BBB file opened:
January 01, 1989
Business incorporated: 01/01/1978 in DE
Type of Entity
Mr. Stephen Klein, President
Principal: Mr. Stephen Klein, President
Marketing Programs & Services
Advertising - Direct Mail
Mail Order & Catalog Shopping
Alternate Business Names
Advisory Communications Systems, Inc.
E M I ( Easy Savers)
History/Principal Officers Encore Marketing, now EMI, was formerly known as American Leisure Industries. It has advised the BBB that its corporate operations include several divisions: Encore Preferred Traveler Club, Villas of the World, Home & Garden Savings Club, Shoppers Discount, Health & Beauty, Premier Fitness & Wellness (Plus), Identity Watch, Protect-your Cards, and Fortune Builder.
Stanley D. Plotnick is Chairman of Encore Marketing, International. Creghton Holden is listed as president of the Encore program. According to the company, the controlling stockholders of Encore Marketing International are also the controlling stockholders of Credit Card Protection Agency, now operating as Innovattive Direct, which is located at the same address as EMI. The corporations have some officers and directors in common. A separate report on Innovative Direct is available.
The company uses a "negative option" in many of its promotions. This requires customers to actively intervene in the automatic annual renewal of services in order to stop billing and services. The relationship does not lapse, until stopped by the customer. As always, consumers are advised to review credit cared statements for charges on all statements they receive to verify what they are choosing to authorize.