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April 17, 2008


Sal Guarino

Hi Ryan,

Sal Guarino here, President of Market Leverage. I have to say I was disappointed to read your comments today amidst the many others we have been seeing about what was a very positive and successful Ad:Tech SF show over all. Anyway, let me offer my sincere apologies to you for what sounds like a bad experience you had at the booth. Would you be kind enough to give me a call or shoot me your # and a good time to buzz you to discuss this further? I would greatly appreciate it. THANKS! Sal (845 699-1589)


Hello Sal,
Thanks for your response. When I went to check out Market Leverage on Tuesday, everyone at your booth was super friendly. Wednesday, however, was a different story (described in the post).

I understand if you don't want people to get free cash who aren't viable business associates - that's totally fair. The problem was the immediate, downright rude write-off I was given. How could your colleague assess me and my interest in your company without asking me any questions? Without talking to me at all? Based on my looks? My friends? My clothes? ...Not cool.

I'd be happy to chat further with you about this if you'd like. Please e-mail me directly.


Sal Guarino

Thanks for your candor Ryan. I definitely appreciate that. I will follow up with you directly shortly.



It's good that the CEO of Market Leverage contacted you. Your story is pretty disturbing. I wonder how well ML interviews/selects its representatives. Please let us know how this turns out.


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