Back on November 9th, we posted a blog titled “Marcus Evans, Good Deal or Scam? You Decide.” That blog immediately generated two responses from former employees – at least emails from people who claimed to be former employees. Their letters suggested a very unhappy workplace. There is more to the story, however.
Our blog post also generated calls from senior management at Marcus Evans. Not threatening calls but a sincere invitation to attend one of their events and form our own judgment. Hopefully I can clear our schedule to attend their March event. While there may some unhappy workers – or former workers – at the company, the real question is the value of the product they deliver.
Often when we post a negative story we receive threats of lawsuits, cease and desist letters or nasty emails. Those tactics simply don’t work – if anything, they convince us that we were right in our initial assessment. The call from Marcus Evans inviting me to their upcoming Florida event was therefore a pleasant surprise. This isn’t going to be some one on one meeting with company PR folks but a chance to observe what they do and speak to participants. I am impressed.
Since the company was sincere in its invitation, I will attend and post my honest feedback.
Stay tuned for another update in March.