"Years ago, if I wanted to place a bad story, I
would have bribe an investigative reporter. He'd resist due to journalistic
standards. He'd have to spend weeks, if not months, on the research." -
Eric Dezenhall Think that blog
opinion is honest?
Tens of thousands of
bloggers are writing sponsored posts.
"Using a blog to attract and
engage customers is fast becoming a popular marketing strategy." - Karen E.
Check out PayPerPost Inc. which states on it's web site:
"PayPerPost is the leading marketplace for Consumer Generated
Advertising. The PayPerPost platform connects advertisers and Consumer Content
Creators to deliver compelling marketing messages. The
marketplace is fueled by the
self-expression of bloggers,
videographers, photographers, podcasters and participants in social networks."
A blogger convention teaches bloggers how to "monetize your voice."
"Why should you attend PostieCon '07? Two words: Rock Star. Bloggers
and Internet personalities are the Rock Stars of the information age. Bloggers
reach millions of dedicated fans on a day to day basis, it's easy to see why
today's humble blogger could potentially be tomorrow's Rock Star. That's why
PostieCon '07's theme is "You're A Rock Star". We are here to educate bloggers
on how to build traffic and readership, and
notoriety and unique brand to create value and monetize your voice."
"Advertisers are trying to buy a blogger's voice, and once they've
bought it they own it." - Jeff Jarvis
"PayPerPost versus authentic
blogging is like comparing prostitution with
making love to someone you care for
deeply." - Jason MaCabe Calacanis
Pay per post sites include
ReviewMe, Loud Launch, SponsoredReviews.com.
Blogging ? Just another way
for corporate endeavors to propagandize.
"Corporate blogs are giving
established companies and
alike the ability to connect with their
audiences on a more personal level, build
trust, collect valuable feedback and foster strengthened business
relationships. More importantly, these companies are enjoying tangible
returns in their blogging investment in the form of increased sales,
partnerships, business opportunities, press
coverage and lead generation." -
CEO and exec bloggers include:
David Sifry = Technorati;
Alan Meckler =
Marriott = Marriott International;
Bob Langert = Director
Robert "Bob" A. Lutz =
General Motors, Product
David Bain = 'viral marketing'
Jean-Luc Collet =
IBM Academy of Technology;
Jonathan Ian Schwartz = CEO
Karen Christensen = CEO Berkshire Publishing Group;
Richard Edelman = CEO Edelman, first use Web in crisis
Ted Leonsis = Vice Chairman of
Safrit, CEO Conference Calls
"Amazon.com runs a side business called
Mechanical Turk where people can go, register, and get paid
to do little tasks that computers can't do." - Arlen Parsa.
a request to review Belkin International's consumer electronics products. The
instructions were to "give a 100% rating (as high as possible)," "write as if
you own the product and are using it," and to mark any negative reviews as "not
helpful." The request was posted by Belkin's business development
representative, Mike Bayard, who offered 65 cents for each positive review.
Parsa noted that the product Bayard was paying people to praise "has
consistently gotten bad reviews" from real users. Bayard has also been paying
people to post fake reviews on Buy.com and Newegg, and posting positive reviews
himself, under different names, along with another Belkin employee. Belkin
responded by saying it "does not participate in, nor does it endorse, unethical
practices like this." - The Daily Background (blog), January 16,
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