Power Play Marketing
2.8 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

Power Play Marketing Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Company size
    501 to 1,000
  • Industry
    Advertising & Public Relations
  • Headquarters
    Bingham Farms
  • Link
    Power Play Marketing website
Learn more

Salaries

Salary estimated from 66 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Benefits

Employees at Power Play Marketing have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Health savings account
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 12 reviews and is evolving.

4.0020182.5020195.002020

Reviews

Advertising Sales Director in Detroit, MI
on November 20, 2019
The job description is pretty straightforward. Telesales job selling print advertising for sports yearbooks and USA today magazines. 100 call minimum per day. Pitch decision makers only (business owners/presidents/etc) so roughly 10% of your calls will be spent pitching and the rest trying to navigate gatekeepers and voicemails, but that comes with the territory. Pay is a draw system, meaning you make the same base salary until your quarterly commission percentage exceeds what you'd make in salary, after which you are paid the difference in bonus. This is uncapped, although it will take a few years to build to that. There are also smaller, monthly bonuses available for hitting various thresholds of sales. The office is a single, medium sized room so everyone can see and hear everything you say and do (including your sales numbers), but it's a well kept space and the larger office building it's in is quite nice. Hours are 8:30-5:30 with an hour lunch and breaks at your own discretion as long as you don't abuse them. Major holidays are paid and you get a paid week off at Christmas time, however that gets deducted from your personal PTO balance so you aren't left with many days off that are in your control. There are also benefits, although HR services are outsourced and a bit disorganized so it may take a few months for them to take effect. You are given a lot of freedom to call whoever you want, although certain publications have confusingly vague "category protect lists" you must navigate around. But as long as it's not protected or owned by another rep, any lead you bring in is fair game. This can obviously be a positive if you find a niche you are most comfortable selling in, although it does require quite a bit of research that you simply don't have time to do during the day (you're expected to be on the phone pretty much at all times) so you'll have to do some of that on your own time outside of work if you want to build a sizable bank of leads. But most importantly, know this. This is not a "starter job" where you're afforded time to learn and grow into the role. You are expected to bring in results within a few weeks of completing training, and if you don't, you won't last much longer than that. There's definitely some money to be made here if you can build up your business for a few years, but the overturn rate is very high and many reps don't make it past the first few months. So if you're considering working here make sure you are either experienced in this type of sales or highly confident in your ability to deliver right away.
Advertising Sales Director in Farmington Hills, MI
on July 21, 2020
100 cold calls a day min. Great pay with monthly incentives. Friendly environment. Open office space. The training was very helpful, I didn't feel unprepared in anyway. Whenever I had a question, no one hesitated to help. The VP was passionate about the company and work we did. Fun office parties during the holidays and when monthly goals are met. Young and progressive atmosphere.
Inside Sales Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
on October 10, 2019
The job involves cold calling businesses all day. To succeed you have to find your own leads as the leads they give you are not very good. The publications you are trying to sell ad space into are not audited because the company knows that they do not sell. Your clients will never see a return on their purchase of the ad's but the company bribes the clients with tickets. The way this company stays in business is selling ad space to a client who will not benefit from the ad but will use their companies money to see a sporting event or concert for free. The manager will frequently show up late and leave early. Will waste your time with pointless meetings. Overall a shady company. Should have known this job would not be great when the manager was late to the training sessions every day.
National Sales Rep (inside sales) in Farmington Hills, MI
on July 24, 2019
Power Pay was a great place to ease into a career after college. I enjoyed the people and attitude of the workplace. PPM did not expect a crazy amount of effort from a "Rockstar" they had realistic expectations
Ad Sales Director in Farmington Hills, MI
on June 4, 2019
PPM is an advertising rep firm with a portfolio of over 600 print and digital programs, partnering with prestigious organizations, such as USA TODAY, NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, D1 Universities, etc. Advertising sales reps are given the opportunity to call on local business owners and regional & national executives, and offer them a broad range of advertising and hospitality options. Each rep is given initial and ongoing sales training, in order to ensure everyone's success. This position offers a great base salary, medical & dental befits, paid time off, a great work/life balance, and the ability to make unlimited income via a generous bonus/commission structure. The right candidate for this job, is outgoing, articulate, energetic, intelligent, coachable and extremely tenacious. You must be willing to work hard, make 100 + outbound calls a day, and create & sustain client relationships. This is a sales job, so you're handsomely rewarded, based on your effort and success. The office provides a positive environment, with a great manager, and support network across the company. Overall PPM is a great place to work.

What would you say about your employer?

Help fellow job seekers by sharing your unique experience.

Questions and answers

People have asked 10 questions about working at Power Play Marketing. See the answers, explore popular topics and discover unique insights from Power Play Marketing employees.

See questions about:

  • Working Hours
  • Hiring Process
  • Benefits
  • Interviews
  • Job Opportunities
  • Salaries
  • Working Environment

Interview insights

Insights from 8 Indeed users who have interviewed with Power Play Marketing within the last 5 years.

Average experience
Interview is easy
Process takes about two weeks

Power Play Marketing locations

What's being discussed at Power Play Marketing?

Select a topic to see what people are saying about different issues

People also viewed

  • Companies
  • Power Play Marketing