Working With Brands
I enjoy working with brands in the context of supporting businesses that provide useful services and products to my readership. I don’t, as a matter of course, make products a primary feature of the blog. If you want to know my unvarnished opinion about working with brands, it’s here.
I’ve worked with many brands both large and small, providing product reviews, media tour synopses, and content. Here’s just a few:
Writing a review takes more work than just buying the item itself, which is still how I obtain 99% of my pet care goods. Whatever I review or endorse carries with it the weight of my professional degree, so I take these reviews very seriously. For this reason I do not review vitamins, neutraceuticals or medications.
After several years of doing so, I now rarely provide product reviews in exchange for product. Feel free to send me your product information for consideration, but please don’t be offended if I do not respond. Due to the number of queries I receive I cannot guarantee a response to every one.
If you are interested in compensating me for my time, professional opinion and endorsement, I would be more than happy to discuss this.
If you would like for me to attend an upcoming media event, please send a note to drv (at) pawcurious.com with the pertinent information about logistics and what is and is not covered for the tour.
Brand Ambassadorships/Media Spokesperson
Everyone loves a veterinarian- well, unless you’re a cat or a dog and you’re about to get your temperature taken. Drop me a line if you are not the latter and we can talk about my work as a brand ambassador, media spokesperson, and certified veterinary journalist.
You like that? I made it really big so the FTC won’t say I’m hiding it in small text. I guess despite the fact that bloggers aren’t considered reliable enough sources of information to count as official ‘journalists’ and be afforded certain protections granted to same, we are on the other hand reliable enough sources of information to be held to the same disclosure statements and standards when it comes to the possibility of disclosing sources of bias. Who knew. So here you go. This is standard disclosure text but I also provided helpful translations.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact me through the Contact Page. (This is stating the obvious, but OK.)
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. (This makes it sound like this is a regular occurrence, which sadly it is not. Theoretically though, it would be nice to be paid.)
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
(Translation: Ad spaces are taken up by paid ads. If a post is sponsored it will say so. Assume all giveaway items were provided by the company. Until such time I receive enough compensation to actually be able to buy things to give away, that is.)
The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
(Translation: I am not going to tell you to go out and buy some dangerous looking thing just because the company waved a free one at me. Trust me, I get them from time to time, and they don’t make it to the blog. If I am paid to review a product it will be stated on the review post itself.)
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. (I am not a stockholder for anything I am recommending.)