Matthew Lesko Snubs Ad Agencies, Hands Money to the People
If you've ever been to an ad conference and seen some dude walking around in a question mark suit or have been assaulted by one of his websites online, you've had the pleasure of seeing Matthew Lesko. He's one of those infomercial/make money online types that, despite the fact they do make tons of money, really get underneath the skin and cause some serious cringe.
Lesko launched Information USA 30 years ago to make people aware of un-advertised government programs that had millions of dollars to help people find work, get training, pay tuition, help with housing, launch businesses, pay for prescriptions and get government contracts. To promote his company, Lesko has spent millions on television advertising and has used ad agencies to help with his campaigns.
Now he wants to give his money to the people rather than an ad agency. He promises to pay five dollars to anyone who visits and joins My America Benefits Plan. Of course, to get the five dollars, a person has to sign up for the program, pay one dollar and then receive five dollars back. no surprise there.
Of course, it's all to make Lesko more money. No secret there. But hey, who doesn't want five dollars? Seems like a lot of work to get it though