Ad Guy Doesn't Pay Rent, Ad Biz Still Viewed As Sleazy
It seems Toronto ad execs can't seem to stay out of trouble. First, henderson bas President Dawna Henderson gets exposed as a maniacal control freak and now some ad guy has stiffed another out of rent money. An Adrants readers writes us saying, "Toronto Marketing consultant Simon Wood owed my friend thousands ($6,000) of dollars in back-rent, stringing him along until finally disappearing into the night. This friend, also an Ad-guy, got really pissed-off and searched the net for where to track down Mr. Wood. He discovered in the process that Simon had let his B2B site domain's registry slide. My friend (Phil Bonnell according to Whois) bought www.simonwood.ca for eleven dollars and the rest is history."
The site contains page after page of not so nice comments about Wood including the predictable "got wood" joke. While we get a sick pleasure out of this stuff, it also concerns us and just confirms why the general public ransk us right up their with car dealers in terms of trust and integrity.