Disclosure (updated March 2013)
First, I want to thank you for reading APB. I hope you like the content you find here, and I encourage you to contact me with any questions you might have.
Here are the specifics about how I run APB.
- I don’t write sponsored posts, and I don’t participate in any linking/affiliate programs or any of that jazz (I don’t understand how any of that works, frankly).
- The advertisements on my blog are provided via WordAds by WordPress, and frankly I am not entirely clear on how they work either.
- I occasionally am offered and accept samples of perfume from companies that hope/expect I will write about their perfumes. I have recently made it my practice to always (as opposed to usually) clarify with companies up front that I tend to only write about things I like, and therefore providing me with a sample doesn’t guarantee it will be written about. If they send me the sample anyway, and I write about it, I disclose that in the review in the manner required by the most recent FCC guidelines (March 2013).*
*Note that I will be slowly returning to older posts that required a disclosure and updating them to reflect new FCC requirements.
The FCC apparently doesn’t want bloggers to claim they are writing honest reviews if they have received product for free. Obviously, I understand the FCC’s position, but they put us in an uncomfortable position of not being able to say what we strive for in our reviews.
So, apparently, all I can say is this: In the almost two years I have been running my blog, I have received about four full bottles of perfume and about 30 perfume samples for free. And I’ve made $31 via WordAds. Obviously, I blog for myself and for you. Thank you for reading!
I am sometimes contacted by people who want to invite me to review products, participate in various perfume-related thingamajigs, and so forth. If you are one of those people, thank you for reaching out to me. I work in communications myself, so I appreciate the job you all are doing. The information below describes what kinds of activities I do and don’t participate in.
If you want me to review a product or write a sponsored post. I’m sorry, but I don’t write sponsored posts or write solicited product reviews on my blog. If you want me to write a review for another site or a magazine, please get in touch (see below).
If you want to send me a press release. By all means, please do. You can email me at anotherperfumeblog(at)hotmail(dot)com. However, please note that I do not routinely post announcements or similar on my blog. Also, please don’t email me the same press release repeatedly. If you want to ensure I’ve seen your release, send me an email, and I will confirm. Lastly, if I ask you to remove me from your distribution list, please do so.
If you want to invite me to write or participate in an event. Hurrah! I like keeping up with industry events, and I love being invited to write or contribute content to other endeavors. You can email me at anotherperfumeblog(at)hotmail(dot)com. But please be aware that I’m unlikely to sign on for opportunities that are strictly promotional or commercial in nature.
If you have any questions or feel I’ve left anything out of this page, let me know. Again, thank you for reading.