Wednesday, July 18, 2007

No Payola

One sure sign this pay per posting crap is way out of hand is that now we have "organizations" like DisclosurePolicy.Org which try to make this all sound ethical. As if this should sound ethical. :snort:

According to that 'organization':
By disclosing the purpose of a blog, bloggers are letting readers know more about the information they'll be reviewing. Bloggers retain the freedom to write original content, as well as select which advertisers they will represent in exchange for gifts or money. Any ethical concerns will remain where they've always been - on the individual level. Because it is a blogger's freedom to select which topics will bring them payment, he/she remains responsible for his/her own reputation.
I say those of who not only believe in transparency but in authority as well ~ those of us with ethics ~ band together and tell everyone that we don't, we won't, accept paid posts.

Post a button or banner at your blog or website to let others know that you just won't take part in payola.

I recommend that you link the button to your own policy or ethics page/post, and include a link here so that others may join us too. If you do post a link to Marketing Whore, post a link in the comments to show me (and to help others who may be unsure what to say about their policies). Or email me with the link. Either way, I will add your blog to the blogroll.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Silent-Porn-Star said...

Not that I've been asked ;) But I'd absolutely anti-payola. So I've posted the button.

July 18, 2007 12:42 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

Hmmm... I think you missed the most important part:

"DisclosurePolicy.org was created and funded by PayPerPost." ;)

All my best,
Rich

July 18, 2007 7:22 PM  
Blogger SlipOfAGirl said...

Maybe that's why it was called and "organization" :p

I'll have my button up asap.

July 18, 2007 7:40 PM  
Blogger Kis Lee said...

I've posted the button with a link to your blog.

July 19, 2007 5:52 PM  
Blogger Marketing Whore said...

I think I've got everyone who posted or emailed... If not, let me know.

And where are the rest of you at?

Rich, yes I knew the score with the org, and Slip was right in the use of quotes. Perhaps I should have been clearer about that. But the whole thing makes me so ill...

July 20, 2007 1:17 PM  
Blogger Steve & Stepher said...

I'm in as well. Graphic is up and link is loaded.

July 14, 2008 2:07 PM  

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