FT PR team can avoid reaching same journalists. No answer.

To sum up, $ 1,500 fee, 15 pillow samples sent for nothing + hours spent trying to have some follow-up, with nearly no answer.

We might have been warned by the fact that Kyle has changed his phone number, his email + domain names several times. But it looked like it was a small agency really focused on results. It is absolutely not the case. Just after the payment, communication has nearly shutdown.

It is by far the worst experience of the great moment we had with our Kickstater campaign. And we hope that it will helps some campaign founders.

Antoine & Thomas – Wopilo, Paris
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by DinoGuy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:36 am

I was being spammed by CrowdPR day after day after I launched my campaign. I told Matt Kemp from CrowdPR to stop. Here's what happened... (in reverse)

On Aug 30, 2017, at 10:28 PM, Matt Kemp <> wrote:

You're pissed off because you know it's true.

You're a loser because you have enough time to actually post it everywhere on the internet. If you had a successful business you wouldn't have that kind of time to waste. haha!

Kyle Staebell Matt Kemp | business development
Crowd PR |

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 6:43 PM, ralph roberts <> wrote:
Thank you for the laugh!!! You’re the biggest joke on the internet! Time to share this with as many people I can! Later funny boy!

On Aug 30, 2017, at 9:10 PM, Matt Kemp <> wrote:

You are nothing more than a mom and pop business -- a fucking loser. You have zero creative ability or intelligence, your project is the least original thing I have ever see (dinosaur models, wow so unique).

Your highest ambition in life is just to maintain security and pay your food rent and expenses for children. You are pathetic, and you deserve to have your balls chopped off. You don't even understand the most basic business principles, which makes sense because you are not even a small business, you are smaller than a small business. Just a stupid looser with a website.

If it was 10 years ago before the internet - you would just be selling your goods in a gift shop. That is all you are, just a maker of crummy goods that belong in gift shops who also happens to have a website.

Can you do me and everyone else a favor? Just go and kill yourself. Your life is a fucking joke Ralph.

Kyle Staebell Matt Kemp | business development
Crowd PR |

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 6:05 PM, Matt Kemp <> wrote:
Ok whatever you say Ralph!

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On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM, ralph roberts <> wrote:
Yeah….. Sign me up!

Actually…. Piss off! Stop SPAMMING ME!!!!

On Aug 30, 2017, at 5:37 PM, Matt Kemp <> wrote:

Consider working with us. We would love to do a PR Campaign for you.

According to Fast Company, PR's conversion rate is 10x-50x higher than Advertising's conversion rate:


Even Adweek agress that PR (earned media) converts better than Advertisement (paid media):


Simply reply to this message to see what a PR Campaign would look like for your project.

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by hyperstarter » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:16 pm

Wow if that's real, then it's really shocking and should be reported (via their webhost called Digital Ocean who can track the priginal messages and take action as per their 3.2 Rules of Conduct
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by DinoGuy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks Hyperstarter, I just filed a report.
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by lowkey » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:16 am

Another scams. Simply put them under review or report it or make another authorities.
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