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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Industry Background Checks

Crimcheck specializes in background screening for the Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations industries.  Major advertising and marketing firms as well as those in the PR industry utilize Crimcheck to screen their employees, film candidates, vendors and contract workers.

The Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Industries were among the sectors most affected by the recession. Since the end of the recession, many companies are looking to refill positions that had been lost. Ensure you hire the best candidates possible by trusting Crimcheck to perform your background screenings on all applicants.

Answering your Client’s Needs

Your clients want to know that you are creative and that you can help protect and promote their brand. In a way, that’s what we do at Crimcheck too.  Your clients need to know you have the most capable staff, and background checks and media searches can be an important part of the hiring process. We provide customized screening packages designed as protection against liability.  We help protect your brand. 

Protect your Company from Fraudulent Credentials

Don’t get burned by fraudulent degrees, work history or criminal records. Crimcheck will validate the information that your candidate’s provide on their resumes, and research criminal records to provide you with an accurate, complete background check report.

Recent News Regarding Fraudulent Credentials

  • An MIT dean never received any college degrees despite claiming to have a bachelor’s and a master’s.
  • Former Notre Dame Head Coach lied about a master’s degree and being a football legend in college when he never even played a game.
  • Bausch & Lomb CEO lied about his MBA degree, but was able to keep his position because he was deemed ‘too valuable’.
  • RadioShack’s CEO lied about having a four-year degree when he only had a three-year degree.
  • The CEO of Veritas Software lied about getting an MBA from Stanford. The company’s stock dove when the truth surfaced.
  • Yahoo’s CEO never earned the computer science degree he claimed he had.

Statistics Regarding Employment in the Advertising, Marketing and PR Industries

  • There are over 400,000 people employed in the advertising industry
  • The Marketing industry is expected to grow 44% in the next 5 years
  • The Public Relations Industry employs over 320,000 people
  • There are over 7,000 PR firms in the U.S.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 316,800 jobs in the Advertising/Marketing Industry as of 2020. This number is projected to increase by 10% by 2030.
  • Data gathered by the U.S. Census shows that in 2019, there were close to 8.51 thousand establishments specializing in public relations services in the United States. At the same time there were some 2.2 thousands companies devoted to direct mail advertising.

Crimcheck Recommended Services

Crimcheck can custom design a service package suited to your needs.

Why a Social Media Media Search?

Crimcheck will review a candidate’s online presence for any derogatory information, and help you to protect your brand.

A Social Media Background Check from Crimcheck is a comprehensive search of social media profiles and search engine results. Our Social Media Search will give you a comprehensive view of your candidate’s online presence.

While social media checks are often talked about in the news, it’s important to know that there are many other outlets that need to be searched for a media presence. Negative news reports, online articles and blogs, and online newspapers and video resources are all sources of valuable information.

In certain positions that are exposed to the public, a social media search is important because it gives you information you need to know about the candidate before hiring– information that others can dig up online. You will want to know about any potential liabilities before there is a problem, and not get blindsided by information after the fact.

Crimcheck will conduct a search of multiple major media outlets on the internet to discover articles or blogs, etc. or participation in social networking by an individual or entity.

Social Media Privacy Laws

Certain states have passed laws which prohibit employers and educational institutions from requesting usernames and passwords from their candidates and employee’s social media profiles and many other states have pending legislation regarding social media. Crimcheck does not request candidate passwords; rather, we gather information that is available as a public online record.

why choose crimcheck?






Comprehensive solutions. Whether a standard hourly pre-employment screen, social security traces, drug tests or civil litigation checks. The Crimcheck team are experts in a variety of services and PBSA accredited.

Applicant Link

Save time with Crimcheck’s applicant link and pay process. Send your applicant a link and have them complete and submit their own information. There is even an applicant pay option.

The Advantage

With Crimcheck you can have all the services you need in one place. Set a great impression with your future hire by having an all-inclusive process.


Small Business to Fortune 5000. Education to Finance. Crimcheck provides industry targeted screenings for your exact needs in your exact industry.

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