Showreel TV who have always claimed that they have a network of, we quote “selected premier salons across the UK to generate the latest in salon entertainment” seem to also have, by far, the largest ‘network’ of disgruntled customers one can possibly imagine (read all of comments below whilst trying to get the phrase “there’s no smoke without fire” out of your head).
Tracey Burnette from the boutique health club, Club Twenty Two in Mayfair was the latest to reach out to us, having successfully won damages against Showreel TV ‘owner’ Mark Butcher in the Blackpool County Court – only to find that Showreel TV conveniently ceased trading on, or around. April 19th 2013.
Another disgruntled customer emailed us last week to tell us that “Showreelmediatv.net, or whatever they call themselves … disappeared from view from the internet since around the 22nd April 2013” (we can see a web site although we note that it does not contain the legally required physical contact information).
Since December 2010, complaints from advertisers – all of them it seems small businesses wanting to use the network to promote their services flooded in (those comments that we have verified originating from legitimate email addresses and linked to a proper business we have posted below).
Some comments have pointed out similarities (not proven) to two other companies that have received similar bad press.
Those small businesses who have had a bad experience trying to get their ad up on this network (and all the associated direct debit and bank irregularities) won’t be returning to any digital out of home network in a hurry.