I am happy to review products if I think it is something the people who regularly read this blog would like to hear about. They will be written by me when a brand or PR company has sent a product to me or the family in exchange for a review. The review will be honest, even if there is an aspect of the product I don’t like; especially if it is something I believe a consumer should know ahead of buying it themselves. I will include appropriate links to the brand’s own website, or an online retailer, alongside a full review of the product with photographs that either I have taken, or that have been supplied. It will be clear in the text that I have received the product in exchange for the review. If I review something that I’ve purchased myself, an event or a place because of the experience I’ve had there as a paying customer, I will make this clear.
From time to time I may be asked, and paid, to host content that has been written and provided by a brand or PR company. I reserve the right to change the wording slightly if I think it is necessary but essentially this is not something I have written. In these situations I am publishing in exchange for a cash payment. It may say it is in “collaboration with” or “in partnership with” or indeed “this is an advertorial”. It will be clear to everyone reading it that this is an advertorial, not written by me and paid for.
These are posts that I have been paid to write and publish on my blog. I will only do this on content I am happy to post about on this blog. There are some sponsored posts that I will not take. This is not a review, I have not been sent a product. But it may talk about a product, or a company or services, often with a link to their website. Again this post may say “in collaboration”, “sponsored” or “in partnership with”. For this post I will have been paid money or given vouchers in exchange for the post and have not been given a product.
These are written by friends, often on a topic important to them. I publish these posts because I am happy to support that blogger and the cause. There is no payment involved.
As an ambassador I am compensated for being part of a campaign, but that doesn’t necessarily mean with cash. Ambassador roles often last a year and during that period I will mention them online, on blog posts and social media. I may also share their press releases too.
I take on all ambassadorial roles in the same way, as an ongoing relationship throughout the term and maybe afterwards if I feel it is appropriate.
If you work for a brand or PR company and think we could work together, please get in touch.