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Paid Blog Offers
« on: October 11, 2016, 03:55:43 am »
This is the kind of paid blog offers I get and turn down often.

 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 03:58:00 am »
Was that from the Roo brothers...  >:D
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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 04:09:58 am »
Was that from the Roo brothers...  >:D

It would be hilarious if they contracted one of these marketing agencies and they approached me!
 
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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 04:23:59 am »
Personally I don't see a problem with you or anyone else taking on these types of arrangements providing it is clearly disclosed in advance that rewards either financial or otherwise were received in relation to the promotion of said products or equipment, at the end of the day you have a business to run, family to feed and an internet connection that costs money for the main benefit of others.

This particular one shown mentions nothing about giving it a favourable review or that a project which may incorporate the device in question has to work in any particular manner or at all, their statement of "we would be happy to provide you with any key massaging that you can incorporate into your video" could be interpreted as a paid script by some but I doubt very much if anybody with any dignity would follow their script to the letter, certainly not the Dave I know anyway, tell them you had to improvise and didn't have an any key handy. 
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 04:30:09 am »
$2000 is not much for what they ask.

Looking forward to see people here filling the blanks.
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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 04:32:40 am »
$2000 is not much for what they ask.

The agency would be earning 10 times that.
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 04:39:08 am »
This is the kind of paid blog offers I get and turn down often.
Just send stuff to mailbag, and you will get a free review. Now, if product actually sucks...
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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 05:09:55 am »
Seed you with a developer kit? the mind boggles. "Reach out" man. I do love the presumption at the end that you will be chasing them.

Seems to be written by marketing with no technical background, then again a job is a job, the viewing angle might be different if the dollars meant putting bread on the table.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 05:19:14 am »
Looks like a secret government document with all the blackouts.  Why?
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 06:04:32 am »
Such a boring offer.  :)

Check out the offer Lous Rossmann received from a TV company. THAT one was hillarious  :box:
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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2016, 06:20:01 am »
I do love the presumption at the end that you will be chasing them.

It's always like that!
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2016, 06:20:27 am »
Looks like a secret government document with all the blackouts.  Why?

Why do you think?
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2016, 06:21:39 am »
Such a boring offer.  :)
Check out the offer Lous Rossmann received from a TV company. THAT one was hillarious  :box:

I watched that yesterday and that was hilarious!

 

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2016, 06:55:29 am »
Personally I don't see a problem with you or anyone else taking on these types of arrangements providing it is clearly disclosed in advance that rewards either financial or otherwise were received in relation to the promotion of said products or equipment, at the end of the day you have a business to run, family to feed and an internet connection that costs money for the main benefit of others.

This particular one shown mentions nothing about giving it a favourable review or that a project which may incorporate the device in question has to work in any particular manner or at all, their statement of "we would be happy to provide you with any key massaging that you can incorporate into your video" could be interpreted as a paid script by some but I doubt very much if anybody with any dignity would follow their script to the letter, certainly not the Dave I know anyway, tell them you had to improvise and didn't have an any key handy.

What! Wheres your integrity?  :scared:
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2016, 07:07:45 am »
What! Wheres your integrity?  :scared:

Like many others I lost it back when I was eighteen.   :) :-+
 

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2016, 07:12:32 am »
What! Wheres your integrity?  :scared:

Like many others I lost it back when I was eighteen.   :) :-+

Took you that long....  ::)
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2016, 07:15:27 am »
What! Wheres your integrity?  :scared:

Like many others I lost it back when I was eighteen.   :) :-+

Took you that long....  ::)
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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2016, 07:20:01 am »
18 is only 2.57 of our years.  :)

Is this a case of Lycanthropy?
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2016, 07:37:21 am »
Such a boring offer.  :)
Check out the offer Lous Rossmann received from a TV company. THAT one was hillarious  :box:

I watched that yesterday and that was hilarious!



Very down to Earth - and a brilliant illumination on contractual bias.

I'll give him two thumbs up for entertainment value!!   :-+ :-+
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2016, 09:24:31 am »
Personally I don't see a problem with you or anyone else taking on these types of arrangements providing it is clearly disclosed in advance that rewards either financial or otherwise were received in relation to the promotion of said products or equipment, at the end of the day you have a business to run, family to feed and an internet connection that costs money for the main benefit of others.

This particular one shown mentions nothing about giving it a favourable review or that a project which may incorporate the device in question has to work in any particular manner or at all, their statement of "we would be happy to provide you with any key massaging that you can incorporate into your video" could be interpreted as a paid script by some but I doubt very much if anybody with any dignity would follow their script to the letter, certainly not the Dave I know anyway, tell them you had to improvise and didn't have an any key handy.

What! Wheres your integrity?  :scared:

If there was full disclosure there need be  no loss of integrity. Not every product is going to be worth Dave's time to bother with but there could be one that appeals to both Dave and the EEVBlog viewers. Dave doesn't really do projects anymore so on that level they show a lack of due diligence.

I avoid 'paid for' videos like the plague... I'd hate to see Dave become a 'paid shill'... unbiased (in the commercial sense), honest warts and all reviews/teardowns is what I like... any hint of sponsorship turns me off and devalues the whole video whether it's true or not...
 

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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2016, 09:50:55 am »
I've had offers like that where the only payment was to keep their piece of crap product!
I also get occasional offers just to send random stuff with no strings but only  accept if it's something interesting or useful. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2016, 12:22:49 pm »
Reading between the lines it looks like they want Dave to basically not review it as such, but produce an end product that they can showcase to their potential buyers, and they would almost certainly use Dave as the "expert" for all support enquiries, all whilst trying to make it sound like they are doing you a favour by letting you in on the "next biggest craze".

Unfortunately I expect a lot of people fall for it.
 

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2016, 12:47:30 pm »
Reading between the lines it looks like they want Dave to basically not review it as such, but produce an end product that they can showcase to their potential buyers

Yes. And once you bite on this then comes the request to vet the material before you publish it.

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, and they would almost certainly use Dave as the "expert" for all support enquiries, all whilst trying to make it sound like they are doing you a favour by letting you in on the "next biggest craze".
Unfortunately I expect a lot of people fall for it.

Element 14 did that big time, they tried to rope in every blogger in the industry, most of it unpaid, it was the "prestige" of being on their lame arse blog/forum/whatever  community platform with the fake view counts. And after spending millions of dollars and many years on it they still only get 1/10th the posts a day this forum gets  :-DD
 

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2016, 03:44:04 pm »
they still only get 1/10th the posts a day this forum gets  :-DD

Well, for me at least, there is no comparison, E14 is commercial and they will recommend you buy their stuff or at least from them, where as the EEVBlog is impartial (to a certain extent, some members are particular fan boys!), non-commercial and mostly friendly / helpful.

I've seen posts not even get a hint of a reply, at least you are almost guaranteed to get one here, even if it is just to take the piss!  ;D
 

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Re: Paid Blog Offers
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2016, 11:04:00 pm »
Such a boring offer.  :)
Check out the offer Lous Rossmann received from a TV company. THAT one was hillarious  :box:

I watched that yesterday and that was hilarious!



Very down to Earth - and a brilliant illumination on contractual bias.

I'll give him two thumbs up for entertainment value!!   :-+ :-+
He's refreshingly honest, happy to do whatever brings in the cash.
 


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