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Evolve Media / Gorilla Nation / Crave has stopped paying

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by Michael Ramses, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. SoloSmith

    SoloSmith Greenhorn

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    #41
    I'm still looking into it. Not really my field. They owe nearly $5000 so not a ton of money but enough to leave a dent. I expect the legal costs to be double that >.<
    SEMrush
     
    SoloSmith, Sep 27, 2017 IP
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    #42
    Yeah I can't afford to pursue any legal action and the amount they owe me isn't really worth the trouble
     
    frightie, Sep 27, 2017 IP
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    #43
    Yeah, they owe me around the same amount...I want my money lol
    I hear you
     
    TeflonDon, Sep 27, 2017 IP
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    #44
    Got this response today when asking where my money was

     
    TeflonDon, Sep 27, 2017 IP
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    #45
    Got a payment last week
     
    TeflonDon, Jan 24, 2018 IP
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    Vive_Pubs Peon

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    #46
    You are a lucky one. I heard most payments were stop being sent last year and they are focusing on only a handful of their top 5 to 10 publishers. Everyone else won't get paid unless they complain. They know that it will be too costly for publishers to go after a few thousand dollars so they would rather keep the money. Class action lawsuit? I wonder how much we will find being stolen over the last decade once we look under the hood. Fake fees? Probably. Missing checks? Probably. Fake discrepancy? Probably.
     
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    Vive_Pubs, Feb 21, 2018 IP
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    #47
    We finally agreed to settle the debt, for about 15% of the amount owed. Signed a new agreement stating they would pay by February 28th. Surprise, surprise, nothing. Last year this would have crippled us but since switching to an advertising partner that actually delivers, we've got the finances to chase this down. The latest excuse was that their controller was out ill. Company is an embarrassment.
     
    SoloSmith, Mar 2, 2018 IP
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    #48
    Guys like that need a backstage or garage meeting, on one of the shows.
     
    The Beaver, Mar 2, 2018 IP
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    #49
    What new advertising partner did you go with? I’m look for a new cpm network
     
    TeflonDon, Mar 5, 2018 IP
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    Vive_Pubs Peon

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    #50
    You will not get paid. Period. Trust me. They are going straight to Bankruptucy by end of year. There is so much corruption that if anyone looks under the hood, they will see publishers have been robbed of millions of dollars over the last decade. Heck...I even heard rumors from a friend of a friend (who used to work there) that a well-known film site is owed six-figures because the site forgot to deposit their checks and Evolve never re-issued the money they were owed.

    Go with a company like Freestar. Heard great things. Goodluck!
     
    Vive_Pubs, Mar 7, 2018 IP
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    #51
    We went with Enthusiast. Relatively new network but it has been a fantastic experience, I believe they own Destructoid now. The CEO actually posted in this thread previously. Performance is solid, any issues we've had they've been all over. Years of dodgy payments, questionable advertisements etc. It's been a relief to finally find a provider that understands the needs of the publishers :D Couldn't recommend them highly enough.
     
    SoloSmith, Mar 7, 2018 IP
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    #52
    I forgot about Enthusiast! They are also legit. Canadian based. Buying a lot of websites and seems very pro-publishers. Thanks for the reminder!
     
    Vive_Pubs, Mar 8, 2018 IP
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    #53
    Thank you for the follow up on the subject and about Enthusiast. I've never heard about that company, and I had a hard time trying to find it on Google. Could you kindly share their website? Or maybe their "full" name or something that would help me to contact them? Thanks a lot!
     
    Misio, Mar 19, 2018 IP
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    #54
    Thank you for the note about Enthusiast. Much appreciated. Would you be able to share their contact information? We are looking for a new agency too. Thanks!
     
    Misio, Mar 19, 2018 IP
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    #55
    Here you go: http://enthusiastgaming.com/

    They focus on gaming websites and I am not sure when they plan to branch out into other verticals. Legit though. Much better than Evolve Media.
     
    Vive_Pubs, Apr 13, 2018 IP
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    #56
    Anyone having any luck with payments? Seems like its becoming a very common trend for them.
     
    joshlusig, Jun 5, 2018 IP
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    #57
    I got a payment last month, it was the final payment they owed me....
     
    TeflonDon, Jun 10, 2018 IP
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    #58
    I stopped serving their ads a year ago. They still owe me a few months worth of payments. At this point I don't expect to receive anything from them.
     
    frightie, Jun 10, 2018 IP