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Jam Sports Marketing sells advertisement space on t-shirts, stadium seats, megaphones and other promotional items distributed to "parents, faculty, and students."
This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Jam Sports Marketing include:
- Failure to respond to 1 complaint filed against business OR Failure to respond to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
- 4 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved
- Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints
Factors that raised the rating for Jam Sports Marketing include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
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|Total Closed Complaints||8|
Additional Complaint Information
BBB files indicates this business has a pattern of complaints concerning sales and delivery, customer service, and refund issues. A more complete description of complaints follows.
Sales and Delivery
Business owners allege that after purchasing and paying (ranging from $150 - $950) for advertising space on t-shirts (to be distributed to local schools and colleges), the company failed to provide them with their sample t-shirts and failed to distribute the advertising t-shirts to the schools as promised. In other complaints, business owners complain about significant delays in the distribution of the t-shirts. Specifically, consumers report they purchased advertising on t-shirts which were to be distributed during high school football season. After the shirts did not appear as scheduled, business owners contacted Jam Sports for a status update. According to complaints, Jam Sports typically cites an inability to obtain enough advertisers to fill the space as the reason for the delay. Consumers are then assured the shirts will be distributed during the baseball season. Despite company assurances, many businesses wait nearly a year or more without shirts being distributed. Falsely claiming affiliation with the local high school or college is another issue frequently cited against Jam Sports Marketing. In several complaints, business owners report making contact with the school about the whereabouts of the t-shirts only to find the school had no knowledge of Jam Sports and had never agreed to the advertising venture.
Consumers report extreme difficulty reaching Jam Sports representatives to inquire about the whereabouts of their t-shirts. Customers report an inability to reach company representatives by telephone, email, or US Mail. Neither voicemail nor email messages are returned.
In situations where refunds are demanded, Jam Sports states it will mail a refund check. However, customers report the money was never received as promised.
The company has responded to and resolved some complaints, while others remain unanswered or unresolved. Company responses to complaints typically provide no explanation or attempt to refute the complaint allegations. The responses usually state that the company either has or will refund the consumer.
The BBB offered to meet with the company on several occasions to discuss these issues. Per the company response, "due to unforeseen business circumstances", the meetings have not taken place.
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
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Type of Entity
Limited Partnership (LP)
Alternate Business NamesJam Sports Marketing, LP Madden Sports Marketing, LLC
The BBB has received information from four different colleges and universities in the past three years indicating that the company had used the name and/or logos of the respective schools without authorization.
The company has requested that any consumer with a complaint include the name of their business when filing a complaint with the BBB.