Paine Publishing, owned and managed by Katie Delahaye Paine ”@queenofmetrics” is a scam company that preys on public relations professionals and those involved in social media marketing.
Several of us paid in advance to attend a ”2019 Measurement Summit” at Katie Paine’s Shankhassick Farm home; it was advertised as a conference for ”measurement mavens.” We arrived on October 7th only to be turned away by Katie Paine. According to her, the summit was overbooked and there was no more space available on her farm. We demanded a refund, only to be told by her that the tickets we purchased were non-refundable. We later found out that she did this to 31 other people. Furthermore, she has done this in previous years, and we discovered that in 2017, 105 people were turned away from this summit that had already paid tickets.
Her three books that she has published ”Measuring Public Relationships: The Data-driven Communicator’s Guide to Success”, ”Measure What Matters: Online Tools For Understanding Customers, Social Media, Engagement, and Key Relationships”, and ”Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World” were all plagiarized from various books published in the mid-1990s and from student dissertations.
Katie Paine is currently a defendant in 9 different lawsuits alleging fraud, false advertising, and even sexual harassment.
Do yourself a favor, and steer clear of Katie Paine and her various fraudster companies.