iMediaPro - Do Your Due Dilligence

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Apr 30, 2007 10:35 pm


Before you purchase anything from iMediaPro (a.k.a. SeminarTicket.com) make sure you do your due diligence.



1) http://www.local6.com/news/10408354/detail.html

iMediaPr o exposed by undercover TV crew in Orlando, FL

Watch the entire undercover video footage and news report.



2) http://imediapro-ripoff.blogspot.com/

Just a few of the numerous complaints against iMediaPro



May 1, 2007 7:30 am

Isn't that Steve Anderson, the old 'Cold Call Cowboy'?  Is that old fraud still around?


He and Larry Klein should get together and do something.

May 9, 2007 1:50 am

May 9, 2007 11:38 am

Yes, Steve Anderson is i-media pro. Does anyone know exactly how many times he's (or his firm has) filed bankruptcy?



And as far as Larry Klein, what can we say? There should be a unique place for those two to spend the rest of their lives together.

May 15, 2007 1:51 pm

Unfortunately I know what you are talking about.

May 18, 2007 5:29 pm

I paid Steve Anderson $8,000 via Provident Bank in 2002. It took a year to get the whole program drafted and approved by Compliance. If my memory serves me correctly, they asked for $3,500 two more times to finish the project. Add that up, looks like at least $15,000. I will have to go through my records to confirm the exact amounts and dates. I am pretty sure this is correct. I paid off the loan from Provident Bank to preserve my top-rate credit rating. I have never gotten any product in all this time. Can you believe it, I got a call from Mr. Larsen, who was my sales rep with Anderson's company just about a month ago? He wanted to know if I was ready to move forward with the card. I said, "Sure, but I am not sending any more money." He just said,"OK" and hung up the phone. I have often thought of contacting the California Attorney General about this, but have been unsure about exactly how to go about it. I just want my money back.

Oct 1, 2008 2:50 am

I've been using the system with great results have even referred several of my clients who are thrilled...make sure your compliance will approve it.

Oct 1, 2008 11:29 am
YVR$GUY:

I've been using the system with great results have even referred several of my clients who are thrilled...make sure your compliance will approve it.



everyone here knows that stuff is CRAP and a scam, go away

Nov 17, 2008 10:22 pm

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to post your thoughts!  Thanks to you, I was saved from making a big mistake.

 
I am looking to start my own business, and I have only a shoe string budget.  I received an email from Steven Anderson regarding the multimedia business card.  I was speaking with him today, and intended to place an order tomorrow.  I would have lost everything!!!
 
Thank you all again so very much!!!
Nov 18, 2008 10:52 am

Stay away from i-Media.


If you have a shoestring budget, buy these (buy them used, and you can get both for less than $25:


http://www.amazon.com/Selling-Affluent-Thomas-J-Stanley/dp/0070610495/ref=sr1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227023216&sr=8-1


http://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Affluent-Thomas-J-Stanley/dp/0070610479/ref=pdbxgy_b_img_b
 
If you have a few more dollars, invest in these guys:http://www.psbtraining.com
Mar 13, 2009 3:43 pm

Stephen Anderson.....Steve is the consumate salesman!  He is very good at creating a very rosy picture & convincing you that he will at least TRIPLE your personal production when he is in the process of getting you to purchase his MMBC-CD Rom program!  The problem is once you sign up for the program he sends you a glorified business plan that if anybody follows it to a tee would get probably great results with or w/out using the VERY expensive MMBC's which are nice but they are just a glorifed business card!  And forget about any follow up support from Steve....he will be along way from the sale & onto the next sale!! My problem w/Steve & his programs are not the pruduct itself (the MMBC units are very professional and done well) but the way Steve pre-sells these programs.  He doesnt tell the entire truth when he is trying to get your credit card info.....he basically told me I would triple my production by sending out the MMBC units to my A,B,C clients and also mailing them to an affluent prospect list (Which I had to purchase from him) but once I signed up he then changed his tune & said we need to folow a 6-step marketing plan involving using a press release in your local newspaper...(Try to get that deal in your local paper & past the editors....yeah right since its basically an advertising message)!!!  So unless you have a system already inplace to market to clients/prospects all you are purchasing is a VERY expensive business card program....end of Story!!!

Mar 14, 2009 2:19 am

Buy an iMac, buy a few DVDs, use, iPhoto and GarageBand and make your own DVDs. 


Costs
iMac - $1200
DVDs - $50
Snowball Microphone (you don't need a professional one to sound great) - $100
Lessons at Mac Store - $100 for one day a week for a year.
 
iPhoto and Garageband come with the Mac
 
I made a DVD for each 401k plan administrators, trust attorneys, divorce attorneys, accountants
 
Screw iMedia pro - I told them to go fly a kite.  The production quality on their site isn't even that good.
 
Aug 15, 2010 6:57 am

Stephen Anderson is still at it!  I am a successful planner and I do like to try different things now and then to expand my opportunities.  This man charged me over $15,000 and has not delivered the MM Business cards  I know I paid quite a bit of money, but for me time is a valuable thing, so I would rather spend it on the phone instead of fiddling with computers, multimedia editing software, etc. 

Unfortunately when Stephen Anderson defrauds planners, he depends on the fact that nobody will go after him since it would be throwing good time/money after bad!  Do you guys have any recent info on him?  I am talking with my attorney to take action against him.

Aug 16, 2010 5:47 pm

Moraen

Would you mind sending me a copy of your work. I would like to see what you've done as an example. Let me know!

Aug 17, 2010 9:09 am

PM me your email address and I'll send it.

Aug 27, 2010 3:32 am

[quote=CFP Dude]

Stephen Anderson is still at it!  I am a successful planner and I do like to try different things now and then to expand my opportunities.  This man charged me over $15,000 and has not delivered the MM Business cards  I know I paid quite a bit of money, but for me time is a valuable thing, so I would rather spend it on the phone instead of fiddling with computers, multimedia editing software, etc. 

Unfortunately when Stephen Anderson defrauds planners, he depends on the fact that nobody will go after him since it would be throwing good time/money after bad!  Do you guys have any recent info on him?  I am talking with my attorney to take action against him.

[/quote] Yes i do you may conntct me for info.

Oct 31, 2010 8:59 pm

I am really surprised that these negative remarks are aimed at Steven Anderson. Unfortunately most of your negativity is akin to the little boy who cried wolf.  No company is without their trouble accounts, why should he be any different. I used to work for him and every night I got home I would tell my girlfriend I should be paying him to work there, as I learned so much about marketing from just this one person. He is brilliant and from starting Cold Call Cowboy on his kitchen table to 3 yeays later he turned down an offer of purchase for 17 million dollars. That is success guys and gals.  He is attributed rightly so for the makings of many a millionaire. 

Knowing a little about the sales process and creation of the Audio Business Card, in fairness to Steven Anderson, he does not stand to gain anything by not delivering on what he promises. He does enjoy, despite yourselves and your problems with him, an impeccable reputaion from the majority of his clients. His products and services are highly effective, that is indisputable, irrefutable. 

The problem with a troubled account is that they do not ever promise to just go out and build you an audio business card. It is a collaborative effort. There is much to read, a learning curve, and one must do much soul searching and creative writing to be able to participate in this very unique and creative process. Some people just do not have the creative streak within them and now are crying because they do not have completed audio business cards. 

I would change your attitude and reapproach Mr. Anderson as a professional and try to reconcile any differences.  I find it highly suspect that he just woke up on the wrong side of the bed and had it in for you,  deciding to swindle you out of money. And if you were honest you know I am telling the truth.  If you are not capable of negotiations hire an arbitrator. You do have legal recourse -- take advantage. Again, it's easier to bitch and moan here than actually take action and be a winner! 

Steven Anderson all said is not without flaws.  He made me take off my earing I sported at conventions and his office started at 7am.  By 7:02 the sign-in log was taken off the desk and given back to Mr. Anderson who would then send late goers back home, citing "they must not feel their job is important."  Okay so maybe he is a little anal in that department, but he knows what he wants and knows how to achieve success.  And topping it all off, one of his senior staff fired me one morning. have not seen Steven Anderson since that day. Yet, here I am at least honest enough to reveal the true nature of Steven.  So, contrary to any bad reviews here, this is not an individual to cast doubt on. And pointing out the few people with bad experiences still has to be fitted into statistics including the majority that were happy and changed for the better-- then, all of a sudden his company does not look so sinister.   In fact, most clients I talked to over the year I worked with Steve not only said it made their business grow exponentially but that they had even grown so much in every other area of their life as well.  Considering the very introspective approach in creating these tools it is of little wonder that people feel transformed and their lives renewed.  I really want to encourage you to approach Steve once more. Do not waste his time on a bitch session.  State your case and what you think is a fair resolution. If indeed it makes sane business sense, you may be pleasantly surprised at the change of attitude he has displayed towards you.  Give him another chance.  If that does not work post a message to me and I will talk to him for you.  Best of luck to everyone!

Nov 1, 2010 11:10 am

Thanks for bringing this to my attention!  I had no idea how shady this company was!

Feb 22, 2011 1:40 pm

This guy is a scumbag!  Avoid this guy and ANY business that he is associated with.  He is currently doing business as The Creative Juice.  He needs to experience Karma, and cousin Vinny!!!!!

Sep 15, 2011 4:07 pm