And they had some seriously dodgy practices, such as: ripping off text from websites and publishing as their own (I once had to threaten to sue them if they didn't stop the presses); forcing advertisers to make the highest bid for the "Hotspot" property (it was nothing to do with the qualities of the property); using the same "Property Clinic" experts every month despite contrary promises (how cosy was that and what bungs changed hands?); promising "advertorial" articles in return for extra advertising, and then reneging. |
But in the end, as G M ex-S pointed out, the content was crap. Pure fluff. I can't remember the exact titles, but they published stuff like "Where to get your hair dressed in Greece", "10 recipes with olive oil", "Athens - capital of Greece". Really useful stuff, eh?
Glad it went under, it was corrupt, full of errors, and air-headed.