We included Crowd.PR already in our Kickstarter Marketing Agency review article but after receiving well over 20 (!) complaints from previous customers, decided to include some reviews. Be warned. Crowd.Pr is a scam. You will, guaranteed end up with zero results but an empty pocket.
Crowd.pr is the worst. Everything about them is a lie. They’ve only been in business and created their website less than 3 months ago yet claim to have been around since 2015. They’re not even based in SF, google their fake address, it’s nothing but a virtual address (aka a fraud just like them), they’re actually based in Florida. p.s. crowdpr.co is another one of their old names before they had to change their name after the truth came out about them.
“William Henry” (fake name) harasses and cons innocent crowdfunding clients if you do a simple Google search on crowd.pr review or crowd.pr scam and people are being ripped off for thousands of dollars. I’ve read multiple stories on them, so be careful!
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
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 <[email protected]> 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 | www.crowd.pr
On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 6:43 PM, ralph roberts <[email protected]> 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 <[email protected]> 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.
We can post over 20 reviews and experiences. But the bottom line; if you decide to invest in Crowd.pr, the self proclaimed ” top PR agency for crowdfunding”, you’ll end up with zero results and an empty pocket.