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Another vote of confidence for Crowd PR

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by Shonin » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:17 pm

Like a few other project creators, we are putting our two cents in regarding Crowd PR. (http://www.crowd.pr).

It seems like someone on here labelled them as a scam, and some folks piled on and now their business is really suffering and I feel that's very unfair based on the experience we had with them.

They asked me to post an honest review so I will. I also commented on another thread (Crowd PR pushy sales tactics - We can confirm that we never felt pushed in any way. If anything we were the ones doing the pushing).

TL;DR:
Crowd PR was totally worth it for us, definitely not a scam even though it might seem like a barebones operation from afar. For their flat fee they got us published in Engadget and The Verge among many other outlets, which was a massive boost to our campaign. We ended up achieving 1000%+ of our goal in part due to the efforts of Crowd PR.

Details:
Pros:
- Totally worked, ROI was great (as far as it can be accurately measured, more on that below).

Cons:
- Like I said, seems like a barebones operation, so I can see why people would have a tough time trusting them from the outside. We took a gamble once and it paid off, but you can see there are other creators that have used them multiple times to great benefit.
- Communication could improve, but hey the results were there.
- It's very difficult to attribute the articles to their efforts with 100% accuracy, but that's with any PR service. We can say that we did not have any other PR efforts happening, so we attribute the PR success to Crowd PR.

Hope this helps clear the air. Let's be measured about what we post here folks, people's livelihoods are at stake.
The Shonin Streamcam is a wearable personal security camera that saves video directly to the cloud.

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by pwalk119 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:56 pm

"Kyle", "William", and their other names they go by are just the same scammers dressed up in a new brand. They were previously crowdpr.co (https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cr ... ca-1368403) and countless other names before this.

Same song and dance as always. Crowd.PR is a known scam. They aren't located in San Francisco (actually based in Florida) look up their address (18 Bartol St, San Francisco, CA 94133). It's a fake address that anyone can pay a few dollars a month for a 'virtual address' (https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/c ... ility-2435) to pretend they're a legit front in SF. Watch out for the fake Fiverr reviews on Google as well.

These guys are a known scam outfit and are doing their best to prop up this new name online creating fake usernames to speak fake reviews. The truth doesn't lie and these guys are getting caught just like they were countless other times all over online. Do your research and trust your gut feeling. These guys aren't who they say they are.
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by Shonin » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:12 pm

dont know if you read the review, but we actually used them... successfully. We will have to agree to disagree. thanks for the comment.
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by Crowd PR » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:24 am

Thank you for the review. To anyone reading this, Shonin has also posted the Crowd PR badge and website address to the bottom of their kickstarter campaign page for verification. Here is their campaign page for you to view:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shonin/shonin

Yes, our coworking space where our office is based at also sells virtual office space. You can see that our coworking space is currently renting out physical offices as well as virtual offices at our Bartol address here:

https://liquidspace.com/us/ca/san-franc ... ix-offices

I see you have posted 6 posts about us today. You can't tell the difference between Crowd PR and other companies who have the word "Crowd" in their name. Many of your posts are about "Crowd PR Guru", and you seem to believe we are the same company.

That scam report you just linked to is not about "Crowd PR".
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by Aureliolutz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:22 am

"William". If Crowd.PR is real, how come that your website was created on June 2017, there is nothing to be found about your "company" before that?

I'm sure that you do not mind sending us your official company registration details?

And I'm sure that there is a good reason for all negative REAL customer experiences online?

The fact that the same campaigns you claimed to have worked with now, many of them actually finished BEFORE Crowd.PR started their activities (earliest in June 2017), make me think that all it's not a coincidence that the previous known scam sites are indeed yours.
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by Crowd PR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:36 am

Yep, you caught me red handed. We were founded in 2017 just like our website says... Guilty as charged.

I don't think you've ever bothered to look at our website, but all of the case studies on there are from 2017. And all of those projects have our badge and link on their kickstarter pages.

Are you insane or something?
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by Crowd PR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:49 am

That report is not even about our company. We are "Crowd PR" and our website is http://www.crowd.pr. Nothing more, nothing less. We are the only agency named "Crowd PR".

C--R--O--W---D P---R

There is no "Co" in our name. There is no "Guru" in our name. There is no "Ninja" in our name. There is no "social" in our name. Nothing but those 7 letters in that exact order: Crowd PR.


pwalk119 wrote:"Kyle", "William", and their other names they go by are just the same scammers dressed up in a new brand. They were previously crowdpr.co (https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cr ... ca-1368403) and countless other names before this.

Same song and dance as always. Crowd.PR is a known scam. They aren't located in San Francisco (actually based in Florida) look up their address (18 Bartol St, San Francisco, CA 94133). It's a fake address that anyone can pay a few dollars a month for a 'virtual address' (https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/c ... ility-2435) to pretend they're a legit front in SF. Watch out for the fake Fiverr reviews on Google as well.

These guys are a known scam outfit and are doing their best to prop up this new name online creating fake usernames to speak fake reviews. The truth doesn't lie and these guys are getting caught just like they were countless other times all over online. Do your research and trust your gut feeling. These guys aren't who they say they are.
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by kearaanita » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:29 am

Thank you for feedback. I’m new to all of this and am on an exploration mission in the beginning days of my campaign.

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by pwalk119 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:55 am

"William", do you honestly think people can't see right through what you are trying to spin here? crowdpr.co was your website previously, GlennRoss before that and countless others. Funny how you are claiming credit for campaigns that happened years ago when your latest crowd.pr website just launched months ago.

.co is a domain extension just as you are using the Puerto Rican .pr for your latest convenient "rebrand."
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by Crowd PR » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm

You've mentioned me in posts about crowdco.co as well. We are not Crowd Co, Crowd PR Co, or Crowd PR Guru, or Crowd PR Ninja.

If we are such a big scam then why is our badge and website address posted on the Amabrush campaign that raised $3.8M? Look at it for yourself, you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of their kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/10 ... toothbrush

You want to make all of these accusations without a shred of evidence. You are a liar, you are not smart, and you can't even spell correctly. Here is how our name is spelt:

CROWD PR

Do you see any "Co" in that name? Do you see any "Glen Ross" in that name?
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