A Texas company’s alleged business practices has sports boosters across the country crying foul, according to complaints lodged with Better Business Bureau. Jam Sports Marketing has drawn dozens of complaints in recent years from business owners seeking to support sports teams from their local schools or colleges.
Jam Sports Marketing sells advertisement space on t-shirts, stadium seats, megaphones and other promotional items distributed at no cost to “parents, faculty and students,” the company says on its website.
However, some business owners alleged in complaints that the items on which they bought advertisement space were never handed out. And others alleged items such as t-shirts promoting local football teams were distributed too late, sometime after the football season had ended.
Jam Sports Marketing has an “F” rating with the BBB, the lowest grade possible.
On its website, the company calls itself a “national leader in representing both schools and businesses at the local community level.” In addition, the company touts its services as “the most efficient, reliable way for schools to receive no cost spirit products as well as … a powerful marketing distribution vehicle that directly targets a large influential customer base of local businesses.”
Several of its customers disagree in complaints. And when some sought refunds for missing or delayed (more…)