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King Kong


Country Australia
State Victoria
City South Yarra
Address 3 Bond Street
Phone 1300 858 250
Website https://kingkong.com.au/

King Kong Reviews

  • Aug 4, 2019

Three strikes and your out!!!

I signed up for a 30 minute 'strategy session' with King Kong recently to discuss my business and marketing needs. It wasn't a strategy session at all, but just a hard sell manipulative sales opportunity for them!!

STRIKE #1!

They will ask you very specific questions which you think are to understand your business, but it is actually to collect information they can use to bring out your potential objections and then use it against you to manipulate a sale. They have no intention of providing any value to you in that call - it is just to sign you up at any cost. If you don't say yes in that "high value strategy session" they will schedule a follow up because "you will have questions" - but of course that is another sign up opp for them.

I agree with the other reviewer, they will loudly proclaim how great they are, and that "only they" understand digital marketing and know about how to properly develop and market my business through Adwords. Crap detector buzzing! That's total nonsense.

STRRIKE #2!!

For the privilege of getting the 'best' they want to charge you a minimum of $17400 for 3 months work. Only $6000 of that is for actual AdWords- that's how highly they value themselves!!

Costs:

$4400 hundred for a WordPress landing page (wtf),

$1000 in setup fees

$6000 to manage you adwords campaign.

$6000 for 3 months Adword spend.

When asked why the $2000 a month for their management fee, the answer was "because we are the best and get paid for results not time spent" - very convenient answer!

STRRRIKE #3!!!

The real reason for the high setup costs is three fold:

1. To extract as much money as possible in a short time, which is consistent with their 'churn and burn' strategy (this reminds me of Amway or multilevel marketing, which is extremely predatory approach).

2. Because they know people often think that high cost means high value (it doesn't). Judging on discussions online about them, they also probably can't deliver on their promises and will lose you as a customer once you find out after you have spent the money. They make you sign a contract for your monthly spend so if it doesn't work (which many ex-clients say is the case) you still have to pay!! If it is about results as I was told, why would you need a contract that doesn't provide warranties for non-performance on their part?

3. Also, with such high setup costs you will feel you should sign up for a longer period of time to "maximise" your return on that investment. That is psych 101. So, they try and lock you in.

YOUR OUT!!!

There is no way I would recommend using a company that uses outdated high pressure sales techniques that are highly manipulative. It shows they don't understand sales or people at all, which actually about building trust and a relationship with clients. FAILED!

If they are that good, why the hard sell? If the "strategy meeting" is any indication of their intent and competence, then I would say steer clear. I doubt there is true value here. Just the appearance of it. I think I can get much better for my $17000 elsewhere. Don't get sucked in by the slick advertising to get you in. It is just hype and part of a predatory approach.

For the truth about this company go to WhirlPool forum where there are plenty of unhappy customers, who did use King Kong services:

https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2560072

  • Aug 4, 2019

My novice Adwords campaign outperformed theirs!

I was charged a $1000 month fee to manage an Adwords campaign, and told I would need to spend $1000/month on the actual campaign. After i started, they told me my budget was too low to perform, and that I needed to spend $2000/month on ads. So I was now spending $3000/month on my campaign which was resulting in a $500/day revenue return. On my campaign I ran before signing with them I was spending $1000/month and getting around $500-$1500/day revenue return. I had signed for 3 months and couldn’t get out of the contract, my sales fell massively and it cost me in money I paid them, wasted Adwords money and reduced revenue. It took my account another 7 months to recover back to how I had it running before I introduced their campaign. Huge waste of money I couldn’t afford with my new business.

  • Sep 29, 2017

King Kong signs you up by making false promises, they will charge you huge amount of money at the very beggining to create landing pages, SEO/PPC/Social media campaigns, they project themselves as if they are magicians and can transform your business overnight and increase sales/leads five folds. When nothing was working I got back to them asking the reason for no returns then they asked me for more money for the campaigns, then they asked me to redesign my landing page and requested even more moeny. Their staff and account managers are lethargic and unprofessional, all they care about is to rip off money. Extremely bad customer service and bad culture. Stay Away from this king kong and Sabri Subi.This whole thing is a scam.

  • Aug 18, 2017

STAY AWAY from King Kong. I was lured in from the moment I signed up for the lead generation ebook that King Kong promotes. I signed up, received the free ebook and thought great. The phone calls then begun! I was hounded by a King Kong sales executive, or as they call themselves, Growth Experts. After several calls, I signed up for a 6 month SEO growth campaign that was supposedly going to flood my inbox with leads. During the campaign, zero leads and phone calls were generated by King Kongs supposed work and the service I received from the King Kong team was appealing. At month 5 I had my seo growth campaign reviewed by an independent third party and I was shocked to learn that minimal/zero work had been performed. Not even basic onsite optimisation. My concerns were raised with the King Kong team, they gave a ridiculous excuse and requested I pay out my contract. Am I the only one who has had a dreadful experience with this company? I started to do some digging. I first looked at their Google map reviews and I noticed that the founder Sabri Suby had left his own company a 5 star review. Is that allowed? Looks like other people had also noticed it. Since then, it looks like Sabri Suby has removed it. I seriously doubt the validity of the other 5 star reviews on their map listing. I investigated to see if other King Kong clients have had a similar experienced to myself, so I Googled King Kong reviews and all I found were movie reviews for the famous action movie. Then I searched King Kong SEO reviews and all I found were websites that King Kong owned or had setup. Do you see a trend here? I took my business to a boutique agency in Mornington. Now my inbox is full with leads and the phone is ringing. I should look on the bright side, due to my appalling experience with King Kong, it encouraged me to get off my butt, research and learn the basics of seo. I will not be fooled again and I suggest you do the same.

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