Here is a VERY detailed update from the Red Carpet Event (from my upline who attended):
We heard from several corporate members on the origin of the company, how it has grown and what measures are being activated to help build and sustain the growth.
First, most companies spend anywhere from 30 to 40 MILLION dollars on advertising. Often, they pay this amount to other companies to handle the advertising. Zeek decided to give this back to the people. So, instead of hiring an advertising company they are sharing company profits with us to advertise for them instead.
What that means for us is that we are acting as that firm collectively by our own individual efforts. As Zeek grows so do we. And the growth has been phenomenal!
Zeek went from a handful of core employees to several hundred! And they are still hiring more staff due to the stupendous results of everyones efforts in bringing in more customers and affiliates.
There are Zeek employees working 80 hour work week to assist us. There is also a new affiliate servies center that has been established in a private location.
The next Red Carpet event will be on Aug 22, 2012 at the same location in Clemmons, NC. Tickets go on sale Aug 1st for this event.
There is a National event for Zeek being held in Nashville, TN on November 8-11, 2012.
Please, please, please, take the time to listen to training calls and support calls live or listen to the recordings to keep up with Zeek. Affiliate services is ONLY for account issues! So whoever sent 22 tickets and whoever sent 55 tickets (you know who you are), you only delay getting help yourself and you delay others getting the help they need.
Age requirements: You must be at least 18 years of age to join. The ONLY exception is where your parents have set up a company and you are an employee of their company (13-17).
DO NOT contact corporate for tax advice! Why? Because each person has a different set of circumstances and Zeek is not a licensed tax preparer. Please, DO contact your own personal tax preparer for assistance with your tax needs. Thank you.
DO use the training videos. Why? Because there is an average of 400 to 600 % increase in sales when you use these. We will be receiving a few new ones to target women raising families. This is especially targeting the 18-44 year old women market.
Zeek will be coming out with it’s own debit card!!!! Yay! Zeek also has plans to add an ACH option soon. Better payout options expected in about 30 days.
There will now be a new Zeek drop box to purchase sample bids from the physical corporation. One reason is to even out the odds. Not everyone lives close enough to just stop in. Another reason is to avoid accidents caused when drivers get distracted trying to figure out why there are 400 to 600 people lined up outside the building. Also, then the staff hired to answer phones will have the opportunity to do so. Right now that time is being taken up by all those who want to stop by the office with their payments trying to jump ahead of the sample bid purchases made through the mail.
Matrix commissions: Free and opt outs are removed and not counted during commission runs even though they may still be showing up in your back office. Building up paying customers and affiliates provides longterm sustainable income.
Note: You have the option to add your own products to sell on Freestoreclub at the diamond level. Not just the products shown originally on the website. You can also customize the look and feel of the website to better suit your tastes.
Meeting with potential new affiliates: you may ONLY meet with 1 (one) person in public, such as at a restaraunt, to discuss Zeek. However, if you decide to invite your family and friends over for a meal and Zeek happens to get mentioned that is ok. The reason: it is a private family gathering. If you have more than one person in public then corporate must be present. Period! No exceptions.
Zeek now has a new 10 story building (with all the growth let’s see how long that is sufficient….lol). Won’t that be awesome! So keep busy! Let’s give them a reason to expand and buy more buildings to serve us better! Thanks Zeek! Remember, Zeek is a debt free company!
There is a special team that meets to discuss the business. It is called Leadership Team X. This team contains some corporate and also some who are leaders in building Zeek. If you have a huge organization under you already and wish to be considered for this counsel contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org Do NOT send any other requests to this email. Do not send requests to join the council if you only have a small handful of people or are trying to learn how to build your business. That is the purpose of the training calls and the back office along with all the training videos.
The YGPTA videos: in order to not “kill the little guy” a provision will be made for those who live in poorer countries who cannot afford to buy this now. The $29+ YEARLY fee is to cover the bandwidth and expenses necessary to keep this accessible to all of us. Normally, this would have cost $180 yearly for each of us if we purchased it on our own. This is a huge savings that was set up to benefit each of us in growing our Zeek customer and affiliate base.
Also, the option to BUY from set aside funds is being reinstituted to make it easier for us to purchase this.
For those who may wish to host webinars and the like, this will be made available in the future. They will have to be cleared through the home office FIRST.
ADVERTISING! Please, please, make sure you are working within the compliance guidelines! The videos and materials that Zeek is providing us are already in compliance. So take the time to use what we already have. If you have some other marketing materials that you wish to use, video, written or otherwise: please contact corporate compliance department before using these to make sure they are compliant. If they need to be adjusted to meet compliance they will work with you on what can be done to ensure that it is.
Paul Burks revealed that Zeek has purchased another company. This company has a 50/50 ratio of customers/affiliates. He would not tell us yet which company yet. However, the 50/50 ratio is fantastic and bodes well for our company’s future.
New Zeek website: http://zeekprinting.com Now we can buy fully compliant business cards to advrtise Zeekler and also ZeekRewards. They are very cool! Please, grab you some and enjoy!
To answer one of the questions posted earlier: missing payments is a matter that must be taken up with the AFFILIATE Services department to handle. As Zeek finishes training all the new staff they have hired in the past few weeks and months, the wait time on getting issues settled will be greatly reduced. Just as many of us have just come into Zeek and are under a huge learning curve, so are these new employees.
I know that may not ease the frustration some of you have had but have you ever tried to run a company? This company literally exploded in growth from a couple hundred thousand affiliates to around 1 MILLION in a matter of a few short months! Can you imagine the infrastructure that they have had to build and the amount of time it takes to train the new staff? There are no “instant mashed potatoes” here now matter how hard it is for any of us to be patient.
500 internal server errors and other website errors: a new member has very recently been added to the Zeek staff to tackle and fix any programming/website issues. If you presently are getting these 500 errors please, check your bank account or try logging into your back office first before resubmitting the payment. It is very possible it already went through and obviously you won’t want 2 or 3 extra charges just because of not checking on it first.
While it is true that there are many affiliates who use languages other than English, Zeek is an English company. Everything is provided in English. However, there are many online translators to assist those who need it.
Zeek pays in US dollars only. Everything Zeek pays out will always be paid in US dollars. There are other companies out there who convert money. It is up to the affiliate to care for conversion to their own currency.
The Zeekler website is getting redesigned. August 7th there will be some big ticket items added for auction. If there is anything you would like to see them add then post it on http://zeeksupport.zeekrewards.com website so that they can see what else can be added. There will be different items coming for the auctions plus the redesign of the website.
We now have a CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, new acting COO, MD and shortly a new CMO. For those of you who don’t know what that means: Paul Burks is our CEO (Chief Executive Officer). Dawn is presently COO (Chief Operations Officer) and will be moving to the new CMO (Chief Marketing Officer). Greg Caldwell is our new acting COO (Chief Operations Officer). Angie has become our CFO (Chief Financial Officer). Dr. Clifton Jolly will be our MD (Media Director). This only the short list of those in our corporate staff. We also have those in charge of marketing and compliance and those in affiliate services to mention a few.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
If you have not yet read the policies and procedures on Zeekrewards please, take the time to do so. This is exceptionally important for EVERY affiliate to do.
There was so much information from this meeting. I have tried to convey everything with accuracy and conciseness. If I see questions that I know the anwser to I will answer them for the benefit of everyone. My greatest wish is that you all remember that in ZEEK we are a family. We need to try our best to work together and get along. Help your fellow Zeeksters to progress in the company even if they are not in your downline. Spend time with the rest of your familiy at home and seek peace among each other. Because no matter what we make here financially we will always need each other on a daily basis. It is what enriches our lives and give them meaning.
I dont know about you guys, but IM CONFIDENT!!!
Please pass this on to your downlines. 🙂
Have a GREAT ZEEK WEEK! 🙂