“GO AFTER (phrasal verb): try to catch or stop someone; try to get something others also want,” says the Macmillan Dictionary. With that in mind, Pissed Consumer ‘caught’ L. A. “Tony” Kovach to reveal “something others also want” – which is to learn more about “the truth about manufactured housing.”
On thePissed Consumer home page is the following information about the firm’s self-description. Pissed Consumer says they have had 1.7 million Consumer Reviews, 78,000 Companies Reviewed, and 3.5M – that’s 3.5 million – Monthly Visitors. Rephrased, they dwarf in traffic any of the websites involved in manufactured housing.
They aptly say that “Reviews and Complaints” provide “Experience That Drives Decisions.”
Their site says “Our content is 100% user-generated. Our users certify that their reviews are based on their own experience, are their genuine opinion of products or services, and that they will not impersonate other people or entities.
Our Moderation Team monitors quality of the content on our site at all times. We use review management tools to support relevancy and appropriateness of the content.”
About the Pissed Consumer mission, the consumer-satisfaction focused organization said the following.
“Our mission is to protect free speech and fight for consumers’ rights, in particular the right to be heard. We believe that businesses should communicate with their customers, listen to their concerns and do their best to turn complainants into brand advocates.”
Among their news reports mentioned by such media brands as the New York Post is one cited about them from TechDirt: “Pissed Consumer has uncovered more fraudulent behavior by companies hoping to scrub critical reviews from its site. The site first uncovered the use of bogus court orders to delist content… These fraudulent court documents resulted in some genuine legal action. Questionable reputation management firms are now facing lawsuits from Pissed Consumer… Read more”
CEO Michael Podolsky, CEO and founder of Pissed Consumer conducted the interview which is posted below.
From their YouTube page, regarding the video above is the following.
We’ve invited Tony Kovach to record a series of video interviews to cover all manufactured homes FAQs. Tony is one of the key experts in the Manufactured Homes Industry with over 25 years of experience in the business.
In this first video interview, he explains the basics that you should know about manufactured houses.
00:00 – Introduction
02:42 – What is a manufactured home?
08:25 – Manufactured homes are believed to be less costly than conventional housing, is it true or not?
More tips and news on Manufactured Homes industry:
They also linked back to their own website, https://www.pissedconsumer.com ”
Additional Information, MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
The video production credits belong entirely to Pissed Consumer. They thoughtfully invited MHProNews and MHLivingNews to participate in this project. As part of that invitation and production, Pissed Consumer invited us to provide possible illustrations for use in their video. Some of those supplied images they opted to use in the video posted above, others – like those below – where not.
That last comment is not a tag, it is merely a statement of reality. Having produced videos ourselves for MHProNews and MHLivingNews, or for others, we know from first-hand experience that there are a wide range of creative reasons that influence such optional choices.
From our perspective, we are quite pleased and applaud their first video in a planned series on manufactured housing. Pissed Consumer produced this in this COVID19, often remote video-recorded reality. Compared to many interviews done by even mainstream media, the work was quite well done.
This Pissed Consumer production posted above stands head-and-shoulders better information for the consumer, and better for white hat brands in our industry. Those in our profession who decide not to behave in a ‘white hat’ fashion find little cover here, which is as it should be.
Our hope in doing this video interview and those planned that will follow were and remain many.
- Given the relatively low ebb of the manufactured housing industry compared to its last high in 1998, numbers of consumers have precisely the questions that Pissed Consumer CEO Michael Podolsky and their astute team developed and used during the question and answers (Q&A). Podolsky is a good interviewer. He asks a question, and then listens. Their edits kept the information flowing. The follow up questions likewise flowed in a logical sequence.
- It is our hope that their production will be useful to white hat firms of all kinds, precisely because it is accurate information that consumers want to know more about.
- We also tip our hat to Pissed Consumer for having an interest in doing such videos. They are clearly more than a website where grievances can be vented. This first in a planned video series about manufactured housing is clear evidence of that point.
MHProNews and our sister site will plan a follow up on this firm that will include this video and related information. In the interim, there are two related reports shown below.
Additional insights about the views of Podolsky are found at the following report.
In closing this report that unveils their new video, the first of a planned series by their high-traffic website, it is prudent to step back and ponder where our industry is and why it is where it is. We as an industry are selling roughly 1/4th the number of new HUD Code manufactured homes than were produced and sold in 1998. Podolsky asked some questions that were not in this video, that may or may not be in one of the planned follow up productions. They included he and his team’s keen observations from a firm that has worked successfully for well over a decade in a tough, competitive field of consumer reviews.
One may well wonder – why our manufactured home industry has shrunk so dramatically during an affordable housing crisis? How is it possible that we have gone backwards as a profession as measured by production and shipments, when the story we as professionals have to tell is so powerful for consumers and independents? Podolsky’s Q&A in the posted video addresses those topics and more.
Their new video and those that are planned in the follow up aim to shed light on topics that have vexed manufactured housing for much of the last two decades.
Bottom line? Our compliments and sincere thanks to Podolsky and his team for their vision and fine execution of this first video on manufactured housing.
Stay tuned for more of what is ‘behind the curtains’ as well as what is obvious and in your face reports. It is all here, at the runaway largest and most-read source for authentic manufactured home “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (Affordable housing, manufactured homes, reports, fact-checks, analysis, and commentary. Third-party images or content are provided under fair use guidelines for media.) (See Related Reports, further below. Text/image boxes often are hot-linked to other reports that can be access by clicking on them.)
By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing.
For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.
This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.
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